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- In those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing
to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto him, and saith unto them,
- I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been
with me three days, and have nothing to eat:
- And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will
faint by the way: for divers of them came from far.
- And his disciples answered him, From whence can a man satisfy
these men with bread here in the wilderness?
- And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said,
- And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and he
took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his
disciples to set before them; and they did set them before the people.
- And they had a few small fishes: and he blessed, and commanded to
set them also before them.
- So they did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken
meat that was left seven baskets.
- And they that had eaten were about four thousand: and he sent
- And straightway he entered into a ship with his disciples, and
came into the parts of Dalmanutha.
- And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with him,
seeking of him a sign from heaven, tempting him.
- And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this
generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no
sign be given unto this generation.
- And he left them, and entering into the ship again departed to
the other side.
- Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, neither had they
in the ship with them more than one loaf.
- And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of
the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.
- And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we
have no bread.
- And when Jesus knew it, he saith unto them, Why reason ye,
because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand?
have ye your heart yet hardened?
- Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do
ye not remember?
- When I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how many
baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say unto him, Twelve.
- And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of
fragments took ye up? And they said, Seven.
- And he said unto them, How is it that ye do not understand?
- And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him,
and besought him to touch him.
- And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the
town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he
asked him if he saw ought.
- And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.
- After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him
look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.
- And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the
town, nor tell it to any in the town.
- And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of
Caesarea Philippi: and by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto
them, Whom do men say that I am?
- And they answered, John the Baptist; but some say, Elias; and
others, One of the prophets.
- And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter
answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ.
- And he charged them that they should tell no man of him.
- And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many
things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and
scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.
- And he spake that saying openly. And Peter took him, and began
to rebuke him.
- But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he
rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest
not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.
- And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples
also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny
himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
- For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever
shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save
- For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole
world, and lose his own soul?
- Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
- Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in
this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of
man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the
Orthodox Library, St. Mark's Day, 2005.
Have mercy, O Lord, upon Thy servants
the scribe John, the priest John, the newly-elected Pope
of Rome Benedict (may he return the Roman Church to Orthodoxy),
and the parishioners of the temple of Saint Andrew in Lubbock.
THE END, AND TO GOD BE THE GLORY!