Mark 6 – 7 1103
They said to him , “ That would take more than half a year ’ s wag es a ! Are we to go and spend that much on bread and give it to them to eat ?”
38 “ How many loaves do you have ?” he
asked . “ Go and see .” When they found out , they said , “ Five — and two fish .”
39 Then Jesus di rect ed them to have all
the peo ple sit down in groups on the green grass . 40 So they sat down in groups of hundreds and fif ties . 41 Tak ing the five loaves and the two fish and look ing up to heav en , he gave thanks and broke the loaves . Then he gave them to his dis ci ples to dis trib ute to the peo ple . He also di vid ed the two fish among them all . 42 They all ate and were sat is fied , 43 and the dis ci ples picked up twelve bas ket fuls of bro ken piec es of bread and fish . 44 The num ber of the men who had eat en was five thou sand .
Jesus Walks on the Water
45 Im me di ate ly Jesus made his dis ciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to Beth sa i da , while he dis missed the crowd . 46 Af ter leav ing them , he went up on a moun tain side to pray .
47 Later that night , the boat was in the
mid dle of the lake , and he was alone on land . 48 He saw the dis ci ples strain ing at the oars , be cause the wind was against them . Short ly be fore dawn he went out to them , walk ing on the lake . He was about to pass by them , 49 but when they saw him walk ing on the lake , they thought he was a ghost . They cried out , 50 be cause they all saw him and were ter ri fied .
Im me di ate ly he spoke to them and said , “ Take cour age ! It is I . Don ’ t be afraid .”
51 Then he climbed into the boat with them ,
and the wind died down . They were complete ly amazed , 52 for they had not un derstood about the loaves ; their hearts were hard ened .
53 When they had crossed over , they
land ed at Gen nes a ret and an chored there .
54 As soon as they got out of the boat , peo ple
rec og nized Jesus . 55 They ran through out that whole re gion and car ried the sick on mats to wher ev er they heard he was . 56 And wher ev er he went — into vil lag es , towns or coun try side — they placed the sick in the mar ket plac es . They begged him to let them touch even the edge of his cloak , and all who touched it were healed .
That Which Defiles
The Phar i sees and some of the teachers of the law who had come from Jeru sa lem gath ered around Jesus 2 and saw some of his dis ci ples eat ing food with hands that were de filed , that is , un washed .
3 ( The Phar i sees and all the Jews do not eat
un less they give their hands a cer e mo ni al wash ing , hold ing to the tra di tion of the elders . 4 When they come from the mar ketplace they do not eat un less they wash . And they ob serve many oth er tra di tions , such as the wash ing of cups , pitch ers and kettles . b )
5 So the Phar i sees and teach ers of the
law asked Jesus , “ Why don ’ t your dis ci ples
a 37 Greek take two hundred denarii b 4 Some early manuscripts pitchers , kettles and dining couches
Women used clay ovens to bake bread . They built a fire inside , and when the oven was hot they put pancake-shaped bread on the outside to cook . Or they scraped the ashes out of the oven and put small loaves of bread inside .