8:1 In those days the multitude being very great, and having
nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples, and saith to them,
8:2 I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now
been with me three days, and have nothing to eat:
8:3 And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they
will faint by the way: for some of them came from a distance.
8:4 And his disciples answered him, From whence can a man
satisfy these [men] with bread here in the wilderness?
8:5 And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said,
8:6 And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and
he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and broke, and gave
to his disciples to set before [them]; and they set [them]
before the people.
8:7 And they had a few small fishes: and he blessed, and
commanded to set them also before [them].
8:8 So they ate, and were satisfied: and they took up of the
fragments that were left, seven baskets.
8:9 And they that had eaten were about four thousand: and he
8:10 And forthwith he entered into a boat with his disciples,
and came into the parts of Dalmanutha.
8:11 And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with
him, seeking from him a sign from heaven, tempting him.
8:12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth
this generation seek for a sign? Verily I say to you, There
shall no sign be given to this generation.
8:13 And he left them, and entering into the boat again,
departed to the other side.
8:14 Now [the disciples] had forgotten to take bread, neither
had they in the boat with them more than one loaf.
8:15 And he charged them saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven
of the Pharisees, and [of] the leaven of Herod.
8:16 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, [It is] because
we have no bread.
8:17 And when Jesus knew [it], he saith to them, Why reason ye,
because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither
understand? have ye your heart yet hardened?
8:18 Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and
do ye not remember?
8:19 When I divided the five loaves among five thousand, how
many baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say to him,
8:20 And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets
full of fragments took ye up? And they said, Seven.
8:21 And he said to them, How is it that ye do not understand?
8:22 And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man to
him, and besought him to touch him.
8:23 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 aught.
8:24 And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees walking.
8:25 After that, he put [his] hands again upon his eyes, and
made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man
8:26 And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into
the town, nor tell [it] to any in the town.
8:27 And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of
Cesarea Philippi: and by the way he asked his disciples, saying
to them, Who do men say that I am?
8:28 And they answered, John the Baptist: but some [say],
Elijah; and others, One of the prophets,
8:29 And he saith to them, But who say ye that I am? And Peter
answereth and saith to him, Thou art the Christ.
8:30 And he charged them that they should tell no man of 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 scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise
8:32 And he spoke that saying openly. And Peter took him, and
began to rebuke him.
8:33 But when he had turned about, and looked on his disciples,
he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou
savorest not the things that are of God, but the things that
are of men.
8:34 And when he had called the people [to him] with his
disciples also, he said to them, Whoever will come after me,
let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
8:35 For whoever will save his life, shall lose it; but whoever
shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same
shall save it.
8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole
world, and lose his own soul:
8:37 Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
8:38 Whoever therefore shall be ashamed of me, and of my words,
in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also will the
Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his
Father with the holy angels.