NASB — Mark 6 — KJV

Teaching at Nazareth

1 aJesus went out from there and *came into IbHis hometown; and His disciples *followed Him. 2 When the Sabbath came, He began ato teach in the synagogue; and the bmany listeners were astonished, saying, “Where did this man [get] these things, and what is [this] wisdom given to Him, and such Imiracles as these performed by His hands? 3 Is not this athe carpenter, bthe son of Mary, and brother of IJames and Joses and Judas and Simon? Are not cHis sisters here with us?” And they took doffense at Him. 4 Jesus said to them, aA prophet is not without honor except in Ibhis hometown and among his [own] relatives and in his [own] household.” 5 And He could do no Imiracle there except that He alaid His hands on a few sick people and healed them. 6 And He wondered at their unbelief.

aAnd He was going around the villages teaching.

[1] IOr His own part of the country aMk 6:1-6: Mt 13:54-58 bMt 13:54, 57; Lk 4:16, 23
[2] IOr works of power aMt 4:23; Mk 10:1 bMt 7:28
[3] IOr Jacob aMt 13:55 bMt 12:46 cMt 13:56 dMt 11:6
[4] IOr his own part of the country aMt 13:57; Jn 4:44 bMk 6:1
[5] IOr work of power aMk 5:23
[6] aMt 9:35; Mk 1:39; 10:1; Lk 13:22

The Twelve Sent Out

7aAnd bHe *summoned the twelve and began to send them out cin pairs, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits; 8 aand He instructed them that they should take nothing for [their] journey, except a mere staff—no bread, no Ibag, no money in their belt9 but I[to] wear sandals; and [He added], “Do not put on two IItunics.” 10 And He said to them, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you Ileave town. 11 Any place that does not receive you or listen to you, as you go out from there, ashake the dust Ioff the soles of your feet for a testimony against them.” 12 aThey went out and Ipreached that [men] should repent. 13 And they were casting out many demons and awere anointing with oil many sick people and healing them.

[7] aMk 6:7-11: Mt 10:1, 9-14; Lk 9:1, 3-5; Lk 10:4-11 bMt 10:1, 5; Mk 3:13; Lk 9:1 cLk 10:1
[8] IOr knapsack or beggar’s bag aMt 10:10
[9] ILit being shod with IIOr inner garments
[10] ILit go out from there
[11] ILit under your feet aMt 10:14; Ac 13:51
[12] IOr proclaimed as a herald aMt 11:1; Lk 9:6
[13] aJm 5:14

John’s Fate Recalled

14aAnd King Herod heard [of it], for His name had become well known; and [people] were saying, “bJohn the Baptist has risen from the dead, and that is why these miraculous powers are at work in Him.” 15 But others were saying, “He is aElijah.” And others were saying, “[He is] ba prophet, like one of the prophets [of old].” 16 But when Herod heard [of it], he kept saying, “John, whom I beheaded, has risen!”

[14] aMk 6:14-29: Mt 14:1-12; Mk 6:14-16: Lk 9:7-9 bMt 14:2; Lk 9:19
[15] aMt 16:14; Mk 8:28 bMt 21:11

17 ¶ For Herod himself had sent and had John arrested and bound in prison on account of aHerodias, the wife of his brother Philip, because he had married her. 18 For John had been saying to Herod, “aIt is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.” 19 aHerodias had a grudge against him and wanted to put him to death and could not [do so]; 20 for aHerod was afraid of John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. And when he heard him, he was very perplexed; Ibut he IIused to enjoy listening to him. 21 A strategic day came when Herod on his birthday agave a banquet for his lords and Imilitary commanders and the leading men bof Galilee; 22 and when the daughter of aHerodias herself came in and danced, she pleased Herod and Ihis dinner guests; and the king said to the girl, “Ask me for whatever you want and I will give it to you.” 23 And he swore to her, “Whatever you ask of me, I will give it to you; up to ahalf of my kingdom.” 24 And she went out and said to her mother, “What shall I ask for?” And she said, “The head of John the Baptist.” 25 Immediately she came in a hurry to the king and asked, saying, “I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter.” 26 And although the king was very sorry, [yet] because of his oaths and because of Ihis dinner guests, he was unwilling to refuse her. 27 Immediately the king sent an executioner and commanded [him] to bring [back] his head. And he went and had him beheaded in the prison, 28 and brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl; and the girl gave it to her mother. 29 When his disciples heard [about this], they came and took away his body and laid it in a tomb.

[17] aMt 14:3; Lk 3:19
[18] aMt 14:4
[19] aMt 14:3
[20] ILit and IILit was hearing him gladly aMt 21:26
[21] II.e. chiliarchs, in command of a thousand troops aEs 1:3; 2:18 bLk 3:1
[22] ILit those who reclined at the table with him aMt 14:3
[23] aEs 5:3, 6; 7:2
[26] ILit those reclining at the table

30aThe bapostles *gathered together with Jesus; and they reported to Him all that they had done and taught. 31 And He *said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while.” (For there were many [people] coming and going, and athey did not even have time to eat.) 32 aThey went away in bthe boat to a secluded place by themselves.

[30] aLk 9:10 bMt 10:2; Mk 3:14; Lk 6:13; 9:10; 17:5; 22:14; 24:10; Ac 1:2, 26
[31] aMk 3:20
[32] aMk 6:32-44: Mt 14:13-21; Lk 9:10-17; Jn 6:5-13; Mk 8:2-9 bMk 3:9; 4:36; 6:45

Five Thousand Fed

33 [The people] saw them going, and many recognized [them] and ran there together on foot from all the cities, and got there ahead of them. 34 When Jesus went Iashore, He asaw a large crowd, and He felt compassion for them because bthey were like sheep without a shepherd; and He began to teach them many things. 35 When it was already quite late, His disciples came to Him and said, “IThis place is desolate and it is already quite late; 36 send them away so that they may go into the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves Isomething to eat.” 37 But He answered them, “You give them [something] to eat!” aAnd they *said to Him, “Shall we go and spend two hundred Ibdenarii on bread and give them [something] to eat?” 38 And He *said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go look!” And when they found out, they *said, “Five, and two fish.” 39 And He commanded them all to Isit down by groups on the green grass. 40 They Isat down in groups of hundreds and of fifties. 41 And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up toward heaven, He ablessed [the food] and broke the loaves and He kept giving [them] to the disciples to set before them; and He divided up the two fish among them all. 42 They all ate and were satisfied, 43 and they picked up twelve full abaskets of the broken pieces, and also of the fish. 44 There were afive thousand men who ate the loaves.

[34] ILit out aMt 9:36 bNu 27:17; 1K 22:17; 2Ch 18:16; Zc 10:2
[35] ILit The
[36] ILit what they may eat
[37] IThe denarius was equivalent to one day’s wage aJn 6:7 bMt 18:28; Lk 7:41
[39] ILit recline
[40] ILit reclined
[41] aMt 14:19
[43] aMt 14:20
[44] aMt 14:21

Jesus Walks on the Water

45aImmediately Jesus made His disciples get into bthe boat and go ahead of [Him] to the other side to cBethsaida, while He Himself was sending the crowd away. 46 After abidding them farewell, He left bfor the mountain to pray.

[45] aMk 6:45-51: Mt 14:22-32; Jn 6:15-21 bMk 6:32 cMt 11:21; Mk 8:22
[46] aAc 18:18, 21; 2Co 2:13 bMt 14:23

47 ¶ When it was evening, the boat was in the middle of the sea, and He was alone on the land. 48 Seeing them Istraining at the oars, for the wind was against them, at about the IIafourth watch of the night He *came to them, walking on the sea; and He intended to pass by them. 49 But when they saw Him walking on the sea, they supposed that it was a ghost, and cried out; 50 for they all saw Him and were Iterrified. But immediately He spoke with them and *said to them, aTake courage; it is I, bdo not be afraid.” 51 Then He got into athe boat with them, and the wind stopped; and they were utterly astonished, 52 for athey Ihad not gained any insight from the [incident of] the loaves, but IItheir heart bwas hardened.

[48] ILit harassed in rowing III.e. 3-6 a.m. aMt 24:43; Mk 13:35
[50] IOr troubled aMt 9:2 bMt 14:27
[51] aMk 6:32
[52] ILit had not understood on the basis of IIOr their mind was closed, made dull, or insensible aMk 8:17ff bRo 11:7

Healing at Gennesaret

53aWhen they had crossed over they came to land at Gennesaret, and moored to the shore. 54 When they got out of the boat, immediately [the people] recognized Him, 55 and ran about that whole country and began to carry here and there on their pallets those who were sick, to Ithe place they heard He was. 56 Wherever He entered villages, or cities, or countryside, they were laying the sick in the market places, and imploring Him that they might just atouch bthe fringe of His cloak; and as many as touched it were being cured.

[53] aMk 6:53-56: Mt 14:34-36; Jn 6:24, 25
[55] ILit where they were hearing that He was
[56] aMk 3:10 bMt 9:20; Nu 15:37-40


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Christ is contemned of his countrymen.

1 ¶ And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him. 2 And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing [him] were astonished, saying, From whence hath this [man] these things? and what wisdom [is] this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands? 3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him. 4 But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house. 5 And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed [them]. 6 And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.

[1] Mt 13:54; Lk 4:16.
[2] Mk 1:21, 39; Lk 4:15, 31; Jn 6:42; 7:15; Ac 4:13.
[3] Is 49:7; 53:2; Mt 11:6; 12:46; 13:55, 57; Mk 3:18; 15:40; Lk 2:34; 4:22, 23; 7:23; Jn 6:42, 60; 14:22; Ac 1:13; 1Co 1:23; 9:4; Ga 1:19; 1P 2:4; Jde 1:1.
[4] Jr 11:21; 12:6; Mt 13:57; Lk 4:24; Jn 4:44.
[5] Gn 19:22; 32:25; Is 59:1; Mt 13:58; Mk 9:23; He 4:2.
[6] Is 59:16; Jr 2:11; Mt 4:23; 8:10; 9:35; Lk 4:31, 44; 13:22; Jn 9:30; Ac 10:38.

He giveth the twelve power over unclean spirits.

7 ¶ And he called [unto him] the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits; 8 And commanded them that they should take nothing for [their] journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in [their] purse: 9 But [be] shod with sandals; and not put on two coats. 10 And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place. 11 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. 12 And they went out, and preached that men should repent. 13 And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed [them].

[7] Ex 4:14; Ec 4:9; Mt 10:1; Mk 3:13; 16:17; Lk 6:13; 9:1; 10:3, 17; Rv 11:3.
[8] Mt 10:9; Lk 9:3; 10:4; 22:35.
[9] Ac 12:8; Ep 6:15.
[10] Mt 10:11; Lk 9:4; 10:7; Ac 16:15; 17:5.
[11] Ne 5:13; Ezk 16:48; Mt 10:14, 15; 11:20; 12:36; Lk 9:5; 10:10, 12; Jn 15:22; Ac 13:50; 18:6; Ro 2:5, 16; He 6:4; 10:26; 2P 2:6, 9; 3:7; 1Jn 4:17; Jde 1:7.
[12] Ezk 18:30; Mt 3:2, 8; 4:17; 9:13; 11:20; Mk 1:3, 15; Lk 11:32; 13:3, 5; 15:7, 10; 24:47; Ac 2:38; 3:19; 11:18; 20:21; 26:20; 2Co 7:9; 2Ti 2:25.
[13] Mk 6:7; Lk 10:17; Jm 5:14.

Divers opinions of the Christ.

14 And king Herod heard [of him]; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him. 15 Others said, That it is Elias. And others said, That it is a prophet, or as one of the prophets. 16 But when Herod heard [thereof], he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead. 17 For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her. 18 For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife. 19 Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not: 20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly. 21 And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief [estates] of Galilee; 22 And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give [it] thee. 23 And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give [it] thee, unto the half of my kingdom. 24 And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist. 25 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 Baptist. 26 And the king was exceeding sorry; [yet] for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her.

[14] 2Ch 26:8, 15; Mt 9:31; 14:1; Mk 1:28, 45; 6:22, 26; Lk 3:1; 9:7; 13:31; 23:7; 1Th 1:8.
[15] Mal 4:5; Mt 16:14; 17:10; 21:11; Mk 8:28; 9:12; 15:35; Lk 1:17; 7:16, 39; 9:8, 19; Jn 1:21, 25; 6:14; 7:40; 9:17; Ac 3:22.
[16] Gn 40:10; Ps 53:5; Mt 14:2; 27:4; Lk 9:9; Rv 11:10.
[17] Mt 4:12; 11:2; 14:3; Lk 3:1, 19.
[18] Lv 18:16; 20:21; 1K 22:14; Ezk 3:18; Mt 14:3; Ac 20:26; 24:24.
[19] Gn 39:17; 1K 21:20; Ec 7:9; Ep 4:26.
[20] Ex 11:3; 1K 21:20; 2K 3:12; 6:21; 13:14; 2Ch 24:2, 15; 26:5; Ps 106:12; Ezk 2:5; 33:32; Dn 4:18, 27; 5:17; Mt 14:5; 21:26; Mk 4:16; 11:18; Jn 5:35.
[21] Gn 27:41; 40:20; 2S 13:23; Es 1:3; 2:18; 3:7; Ps 37:12; Pv 31:4; Dn 5:1; Ho 7:5; Ac 12:2; 1P 4:3; Rv 11:10.
[22] Es 1:10; Is 3:16; Dn 5:2; Mt 14:6.
[23] 1S 28:10; 2K 6:31; Es 5:3, 6; 7:2; Pv 6:2; Mt 4:9; 5:34; 14:7.
[24] Gn 27:8; 2Ch 22:3; Jb 31:31; Ps 27:2; 37:12, 14; Pv 27:3; Ezk 19:2; Mt 14:8; Ac 23:12.
[25] Nu 7:13, 19; Pv 1:16; Ro 3:15.
[26] Mt 14:9; 27:3, 24.

John the Baptist is beheaded,

27 And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison, 28 And brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the damsel: and the damsel gave it to her mother.

[27] Mt 14:10.

and buried.

29 And when his disciples heard [of it], they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.

[29] 1K 13:29; 2Ch 24:16; Mt 14:12; 27:57; Ac 8:2.

The Apostles return from preaching.

30 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 as to eat. 32 And they departed into a desert place by ship privately. 33 And the people saw them departing, and many knew him, and ran afoot thither out of all cities, and outwent them, and came together unto him.

[30] Mk 6:7; Lk 9:10; 10:17; Ac 1:1; 20:18; 1Ti 4:12; Tit 2:6; 1P 5:2.
[31] Mt 14:13; Mk 1:45; 3:7, 20; Jn 6:1.
[32] Mt 14:13.
[33] Mt 15:29; Mk 6:54; Jn 6:2; Jm 1:19.

The miracle of five loaves and two fishes.

34 And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things. 35 And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came unto him, and said, This is a desert place, and now the time [is] far passed: 36 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. 37 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? 38 He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes. 39 And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass. 40 And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties. 41 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 he among them all. 42 And they did all eat, and were filled. 43 And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes. 44 And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men. 45 And straightway he constrained his disciples to get into the ship, and to go to the other side before unto Bethsaida, while he sent away the people. 46 And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray. 47 And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land.

[34] Nu 27:17; 1K 22:17; 2Ch 18:16; Is 61:1; Jr 50:6; Zc 10:2; Mt 9:36; 14:14; 15:32; Lk 9:11; Ro 15:2; He 2:17; 4:15.
[35] Mt 14:15; Lk 9:12; Jn 6:5.
[36] Mt 15:23; 16:22; Mk 3:21; 5:31.
[37] Nu 11:13, 21; 2K 4:42; 7:2; Mt 14:16; 15:32, 33; 18:28; Mk 8:2; Lk 9:13; Jn 6:4, 7.
[38] Mt 14:17; 15:34; Mk 8:5; Lk 9:13; Jn 6:9.
[39] 1K 10:5; Es 1:5; Mt 15:35; 1Co 14:33, 40.
[40] Lk 9:14.
[41] Dt 8:10; 1S 9:13; Mt 14:19; 15:36; 26:26; Mk 7:34; 8:6; 14:22; Lk 9:16; 24:30; Jn 6:11, 23; 11:41; 17:1; Ac 27:35; Ro 14:6; 1Co 10:31; Col 3:17; 1Ti 4:4.
[42] Dt 8:3; 2K 4:42; Ps 145:15; Mt 14:20; 15:37; Mk 8:8; Lk 9:17; Jn 6:12.
[43] Mk 8:19.
[45] Mt 11:21, 23; 14:22; Mk 8:22; Lk 10:13; Jn 6:15, 18; 12:21.
[46] Mt 6:6; 14:23; Mk 1:35; Lk 6:12; 1P 2:21.
[47] Mt 14:23; Jn 6:16.

Christ walketh on the sea:

48 And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them. 49 But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out: 50 For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid. 51 And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered. 52 For they considered not [the miracle] of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.

[48] Gn 19:2; 32:26; Ex 14:24; 1S 11:11; Jb 9:8; Ps 93:4; 104:3; Is 54:11; Mt 14:24; Lk 12:38; 24:28; Jn 1:13.
[49] Jb 4:14; 9:8; Mt 14:25; Lk 24:37.
[50] Is 43:2; Mt 14:27; Lk 24:38; Jn 6:19; 20:19.
[51] Ps 93:3; 107:28; Mt 8:26; 14:28; Mk 1:27; 2:12; 4:39, 41; 5:42; 7:37; Lk 8:24; Jn 6:21.
[52] Is 63:17; Mt 16:9; Mk 3:5; 7:18; 8:17, 21; 16:14; Lk 24:25.

and healeth all that touch him.

53 And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret, and drew to the shore. 54 And when they were come out of the ship, straightway they knew him, 55 And ran through that whole region round about, and began to carry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard he was. 56 And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.

[53] Mt 14:34; Lk 5:1; Jn 6:24.
[54] Ps 9:10; Php 3:10.
[55] Mt 4:24; Mk 2:1; 3:7.
[56] Nu 15:38; Dt 22:12; 2K 13:21; Mt 9:20; Mk 3:10; 5:27; Lk 6:19; 8:44; 22:51; Ac 4:9, 12; 5:15.


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