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Mark Chapter 6

Mark 6:1 Then He went out from there and came into His birthplace; and His disciples followed Him.

Mark 6:2 When the Sabbath day had come, He began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing Him were astonished, saying, from where has this man these things? What wisdom is this which is given to Him that even such mighty works are done by His hands?

Mark 6:3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Judah, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us? For they were offended at Him.

Mark 6:4 But Jesus said to them, a prophet is not without honor, but in his birthplace, and among his own relatives, and in his own house.

Mark 6:5 Now He could not do mighty works there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them.

Mark 6:6 So He was marveled by their unbelief. And He went around the villages, teaching.

Mark 6:7 Then He called to Himself the twelve and began to send them out by twos; and gave them power over unclean spirits;

Mark 6:8 and commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, except a staff only; no bag, no bread, no money in their belts:

Mark 6:9 wear sandals; but not an extra tunic.

Mark 6:10 Also He said to them, in whatever place you enter a house, there stay until you depart from that place.

Mark 6:11 For whoever will not receive you, nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Truthfully, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the Day of Judgment than for that city.

Mark 6:12 So they went out and preached that men should repent.

Mark 6:13 They cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.

Mark 6:14 Now King Herod heard of Him; for His name was spread abroad: and he said that John the Immerser had risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do manifest themselves by Him.

Mark 6:15 Others said, that it is Elijah. And others said that it is a prophet, or as one of the prophets.

Mark 6:16 But when Herod heard of it, he said, it is John, who I beheaded: He is risen from the dead.

Mark 6:17 For Herod himself had sent out and laid hold on John, and bound him in prison for Herodias’ sake, his brother Philip’s wife: for he had married her.

Mark 6:18 For John had said to Herod, it is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.

Mark 6:19 Therefore Herodias was very bitter against him and would have killed him; but she could not:

Mark 6:20 for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just and holy man, and protected him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.

Mark 6:21 When an opportune day had come, that Herod on his birthday made a feast for his leaders, high captains, and chief landowners of Galilee;

Mark 6:22 When Herodias’ daughter came in, and danced, and pleased Herod, and them that sat with him, the king said to the girl, ask of me whatever you want, and I will give it you.

Mark 6:23 So he swore to her, whatever you want to ask of me, I will give it you, up to half of my kingdom.

Mark 6:24 Then she went out, and said to her mother, what will I ask? So, she said, the head of John the Immerser.

Mark 6:25 Immediately she came in with haste to the king, and asked, saying, I want that you give me at once on a platter the head of John the Immerser.

Mark 6:26 The king was exceedingly sorry; yet for his oath’s sake, and for their sakes who sat with him, he would not reject her.

Mark 6:27 Immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison,

Mark 6:28 Then brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl: and the girl gave it to her mother.

Mark 6:29 When his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his dead body, and laid it in a tomb.

Mark 6:30 Then the apostles gathered themselves together to Jesus, and told Him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught.

Mark 6:31 And He said to them, come yourselves apart into a deserted place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no chance so much as to eat.

Mark 6:32 So they departed into a deserted place by boat privately.

Mark 6:33 But the people saw them departing, and many knew Him, and ran on foot out of all cities, and got there before them, and came together to Him.

Mark 6:34 And Jesus, when he came out, saw many people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and He began to teach them many things.

Mark 6:35 When the day was now far spent, His disciples came to Him, and said, this is a deserted place, and now the time is far passed:

Mark 6:36 send them away, that they may go into the surrounding country, and into the villages, and buy themselves bread: for they have nothing to eat.

Mark 6:37 He answered and said to them, give them something to eat. So, they say to Him, will we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread, and give them something to eat?

Mark 6:38 He said to them, how many loaves do you have? Go and see. When they knew, they said, five, and two fish.

Mark 6:39 Then He commanded them to make all to sit down by groups on the green grass.

Mark 6:40 So they sat down in groups, by hundreds, and by fifties.

Mark 6:41 When He had taken the five loaves and the two fish, He looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke the loaves, and gave them to His disciples to place before them; and the two fish He divided among them all.

Mark 6:42 For they all did eat and were satisfied.

Mark 6:43 Then they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fish.

Mark 6:44 For they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men.

Mark 6:45 Immediately He made His disciples get into the boat, and to go to the other side before to Bethsaida, while He sent away the people.

Mark 6:46 When He had sent them away, He departed to a mountain to pray.

Mark 6:47 When evening had come, the boat was amid the sea, and He alone on the land.

Mark 6:48 And He saw them straining at rowing; for the wind was against them: and about the fourth watch of the night, He came to them, walking on the sea, and would have passed by them.

Mark 6:49 But when they saw Him walking on the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out:

Mark 6:50 for they all saw Him and were troubled. Immediately He talked with them, and said to them, be of good cheer: I Am; be not afraid.

Mark 6:51 So He went up to them into the boat; and the wind ceased: and they were intensely amazed in themselves beyond measure and wondered.

Mark 6:52 For they did not consider the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.

Mark 6:53 When they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret, and came to the shore.

Mark 6:54 When they had come out of the boat, they were fully knowing Him,

Mark 6:55 and immediately ran through that whole surrounding region, and began to carry about in beds those that were sick, wherever they heard He was.

Mark 6:56 For wherever He entered, into villages, or cities, or fields, they laid the sick in public places, and begged Him that they might touch even the edge of His garment: and as many as touched Him were made whole.