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Matthew 14 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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John the Baptist Beheaded

(Mar 6:14–29; Luk 9:7–9 )
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At that [fn]time Herod the tetrarch heard the news about Jesus,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:2 - and said to his servants, “This is John the Baptist; [fn]he has risen from the dead, and that is why miraculous powers are at work in him.”
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For when Herod had John arrested, he bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:4 - For John had been saying to him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:5 - And although Herod wanted to put him to death, he feared the crowd, because they were regarding [fn]John as a prophet.
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But when Herod’s birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced [fn]before them and pleased Herod,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:7 - so much that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:8 - Now having been prompted by her mother, she *said, “Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:9 - And although he was grieved, the king commanded it to be given because of his oaths, and because of [fn]his dinner guests.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:10 - And he sent and had John beheaded in the prison.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:11 - And his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:12 - And his disciples came and took away the body and buried [fn]it; and they went and reported to Jesus.

Jesus Feeds Five Thousand

(Mar 6:30–44; Luk 9:10–17; Jhn 6:1–14 )
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Now when Jesus heard about John, He withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate place by Himself; and when the crowds heard of this, they followed Him on foot from the cities.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:14 - And when He went [fn]ashore, He saw a large crowd, and felt compassion for them and healed their sick.
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Now when it was evening, the disciples came to Him and said, “This place is desolate and the hour is already [fn]late; so send the crowds away, that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:16 - But Jesus said to them, “They do not need to go away; you give them something to eat!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:17 - But they *said to Him, “We have here only five loaves and two fish.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:18 - And He said, “Bring them here to Me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:19 - And ordering the crowds to [fn]sit down on the grass, He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up toward heaven, He blessed the food. And breaking the loaves, He gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:20 - and they all ate and were satisfied. They picked up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve full baskets.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:21 - And there were about five thousand men who ate, besides women and children.

Jesus Walks on the Sea

(Mar 6:45–52; Jhn 6:15–21 )
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Immediately He [fn]made the disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side, while He sent the crowds away.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:23 - And after He had sent the crowds away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray; and when it was evening, He was there alone.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:24 - But the boat was already many [fn]stadia away from the land, [fn]being battered by the waves; for the wind was [fn]against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:25 - And in the [fn]fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:26 - Now when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out [fn]in fear.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:27 - But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take courage, [fn]it is I; do not be afraid.”
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And Peter answered and said to Him, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:29 - And He said, “Come!” And getting out of the boat, Peter walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:30 - But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:31 - And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and *said to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:32 - And when they got into the boat, the wind stopped.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:33 - And those who were in the boat worshiped Him, saying, “You are truly God’s Son!”
(Mar 6:53–56 )
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And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:35 - And when the men of that place [fn]recognized Him, they sent word into all that surrounding district and brought to Him all who were sick;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:36 - and they were pleading with Him that they might just touch the fringe of His garment; and as many as touched it were cured.
LSB Footnotes
Or occasion
Or he, himself
Lit him
Lit in the midst
Lit those who reclined at the table with him
Lit him
Lit out
Lit past
Lit recline
Lit compelled
A stadion was approx. 607 ft. or 185 m
Lit tormented
Lit contrary
3-6 a.m.
Lit from
Or I am He, cf. John 4:26; 8:18, 24, 28; 13:19; 18:5, 6
Or knew
See the LSB Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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