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Matthew 14 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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John the Baptist Beheaded
Five Thousand Fed
(Mark 6:14–29; Luke 9:7–9 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:1 - At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the report about Jesus
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:2 - and said to his servants, “This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead, and therefore these powers are at work in him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:3 - For Herod had laid hold of John and bound him, and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:4 - Because John had said to him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:5 - And although he wanted to put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:6 - But when Herod’s birthday was celebrated, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:7 - Therefore he promised with an oath to give her whatever she might ask.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:8 - So she, having been prompted by her mother, said, “Give me John the Baptist’s head here on a platter.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:9 - And the king was sorry; nevertheless, because of the oaths and because of those who sat with him, he commanded it to be given to her.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:10 - So he sent and had John beheaded in 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 - Then his disciples came and took away the body and buried it, and went and told Jesus.
Feeding the Five Thousand
(Mark 6:30–44; Luke 9:10–17; John 6:1–14 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:13 - When Jesus heard it, He departed from there by boat to a deserted place by Himself. But when the multitudes heard it, they followed Him on foot from the cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:14 - And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:15 - When it was evening, His disciples came to Him, saying, “This is a deserted place, and the hour is already late. Send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages and buy themselves food.”
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 - And they said to Him, “We have here only five loaves and two fish.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:18 - He said, “Bring them here to Me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:19 - Then He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:20 - So they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:21 - Now those who had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children.
Jesus Walks on the Sea
(Mark 6:45–52; John 6:15–21 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:22 - Immediately Jesus made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He sent the multitudes away.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:23 - And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:24 - But the boat was now in the middle of the sea,[fn] tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:25 - Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:26 - And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:27 - But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:28 - And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:29 - So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:30 - But when he saw that the wind was boisterous,[fn] he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:31 - And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:32 - And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:33 - Then those who were in the boat came and[fn] worshiped Him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of God.”
Many Touch Him and Are Made Well
(Mark 6:53–56 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:34 - When they had crossed over, they came to the land of[fn] Gennesaret.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:35 - And when the men of that place recognized Him, they sent out into all that surrounding region, brought to Him all who were sick,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:36 - and begged Him that they might only touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched it were made perfectly well.
NKJV Footnotes
NU-Text reads many furlongs away from the land.
NU-Text brackets that and boisterous as disputed.
NU-Text omits came and.
NU-Text reads came to land at.

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