14:1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,
14:1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the report about Jesus

14:2 And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.
14:2 and said to his servants, "This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead, and therefore these powers are at work in him."

14:3 For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put [him] in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife.
14:3 For Herod had laid hold of John and bound him, and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife.

14:4 For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.
14:4 Because John had said to him, "It is not lawful for you to have her."

14:5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.
14:5 And although he wanted to put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

14:6 But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.
14:6 But when Herod's birthday was celebrated, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod.

14:7 Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask.
14:7 Therefore he promised with an oath to give her whatever she might ask.

14:8 And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger.
14:8 So she, having been prompted by her mother, said, "Give me John the Baptist's head here on a platter."

14:9 And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded [it] to be given [her].
14:9 And the king was sorry; nevertheless, because of the oaths and because of those who sat with him, he commanded it to be given to her.

14:10 And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.
14:10 So he sent and had John beheaded in prison.

14:11 And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she brought [it] to her mother.
14:11 And his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother.

14:12 And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.
14:12 Then his disciples came and took away the body and buried it, and went and told Jesus.

14:13 When Jesus heard [of it], he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard [thereof], they followed him on foot out of the cities.
14:13 When Jesus heard it, He departed from there by boat to a deserted place by Himself. But when the multitudes heard it, they followed Him on foot from the cities.

14:14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.
14:14 And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick.

14:15 And when it was evening, his 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 villages, and buy themselves victuals.
14:15 When it was evening, His disciples came to Him, saying, "This is a deserted place, and the hour is already late. Send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages and buy themselves food."

14:16 But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.
14:16 But Jesus said to them, "They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat."

14:17 And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.
14:17 And they said to Him, "We have here only five loaves and two fish."

14:18 He said, Bring them hither to me.
14:18 He said, "Bring them here to Me."

14:19 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to [his] disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
14:19 Then He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes.

14:20 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.
14:20 So they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained.

14:21 And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children.
14:21 Now those who had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

14:22 And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.
14:22 Immediately Jesus made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He sent the multitudes away.

14:23 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.
14:23 And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there.

14:24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.
14:24 But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.

14:25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
14:25 Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea.

14:26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
14:26 And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, "It is a ghost!" And they cried out for fear.

14:27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
14:27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, "Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid."

14:28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
14:28 And Peter answered Him and said, "Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water."

14:29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
14:29 So He said, "Come." And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.

14:30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
14:30 But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, "Lord, save me!"

14:31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth [his] hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
14:31 And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?"

14:32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.
14:32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.

14:33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.
14:33 Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, "Truly You are the Son of God."

14:34 And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret.
14:34 When they had crossed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret.

14:35 And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased;
14:35 And when the men of that place recognized Him, they sent out into all that surrounding region, brought to Him all who were sick,

14:36 And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.
14:36 and begged Him that they might only touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched it were made perfectly well.