Mark 8

CLV(i) 1 In those days, there being again a vast throng, and not having anything they may be eating, calling His disciples to Him, He is saying to them, 2 I have compassion on the throng, for already for three days they are remaining with Me, and they have nothing that they may be eating." 3 And, should I ever be dismissing them, fasting, to their homes, they will be fainting on the road, and some of them have arrived from afar." 4 And His disciples answered Him that "Whence can anyone satisfy these with bread here in a wilderness? 5 And He inquired of them, "How many cakes of bread have you?Now they say, "Seven." 6 And He is charging the throng to be leaning back on the earth. And taking the seven cakes of bread, giving thanks, He breaks and gave to His disciples, that they may place them before them. And they place them before the throng." 7 And they had a few small fishes. And, blessing them, He said to place these also before them." 8 And they all ate and are satisfied. And they pick up of the surplus fragments, seven hampers." 9 Now those eating were about four thousand. And He dismisses them. 10 And straightway He, stepping into the ship with His disciples, came into the parts of Dalmanutha." 11 And out came the Pharisees, and they begin discussing with Him, seeking to see from Him a sign from heaven, trying Him." 12 And sighing in His spirit, He is saying, "Why is this generation seeking for a sign? Verily I am saying to you, If there shall be given to this generation a sign!" 13 And leaving them, again stepping into a ship, He came away to the other side." 14 And they forgot to get bread, and, except for one cake of bread, they had none with them in the ship." 15 And He cautioned them, saying, "See! Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod." 16 And they reasoned with one another, saying that "Bread we have none!" 17 And, knowing it, Jesus is saying to them, "Why are you reasoning that you have no bread? Not as yet are you apprehending, neither understanding? Still calloused is your heart? 18 Having eyes, are you not observing? And, having ears, are you not hearing? And are you not remembering? 19 When I break the five cakes of bread for the five thousand, how many panniers full of fragments do you pick up?They are saying to Him, "Twelve." 20 And when I break the seven cakes of bread for the four thousand, how many hampers filled with fragments do you pick up?And they are saying to Him, "Seven." 21 And He said to them, "How is it you are not as yet understanding? 22 And they are coming into Bethsaida, and are bringing to Him a blind man and entreating Him that He should be touching him." 23 And getting hold of the hand of the blind man, He brings him forth out of the village, and, spitting into his eyes, placing hands on him, He inquired of him, "Are you observing anything? 24 And looking up, he said, "I am observing men; as trees am I seeing them walking." 25 Thereafter again He places hands on his eyes, and he is keen-sighted, and was restored, and he looked at all distinctly." 26 And He dispatches him into his home, saying, "Neither the village may you be entering, nor yet may you be speaking to anyone in the village." 27 And Jesus and His disciples came out into the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way He inquired of His disciples, saying to them, "Who are men saying that I am? 28 Now they say to Him, "'John the baptist,' and others 'Elijah,' yet others that He is 'one of the prophets.'" 29 And He inquired of them, "Now you, who are you saying that I am?And answering, Peter is saying to Him, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of God." 30 And He warns them, that they may be telling no one about Him." 31 And He begins to teach them that the Son of Mankind must be suffering much and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and be killed and after three days rise." 32 And with boldness spoke He the word. And, taking Him to him, Peter begins to rebuke Him." 33 Now Jesus, being turned about and perceiving His disciples, rebukes Peter and is saying, "Go behind Me, satan! for you are not disposed to that which is of God but that which is of men." 34 And, calling the throng to Him, together with His disciples, He said to them, "If anyone is wanting to come after Me, let him renounce himself and pick up his cross and follow Me." 35 For whosoever may be wanting to save his soul will be destroying it, yet whoever shall be destroying his soul on account of Me and of the evangel will be saving it." 36 For what is it benefiting a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? 37 For what may a man give in exchange for his soul? 38 For whosoever may be ashamed of Me and My words in this generation, an adulteress and sinner, the Son of Mankind also will be ashamed of him whenever He may be coming in the glory of His Father, with the holy messengers."