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11 And his head was brought in
a charger, and given to the
damsel; and she brought it
12 to her mother. And his 25
disciples came and took up
the body, and buried it; and
went and told Jesus.


forth, and said unto her mother; What shall I ask? And she said; The head of John the Baptist. And she came in straightway, with haste, unto the king, and asked, saying; I will that thou give me by and by in a charger the head of John the 26 Baptist. And the king was exceeding sorry, yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he 27 would not reject her. And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought. And he went and beheaded him 28 in the prison; and brought his head in a charger and gave it to the damsel; and the damsel gave it to her 29 mother. And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.


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And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught. 31 And he said unto them; Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while. For there were many coming and going; and they had no leisure so much

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Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him; and he was perplexed, because that it was said of some, that John was 8 risen from the dead; and of some, that Elias had appeared; and of others, that one of the old prophets was 9 risen again. And Herod said; John have I beheaded; but who is this of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him.



And the apostles, when, 1 they were returned, told him all that they had done; and he took them, and went aside privately into a desert place, belonging to the city 11 called Bethsaida. And the people, when they knew it, followed him. And he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that 12 had need of healing. And when the day began to wear away, then came the twelve, and said unto him; Send


After these things, Jesus went over the sea of Galilee,

which is the sea of Tiberias. 2 And a great multitude fol

lowed him, because they saw the miracles, which he did on them that were dis3 eased. And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. 4 And the passover, a feast of 5 the Jews, was nigh. When

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Jesus then lift up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip; Whence shall we


and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves 36 16 victuals. But Jesus said

unto them; They need not depart; give ye them to eat. 17 And they say unto him; We have here but five 37 18 loaves, and two fishes. said; Bring them hither to

19 me.




came unto him, and said; This is a desert place, and now the time is far passed; send them away, that they may go into the country round about, and into the villages, and buy themselves bread; for they have nothing to eat. He answered and said unto them; Give ye them to eat. And they say unto him Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat? He saith unto them; How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say; Five, and two fishes. And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass. And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties. And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided 42 he among them all. And

And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves and the two fishes, 38 and, looking up to heaven, he blessed; and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples 20 to the multitude. And they did all eat, and were filled; and they took up of the fragments that remained 40 21 twelve baskets full. And



they that had eaten were 41 about five thousand men, beside women and children.

And straightway he constrained his disciples to get. into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes 23 away. And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain

they did all eat, and were 43 filled. And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes. And they that did eat of the loaves were five thousand

apart to pray. And when the evening was come, he 44 24 was there alone. But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with 45 waves; for the wind was 25 contrary. And in the fourth

watch of the night, he went!


And straightway he constrained his disciples to get into the ship, and to go to the other side before unto Beth

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