Herod's opinion of Christ.
Matthew 14:1 At that time Herod the Tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus, Matthew 14:2 And said to his servants, This is John the Baptist; he hath risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do show forth themselves in him.
Wherefore John the Baptist was beheaded.
Matthew 14:3 For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put [him] in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife. Matthew 14:4 For John had said to him, It is not lawful for thee to have her. Matthew 14:5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet. Matthew 14:6 But when Herod's birth-day was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod. Matthew 14:7 Upon which he promised with an oath to give her whatever she would ask. Matthew 14:8 And she, being before instructed by her mother, said, Give me here the head of John the Baptist in a dish. Matthew 14:9 And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the sake of the oath, and of them who sat with him at table, he commanded [it] to be given [her]. Matthew 14:10 And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison. Matthew 14:11 And his head was brought in a dish, and given to the damsel: and she brought [it] to her mother. Matthew 14:12 And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.
Jesus departeth into a desert place:
Matthew 14:13 When Jesus heard [of it], he departed thence in a boat, into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard [of it], they followed him on foot out of the cities. Matthew 14:14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion towards them, and he healed their sick.
where he feedeth five thousand men with five loaves and two fishes.
Matthew 14:15 And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals. Matthew 14:16 But Jesus said to them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat. Matthew 14:17 And they say to him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes. Matthew 14:18 He said, Bring them hither to me. Matthew 14:19 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and broke, and gave the loaves to [his] disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. Matthew 14:20 And they all ate, and were satisfied: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full. Matthew 14:21 And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children.
He walketh on the sea to his disciples:
Matthew 14:22 And immediately Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a boat, and to go before him to the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. Matthew 14:23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he ascended a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone. Matthew 14:24 But the boat was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. Matthew 14:25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. Matthew 14:26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. Matthew 14:27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. Matthew 14:28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it is thou, bid me come to thee on the water. Matthew 14:29 And he said, Come. And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. Matthew 14:30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. Matthew 14:31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth [his] hand, and caught him, and said to him, O thou of little faith, Why didst thou doubt? Matthew 14:32 And when they had come into the boat, the wind ceased. Matthew 14:33 Then they that were in the boat came and worshiped him, saying, In truth thou art the son of God.
and landing at Gennesaret, healeth the sick by the touch of the hem of his garment.
Matthew 14:34 And when they had gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret. Matthew 14:35 And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all the surrounding country, and brought to him all that were diseased; Matthew 14:36 And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were restored to health.