6:45 And immediately he made his talmidim get into the boat, and to go ahead to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he himself sent the crowd away. 46 After he had taken leave of them, he went up the mountain to pray.
47 When evening had come, the boat was in the midst of the sea, and he was alone on the land. 48 He saw them distressed in rowing, for the wind was against them. In the watch between three and six in the morning he came to them, walking on the sea, and he would have passed by them, 49 but they, when they saw him walking on the sea, supposed that it was a ghost, and began to scream; 50 for they all saw him, and were troubled. But he immediately spoke with them, and said to them, “Cheer up. It is I. Do not be afraid.” 51 And he got into the boat with them, and the wind ceased. And they were completely profusely astonished among themselves; 52 for they had not understood about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened.
53 When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret, and moored to the shore. 54 When they had come out of the boat, immediately the people recognized him, 55 and ran around that whole region, and began to bring those who were sick, on their mats, to where they heard he was. 56 Wherever he entered, into villages, or into cities, or into the country, they placed the sick in the marketplaces, and begged him that they might touch just the fringe of his garment; and everyone who touched him were made well.
7:1 Then the Pharisees, and some of the scribes gathered together to him, having come from Jerusalem. 2 Now when they saw some of his talmidim eating bread with defiled, that is, unwashed, hands, they found fault. 3 (For the Pharisees, and all Jewish people, do not eat unless they wash their hands and forearms, holding to the Tradition of the Elders. 4 They do not eat when they come from the marketplace unless they wash. And there are many other things which they have received and hold to, the washing of cups and pitchers and copper vessels and dining couches.) 5 The Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why do your talmidim not walk according to the Tradition of the Elders, but eat their bread with unwashed hands?”
6 He said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written,
‘This people honors me with their lips,
but their heart is far from me.
7 And in vain do they worship me,
teaching instructions that are the commandments of humans.’
8 “Having left the commandment of God, you hold tightly to human tradition.” 9 He said to them, “Full well do you reject the commandment of God, that you may establish your tradition. 10 For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother;’ and, ‘Anyone who speaks evil of father or mother, let him be put to death.’ 11 But you say, ‘If anyone tells his father or mother, “Whatever profit you might have received from me is Corban, that is to say, given to God;”‘ 12 then you no longer allow him to do anything for his father or his mother, 13 making void the word of God by your tradition, which you have handed down. You do many things like this.”
14 And he called the crowd to himself again, and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand. 15 There is nothing from outside of the person, that going into him can defile him; but the things which proceed out of the person are what defile the person.” 16
17 When he had entered into a house away from the crowd, his talmidim asked him about the parable. 18 He said to them, “Are you thus without understanding also? Do you not perceive that whatever goes into the person from outside cannot defile him, 19 because it does not go into his heart, but into his stomach, then into the latrine, cleansing all the foods?” 20 He said, “That which proceeds out of the man, that defiles the man. 21 For from within, out of a person’s heart, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, sexual sins, murders, thefts, 22 covetings, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness. 23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.”
24 From there he arose, and went away into the region of Tyre and Sidon. He entered into a house, and did not want anyone to know it, but he could not escape notice. 25 But immediately a woman whose young daughter had an unclean spirit heard of him and came and fell at his feet. 26 Now the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by race. She begged him that he would cast the demon out of her daughter. 27 And he said to her, “Let the children be filled first, for it is not appropriate to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.”
28 But she answered and said to him, “Yes, Lord, but even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.”
29 He said to her, “For this saying, go your way. The demon has gone out of your daughter.”
30 And when she went away to her house, she found the child lying on the bed, the demon having left.
31 Again he departed from the borders of Tyre, and came through Sidon to the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the region of Decapolis. 32 They brought to him one who was deaf and had a speech difficulty, and they begged Yeshua to lay his hand on him. 33 He took him aside from the crowd, privately, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat, and touched his tongue. 34 Looking up to heaven, he sighed, and said to him, “Ephphatha.” that is, “Be opened.” 35 And his ears were opened, and the impediment of his tongue was released, and he spoke clearly. 36 He commanded them that they should tell no one, but the more he commanded them, so much the more widely they proclaimed it. 37 They were astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well. He makes even the deaf hear, and the mute speak.”
8:1 In those days, when there was a large crowd, and they had nothing to eat, he called the talmidim to himself, and said to them, 2 “I have compassion on the crowd, because they have stayed with me now three days, and have nothing to eat. 3 If I send them away fasting to their home, they will faint on the way, and some of them have come a long way.”
4 His talmidim answered him, “From where could one satisfy these people with bread here in a deserted place?”
5 He asked them, “How many loaves do you have?” They said, “Seven.”
6 He commanded the crowd to sit down on the ground, and he took the seven loaves. Having given thanks, he broke them, and gave them to his talmidim to serve, and they served the crowd. 7 They had a few small fish. Having blessed them, he said to serve these also. 8 They ate, and were filled. They took up seven baskets of broken pieces that were left over. 9 Now they were about four thousand. Then he sent them away.
10 Immediately he entered into the boat with his talmidim, and came into the region of Dalmanutha. 11 The Pharisees came out and began to question him, seeking from him a sign from heaven, and testing him. 12 He sighed deeply in his spirit, and said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to this generation.”
13 And he left them, and got into the boat again, and went to the other side. 14 Now they forgot to take bread; and they did not have more than one loaf in the boat with them. 15 He warned them, saying, “Watch out; guard yourselves against the hametz of the Pharisees and the hametz of Herod.”
16 And they began discussing among themselves that they had no bread.
17 He, perceiving it, said to them, “Why do you reason that it’s because you have no bread? Do you not perceive yet, neither understand? Are your hearts hardened? 18 Having eyes, do you not see? Having ears, do you not hear? Do you not remember? 19 When I broke the five loaves among the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?”
They told him, “Twelve.”
20 “When the seven loaves fed the four thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?”
And they said, “Seven.”
21 He asked them, “Do you not yet understand?”
22 He came to Bethsaida. They brought a blind man to him, and begged Yeshua to touch him. 23 He took hold of the blind man by the hand, and brought him out of the village. When he had spit on his eyes, and placed his hands on him, he asked him, “Do you see anything?”
24 He looked up, and said, “I see people; they look like trees walking.”
25 Then again he laid his hands on his eyes. He made him look up, and was restored, and saw everything clearly. 26 He sent him away to his house, saying, “Do not enter into the village.”
27 Yeshua went out, with his talmidim, into the villages of Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked his talmidim, “Who do people say that I am?”
28 And they said to him, saying, “John the Immerser, and others say Elijah, but others: one of the prophets.”
29 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
Peter answered and said to him, “You are the Messiah.”
30 He commanded them that they should tell no one about him. 31 He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders, the chief cohanim, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 He spoke to them openly. Peter took him, and began to rebuke him. 33 But he, turning around, and seeing his talmidim, rebuked Peter, and said, “Get behind me, Satan. For you have in mind not the things of God, but the things of man.”
34 He called the crowd to himself with his talmidim, and said to them, “If anyone wants to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 35 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it; and whoever will lose his life for my sake and the sake of the Good News will save it. 36 For what does it profit a person to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? 37 Or what will a person give in exchange for his soul? 38 For whoever will be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man also will be ashamed of him, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”
9:1 He said to them, “Truly I tell you, there are some standing here who will in no way taste death until they see the Kingdom of God come with power.”
2 After six days Yeshua took with him Peter, Jacob, and John, and brought them up onto a high mountain privately by themselves, and he was changed into another form in front of them. 3 His clothing became glistening, exceedingly white, such as no launderer on earth can whiten them. 4 Elijah and Moses appeared to them, and they were talking with Yeshua.
5 Peter said to Yeshua, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us make three tents: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” 6 For he did not know what to answer, for they became very afraid.
7 A cloud came, overshadowing them, and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.”
8 Suddenly looking around, they saw no one with them anymore, except Yeshua alone.
9 As they were coming down from the mountain, he commanded them that they should tell no one what things they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead. 10 They kept this saying to themselves, questioning what the “rising from the dead” meant.
11 They asked him, saying, “Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?”
12 And he said to them, “Elijah indeed comes first, and restores all things. And why is it written of the Son of Man that he should suffer many things and be rejected? 13 But I tell you that Elijah has come, and they have also done to him whatever they wanted to, even as it is written about him.”
14 And when they came to the talmidim, they saw a large crowd around them, and scribes questioning them. 15 Immediately all the crowd, when they saw him, were greatly amazed, and running to him greeted him. 16 He asked them, “What are you arguing about with them?”
17 And one out of the crowd answered him, “Teacher, I brought to you my son, who has a mute spirit; 18 and wherever it seizes him, it throws him down, and he foams at the mouth, and grinds his teeth, and wastes away. I asked your talmidim to cast it out, and they weren’t able.”
19 And answering, he said to them, “You unbelieving generation, how long must I be with you? How long must I put up with you? Bring him to me.”
20 They brought him to him, and when he saw him, immediately the spirit convulsed him, and he fell on the ground, wallowing and foaming at the mouth.
21 He asked his father, “How long has it been since this has come to him?”
He said, “From childhood. 22 And it has often cast him both into fire and into water, to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us, and help us.”
23 Yeshua said to him, “‘If you can?’ All things are possible to him who believes.”
24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe. Help my unbelief.”
25 When Yeshua saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to him, “You deaf and mute spirit, I command you, come out of him, and never enter him again.”
26 Having screamed, and convulsed greatly, it came out of him. The boy became like one dead; so much that most of them said, “He is dead.” 27 But Yeshua took him by the hand, and raised him up; and he arose.
28 And when he had come into the house, his talmidim asked him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?” 29 And he said to them, “This kind can come out by nothing, except by prayer and fasting.”
30 They went out from there, and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it. 31 For he was teaching his talmidim, and said to them, “The Son of Man is being handed over to the hands of men, and they will kill him; and when he is killed, after three days he will rise again.”
32 But they did not understand the saying, and were afraid to ask him.
33 He came to Capernaum, and when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you arguing on the way?”
34 But they were silent, for they had disputed one with another on the way about who was the greatest.
35 And he sat down, and called the twelve; and he said to them, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be last of all, and servant of all.” 36 He took a little child, and set him in the midst of them. Taking him in his arms, he said to them, 37 “Whoever receives one such little child in my name, receives me, and whoever receives me, does not receive me, but him who sent me.”