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Matthew 14 1 When Herod Antipas heard about Jesus,
Matthew 14 2 he said to his advisers, "This must be John the Baptist come back to life again! That is why he can do such miracles."
Matthew 14 3 For Herod had arrested and imprisoned John as a favor to his wife Herodias (the former wife of Herod's brother Philip).
Matthew 14 4 John kept telling Herod, "It is illegal for you to marry her."
Matthew 14 5 Herod would have executed John, but he was afraid of a riot, because all the people believed John was a prophet.
Matthew 14 6 But at a birthday party for Herod, Herodias's daughter performed a dance that greatly pleased him,
Matthew 14 7 so he promised with an oath to give her anything she wanted.
Matthew 14 8 At her mother's urging, the girl asked, "I want the head of John the Baptist on a tray!"
Matthew 14 9 The king was sorry, but because of his oath and because he didn't want to back down in front of his guests, he issued the necessary orders.
Matthew 14 10 So John was beheaded in the prison,
Matthew 14 11 and his head was brought on a tray and given to the girl, who took it to her mother.
Matthew 14 12 John's disciples came for his body and buried it. Then they told Jesus what had happened.
Matthew 14 13 As soon as Jesus heard the news, he went off by himself in a boat to a remote area to be alone. But the crowds heard where he was headed and followed by land from many villages.
Matthew 14 14 A vast crowd was there as he stepped from the boat, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
Matthew 14 15 That evening the disciples came to him and said, "This is a desolate place, and it is getting late. Send the crowds away so they can go to the villages and buy food for themselves."
Matthew 14 16 But Jesus replied, "That isn't necessary--you feed them."
Matthew 14 17 "Impossible!" they exclaimed. "We have only five loaves of bread and two fish!"
Matthew 14 18 "Bring them here," he said.
Matthew 14 19 Then he told the people to sit down on the grass. And he took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven, and asked God's blessing on the food. Breaking the loaves into pieces, he gave some of the bread and fish to each disciple, and the disciples gave them to the people.
Matthew 14 20 They all ate as much as they wanted, and they picked up twelve baskets of leftovers.
Matthew 14 21 About five thousand men had eaten from those five loaves, in addition to all the women and children!
Matthew 14 22 Immediately after this, Jesus made his disciples get back into the boat and cross to the other side of the lake while he sent the people home.
Matthew 14 23 Afterward he went up into the hills by himself to pray. Night fell while he was there alone.
Matthew 14 24 Meanwhile, the disciples were in trouble far away from land, for a strong wind had risen, and they were fighting heavy waves.
Matthew 14 25 About three o'clock in the morning Jesus came to them, walking on the water.
Matthew 14 26 When the disciples saw him, they screamed in terror, thinking he was a ghost.
Matthew 14 27 But Jesus spoke to them at once. "It's all right," he said. "I am here! Don't be afraid."
Matthew 14 28 Then Peter called to him, "Lord, if it's really you, tell me to come to you by walking on water."
Matthew 14 29 "All right, come," Jesus said. So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus.
Matthew 14 30 But when he looked around at the high waves, he was terrified and began to sink. "Save me, Lord!" he shouted.
Matthew 14 31 Instantly Jesus reached out his hand and grabbed him. "You don't have much faith," Jesus said. "Why did you doubt me?"
Matthew 14 32 And when they climbed back into the boat, the wind stopped.
Matthew 14 33 Then the disciples worshiped him. "You really are the Son of God!" they exclaimed.
Matthew 14 34 After they had crossed the lake, they landed at Gennesaret.
Matthew 14 35 The news of their arrival spread quickly throughout the whole surrounding area, and soon people were bringing all their sick to be healed.
Matthew 14 36 The sick begged him to let them touch even the fringe of his robe, and all who touched it were healed.