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The Growing Seed Mark 4:26-29 Conclusion of These Parables Matt. 13:34-35, 51-53; Mark 4:33-34 Answering the Disciples Questions Matt. 13:10-17,Mark 4:11-12, Luke 8:10 Explaining the Parable of the Sower Matt. 13:18-23,Mark 4:10, 13-20; Luke 8:9, 11-15 Explaining the Parable of the Tares Matt. 13:36-43 The Storm on Galilee Matt. 8:18, 23-27; Mark 4:35-41, Luke 8:22-25 The Demoniacs in the Country of the Gadarenes Matt. 8:28-34, Mark 5:1-20, Luke 8:26-39 Jairus' Dying Daughter Matt. 9:18-19, Mark 5:21-24, Luke 8:40-42 The Woman with the Issue of Blood Matt. 9:20-22, Mark 5:25-34, Luke 8:43-48 Jairus' Daughter's Death Matt. 9:23-26, Mark 5:35-43, Luke 8:49-56 John's Disciples Come to Jesus Matt. 11:2-6, Luke 7:18-23 Jesus Eulogizes John Matt. 11:7-27, Luke 7:24-35 The Invitation Matt. 11:28-30 The Disciples Sent as Missionaries Matt. 9:36 to 11:1, Mark 6:7-13, Luke 9:1-6 Rejected at Nazareth Again Matt. 13:54-58, Mark 6:1-6 John the Baptist's Martyrdom Matt. 14:1-2, 6-12; Mark 6:14-16, 21-29, Luke 9:7-9 Jesus Feeds Five Thousand Matt. 14:13-21,Mark 6:30-44, Luke 9:10-17, John 6:1-14 Peter Walks on Water Matt. 14:22-36,Mark 6:45-56, John 6:15-24 Jesus, the Bread of Life from Heaven John 6:25-7:1 Tradition vs. the Commandments Matt. 15:1-20, Mark 7:1-23

The Growing Seed DA--- (Mark 4:26-29)

And He said, "So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; and should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come."
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Conclusion of These Parables DA --- (Matt. 13:34-35, 51-53; Mark 4:33-34)

Jesus saith unto them, "Have ye understood all these things?" They say unto Him, "Yea, Lord." Then said He unto them, "Therefore every scribe {which is} instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man {that is} an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure {things} new and old." All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; as they were able to hear {it}. But without a parable spake He not unto them: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, "I will open My mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world." [Psalm 78:2] And it came to pass, {that} when Jesus had finished these parables, Jesus sent the multitude away, [and] He departed thence, and when they were alone, He expounded all things to His disciples.
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Answering the Disciples Questions DA --- (Matt. 13:10-17, Mark 4:11-12, Luke 8:10)

And the disciples came, and said unto Him, "Why speakest thou unto them in parables? He answered and said unto them, "Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but unto them that are without, all {these} things are done in parables: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. Therefore speak I to them in parables: that seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and {their} sins should be forgiven them. "And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, `By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: for this people's heart is waxed gross, and {their} ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with {their} eyes and hear with {their} ears, and should understand with {their} heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.' [Isaiah 6:9,10] "But blessed {are} your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. For verily I say unto you, that many prophets and righteous {men} have desired to see {those things} which ye see, and have not seen {them}; and to hear {those things} which ye hear, and have not heard {them}."
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Explaining the Parable of the Sower DA --- (Matt.13:18-23; Mark 4:10, 13-20; Luke 8:9, 11-15)

And they that were about Him with the twelve asked of Him the parable [of the sower]. And He said unto them, "Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables? Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. The sower soweth the word. The seed is the word of God. Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. "And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness [and] with joy; which for a while believe, and have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended. "And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches and pleasures of {this} life, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful, and bring no fruit to perfection. "And these are they which are sown on good ground; which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word understandeth {it}, receive[eth] {it}, [and] keep[eth] {it}, which also beareth fruit with patience, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty."
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Explaining the Parable of the Tares DA --- (Matt. 13:36-43)

Then Jesus sent the multitude and went into the house: and His disciples came unto Him, saying, "Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field". He answered and said unto them, "He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; the field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked {one}; the enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. "As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth His angels, and they shall gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; and shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. "Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear."
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The Storm on Galilee DA 333 (Matt. 8:18, 23-27; Mark 4:35-41, Luke 8:22-25)

And the same day, when the even was come, Jesus saw great multitudes about Him, and when they had sent away the multitude, He saith unto His disciples, "Let us go over unto the other side of the lake." And when He was entered into a ship, His disciples followed Him. And there were also with Him other little ships. And they launched forth. But as they sailed He fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full, and they were in jeopardy. And He was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and His disciples came to {Him}, and awoke Him, saying, "Master, Master, carest Thou not that we perish?" And He arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, "Peace, be still". And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And He said unto them, "Why are ye so fearful? How is it that ye have little faith?" But the men marvelled, and feared exceedingly, and said one to another, "What manner of Man is this, for He commandeth even the winds and the sea, and they obey Him."
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The Demoniacs in the Country of the Gadarenes DA --- (Matt. 8:28-34, Mark 5:1-20, Luke 8:26-39)

And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee. And when He was come out of the ship, and went forth to land, immediately there met Him two, coming out of the tombs which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in {any} house, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. [And one of them] had {his} dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains: because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any {man} tame him. And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones. But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and fell down before Him, and worshipped Him, and cried with a loud voice, and said, "What have I to do with Thee, Jesus, {Thou} Son of the most high God? I adjure Thee by God, that Thou torment me not." For He [had] said unto him, "Come out of the man, {thou} unclean spirit." And Jesus asked him, saying, "What is thy name?" And he said, "My name {is} Legion": because many devils were entered into him. And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep [or] out of the country. Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding. So the devils besought Him, saying, "If Thou cast us out, send us into the swine, that we may enter into them." And He said unto them, "go." And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and [they] perished in the waters. And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city and in the country, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils. And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: [and] to see what was done; and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. They also which saw {it} told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed, and {also} concerning the swine. Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought Him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: And when He was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed Him that he might be with Him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, "Return to thine own house, [and] to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee." And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done for him: and all {men} did marvel. And [Jesus] went up into the ship, and returned back again.
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Jairus' Dying Daughter DA --- (Matt. 9:18-19, Mark 5:21-24, Luke 8:40-42)

And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, the people {gladly} received Him: for they were all waiting for Him: and He was nigh unto the sea. While He spake these things unto them, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus' feet, and besought Him that He would come into his house: for he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying. And [he] besought Him greatly, saying, "My little daughter lieth at the point of death: {I pray Thee}, come and lay Thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live." And Jesus arose, and followed him, and much people followed Him, and {so did} His disciples.
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The Woman with the Issue of Blood DA 342 (Matt. 9:20-22, Mark 5:25-34, Luke 8:43-48)

But as He went the people thronged Him. And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, and had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, neither could be healed of any, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, [and] when she had heard of Jesus, [she] came behind {Him}, and touched the border of His garment: for she said within herself, "If I may but touch His garment, I shall be whole." And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in {her} body that she was healed of that plague. And Jesus said, "Who touched Me?" When all denied, Peter and they that were with Him said, "Master, the multitude throng Thee and press {Thee}, and sayest Thou, `Who touched Me?'" And Jesus said, "Somebody hath touched Me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of Me". And He looked round about to see her that had done this thing. But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before Him, and she declared unto Him before all the people for what cause she had touched Him, and how she was healed immediately. But Jesus turned Him about, and when He saw her, He said, "Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole: go in peace, and be whole of thy plague." And the woman was made whole from that hour.
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Jairus' Daughter's Death DA --- (Matt. 9:23-26, Mark 5:35-43, Luke 8:49-56)

While He yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue's {house}, saying to him, "Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further?" As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, "Be not afraid, only believe, and she shall be made whole." And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, [He] saw the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly. But when Jesus heard {it}, He answered him, saying, "Fear not: believe only, why make ye this ado, and weep? for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth." And they laughed hIm to scorn. But when He had put them all out, He suffered no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden. And [they] entereth in where the damsel was lying. And He took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, "Talitha cumi"; which is, being interpreted, "Damsel, I say unto thee, arise." And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; and He commanded that something should be given her to eat, for she was {of the age} of twelve years. And her parents were astonished: but He charged them that they should tell no man what was done. And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.
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John's Disciples Come to Jesus DA --- (Matt. 11:2-6, Luke 7:18-23)

Now when the disciples of John showed him in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples to Jesus, [and] when the men were come unto Him, they said, "John Baptist hath sent us unto Thee, saying, `Art Thou He that should come? or look we for another?'" And in that same hour He cured many of {their} infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many {that were} blind He gave sight. Jesus answered and said unto them, "Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; the blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is {he}, whosoever shall not be offended in Me."
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Jesus Eulogizes John DA --- (Matt. 11:7-27, Luke 7:24-35)

And when the messengers of John were departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, "What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind? But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they which are gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings' courts. But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet. This is {he}, of whom it is written, `Behold, I send my messenger before Thy face, which shall prepare Thy way before Thee.' [Malachi 3:1] Verily I say unto you, among them that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. "And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. And if ye will receive {it}, this is Elias, which was for to come. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear." And all the people that heard {Him}, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John. But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him. And the Lord said, "Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like? They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, `We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not wept'. For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, `He hath a devil'. The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, `Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!' But wisdom is justified of all her children." Then began He to upbraid the cities wherein most of His mighty works were done, because they repented not: "Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you. And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee." At that time Jesus answered and said, "I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight. All things are delivered unto Me of My Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and {he} to whomsoever the Son will reveal {Him}.
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The Invitation DA 328 (Matt. 11:28-30)

Come unto Me, all {ye} that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke {is} easy, and My burden is light."
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The Disciples Sent as Missionaries DA 349 (Matt. 9:36 to 11:1, Mark 6:7-13, Luke 9:1-6)

But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith He unto His disciples, "The harvest truly {is} plenteous, but the labourers {are} few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth labourers into His harvest." And when He had called unto {Him} His twelve disciples, and began to send them forth by two and two; He gave them power {against} unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. And He sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; the first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James {the son} of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James {the son} of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him. These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, "Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into {any} city of the Samaritans enter ye not: but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as ye go, preach, saying, `The kingdom of heaven is at hand.' Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give." And He said unto them, "Take nothing for {your} journey, provide neither bread, neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, for the workman is worthy of his meat; nor scrip for {your} journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: but {be} shod with sandals. And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye depart from that place. And when ye come into an house, salute it. And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. "Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; and ye shall be brought before governors and kings for My sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against {their} parents, and cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all {men} for My name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. "But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come. The disciple is not above {his} Master, nor the servant above his Lord. It is enough for the disciple that he be as his Master, and the servant as his Lord. If they have called the Master of the house Beelzebub, how much more {shall they call} them of His household? Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. What I tell you in darkness, {that} speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, {that} preach ye upon the housetops. "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. Whosoever therefore shall confess Me before men, him will I confess also before My Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny Me before men, him will I also deny before My Father which is in heaven. "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man's foes {shall be} they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after Me, is not worthy of Me. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for My sake shall find it. He that receiveth you receiveth Me, and he that receiveth Me receiveth Him that sent Me. He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward. And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold {water} only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward." And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding His twelve disciples, He departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities. And [the disciples] went out, and preached that men should repent. And they went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where. And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed {them}.
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Rejected at Nazareth Again DA --- (Matt. 13:54-58, Mark 6:1-6)

And He went our from thence, and came into His own country; and His disciples follow Him. 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} mighty works? and what wisdom {is} this which is given unto Him, that even such mighty works are wrought by His hands? Whence then hath this {Man} all these things? Is not this the Carpenter, the Son of Mary, the Brother of James, and Joses, and of Judas, and Simon? and are not His sisters here with us?" And they were offended at Him. 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." And He did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief, save that He laid His hands upon a few sick folk, and healed {them}. And He marvelled because of their unbelief. And He went round about the villages, teaching.
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John the Baptist's Martyrdom DA 214 (Matt. 14:1-2, 6-12; Mark 6:14-16, 21-29, Luke 9:7-9)

At that time, king Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus, (for His name was spread abroad:) and he was perplexed, and said unto his servants, "This is John the Baptist whom I beheaded: He is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do show forth themselves in Him." And he desired to see Him. Others said, that It is Elias. And others said, that It is one of the old prophets [which] was risen again. 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. For John had said unto Herod, "It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife." Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not: 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. 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; and when the daughter of Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, and he sware unto her, "Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give {it} thee, unto the half of my kingdom." And she went forth, and said unto her mother, "What shall I ask?" And she said, "The head of John the Baptist." 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." And the king was exceeding sorry; nevertheless for the oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her, [and] he commanded {it} to be given {her}. And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison, and his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and the damsel gave it to her mother. And when his disciples heard {of it}, they came and took up the body, and laid it in a tomb. and went and told Jesus.
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Jesus Feeds Five Thousand DA 359, 364 (Matt. 14:13-21, Mark 6:30-44, Luke 9:10-17, John 6:1-14)

And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told Him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught. 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. And He took them, [and] departed thence by ship over the sea of Galilee, which is {the sea} of Tiberias, and went aside privately into a desert place belonging to the city called Bethsaida. And the people saw them departing, and many knew Him, and ran afoot thither out of all cities, and a great multitude followed Him, and outwent them, and came together unto Him, because they saw His miracles which He did on them that were diseased. And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there He sat with His disciples. And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh. And Jesus, when He came out, saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and He began to teach them many things, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and He healed their sick and them that had need of healing. And when it was evening, then His twelve disciples came to Him, saying, "This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the country round about, and into the villages, and buy themselves bread, and lodge: for they have nothing to eat." But Jesus said unto them, "They need not depart; give ye them to eat." [And] He saith unto Philip, "Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?" And this He said to prove him: for He Himself knew what He would do. Philip answered Him, "Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little." He saith unto them, "How many loaves have ye? go and see." One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto Him, "There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?" He said, "Bring them hither to Me." And He said to His disciples, "Make them sit down by fifties in a company." Now there was much grass in the place. And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties, in number about five thousand. 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, and the disciples to them that were set down; and the two fishes divided He among them all. And they did all eat, and were filled. When they were filled, He said unto His disciples, "Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost." Therefore they gathered {them} together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, and of the fishes, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten. And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children. Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, "This is of a truth that Prophet that should come into the world."
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Peter Walks on Water DA 377 (Matt. 14:22-36, Mark 6:45-56, John 6:15-24)

Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take Him by force, to make Him a king, and straightway Jesus constrained His disciples to get into a ship, and to go before Him unto the other side before unto Bethsaida, while He sent the multitudes away. And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, He was there alone. And His disciples went down unto the sea, and entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them. But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary, and He alone on the land. And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew. So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, and He saw them toiling in rowing; and in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: and would have passed by them. And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, "It is a spirit"; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, "Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid." And Peter answered Him and said, "Lord, if it be Thou, bid me come unto Thee on the water." And He said, "Come." And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, "Lord, save me." And immediately Jesus stretched forth {His} hand, and caught him, and said unto him, "O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?" And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered. For they considered not {the miracle} of the loaves: for their heart was hardened. Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped Him, saying, "Of a truth Thou art the Son of God." And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret, and drew to the shore. And when they were come out of the ship, the men of that place had knowledge of Him, straightway they knew Him, and they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto Him all that were diseased; and began to carry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard He was. 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. The day following, when the people which stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was none other boat there, save that one whereinto His disciples were entered, and that Jesus went not with His disciples into the boat, but {that} His disciples were gone away alone; (Howbeit there came other boats from Tiberias nigh unto the place where they did eat bread, after that the Lord had given thanks:) when the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither His disciples, they also took shipping, and came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus.
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Jesus, the Bread of Life from Heaven DA 383 (John 6:25-7:1)

And when they had found Him on the other side of the sea, they said unto Him, "Rabbi, when camest Thou hither?" Jesus answered them and said, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, ye seek Me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled. Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for Him hath God the Father sealed." Then said they unto Him, "What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?" Jesus answered and said unto them, "This is the work of God, that ye believe on Him whom He hath sent." They said therefore unto Him, "What sign showest Thou then, that we may see, and believe Thee? what dost Thou work? Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, `He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'" [Psalm 78:24,25] Then Jesus said unto them, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but My Father giveth you the true Bread from heaven. For the Bread of God is He which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world." Then said they unto Him, "Lord, evermore give us this Bread." And Jesus said unto them, "I am the Bread of life: he that cometh to Me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on Me shall never thirst. But I said unto you, that ye also have seen Me, and believe not. All that the Father giveth Me shall come to Me; and him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out. For I came down from heaven, not to do Mine own will, but the will of Him that sent Me. And this is the Father's will which hath sent Me, that of all which He hath given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is the will of Him that sent Me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on Him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day." The Jews then murmured at Him, because He said, "I am the Bread which came down from heaven." And they said, "Is not this Jesus, the Son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that He saith, `I came down from heaven?'" Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, "Murmur not among yourselves. No man can come to Me, except the Father which hath sent Me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets, `And they shall be all taught of God.' [Isaiah 54:13] Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto Me. Not that any man hath seen the Father, save He which is of God, He hath seen the Father. Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that believeth on Me hath everlasting life. I am that Bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the Bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living Bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this Bread, he shall live for ever: and the Bread that I will give is My flesh, which I will give for the life of the world." The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, "How can this Man give us {His} flesh to eat?" Then Jesus said unto them, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink His blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth My flesh, and drinketh My blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For My flesh is meat indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. He that eateth My flesh, and drinketh My blood, dwelleth in Me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent Me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth Me, even he shall live by Me. This is that Bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this Bread shall live for ever." These things said He in the synagogue, as He taught in Capernaum. Many therefore of His disciples, when they had heard {this}, said, "This is an hard saying; who can hear it?" When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples murmured at it, He said unto them, "Doth this offend you? {What} and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where He was before? It is the Spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, {they} are spirit, and {they} are life. But there are some of you that believe not." For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray Him. And He said, "Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto Me, except it were given unto him of My Father." From that {time} many of His disciples went back, and walked no more with Him. Then said Jesus unto the twelve, "Will ye also go away?" Then Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that Thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God." Jesus answered them, "Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?" He spake of Judas Iscariot {the son} of Simon: for he it was that should betray Him, being one of the twelve. After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for He would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill Him.
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Tradition vs. the Commandments DA 395 (Matt. 15:1-20, Mark 7:1-23)

Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, And when they saw some of His disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they found fault. For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash {their} hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders. And {when they come} from the market, except they wash, they eat not. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, {as} the washing of cups, and pots, brazen vessels, and of tables. Then the Pharisees and scribes asked Him, "Why do Thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread." He answered and said unto them, "Why do ye also transgress [and] reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition? For God commanded, saying, `Honour thy father and mother': [Exodus 20:12] and, he that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. But ye say, `If a man shall say to his father or mother, {It is} Corban,' that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; and honour not his father or his mother, {he shall be free}. And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother; thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye. "Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, `This people honoureth Me with {their} lips, but their heart is far from Me.' [Isaiah 29:13] Howbeit in vain do they worship Me, teaching {for} doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, {as} the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do." And when He had called all the people {unto Him}, He said unto them, "Hearken unto Me every one {of you}, and understand: there is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of the mouth, those are they that defile the man. If any man have ears to hear, let him hear." Then came His disciples, and said unto Him, "Knowest Thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?" But He answered and said, "Every plant, which My heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch." And when He was entered into the house from the people, Peter and His disciples said unto Him, "Declare unto us this parable." And Jesus said, "Are ye also yet without understanding? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, {it} cannot defile him; because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, but those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: all these evil things come from within, and defile the man. But to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
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