The Gospel according to S. Marke. Chapter 6
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1 Christ is contemned of his countreymen. 7 He giueth the twelue power ouer vncleane spirits. 14 Diuers opinions of Christ. 18 Iohn Baptist is beheaded, 29 and buried. 30 The Apostles returne from preaching. 34 The miracle of fiue loaues and two fishes. 45 Christ walketh on the Sea: 53 And healeth all that touch him.
1And hee went out from thence, and came into his owne countrey, and his disciples follow him.1
2And when the Sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the Synagogue: and many hearing him, were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? And what wisedome is this which is giuen vnto him, that euen such mightie workes are wrought by his hands?
3Is not this the carpenter, the sonne of Mary, the brother of Iames and Ioses, and of Iuda, and Simon? And are not his sisters heere with vs? And they were offended at him.
Disciples sent out.
4But Iesus sayde vnto them, A Prophet is not without honour, but in his owne countrey, and among his owne kinne, and in his owne house.4
5And he could there doe no mightie worke, saue that he laid his hands vpon a few sicke folke, and healed them.
6And he marueiled because of their vnbeliefe. And he went round about the villages, teaching.6
7¶ And he calleth vnto him the twelue, and began to send them foorth, by two and two, and gaue them power ouer vncleane spirits,7
8And commanded them that they should take nothing for their iourney, saue a staffe onely: no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse:8
9But be shod with sandales: and not put on two coats.
10And he said vnto them, In what place soeuer yee enter into an house, there abide til ye depart from that place.
11And whosoeuer shall not receiue you, nor heare you, when yee depart thence, shake off the dust vnder your feet, for a testimonie against them: Uerely I say vnto you, it shalbe more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of iudgement, then for that citie.11
12And they went out, and preached that men should repent.
13And they cast out many deuils, and anointed with oyle many, that were sicke, and healed them.13
14And king Herod heard of him (for his name was spread abroad:) and hee said that Iohn the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mightie workes doe shew foorth themselues in him.14
15Others said, That it is Elias. And others said, That it is a Prophet, or as one of the Prophets.
16But when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is Iohn, whome I beheaded, he is risen from the dead.16
17For Herod himselfe had sent forth and laid hold vpon Iohn, and bound him in prison for Herodias sake, his brother Philips wife, for hee had maried her.
18For Iohn had said vnto Herod, It is not lawfull for thee to haue thy brothers wife.18
19Therfore Herodias had a quarrel against him, & would haue killed him, but she could not.19
20For Herod feared Iohn, knowing that he was a iust man, and an holy, and obserued him: and when he heard him, hee did many things, and heard him gladly.20
21And when a conuenient day was come, that Herod on his birth day made a supper to his lords, high captaines, and chiefe estates of Galilee:
22And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod, and them that sate with him, the king said vnto the damosell, Aske of me whatsoeuer thou wilt, and I will giue it thee.
23And he sware vnto her, Whatsoeuer thou shalt aske of me, I will giue it thee, vnto the halfe of my kingdome.
24And she went forth, and said vnto her mother, What shall I aske? And she said, The head of Iohn þe Baptist.
25And she came in straightway with haste, vnto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou giue me by and by in a charger, the head of Iohn the Baptist.
26And the king was exceeding sory, yet for his othes sake, and for their sakes which sate with him, hee would not reiect her.
27And immediatly the king sent an executioner, and commaunded his head to be brought, and he went, and beheaded him in the prison,27
28And brought his head in a charger, and gaue it to the damosell, and the damosell gaue it to her mother.
29And when his disciples heard of it, they came and tooke vp his corpse, and laid it in a tombe.
30And the Apostles gathered themselues together vnto Iesus, and tolde him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught.30
31And he said vnto them, Come yee your selues apart into a desert place, and rest a while. For there were many comming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eate.
32And they departed into a desert place by ship priuately.32
33And the people saw them departing, and many knew him, and ranne afoote thither out of all cities, and outwent them, and came together vnto him.
34And Iesus when he came out, saw much people, and was moued with compassion toward them, because they were as sheepe not hauing a shepherd: and hee beganne to teach them many things.34
35And when the day was now far spent, his Disciples came vnto him, and said, This is a desert place, and now the time is farre passed.35
36Send them away, that they may goe into the countrey round about, and into the villages, and buy themselues bread: for they haue nothing to eate.
37He answered and said vnto them, Giue yee them to eate. And they say vnto him, Shall we goe and buy two hundred penniworth of bread, and giue them to eate?37
38He saith vnto them, How many loaues haue yee? goe, and see. And when they knew, they say, Fiue, and two fishes.
39And he commanded them to make all sit downe by companies vpon the greene grasse.
40And they sate downe in rankes by hundreds, and by fifties.
41And when he had taken the fiue loaues, and the two fishes, he looked vp to heauen, and blessed, and brake the loaues, and gaue them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes diuided he among them all.
42And they did all eate, and were filled.
43And they tooke vp twelue baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes.
44And they that did eate of the loaues, were about fiue thousand men.
45And straightway he constrained his disciples to get into the ship, and to goe to the other side before vnto Bethsaida, while he sent away the people.45
46And when hee had sent them away, he departed into a mountaine to pray.
47And when Euen was come, the ship was in the midst of the Sea, and he alone on the land.47
48And he saw them toiling in rowing (for the wind was contrary vnto them:) and about the fourth watch of the night, he commeth vnto them, walking vpon the Sea, and would haue passed by them.
49But when they saw him walking vpon the Sea, they supposed it had bene a spirit, and cried out.
50(For they all saw him, and were troubled) and immediately hee talked with them, and saith vnto them, Be of good cheere, It is I, be not afraid.
51And hee went vp vnto them into the ship, and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselues beyond measure, and wondered.
52For they considered not the miracle of the loaues, for their heart was hardened.
53And when they had passed ouer, they came into the land of Genesareth, and drew to the shore.53
54And when they were come out of the ship, straightway they knew him,
55And ran through that whole region round about, and beganne to carrie about in beds, those that were sicke, where they heard he was.
56And whithersouer he entred, into villages, or cities, or countrie, they laide the sicke in the streetes, & besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him, were made whole.56
Original 1611 KJV Sidenote References for Mark Chapter 6
4 Iohn 4.4.
6 Mat.9.35 luke 13.22.
8 The word signifieth a piece of brasse money, in value somewhat lesse then a farthing, mat. 10.9. but here it is taken in generall for mony.
11 Mat.10.14 , Act.13.51
19 Or, an inward grudge
20 Or, kept him or saued him.
27 Or, one of his guard.
35 Matth. 14.15.
37 The Rom. penie is seuen pence halfe penie as Mat.18.28
45 Or, ouer against Bethsaida.
56 Or, it.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania