6:1 And he went out thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples followed him.
2 And when the sabbath had come he began to teach in the synagogue; and many hearing were astonished, saying: Whence has this man these things, and what the wisdom that is given to this man? and are such mighty deeds done through his hands?
3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James and Joses and Judah and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.
4 And Jesus said to them: A prophet is not without honor, unless in his own country, and among his relatives, and in his own house.
5 And he was able to do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick persons and cured them.
6 And he wondered because of their unbelief. And he went about the villages round about teaching.
7 And he called to him the twelve, and began to send them forth two and two; and gave them authority over unclean spirits;
8 And charged them to take nothing for the journey but a staff only; no bread, no bag, no brass in the girdle,
9 But be shod with sandals: and put not on two coats.
10 And he said to them: Wherever you enter a house, there abide till you go forth thence.
11 And whatever place shall not have received you nor heard you, when you go out thence, shake off the dust that is under your feet, for a testimony against them.
12 And they went forth and preached that men should repent;
13 and they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many sick and cured them.
14 And Herod the king heard, for his name had become known, and said: John the Baptist has risen from the dead, and for this reason the powers are active within him.
15 But others said: It is Elijah; but others said: He is a prophet like one of the prophets.
16 But Herod, when he heard, said: John whom I beheaded, he has risen.
17 For Herod himself had sent and taken John, and bound him in prison because of Herodias the wife of his brother Philip, for he had married her.
18 For John said to Herod: It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother’s wife.
19 And Herodias was angry with him, and desired to kill him, and was not able.
20 For Herod feared John, knowing him to be a righteous and holy man, and he kept him in safety, and hearing him he was much perplexed, and heard him with pleasure.
21 And a suitable time having come, when Herod on his birthday had made a supper for his great men, and the officers of thousands, and the first men of Galilee;
22 and the daughter of the same Herodias having come in and danced, she pleased Herod and those that reclined with him at table; and the king said to the maiden: Ask of me whatever thou wilt, and I will give thee.
23 And he swore to her: Whatever thou shalt ask I will give thee to the half of my kingdom.
24 And she went out and said to her mother: What shall I ask? And she said: The head of John the Baptist.
25 And coming in immediately with haste to the king, she asked, saying: I will that thou at once give me in a dish the head of John the Baptist.
26 And the king though he became very sad, because of the oaths and; those that reclined at table with him would not reject her.
27 And the king immediately sent an executioner and ordered to bring his head.
28 And he went and beheaded him in the prison, and brought his head in a dish, and gave it to the maiden; and the maiden gave it to her mother.
29 And his disciples heard it and came and took away his corpse, and laid him in a sepulcher.
30 And the apostles came together to Jesus, and told him all things that they had done and taught.
31 And he says to them: Do you yourselves come apart to a desert place, and rest a little. For many were coming and going, and they had leisure not even to eat.
32 And they went away by ship to a desert place apart.
33 And many saw them going and knew them, and ran thither on foot from all the cities, and outwent them.
34 And coming out he saw a great multitude, and was moved with pity for them, because they were as sheep that had no shepherd, and began to teach them many things.
35 And as much time had already passed, his disciples came and said: The place is desert, and already much time is spent:
36 dismiss them, that they may go into the country and villages round about and buy for themselves what they may eat.
37 But he answered and said to them: Do you give them to eat. And they say to him: Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread, and give them to eat?
38 But he says to them: How many loaves have you? Go, see. And having learned they say: Five and two fishes.
39 And he ordered them that all should recline by table-parties on the green grass.
40 And they reclined in oblong squares, by hundreds and by fifties.
41 And having taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven and blessed; and broke the loaves, and gave to the disciples to set before them; and the two fishes he divided among all.
42 And all ate and were filled:
43 And they took up of the broken pieces twelve provision-baskets full, and of the fishes.
44 And those that had eaten the loaves were five thousand men.
45 And he immediately constrained his disciples to enter the ship, and go before him to the other side to Bethsaida till he himself should send away the multitude.
46 And having sent them away he went into the mountain to pray.
47 And when evening had come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and himself alone on the land.
48 And seeing them toiling in rowing, for the wind was against them, about the fourth watch of the night he came to them walking on the sea. And he intended to pass by them.
49 But seeing him walking on the sea they thought that it was a specter, and cried out;
50 for they all saw him and were alarmed. But he immediately talked with them, and said to them: Take courage, it is I, be not afraid.
51 And he went up to them into the ship and the wind ceased. And they were greatly astonished in themselves beyond measure.
52 For they had not learned by means of the loaves, but their heart was hardened.
53 And when they had passed over to the land they came to Gennesaret, and drew to shore.
54 And when they had come out of the ship, they immediately knew him,
55 And ran about that whole country, and began to carry the sick about in beds where they heard that he was.
56 And wherever he went into villages, or cities, or the country, they laid the sick in the markets, and besought him that they might touch even the fringe of his mantle; and as many as touched him were saved.