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1. And Eashoa went out of there and came to his town, and his disciples held fast to him.
2. And as it was the Sabbath, he began to teach at the synagogue, and many who heard were amazed, and said, "Where did he get all this?"* And what is this wisdom that has been given to him, that powers such as these are wrought through his hands?
3. "Was not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and the brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And were not his sisters also with us?" And they criticized him.
4. And Eashoa said to them, "No prophet is ever ignored like in his own town and by his own brothers and in his own house."
5. And he was not able to perform any powers there,* except he consecrated his hand on a few sick people and healed them.
6. And he wondered at their lack of faith. And he went around the villages as he taught.
7. And he called his Twelve, and he began to send them two by two, and he gave them authority to cast out evil spirits,
8. And he instructed* them not to take anything for the road, except for only a walking stick, no water jug and no bread, and no money in their purses,
9. Except to wear sandals,* and not to put on two garments.
10. And he said to them, "Whatever house you enter, stay there until you go out [of that area.]
11. "And whoever does not receive you and does not hear you out, when you leave there, shake off the sand from the bottom of your feet in their testimony.* And, amen, I am telling you, it will be a day of rest for Sodom and Gomorrah on Judgment Day in comparison to what will befall that town."*
12. And they went out and preached repentance.
13. And they cast out many demons, and they anointed many sick people, and they healed them.
14. And King Herod heard about Eashoa, for he knew his name, and he said, "John the Baptist has risen from the dead. That is why these powers are granted* him."
15. Others said, "It is not him," and others, "He is a prophet, like one of the prophets."
16. However, as Herod heard it, he said, "It is John, whom I beheaded, he has risen from the dead."
17. For Herod had sent for the arrest of John and had thrown him in prison, because of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, [she that Herod] had taken [as his wife.]
18. For John had said to Herod, that it was not Lawful for him to take his brother's wife in marriage.
19. However, Herodias despised him and wanted to have him killed, and could not,
20. For Herod was afraid of John, since he knew that he was a righteous and holy man, and he protected him, and he would often listen to him and obey. He was amused by him.*
21. And it was a holiday, as Herod, on his birthday, gave* a banquet for his ministers and commanders and top echelon people,
22. And there entered the daughter of Herodias, dancing for him, and she flattered* Herod and those who dined with him. And the King said to the young girl, "Ask me anything you want and it is yours."
23. And he swore to her, "Whatever you ask me I will give it to you, even half of my kingdom."
24. She went out, however, and told her mother, "What shall I ask him for?" She said to her, "The head of John the Baptist."
25. And at once she entered casually* to the King and told him, "I want you in this very hour, to give me the head of John the Baptist on a platter."
26. And the King was in a bind*, and because of his oaths and the guests, he did not wish to distress her,
27. Except, at once he sent the execution message and ordered to have John's head [delivered.] And they went and cut off John's head in prison,
28. And they came and gave it to the young girl on a platter. And the young girl gave it to her mother.
29. And his disciples heard him, and they came, took his body and consecrated him in a tomb.
30. And the Apostles gathered around* Eashoa and they told him everything they did, and everything they taught.
31. And he said to them, "Come, let us go to the desert alone, so* you can rest a little." For there were many that came and went, and they had no place to go and nothing to eat.*
32. And they went to a deserted area in a vessel by themselves.
33. And many saw that they went, and they let it be known, and all the townspeople* ran ahead of him there.
34. And when Eashoa came out and saw the great crowds, he was merciful to them, as they resembled the sheep that have no shepherd. And he began teaching them many things.
35. And as they were [gone] a long time, his disciples came to him, and said to him, "The hour is late.
36. "Release them, so they can go around the homesteads and villages and buy themselves bread, for they have nothing to eat."
37. However, he said to them, "You give them [something] to eat." They said to him, "Shall we go buy them two hundred dinars worth of bread and give for them to eat?"
38. However, he said to them, "Go and see how much bread you already have," and as they looked, they said to him, "Five breads and two fish."
39. And he invited anyone* who wished to dine with them to dine with them, sitting on the grass.
40. And they dined, all of them reclining* in [groups of] hundreds and fifties.*
41. And he set those five breads and two fish, and he gazed at heaven, and he blessed them and he broke the bread, and he gave to his disciples to share with them, and those two fish they divided amongst all of them.
42. And they all ate and were satisfied.
43. And they gathered the fragments, twelve basketfulls, and of those fish [also.]
44. Those that ate the bread then, they were five thousand men.
45. And at once he pressed his disciples to go aboard the vessel and to go ahead of him to the crossing to Bethsaida, while he would release the crowds.
46. And as he released them, he went to the mountain to pray.
47. As evening came, the vessel was in the middle of the sea, and he was alone on land.
48. And he saw them struggling as they crossed, for the spirit* was against them, and in the fourth watch Eashoa came to them, as he traversed the sea, and he desired to provide them [safe] passage.
49. However, as they saw him crossing over the ocean, they expected they were seeing a false vision, and they cried out.
50. They all saw him and were afraid. And in his hour, he spoke with them and said to them, "Take courage,* it is I, do not fear."
51. And he came up to them in the vessel, and the spirit* calmed down. And they were really amazed and wondered inside themselves.
52. For they did not learn from that bread [incident,] because their hearts were overwhelmed.*
53. And as they crossed the crossing, they came to the land of Genesaret.
54. And as they emerged from the vessel, in that very hour, the people of that area learned about it.
55. And they ran all over that land, and commenced bringing those who were terribly ill, taking them on their mattresses, to where they heard he was.
56. And wherever he entered villages or towns, they lined up the sick, and begged him, if only to touch the cotton threads of his robe, and all those who came near him were healed.
*6:2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "How can these to him?"
*6:5 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Not even one."
*6:8 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Commanded."
*6:9 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Stand in sandals."
*6:11.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression retained: Take nothing from them, accept no favors.
*6:11.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "...or to that town."
*6:14 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Tied to him," "emanating from him."
*6:20 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "And he listened to him through amusement."
*6:21 Lit. Ar. id.: "Made."
*6:22 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression "Made him beautiful."
*6:25 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "In idleness."
*6:26 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Knot."
*6:30 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "To."
*6:31.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "And."
*6:31.2 Lit. Ar. expression: "They had neither a country, nor [anything] to eat."
*6:33 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Towns."
*6:39 Lit. Ar. id.: "Every human [being.]"
*6:40.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Diners diners."
*6:40.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Hundreds hundred and fifties five."
*6:48 Lit. Ar. idiom retained: "Wind."
*6:50 Lit. Ar. expression: "Be of heart."
*6:51 Lit. Ar. idiom retained: "Wind."
*6:52 Lit. Ar. expression: "Their hearts overflowed."