Matthew Chapter 14 Darby English Bible

Matthew 14:1

At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,

Matthew 14:2

and said to his servants, This is John the baptist: *he* is risen from the dead, and because of this these works of power display their force in him.

Matthew 14:3

For Herod had seized John, and had bound him and put him in prison on account of Herodias the wife of Philip his brother.

Matthew 14:4

For John said to him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.

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And [while] desiring to kill him, he feared the crowd, because they held him for a prophet.

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But when Herod's birthday was celebrated, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod;

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whereupon he promised with oath to give her whatsoever she should ask.

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But she, being set on by her mother, says, Give me here upon a dish the head of John the baptist.

Matthew 14:9

And the king was grieved; but on account of the oaths, and those lying at table with [him], he commanded [it] to be given.

Matthew 14:10

And he sent and beheaded John in the prison;

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and his head was brought upon a dish, and was given to the damsel, and she carried [it] to her mother.

Matthew 14:12

And his disciples came and took the body and buried it, and came and brought word to Jesus.

Matthew 14:13

And Jesus, having heard it, went away thence by ship to a desert place apart. And the crowds having heard [of it] followed him on foot from the cities.

Matthew 14:14

And going out he saw a great crowd, and was moved with compassion about them, and healed their infirm.

Matthew 14:15

But when even was come, his disciples came to him saying, The place is desert, and [much of] the [day] time already gone by; dismiss the crowds, that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.

Matthew 14:16

But Jesus said to them, They have no need to go: give *ye* them to eat.

Matthew 14:17

But they say to him, We have not here save five loaves and two fishes.

Matthew 14:18

And he said, Bring them here to me.

Matthew 14:19

And having commanded the crowds to recline upon the grass, having taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed: and having broken the loaves, he gave [them] to the disciples, and the disciples [gave them] to the crowds.

Matthew 14:20

And all ate and were filled, and they took up what was over and above of fragments twelve hand-baskets full.

Matthew 14:21

But those that had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

Matthew 14:22

And immediately he compelled the disciples to go on board ship, and to go on before him to the other side, until he should have dismissed the crowds.

Matthew 14:23

And having dismissed the crowds, he went up into the mountain apart to pray. And when even was come, he was alone there,

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but the ship was already in the middle of the sea tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.

Matthew 14:25

But in the fourth watch of the night he went off to them, walking on the sea.

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And the disciples, seeing him walking on the sea, were troubled, saying, It is an apparition. And they cried out through fear.

Matthew 14:27

But Jesus immediately spoke to them, saying, Take courage; it is *I*: be not afraid.

Matthew 14:28

And Peter answering him said, Lord, if it be *thou*, command me to come to thee upon the waters.

Matthew 14:29

And he said, Come. And Peter, having descended from the ship, walked upon the waters to go to Jesus.

Matthew 14:30

But seeing the wind strong he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, Lord, save me.

Matthew 14:31

And immediately Jesus stretched out his hand and caught hold of him, and says to him, O thou of little faith, why didst thou doubt?

Matthew 14:32

And when they had gone up into the ship, the wind fell.

Matthew 14:33

But those in the ship came and did homage to him, saying, Truly thou art God's Son.

Matthew 14:34

And having crossed over they came to the land of Gennesaret.

Matthew 14:35

And when the men of that place recognised him, they sent to that whole country around, and they brought to him all that were ill,

Matthew 14:36

and besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment; and as many as touched were made thoroughly well.