Herod's opinion of Christ.
Matthew 14:1 In that season, heard Herod the tetrarch, the fame of Jesus: Matthew 14:2 and he said unto his servantsThis, is John the Immerser,he hath arisen from the dead, for this cause, are the powers working mightily within him.
Wherefore John the Baptist was beheaded.
Matthew 14:3 For, Herod, seizing John, had bound him, and, in prison, put him away,because of Herodias, the wife of Philip his brother; Matthew 14:4 for John had been saying to him, It is not allowed thee, to have her. Matthew 14:5 And desiring, to kill, him, he feared the multitude, because, as a prophet, they held him. Matthew 14:6 But, a birthday feast of Herod taking place, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst, and pleased Herod; Matthew 14:7 wherefore, with an oath, he promised to give her, whatsoever she should ask for herself; Matthew 14:8 and, she, being led on by her mother,Give me (saith she) here, upon a charger, the head of John the Immerser. Matthew 14:9 And the king, though grieved, yet, because of the oaths and the guests, ordered it to be given; Matthew 14:10 and sent and beheaded John in the prison. Matthew 14:11 And his head was brought upon a charger, and given unto the maiden, and she brought it to her mother. Matthew 14:12 And his disciples, going near, bare away the corpse, and buried him, and came and brought tidings unto Jesus.
Jesus departeth into a desert place:
Matthew 14:13 And Jesus, hearing it, retired from thence in a boat, into a desert place, apart,and the multitudes, hearing of it, followed him on foot from the cities. Matthew 14:14 And, coming forth, he saw a great multitude,and was moved with compassion over them, and cured their sick.
where he feedeth five thousand men with five loaves and two fishes.
Matthew 14:15 And, evening, arriving, the disciples came unto him, sayingThe place is, a desert, and, the hour, hath already passed,dismiss the multitudes, that they may go away into the villages, and buy themselves food. Matthew 14:16 But, Jesus, said unto them, No need, have they to go away,give, ye, them to eat. Matthew 14:17 But, they, say unto himWe have nothing here, save five loaves and two fishes. Matthew 14:18 But, he, saidBring, them, to me, here. Matthew 14:19 And, giving orders that the multitudes should recline upon the grass,taking the five loaves and the two fishes,looking up into the heaven, he blessed; and, breaking, gave, the disciples, the loaves, and the disciples unto the multitude. Matthew 14:20 And they did all eat, and were filled,and they took up the remainder of the broken pieces, twelve baskets, full. Matthew 14:21 And, they who did eat, were about five thousand, men, besides women and children.
He walketh on the sea to his disciples:
Matthew 14:22 And [straightway] constrained he the disciples to enter into a boat, and be going before him unto the other side, while he dismissed the multitudes. Matthew 14:23 And, dismissing the multitudes, he went up into the mountain, apart, to pray,and when, evening, came, alone, was he, there. Matthew 14:24 Now, the boat, still many furlongs from the land, was holding off, being distressed by the waves,for, the wind, was, contrary. Matthew 14:25 And, in the fourth watch of the night, he came unto them, walking upon the sea. Matthew 14:26 And, the disciples, seeing him, upon the lake walking, were troubled,sayingIt is, a ghost; and, by reason of their fear, they cried out. Matthew 14:27 And, straightway, Jesus spake unto them, sayingTake courage! it is, I,be not afraid. Matthew 14:28 And, making answer, Peter said unto him,Lord! if it is, thou, bid me come unto thee, upon the waters. Matthew 14:29 And, he, saidCome! And, descending from the boat, Peter walked upon the waters, and came unto Jesus. Matthew 14:30 But, seeing the wind, he was affrighted, and, beginning to sink, cried out, sayingLord! save me! Matthew 14:31 And, straightway, Jesus, stretching forth his hand, laid hold upon him and saith unto himO little-of-faith! why didst thou doubt? Matthew 14:32 And, when they came up into the boat, the wind abated. Matthew 14:33 And, they in the boat, bowed down to him, sayingTruly, God's Son, thou art!
and landing at Gennesaret, healeth the sick by the touch of the hem of his garment.
Matthew 14:34 And, going across, they came up the land, into Gennesaret. Matthew 14:35 And, recognizing him, the men of that place, sent out into all that region, and they brought unto him all who were sick; Matthew 14:36 and were beseeching [him], that they might, only, touch the border of his mantle, and, as many as touched, were made quite well.