1 In those dayes, when there was a very great multitude, and had nothing to eate, Iesus called his disciples to him, and said vnto them,
2 I haue compassion on the multitude, because they haue nowe continued with mee three dayes, and haue nothing to eate.
3 And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they willLiterally, «they will fall apart», or «be dissolved», for when men faint they tear their muscles.faint by the way: for divers of them came from far.
4 Then his disciples answered him, Whence can a man satisfie these with bread here in the wildernes?
5 And hee asked them, Howe many loaues haue ye? And they said, Seuen.
6 Then he commaunded the multitude to sit downe on the grounde: and hee tooke the seuen loaues, and gaue thankes, brake them, and gaue to his disciples to set before them, and they did set them before the people.
7 They had also a few small fishes: and when he had giuen thankes, he commaunded them also to be set before them.
8 So they did eate, and were sufficed, and they tooke vp of the broken meate that was left, seuen baskets full.
9 (And they that had eaten, were about foure thousand) so he sent them away.
10 And anon he entred into a ship with his disciples, and came into the parts of Dalmanutha.
11 The stubborn enemies of the doctrine of the Gospel, giving no credit to the miracles already done, require new ones: but Christ, being angry with them, utterly forsakes them.And the PhariseesA common saying which the Hebrews use, by which is meant that the Pharisees went from their houses to purposely engage him.came forth, and began to question with him, seeking of him a sign from heaven, tempting him.
12 And heThese sighs came from the centre of his heart for the Lord was very much moved with the great unbelief of these men.sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you,Literally, «If a sign be given». It is an abbreviated kind of speech very common among the Hebrews; it is the same as when we say, «Let me be taken for a liar», or something similar. And when they speak out the whole, they say, «The Lord do such and such by me.»There shall no sign be given unto this generation.
13 So he left them, and went into the ship againe, and departed to the other side.
14 And they had forgotten to take bread, neither had they in the shippe with them, but one loafe.
15 We must especially take heed of those who corrupt the word of God, no matter what their position is in the Church or in civil politics.And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and [of] the leaven of Herod.
16 They that have their minds fixed on earthly things are utterly blinded to heavenly things, even though they are plainly set before them.And they reasoned among themselves, saying, [It is] because we have no bread.
17 And when Iesus knew it, he said vnto them, Why reason you thus, because ye haue no bread? perceiue ye not yet, neither vnderstande? haue ye your hearts yet hardened?
18 Haue yee eyes, and see not? and haue yee eares, and heare not? and doe ye not remember?
19 When I brake the fiue loaues among fiue thousand, how many baskets full of broken meate tooke ye vp? They said vnto him, Twelue.
20 And when I brake seuen among foure thousande, howe many baskets of the leauings of broken meate tooke ye vp? And they said, Seuen.
21 And he said unto them,How does it come to pass that you do not understand these things which are so plain and evident.How is it that ye do not understand?
22 A true image of our regeneration, which Christ, separating us from the world, works and accomplishes in us gradually.And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him.
23 Then he tooke the blinde by the hand, and ledde him out of the towne, and spat in his eyes, and put his handes vpon him, and asked him, if he sawe ought.
24 And he looked up, and said, IHe perceived men moving but at the same time could not discern their bodies.see men as trees, walking.
25 After that he put [his] hands again upon his eyes, and made himHe commanded him to try again, to determine whether or not he could indeed see well.look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.
26 Christ will not have his miracles to be separated from his doctrine.And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell [it] to any in the town.
27 Many praise Christ, who yet nonetheless rob him of his praise.And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi: and by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Whom do men say that I am?
28 And they answered, Some say, Iohn Baptist: and some, Elias: and some, one of the Prophets.
29 And he said vnto them, But whome say ye that I am? Then Peter answered, and saide vnto him, Thou art that Christ.
30 Christ has appointed certain times for the preaching of the gospel, and therefore here defers it to a more appropriate time, lest sudden haste should rather hinder than further the mystery of his coming.And he charged them that they should tell no man of him.
31 All that Christ suffered for us he suffered not unwillingly, neither as being unaware, but foreknowing it and willingly.And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and [of] the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.
32 None are more mad than they that are wise without the word of God.And he spake that saying openly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him.
33 But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thouThis is not godly, but worldly wisdom.savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.
34 The disciples of Christ must bear bravely whatever burden the Lord lays upon them, and subdue the desires of the flesh.And when he had called the people [unto him] with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
35 For whosoeuer will saue his life, shall lose it: but whosoeuer shall lose his life for my sake and the Gospels, he shall saue it.
36 They are the most foolish of all men who purchase the pleasures of this life with the loss of everlasting bliss.For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
37 Or what exchange shall a man giue for his soule?
38 For whosoeuer shall be ashamed of mee, and of my wordes among this adulterous and sinfull generation, of him shall the Sonne of man be ashamed also, when he commeth in the glorie of his Father with the holy Angels.