Marcos 8

1 At that time the crowd being very numerous, and having no food, he called his disciple, and said to them,

2 I have compassion on the multitude; for they attend me now three days, and have nothing to eat;

3 and if I send them home fasting, their strength will fail by the way; for some of them have come from afar.

4 His disciples answered, Whence can we supply these people with bread here in the desert?

5 He asked them, How many loaves have you? They said, Seven.

6 Then commanding the multitude to place themselves upon the ground, he took the seven loaves, and having given thanks, broke them, and gave them to his disciples, that they might distribute them to the people, and they distributed them.

7 They had also a few small fishes, which, after blessing, he likewise ordered to be presented.

8 So they eat, and were satisfied; and the fragments which remained, were carried off in seven hand-baskets.

9 Now they who had eat were about four thousand.

10 Having dismissed them, he immediately embarked with his disciples, and went into the territory of Dalmanutha.

11 Thence some Pharisees came, who began to argue with him; and in order to prove him, demanded of him a sign in the sky.

12 Jesus answered with a deep groan, Wherefore does this generation require a sign? Indeed, I say to you, that no sign shall be given to this generation.

13 After that, leaving them, he re-embarked and returned.

14 Now the disciples had forgot to bring bread, having only one loaf with them in the bark.

15 Then Jesus gave them this caution: Attend; beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.

16 They reflecting upon it, said among themselves, It is because we have no bread.

17 Jesus remarking it, said to them, Why do you make this reflection, hat you have no bread? Are you yet so thoughtless, so inattentive?

18 Is your understanding still blinded? Have you no us of your eyes, or of your ears? or do you not remember

19 when I distributed the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments did you carry off? They answered, Twelve.

20 And when the seven among four thousand, how many hand-baskets full of the fragments did you carry off? They said, Seven.

21 How then is it, proceeded he, that you do not apprehend me?

22 When Jesus came to Bethsaida, they brought to him a blind man, whom they entreated him to touch.

23 He took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the village. Then having put spittle on his eyes, and laid his hands upon him, he asked him whether he saw.

24 Having looked up, he said, I see men, as trees walking.

25 And Jesus laid his hands upon the man's eyes, and made him look again. And he was so perfectly cured, as to see every object clearly.

26 And Jesus sent him home, saying, Neither go into the village, nor tell anything to any of the villagers.

27 Jesus went thence with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi, and by the way asked them, saying, Who do men say that I am?

28 They answered, John the Immerser; but some say, Elijah; and others, One of the prophets.

29 He said to them, But who do you say that I am? Peter answering, said to him, You are the Messiah.

30 Then he charged them to tell no person this concerning him.

31 And he began to inform 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 that in three days he must rise again.

32 This he spoke so plainly, that Peter, taking him aside, reproved him.

33 But he turning, and looking on his disciples, rebuked Peter, saying, Get you hence, adversary, for you do not relish the things of God, but the things of men.

34 Then having called both to the people, and to his disciples, he said, Is any willing to come under my guidance? Let him renounce himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

35 For whosoever would save his life, shall lose it; and whosoever will lose his life, for my sake and the gospel's, shall save it.

36 What would it profit a man, if he should gain the whole world, with the forfeit of his life?

37 or what will a man not give in ransom for his life?

38 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me, and of my words, in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him likewise the Son of man will be ashamed, when he shall come in the glory of his Father, accompanied by the holy angels.