NIV Adventure Bible Sampler - Book of Mark - Page 15

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( which means “ Be opened !”). 35 At this , the man ’ s ears were opened , his tongue was loos ened and he be gan to speak plain ly .
36 Jesus com mand ed them not to tell
any one . But the more he did so , the more they kept talk ing about it . 37 Peo ple were over whelmed with amaze ment . “ He has done ev ery thing well ,” they said . “ He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak .”
Jesus Feeds the Four Thousand


Dur ing those days an oth er large crowd gath ered . Since they had nothing to eat , Jesus called his dis ci ples to him and said , 2 “ I have com pas sion for these peo ple ; they have al ready been with me three days and have noth ing to eat . 3 If I send them home hun gry , they will col lapse on the way , be cause some of them have come a long dis tance .”
4 His dis ci ples an swered , “ But where in
this re mote place can any one get enough bread to feed them ?”
5 “ How many loaves do you have ?” Jesus
asked . “ Sev en ,” they re plied .
6 He told the crowd to sit down on the
ground . When he had tak en the sev en loaves and giv en thanks , he broke them and gave them to his dis ci ples to dis tribute to the peo ple , and they did so . 7 They had a few small fish as well ; he gave thanks for them also and told the dis ci ples to distrib ute them . 8 The peo ple ate and were sat is fied . Af ter ward the dis ci ples picked up sev en bas ket fuls of bro ken piec es that were left over . 9 About four thou sand were pres ent . After he had sent them away , 10 he got into the boat with his dis ci ples and went to the re gion of Dal ma nu tha .
11 The Phar i sees came and be gan to
ques tion Jesus . To test him , they asked him for a sign from heav en . 12 He sighed deep ly and said , “ Why does this gen er a tion ask for a sign ? Tru ly I tell you , no sign will be giv en to it .” 13 Then he left them , got back into the boat and crossed to the oth er side .
The Yeast of the Pharisees and Herod
14 The dis ci ples had for got ten to bring
bread , ex cept for one loaf they had with them in the boat . 15 “ Be care ful ,” Jesus warned them . “ Watch out for the yeast of the Phar i sees and that of Her od .”
16 They dis cussed this with one an oth er
and said , “ It is be cause we have no bread .”
17 Aware of their dis cus sion , Jesus asked
them : “ Why are you talk ing about hav ing no bread ? Do you still not see or un derstand ? Are your hearts hard ened ? 18 Do you have eyes but fail to see , and ears but fail to hear ? And don ’ t you re mem ber ? 19 When I broke the five loaves for the five thou sand , how many bas ket fuls of piec es did you pick up ?”
“ Twelve ,” they re plied .
20 “ And when I broke the sev en loaves for
the four thou sand , how many bas ket fuls of piec es did you pick up ?”
They an swered , “ Sev en .”
21 He said to them , “ Do you still not under stand ?”
Jesus Heals a Blind Man at Bethsaida
22 They came to Beth sa i da , and some
peo ple brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him . 23 He took the blind man by the hand and led him out side the vil lage . When he had spit on the man ’ s eyes and put his hands on him , Jesus asked , “ Do you see any thing ?”
24 He looked up and said , “ I see peo ple ;
they look like trees walk ing around .”
25 Once more Jesus put his hands on the
man ’ s eyes . Then his eyes were opened , his sight was re stored , and he saw ev ery thing clear ly . 26 Jesus sent him home , say ing , “ Don ’ t even go into a the vil lage .”
Peter Declares That Jesus Is the Messiah
27 Jesus and his dis ci ples went on to the
vil lag es around Caes a rea Phi lip pi . On the way he asked them , “ Who do peo ple say I am ?”
28 They re plied , “ Some say John the Baptist ; oth ers say Eli jah ; and still oth ers , one of the proph ets .”
29 “ But what about you ?” he asked . “ Who
do you say I am ?” Pe ter an swered , “ You are the Mes si ah .”
30 Jesus warned them not to tell any one
about him .
Jesus Predicts His Death
31 He then be gan to teach them that the Son of Man must suf fer many things and be
a 26 Some manuscripts go and tell anyone in