8:1 In those days, the multitude again being great, and they having nothing to eat, he called his disciples to him and said to them:
2 I have pity on the multitude, because they have now continued with me three days, and have nothing to eat.
3 And if I send them away to their homes fasting, they will faint on the way; and some of them have come from far.
4 And his disciples answered him: Whence shall any one be able to satisfy these with bread here in the wilderness?
5 And he asked them: How many loaves have you? They said: Seven.
6 And he commanded the multitude to recline on the ground; and taking the seven loaves, he gave thanks, broke, and gave to his disciples to set before them; and they set them before the multitude.
7 And they had a few little fishes; and he blessed and set them before them.
8 And they ate and were satisfied, and took up what remained of the broken pieces, seven provision-baskets.
9 And they were about four thousand; and he sent them away.
10 And immediately entering the ship with his disciples, he came into the regions of Dalmanutha.
11 And the Pharisees came out and began to dispute with him, seeking from him a sign from heaven, tempting him.
12 And sighing deeply in his spirit, he said: Why does this generation seek for a sign? Verily I say to you: No sign shall be given to this generation.
13 And leaving them he again embarked, and went to the other side.
14 And they had forgotten to take bread, and except one loaf they had nothing with them in the ship.
15 And he charged them, saying: Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the leaven of Herod.
16 And they reasoned one with another: Because we have no bread.
17 And perceiving it he said to them: Why reason because you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive, neither understand? Have you your heart yet hardened?
18 Having eyes see you not, and having ears hear you not, and do you not remember,
19 when I broke the five loaves among the five thousand, and how many traveling-baskets full of broken pieces you took up? They say to him: Twelve.
20 When the seven also among the four thousand, how many provision-baskets full of broken pieces did you take up? And they say: Seven.
21 And he said to them: Do you not yet understand?
22 And they come to Bethsaida And they bring to him a blind man, and beseech him to touch him.
23 And taking the blind man by the hand, he brought him out of the village; and having spit on his eyes, he laid his hands on him, and asked him if he saw anything.
24 And he looked up and said: I behold men, for I perceive them as trees walking.
25 Then he again laid his hands on his eyes; and he saw clearly and was restored, and beheld all things distinctly.
26 And he sent him away to his house, saying: Go not into the village.
27 And Jesus and his disciples went forth into the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, saying to them: Who do men say that I am?
28 They answered him, saying: John the Baptist, and others, Elijah, but others, One of the prophets.
29 And he asked them: But you, who say you that I am? Peter answering said to him: Thou art the Christ.
30 And he charged them to tell no one concerning him.
31 And he began to teach them that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders, and the chief priests, and the scribes, and be put to death, and rise after three days.
32 And he uttered this saying plainly. And Peter took him and began to rebuke him.
33 But turning and looking on his disciples he rebuked Peter and said: Get behind me, Satan, for thou thinkest not the things of God, but the things of men.
34 And calling the multitude to him with his disciples, he said to them: Whoever will follow after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross, and follow me.
35 For whoever will save his life shall lose it; but whoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, shall save it.
36 For what shall it profit a man to gain the whole world and to lose his life?
37 For what would a man give as a ransom for his life?
38 For whoever shall have been ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of man shall also be ashamed of him, when, he shall come in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.