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Mark 6

Mark :Introduction 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

The People of Nazareth Turn against Jesus
(Matthew 13.53-58; Luke 4.16-30)
1 Jesus left and returned to his hometown
g 6.1 hometown: Nazareth.
with his disciples.
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1 And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him.
2 The next Sabbath he taught in the Jewish meeting place. Many of the people who heard him were amazed and asked, “How can he do all this? Where did he get such wisdom and the power to work these miracles? 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 Isn't he the carpenter,
h 6.3 carpenter: The Greek word may also mean someone who builds or works with stone or brick.
the son of Mary? Aren't James, Joseph, Judas, and Simon his brothers? Don't his sisters still live here in our town?” The people were very unhappy because of what he was doing.
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.
offended: scandalized in, or, by him
4 But Jesus said, “Prophets are honored by everyone, except the people of their hometown and their relatives and their own family.”
6.4 Jn 4.43
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 Jesus could not work any miracles there, except to heal a few sick people by placing his hands on them. 5 And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.
6 He was surprised that the people did not have any faith.
Instructions for the Twelve Apostles
(Matthew 10.5-15; Luke 9.1-6)
Jesus taught in all the neighboring villages.
6 And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.
7 Then he called together his twelve apostles and sent them out two by two with power over evil 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 He told them, “You may take along a walking stick. But don't carry food or a traveling bag or any money.
6.8-11 Lk 10.4-11.
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:
money: the word signifieth a piece of brass money, in value somewhat less than a farthing
9 It's all right to wear sandals, but don't take along a change of clothes. 9 But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats.
10 When you are welcomed into a home, stay there until you leave that town. 10 And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place.
11 If any place won't welcome you or listen to your message, leave and shake the dust from your feet
i 6.11 shake the dust from your feet: This was a way of showing rejection.
as a warning to them.”
6.11 Ac 13.51.
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.
and: Gr. or
12 The apostles left and started telling everyone to turn to God.
12 And they went out, and preached that men should repent.
13 They forced out many demons and healed a lot of sick people by putting olive oil
j 6.13 olive oil: The Jewish people used olive oil as a way of healing people. Sometimes olive oil is a symbol for healing by means of a miracle (see James 5.14).
on them.
6.13 Jas 5.14.
13 And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.
The Death of John the Baptist
(Matthew 14.1-12; Luke 9.7-9)
14 Jesus became so well-known that Herod the ruler
k 6.14 Herod the ruler: Herod Antipas, the son of Herod the Great.
heard about him. Some people thought he was John the Baptist, who had come back to life with the power to work miracles.
6.14,15 Mt 16.14; Mk 8.28; Lk 9.19.
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 thought he was Elijah
l 6.15 Elijah: Many of the Jewish people expected the prophet Elijah to come and prepare the way for the Messiah.
or some other prophet who had lived long ago.
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 about Jesus, he said, “This must be John! I had his head cut off, and now he has come back to life.” 16 But when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead.
17-18 Herod had earlier married Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip. But John had told him, “It isn't right for you to take your brother's wife!” So, in order to please Herodias, Herod arrested John and put him in prison.
6.17,18 Lk 3.19,20.
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.
19 Herodias had a grudge against John and wanted to kill him. But she could not do it
19 Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not:
a quarrel: or, an inward grudge
20 because Herod was afraid of John and protected him. He knew that John was a good and holy man. Even though Herod was confused by what John said,
m 6.20 was confused by what John said: Some manuscripts have “did many things because of what John said.”
he was glad to listen to him. And he often did.
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.
observed him: or, kept him, or, saved him
21 Finally, Herodias got her chance when Herod gave a great birthday celebration for himself and invited his officials, his army officers, and the leaders of Galilee.
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 The daughter of Herodias
n 6.22 Herodias: Some manuscripts have “Herod.”
came in and danced for Herod and his guests. She pleased them so much that Herod said, “Ask for anything, and it's yours!
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 I swear that I will give you as much as half of my kingdom, if you want it.” 23 And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom.
24 The girl left and asked her mother, “What do you think I should ask for?”
Her mother answered, “The head of John the Baptist!”
24 And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.
25 The girl hurried back and told Herod, “Right now on a platter I want 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 The king was very sorry for what he had said. But he did not want to break the promise he had made in front of his guests.
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.
27 At once he ordered a guard to cut off John's head there in prison. 27 And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison,
an...: or, one of his guard
28 The guard put the head on a platter and took it to the girl. Then she gave it to her mother. 28 And brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the damsel: and the damsel gave it to her mother.
29 When John's followers learned that he had been killed, they took his body and put it in a tomb.
29 And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.
Jesus Feeds Five Thousand
(Matthew 14.13-21; Luke 9.10-17; John 6.1-14)
30 After the apostles returned to Jesus,
o 6.30 the apostles returned to Jesus: From the mission on which he had sent them (see 6.7,12,13).
they told him everything they had done and taught.
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 But so many people were coming and going that Jesus and the apostles did not even have a chance to eat. Then Jesus said, “Let's go to a place
p 6.31 a place: This was probably northeast of Lake Galilee (see verse 45).
where we can be alone and get some rest.”
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 They left in a boat for a place where they could be alone. 32 And they departed into a desert place by ship privately.
33 But many people saw them leave and figured out where they were going. So people from every town ran on ahead and got there first. 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.
34 When Jesus got out of the boat, he saw the large crowd that was like sheep without a shepherd. He felt sorry for the people and started teaching them many things.
6.34 Nu 27.17; 1K 22.17; 2Ch 18.16; Ez 34.5; Mt 9.36.
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 That evening the disciples came to Jesus and said, “This place is like a desert, and it is already late.
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 Let the crowds leave, so they can go to the farms and villages near here and buy something to eat.” 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 Jesus replied, “You give them something to eat.”
But they asked him, “Don't you know that it would take almost a year's wages
q 6.37 almost a year's wages: The Greek text has “two hundred silver coins.” Each coin was the average day's wage for a worker.
to buy all of these people something 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?
pennyworth: the Roman penny is sevenpence halfpenny
38 Then Jesus said, “How much bread do you have? Go and see!”
They found out and answered, “We have five small loaves of bread
r 6.38 small loaves of bread: These would have been flat and round or in the shape of a bun.
and two fish.”
38 He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes.
39 Jesus told his disciples to have the people sit down on the green grass. 39 And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass.
40 They sat down in groups of a hundred and groups of fifty. 40 And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.
41 Jesus took the five loaves and the two fish. He looked up toward heaven and blessed the food. Then he broke the bread and handed it to his disciples to give to the people. He also divided the two fish, so that everyone could have some.
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 After everyone had eaten all they wanted,
42 And they did all eat, and were filled.
43 Jesus' disciples picked up twelve large baskets of leftover bread and fish. 43 And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes.
44 There were five thousand men who ate the food.
44 And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men.
Jesus Walks on the Water
(Matthew 14.22-33; John 6.15-21)
45 Right away, Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and start back across to Bethsaida. But he stayed until he had sent the crowds away.
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.
unto...: or, over against Bethsaida
46 Then he told them good-by and went up on the side of a mountain to pray. 46 And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.
47 Later that evening he was still there by himself, and the boat was somewhere in the middle of the lake.
47 And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land.
48 He could see that the disciples were struggling hard, because they were rowing against the wind. Not long before morning, Jesus came toward them. He was walking on the water and was about to pass the boat. 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 When the disciples saw Jesus walking on the water, they thought he was a ghost, and they started screaming.
49 But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out:
50 All of them saw him and were terrified. But at that same time he said, “Don't worry! I am Jesus. Don't be afraid.” 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 He then got into the boat with them, and the wind died down. The disciples were completely confused. 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 Their minds were closed, and they could not understand the true meaning of the loaves of bread. 52 For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.
Jesus Heals Sick People in Gennesaret
(Matthew 14.34-36)
53 Jesus and his disciples crossed the lake and brought the boat to shore near the town of Gennesaret.
53 And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret, and drew to the shore.
54 As soon as they got out of the boat, the people recognized Jesus. 54 And when they were come out of the ship, straightway they knew him,
55 So they ran all over that part of the country to bring their sick people to him on mats. They brought them each time they heard where he was. 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 In every village or farm or marketplace where Jesus went, the people brought their sick to him. They begged him to let them just touch his clothes, and everyone who did was healed. 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.
him: or, it

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