6:25. And when she was come in immediately with haste to the king, she asked, saying: I will that forthwith thou give me in a dish, the head of John the Baptist.
6:26. And the king was struck sad. Yet because of his oath, and because of them that were with him at table, he would not displease her:
6:27. But sending an executioner, he commanded that his head should be brought in a dish.
6:28. And he beheaded him in the prison, and brought his head in a dish: and gave to the damsel, and the damsel gave it her mother.
6:29. Which his disciples hearing came, and took his body, and laid it in a tomb.
6:30. And the apostles coming together unto Jesus, related to him all things that they had done and taught.
6:31. And he said to them: Come apart into a desert place, and rest a little. For there were many coming and going: and they had not so much as time to eat.
6:32. And going up into a ship, they went into a desert place apart.
6:33. And they saw them going away, and many knew: and they ran flocking thither foot from all the cities, and were there before them.
6:34. And Jesus going out saw a great multitude: and he had compassion on them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd, and he began to teach them many things.
6:35. And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came to him, saying: This is a desert place, and the hour is now past:
6:36. Send them away, that going into the next villages and towns, they may buy themselves meat to eat.
6:37. And he answering said to them: Give you them to eat. And they said to him: Let us go and buy bread for two hundred pence, and we will give them to eat.
6:38. And he saith to them: How many loaves have you? go and see. And when they knew, they say: Five, and two fishes.
6:39. And he commanded them that they should make them all sit down by companies upon the green grass.
6:40. And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds and by fifties.
6:41. And when he had taken the five loaves, and the two fishes: looking up to heaven, he blessed, and broke the loaves, and gave to his disciples to set before them: and the two fishes he divided among them all.
6:42. And they all did eat, and had their fill.
6:43. And they took up the leavings, twelve full baskets of fragments, and of the fishes.
6:44. And they that did eat, were five thousand men.
6:45. And immediately he obliged his disciples to go up into the ship, that they might go before him over the water to Bethsaida, whilst he dismissed the people.
6:46. And when he had dismissed them, he went up to the mountain to pray,
6:47. And when it was late, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and himself alone on the land.
6:48. And seeing them labouring in rowing, (for the wind was against them,) and about the fourth watch of the night, he cometh to them walking upon the sea, and he would have passed by them.
6:49. But they seeing him walking upon the sea, thought it was an apparition, and they cried out.
6:50. For they all saw him, and were troubled bled. And immediately he spoke with them, and said to them: Have a good heart, it is I, fear ye not.
6:51. And he went up to them into the ship, and the wind ceased: and they were far more astonished within themselves:
6:52. For they understood not concerning the loaves; for their heart was blinded.
6:53. And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Genezareth, and set to the shore.
6:54. And when they were gone out of the ship, immediately they knew him:
6:55. And running through that whole country, they began to carry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard he was.
6:56. And whithersoever he entered, into towns or into villages or cities, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch but the hem of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.
Mark Chapter 7
Christ rebukes the Pharisees. He heals the daughter of the woman of Chanaan; and the man that was deaf and dumb.
7:1. And there assembled together unto him the Pharisees and some of the scribes, coming from Jerusalem.
7:2. And when they had seen some of his disciples eat bread with common, that is, with unwashed hands, they found fault.
7:3. For the Pharisees and all the Jews eat not without often washing their hands, holding the tradition of the ancients.
7:4. And when they come from the market, unless they be washed, they eat not: and many other things there are that have been delivered to them to observe, the washings of cups and of pots and of brazen vessels and of beds.
7:5. And the Pharisees and scribes asked him: Why do not thy disciples walk according to the tradition of the ancients, but they eat bread with common hands?
7:6. But he answering, said to them: Well did Isaias prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
7:7. And in vain do they worship me, teaching doctrines and precepts of men.
Doctrines and precepts of men... See the annotations, Matt. 15. 9, 11.
7:8. For leaving the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men, the washing of pots and of cups: and many other things you do like to these.
7:9. And he said to them: Well do you make void the commandment of God, that you may keep your own tradition.
7:10. For Moses said: Honour thy father and thy mother. And He that shall curse father or mother, dying let him die.
7:11. But you say: If a man shall say to his father or mother, Corban (which is a gift) whatsoever is from me shall profit thee.
7:12. And further you suffer him not to do any thing for his father or mother,
7:13. Making void the word of God by your own tradition, which you have given forth. And many other such like things you do.
7:14. And calling again the multitude unto him, he said to them: Hear ye me all and understand.
7:15. There is nothing from without a man that entering into him can defile him. But the things which come from a man, those are they that defile a man.