Herod's opinion of Christ.
Matthew 14:1 At that tyme Herode the Tetrarcha heard of the fame of Iesu, Matthew 14:2 & sayd vnto his seruantes. This is Ihon Baptiste. He is rysen agayne from death, and therefore are suche miracles wrought by hym.
Wherefore John the Baptist was beheaded.
Matthew 14:3 For Herode had taken Ihon and bounde hym, & put hym in pryson for Herodias sake hys brother Philips wyfe. Matthew 14:4 For Ihon sayd vnto him. It is not lawfull for the to haue her. Matthew 14:5 And when he would haue put him to deth, he feared þe people, because they counted hym as a Prophet. Matthew 14:6 But when Herodes byrth daie was come, the daughter of Heeodias daunsed before them and pleased Herode. Matthew 14:7 Wherefore he promysed with an othe, that he woulde geue her whatsoeuer she woulde axe. Matthew 14:8 And she beynge informed of her mother before sayd: geue me here Ihon Baptistes head in a platter. Matthew 14:9 And þe king sorowed. Neuertheles for hys othe sake, & for theyr sakes that satte at also at the table, he commaunded it to be geuen her: Matthew 14:10 and sent & beheaded Ihon in the pryson, Matthew 14:11 and hys headde was brought in a platter and geuen to the damsel, and she brought it to her mother. Matthew 14:12 And hys disciples came and toke vp the body, and buried it: and went and tolde Iesus.
Jesus departeth into a desert place:
Matthew 14:13 When Iesus heard that, he departed thence by shypp into a deserte place out of the waye. And when the people had hearde therof, they folowed him a fote out of theyr cities. Matthew 14:14 And Iesus went forth and sawe muche people, & hys herte did melte vpon them, & he healed of theim those that were sicke.
where he feedeth five thousand men with five loaves and two fishes.
Matthew 14:15 When euen was come, hys disciples came to hym saying: Thys is a desert place, and the daye is spent: let the people departe, that thei may go in to the townes & bye them vitayles. Matthew 14:16 But Iesus sayde vnto them. They haue no nead to go away, Geue ye them to eate. Matthew 14:17 Then sayde they vnto hym: we haue here but .v. loues & .ij. fishes. Matthew 14:18 And he sayed brig them hither to me. Matthew 14:19 And he commaunded þe people to sit doune on the grasse: and toke the .v. loues and the .ij. fishes, and loked vp to heauen, and blessed, and brake and gaue the loues to his disciples, & the disciples gaue them to the people. Matthew 14:20 And they did all eate, & were suffised. And they gathered vp þe gobbets þt remayned .xij. basketsful. Matthew 14:21 And they þt eate, were in numbre about .v.M. men beside women and chyldren.
He walketh on the sea to his disciples:
Matthew 14:22 And strayght way Iesus made hys disciples into a ship, & to go ouer before him while he sent the people away. Matthew 14:23 And assone as he had sent the people away, he went vp into a mountayn alone to pray, & when night was come, he was there him self alone. Matthew 14:24 And the ship was now in the middest of the sea, & was toste wt waues, for it was a contrary wynde. Matthew 14:25 In the .iiij. watch of the night. Iesus came vnto them walking on þe sea. Matthew 14:26 And when his disciples sawe him walkinge on the sea, they were troubled, saying: it is some spirite, & cried out for feare. Matthew 14:27 And straight way Iesus spake vnto them saing be of good cheare, it is I, be not afrayed. Matthew 14:28 Peter aunswered him & saied: master: if thou be he, bid me come vnto þe on þe water. Matthew 14:29 And he saide come. And when Peter was come doun out of the ship, he walked on þe water, to go to Iesus. Matthew 14:30 But when he saw a mighty wynd, he was afrayed. And as he began to synke, he cried saying: master, saue me. Matthew 14:31 And immediatly Iesus stretched forth his hande & caught him, & sayed to him. O thou litle fayth wherfore diddest þu doubt? Matthew 14:32 And assone as they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. Matthew 14:33 Then they þt were in the ship came & worshipped him sayng: of a truth thou art the sonne of God.
and landing at Gennesaret, healeth the sick by the touch of the hem of his garment.
Matthew 14:34 And when thei were come ouer, they went into þe land of Genesareth. Matthew 14:35 And when þe men of þe place had knowlege of him, they sent out into all þe country rounde about, & brought vnto him al þt were sicke, Matthew 14:36 & besoughte him, þt thei migh touche þe hemme of his vesture only, & as many as touched it were made safe.