Matthew 14

MLV(i) 1 Herod the Tetrarch heard the report of Jesus at that time, 2 and said to his young-servants, This is John the Immerser; he was raised from the dead, and because of this, these powers are working in him. 3 For Herod had took-hold of John, and bound him, and placed him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife.
4 For John said to him, It is not legal for you to have her.
5 And wishing to kill him, but he feared the crowd, because they held him as a prophet.
6 Now when Herod’s birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst of the court and pleased Herod; 7 from where he confessed with an oath to give her whatever she asks of him.
8 Now being pushed forward by her mother, she says, Give me the head of John the Immerser upon a platter here.
9 And the king was sorrowful, but because of his oaths and of those who reclined at the meal together with him, he commanded it to be given. 10 And he sent and beheaded John in the prison. 11 And his head was carried upon a platter, and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother. 12 And his disciples came and lifted up the body, and buried it, and they went and reported to Jesus.

13 And when Jesus heard it, he departed from there in a ship, privately to a desolate place, and when the crowds heard of it, they followed him on foot from the cities.

14 And when Jesus went out, he saw a large crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick. 15 Now when it became evening, his disciples came to him, saying, The place is desolate and the hour has already passed away; dismiss the crowds, in order that they may go away into the villages and buy food for themselves.
16 But Jesus said to them, They have no need to go away; you, give them food to eat!
17 But they say to him, We do not have anything here except five loaves and two fish.
18 Now he said, Bring them here to me. 19 And he commanded the crowds to recline upon the grass, and he took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he gave-thanks and broke them, and he gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples then gave to the crowds. 20 And they all ate and were fed, and they took up what was leftover of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. 21 Now those eating were approximately five thousand men, plus women and children.

22 And immediately, Jesus urged the disciples to step into the ship, and to precede him to the area beyond-that, until he should dismiss the crowds. 23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up into the mountain privately to pray. Now when it became evening, he was alone there. 24 But the ship was already in the midst of the sea, was being tormented by the waves; for the wind was adverse. 25 Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking upon the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw him walking upon the sea, they were disturbed, saying, It is an apparition, and they cried out from their fear.
27 But Jesus immediately spoke to them, saying, Have courage; it is I; do not be afraid.
28 Now Peter having answered to him, said, Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you upon the waters.
29 Now he said, Come.
And Peter went down from the ship, and walked upon the waters to go toward Jesus. 30 But he was afraid, seeing the strong wind, and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, Lord, save me.
31 Now Jesus immediately stretched out his hand, and grabbed him, and says to him, You of small faith, why were you skeptical?
32 And when they stepped into the ship, the wind pauses. 33 Now those in the ship came to him and, worshiped him, saying, You are truly the Son of God.
34 And having ferried over, they came to the land of Gennesaret. 35 And when the men of that place recognized him, they sent word into the whole region around and brought to him all those who have an ill ness, 36 and they were pleading with him in order that they might only touch the hem of his garment and as many as touched it, were cured.