The Holy Bible - The New King James Version - Mark
- In those days, the multitude being very great and having nothing to eat,
Jesus called His disciples to Him and said to them,
- "I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with
Me three days and have nothing to eat.
- And if I send them away hungry to their own houses, they will faint on the
way; for some of them have come from afar."
- Then His disciples answered Him, "How can one satisfy these people with
bread here in the wilderness?"
- He asked them, "How many loaves do you have?" And they said, "Seven."
- So He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. And He took the
seven loaves and gave thanks, broke them and gave them to His disciples to set
before them; and they set them before the multitude.
- They also had a few small fish; and having blessed them, He said to set
them also before them.
- So they ate and were filled, and they took up seven large baskets of
- Now those who had eaten were about four thousand. And He sent them away,
- Immediately got into the boat with His disciples, and came to the region
- Then the Pharisees came out and began to dispute with Him, seeking from
Him a sign from heaven, testing Him.
- But He sighed deeply in His spirit, and said, "Why does this generation
seek a sign? Assuredly, I say to you, no sign shall be given to this
- And He left them, and getting into the boat again, departed to the other
- Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, and they did not have more
than one loaf with them in the boat.
- Then He charged them, saying, "Take heed, beware of the leaven of the
Pharisees and the leaven of Herod."
- And they reasoned among themselves, saying, "It is because we have no
- But Jesus, being aware of it, said to them, "Why do you reason because you
have no bread? Do you not yet perceive nor understand? Is your heart still
- Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear? And do you
- When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full
of fragments did you take up?" They said to Him, "Twelve."
- "Also, when I broke the seven for the four thousand, how many large
baskets full of fragments did you take up?" And they said, "Seven."
- So He said to them, "How is it you do not understand?"
- Then He came to Bethsaida; and they brought a blind man to Him, and begged
Him to touch him.
- So He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the town. And when
He had spit on his eyes and put His hands on him, He asked him if he saw
- And he looked up and said, "I see men like trees, walking."
- Then He put His hands on his eyes again and made him look up. And he was
restored and saw everyone clearly.
- Then He sent him away to his house, saying, "Neither go into the town, nor
tell anyone in the town."
- Now Jesus and His disciples went out to the towns of Caesarea Philippi;
and on the road He asked His disciples, saying to them, "Who do men say that I
- So they answered, "John the Baptist; but some say, Elijah; and others, one
of the prophets."
- He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answered and said
to Him, "You are the Christ."
- Then He strictly warned them that they should tell no one about Him.
- And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things,
and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed,
and after three days rise again.
- He spoke this word openly. And Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke
- But when He had turned around and looked at His disciples, He rebuked
Peter, saying, "Get behind Me, Satan! For you are not mindful of the things of
God, but the things of men."
- When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said
to them, "Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up
his cross, and follow Me.
- For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his
life for My sake and the gospel's will save it.
- For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his
- Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
- For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful
generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the
glory of His Father with the holy angels."
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