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Mark 6 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Jesus Rejected at Nazareth
The Death of John the Baptist
(Matt. 13:53–58; Luke 4:16–30 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:1 - Then He went out from there and came to His own country, and His disciples followed Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:2 - And when the Sabbath had come, He began to teach in the synagogue. And many hearing Him were astonished, saying, “Where did this Man get these things? And what wisdom is this which is given to Him, that such mighty works are performed by His hands!
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:3 - “Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us?” So they were offended at Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:4 - But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own house.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:5 - Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:6 - And He marveled because of their unbelief. Then He went about the villages in a circuit, teaching.
Sending Out the Twelve
(Matt. 10:1, 5–15; Luke 9:1–6 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:7 - And He called the twelve to Himself, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:8 - He commanded them to take nothing for the journey except a staff—no bag, no bread, no copper in their money belts—
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:9 - but to wear sandals, and not to put on two tunics.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:10 - Also He said to them, “In whatever place you enter a house, stay there till you depart from that place.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:11 - “And whoever[fn] will not receive you nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet as a testimony against them.[fn] Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:12 - So they went out and preached that people should repent.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:13 - And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick, and healed them.
John the Baptist Beheaded
(Matt. 14:1–12; Luke 9:7–9 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:14 - Now King Herod heard of Him, for His name had become well known. And he said, “John the Baptist is risen from the dead, and therefore these powers are at work in him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:15 - Others said, “It is Elijah.” And others said, “It is the Prophet, or[fn] like one of the prophets.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:16 - But when Herod heard, he said, “This is John, whom I beheaded; he has been raised from the dead!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:17 - For Herod himself had sent and laid hold of John, and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife; for he had married her.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:18 - Because John had said to Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:19 - Therefore Herodias held it against him and wanted to kill him, but she could not;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:20 - for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just and holy man, and he protected him. And when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:21 - Then an opportune day came when Herod on his birthday gave a feast for his nobles, the high officers, and the chief men of Galilee.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:22 - And when Herodias’ daughter herself came in and danced, and pleased Herod and those who sat with him, the king said to the girl, “Ask me whatever you want, and I will give it to you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:23 - He also swore to her, “Whatever you ask me, I will give you, up to half my kingdom.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:24 - So she went out and said to her mother, “What shall I ask?” And she said, “The head of John the Baptist!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:25 - Immediately she came in with haste to the king and asked, saying, “I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:26 - And the king was exceedingly sorry; yet, because of the oaths and because of those who sat with him, he did not want to refuse her.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:27 - Immediately the king sent an executioner and commanded his head to be brought. And he went and beheaded him in prison,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:28 - brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl; and the girl gave it to her mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:29 - When his disciples heard of it, they came and took away his corpse and laid it in a tomb.
Feeding the Five Thousand
(Matt. 14:13–21; Luke 9:10–17; John 6:1–14 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:30 - Then the apostles gathered to Jesus and told Him all things, both what they had done and what they had taught.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:31 - And He said to them, “Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” For there were many coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:32 - So they departed to a deserted place in the boat by themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:33 - But the multitudes[fn] saw them departing, and many knew Him and ran there on foot from all the cities. They arrived before them and came together to Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:34 - And Jesus, when He came out, saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion for them, because they were like sheep not having a shepherd. So He began to teach them many things.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:35 - When the day was now far spent, His disciples came to Him and said, “This is a deserted place, and already the hour is late.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:36 - “Send them away, that they may go into the surrounding country and villages and buy themselves bread;[fn] for they have nothing to eat.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:37 - But He answered and said to them, “You give them something to eat.” And they said to Him, “Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread and give them something to eat?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:38 - But He said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” And when they found out they said, “Five, and two fish.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:39 - Then He commanded them to make them all sit down in groups on the green grass.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:40 - So they sat down in ranks, in hundreds and in fifties.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:41 - And when He had taken the five loaves and the two fish, He looked up to heaven, blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to His disciples to set before them; and the two fish He divided among them all.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:42 - So they all ate and were filled.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:43 - And they took up twelve baskets full of fragments and of the fish.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:44 - Now those who had eaten the loaves were about[fn] five thousand men.
Jesus Walks on the Sea
(Matt. 14:22–33; John 6:15–21 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:45 - Immediately He made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while He sent the multitude away.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:46 - And when He had sent them away, He departed to the mountain to pray.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:47 - Now when evening came, the boat was in the middle of the sea; and He was alone on the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:48 - Then He saw them straining at rowing, for the wind was against them. Now about the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea, and would have passed them by.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:49 - And when they saw Him walking on the sea, they supposed it was a ghost, and cried out;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:50 - for they all saw Him and were troubled. But immediately He talked with them and said to them, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:51 - Then He went up into the boat to them, and the wind ceased. And they were greatly amazed in themselves beyond measure, and marveled.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:52 - For they had not understood about the loaves, because their heart was hardened.
Many Touch Him and Are Made Well
(Matt. 14:34–36 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:53 - When they had crossed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret and anchored there.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:54 - And when they came out of the boat, immediately the people recognized Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:55 - ran through that whole surrounding region, and began to carry about on beds those who were sick to wherever they heard He was.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:56 - Wherever He entered, into villages, cities, or the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged Him that they might just touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched Him were made well.
NKJV Footnotes
NU-Text reads whatever place.
NU-Text omits the rest of this verse.
NU-Text and M-Text omit or.
NU-Text and M-Text read they.
NU-Text reads something to eat and omits the rest of this verse.
NU-Text and M-Text omit about.

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