At that time Herod the Tetrarch heard of the fame of Iesus,
And said vnto his seruants, This is Iohn the Baptist, hee is risen from the dead, and therfore mighty workes doe shew foorth themselues in him.
For Herode had layd hold on Iohn, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias sake, his brother Philips wife.
For Iohn said vnto him, It is not lawfull for thee to haue her.
And when he would haue put him to death, hee feared the multitude, because they counted him as a Prophet.
But when Herods birth day was kept, the daughter of Herodias daunced before them, and pleased Herode.
Whereupon he promised with an oath, to giue her whatsoeuer she would aske.
And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Giue me heere Iohn Baptists head in a charger.
And the king was sorie: neuerthelesse for the othes sake, and them which sate with him at meate, he commanded it to be giuen her:
And he sent, and beheaded Iohn in the prison.
And his head was brought in a charger, and giuen to the Damsell: and she brought it to her mother.
And his Disciples came, and took vp the body, and buried it, and went and told Iesus.
When Iesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship, into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foote, out of the cities.
And Iesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was mooued with compassion toward them, and he healed their sicke.
And when it was euening, his Disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past;
send the multitude away, that they may goe into the villages, and buy themselues victuals.
But Iesus said vnto them, They neede not depart;
giue yee them to eate.
And they say vnto him, We haue heere but fiue loaues, and two fishes.
He said, Bring them hither to me.
And hee commanded the multitude to sit downe on the grasse, & tooke the fiue loaues, and the two fishes, and looking vp to heauen, hee blessed, and brake, and gaue the loaues to his Disciples, and the Disciples to the multitude.
And they did all eat, & were filled: and they tooke vp of the fragments that remained twelue baskets full.
And they that had eaten, were about fiue thousand men, beside women and children.
And straightway Iesus constrained his Disciples to get into a ship, and to goe before him vnto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.
And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went vp into a mountaine apart to pray: and when the euening was come, he was there alone:
But the ship was now in the midst of the Sea, tossed with waues: for the wind was contrary.
And in the fourth watch of the night, Iesus went vnto them, walking on the Sea.
And when the Disciples saw him walking on the Sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit: and they cried out for feare.
But straightway Iesus spake vnto them, saying, Be of good cheere: it is I, be not afraid.
And Peter answered him, and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come vnto thee on the water.
And he said, Come.
And when Peter was come downe out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Iesus.
But when he saw the wind boysterous, he was afraid: and beginning to sinke, he cried, saying, Lord saue me.
And immediately Iesus stretched foorth his hand, and caught him, and said vnto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.
Then they that were in the ship, came and worshipped him, saying, Of a trueth thou art the sonne of God.
And when they were gone ouer, they came into ye land of Genesaret.
And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that countrey round about, and brought vnto him al that were diseased,
And besought him, that they might onely touch the hemme of his garment;
and as many as touched, were made perfectly whole.