The Beheading of John
(Mark 6:14–29; Luke 9:7–9)
3 Now Herod had arrested John and bound him and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, 4 because John had been telling him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.” 5 Although Herod wanted to kill John, he was afraid of the people, because they regarded John as a prophet.
8 Prompted by her mother, she said, “Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist.”
11 John’s head was brought in on a platter and presented to the girl, who carried it to her mother.
12 Then John’s disciples came and took his body and buried it. And they went and informed Jesus.
The Feeding of the Five Thousand
(Mark 6:30–44;Luke 9:10–17; John 6:1–15)
13 When Jesus heard about John, He withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. But the crowds found out about it and followed Him on foot from the towns. 14 When He stepped ashore and saw a large crowd, He had compassion on them and healed their sick.
15 When evening came, the disciples came to Him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the hour is already late. Dismiss the crowds so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”
17 “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.
Jesus Walks on Water
(Mark 6:45–52;John 6:16–21)
22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowds. 23 After He had sent them away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. When evening came, He was there alone, 24 but the boat was already far a from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
25 During the fourth watch of the night, b Jesus went out to them, walking on the sea. 26 When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost!” they said, and cried out in fear.
27 But Jesus spoke up at once:
28 “Lord, if it is You,” Peter replied, “command me to come to You on the water.”
31 Immediately Jesus reached out His hand and took hold of Peter.
Jesus Heals at Gennesaret
34 When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret. 35 And when the men of that place recognized Jesus, they sent word to all the surrounding region. People brought all the sick to Him 36 and begged Him just to let them touch the fringe of His cloak. And all who touched Him were healed.
24 a Greek many stadia ; a stadion was about 607 feet or 185 meters
25 b That is, between three and six in the morning
30 c Literally when he saw the strong wind ; NE and WH do not include strong .