8:1 In those days, when again a great crowd had gathered, and they had nothing to eat, he called his disciples to him, and said to them,
8:1 In those days when there was again a great crowd without anything to eat, he called his disciples and said to them,

8:2 "I have compassion on the crowd, because they have been with me now three days, and have nothing to eat;
8:2 "I have compassion for the crowd, because they have been with me now for three days and have nothing to eat.

8:3 and if I send them away hungry to their homes, they will faint on the way; and some of them have come a long way."
8:3 If I send them away hungry to their homes, they will faint on the way--and some of them have come from a great distance."

8:4 And his disciples answered him, "How can one feed these men with bread here in the desert?"
8:4 His disciples replied, "How can one feed these people with bread here in the desert?"

8:5 And he asked them, "How many loaves have you?" They said, "Seven."
8:5 He asked them, "How many loaves do you have?" They said, "Seven."

8:6 And he commanded the crowd to sit down on the ground; and he took the seven loaves, and having given thanks he broke them and gave them to his disciples to set before the people; and they set them before the crowd.
8:6 Then he ordered the crowd to sit down on the ground; and he took the seven loaves, and after giving thanks he broke them and gave them to his disciples to distribute; and they distributed them to the crowd.

8:7 And they had a few small fish; and having blessed them, he commanded that these also should be set before them.
8:7 They had also a few small fish; and after blessing them, he ordered that these too should be distributed.

8:8 And they ate, and were satisfied; and they took up the broken pieces left over, seven baskets full.
8:8 They ate and were filled; and they took up the broken pieces left over, seven baskets full.

8:9 And there were about four thousand people.
8:9 Now there were about four thousand people. And he sent them away.

8:10 And he sent them away; and immediately he got into the boat with his disciples, and went to the district of Dalmanu'tha.
8:10 And immediately he got into the boat with his disciples and went to the district of Dalmanutha.

8:11 The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, seeking from him a sign from heaven, to test him.
8:11 The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, asking him for a sign from heaven, to test him.

8:12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and said, "Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly, I say to you, no sign shall be given to this generation."
8:12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, "Why does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to this generation."

8:13 And he left them, and getting into the boat again he departed to the other side.
8:13 And he left them, and getting into the boat again, he went across to the other side.

8:14 Now they had forgotten to bring bread; and they had only one loaf with them in the boat.
8:14 Now the disciples had forgotten to bring any bread; and they had only one loaf with them in the boat.

8:15 And he cautioned them, saying, "Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod."
8:15 And he cautioned them, saying, "Watch out--beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod."

8:16 And they discussed it with one another, saying, "We have no bread."
8:16 They said to one another, "It is because we have no bread."

8:17 And being aware of it, Jesus said to them, "Why do you discuss the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive or understand? Are your hearts hardened?
8:17 And becoming aware of it, Jesus said to them, "Why are you talking about having no bread? Do you still not perceive or understand? Are your hearts hardened?

8:18 Having eyes do you not see, and having ears do you not hear? And do you not remember?
8:18 Do you have eyes, and fail to see? Do you have ears, and fail to hear? And do you not remember?

8:19 When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?" They said to him, "Twelve."
8:19 When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you collect?" They said to him, "Twelve."

8:20 "And the seven for the four thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?" And they said to him, "Seven."
8:20 "And the seven for the four thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you collect?" And they said to him, "Seven."

8:21 And he said to them, "Do you not yet understand?"
8:21 Then he said to them, "Do you not yet understand?"

8:22 And they came to Beth-sa'ida. And some people brought to him a blind man, and begged him to touch him.
8:22 They came to Bethsaida. Some people brought a blind man to him and begged him to touch him.

8:23 And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the village; and when he had spit on his eyes and laid his hands upon him, he asked him, "Do you see anything?"
8:23 He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village; and when he had put saliva on his eyes and laid his hands on him, he asked him, "Can you see anything?"

8:24 And he looked up and said, "I see men; but they look like trees, walking."
8:24 And the man looked up and said, "I can see people, but they look like trees, walking."

8:25 Then again he laid his hands upon his eyes; and he looked intently and was restored, and saw everything clearly.
8:25 Then Jesus laid his hands on his eyes again; and he looked intently and his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.

8:26 And he sent him away to his home, saying, "Do not even enter the village."
8:26 Then he sent him away to his home, saying, "Do not even go into the village."

8:27 And Jesus went on with his disciples, to the villages of Caesare'a Philip'pi; and on the way he asked his disciples, "Who do men say that I am?"
8:27 Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that I am?"

8:28 And they told him, "John the Baptist; and others say, Eli'jah; and others one of the prophets."
8:28 And they answered him, "John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets."

8:29 And he asked them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answered him, "You are the Christ."
8:29 He asked them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answered him, "You are the Messiah."

8:30 And he charged them to tell no one about him.
8:30 And he sternly ordered them not to tell anyone about him.

8:31 And he began to teach them that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.
8:31 Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.

8:32 And he said this plainly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him.
8:32 He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.

8:33 But turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter, and said, "Get behind me, Satan! For you are not on the side of God, but of men."
8:33 But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, "Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things."

8:34 And he called to him the multitude with his disciples, and said to them, "If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
8:34 He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, "If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.

8:35 For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it.
8:35 For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it.

8:36 For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his life?
8:36 For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life?

8:37 For what can a man give in return for his life?
8:37 Indeed, what can they give in return for their life?

8:38 For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels."
8:38 Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels."