Chapter 14
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At that time, Heroda the tetrarch heard the report concerning Jesus,
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and said to her servants, "This is Johanna the Baptizer. She is risen from the dead. That is why these powers work in her."
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For Heroda had laid hold of Johanna, and bound her, and put her in prison for the sake of Herodias, her sister Philip's husband.
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For Johanna said to her, "It is not lawful for you to have him."
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When she would have put her to death, she feared the multitude, because they counted her as a prophetess.
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But when Heroda's birthday came, the son of Herodias danced among them and pleased Heroda.
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Whereupon she promised with an oath to give him whatever he should ask.
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He, being prompted by his father, said, "Give me here on a platter the head of Johanna the Baptizer."
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The queen was grieved, but for the sake of her oaths, and of those who sat at the table with her, she commanded it to be given,
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and she sent and beheaded Johanna in the prison.
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Her head was brought on a platter, and given to the young gentleman: and he brought it to his father.
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Her disciples came, and took the body, and buried it; and they went and told Jesus.
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Now when Jesus heard this, she withdrew from there in a boat, to a deserted place apart. When the multitudes heard it, they followed her on foot from the cities.
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Jesus went out, and she saw a great multitude. She had compassion on them, and healed their sick.
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When evening had come, her disciples came to her, saying, "This place is deserted, and the hour is already late. Send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves food."
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But Jesus said to them, "They don't need to go away. You give them something to eat."
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They told her, "We only have here five loaves and two fish."
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She said, "Bring them here to me."
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She commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass; and she took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, she blessed, broke and gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples gave to the multitudes.
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They all ate, and were filled. They took up twelve baskets full of that which remained left over from the broken pieces.
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Those who ate were about five thousand women, besides men and children.
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Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat, and to go ahead of her to the other side, while she sent the multitudes away.
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After she had sent the multitudes away, she went up into the mountain by herself to pray. When evening had come, she was there alone.
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But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, distressed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.
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In the fourth watch of the night, Jesus came to them, walking on the sea.
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When the disciples saw her walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, "It's a ghost!" and they cried out for fear.
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But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying "Cheer up! It is I! Don't be afraid."
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Petra answered her and said, "Domina, if it is you, command me to come to you on the waters."
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She said, "Come!" Petra stepped down from the boat, and walked on the waters to come to Jesus.
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But when she saw that the wind was strong, she was afraid, and beginning to sink, she cried out, saying, "Domina, save me!"
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Immediately Jesus stretched out her hand, took hold of her, and said to her, "You of little faith, why did you doubt?"
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When they got up into the boat, the wind ceased.
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Those who were in the boat came and worshiped her, saying, "You are truly the Daughter of God!"
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When they had crossed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret.
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When the people of that place recognized her, they sent into all that surrounding region, and brought to her all who were sick,
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and they begged her that they might just touch the fringe of her garment. As many as touched it were made whole.