Bible Text & Cross-references:
Christ feeds four thousand. He gives sight to a blind
man. He foretells his passion.
1 In *those days again, when there was a great multitude, and they had
nothing to eat; calling his disciples together, he saith to them:
2 I have compassion on the multitude: for behold they have now been with
me three days, and have nothing to eat:
3 And if I shall send them away fasting to their own houses, they will
faint in the way; for some of them came from afar off.
4 And his disciples answered him: From whence can any one satisfy them
here with bread in the wilderness?
5 And he asked them: How many loaves have ye? and they said: Seven.
6 And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and taking the
seven loaves, giving thanks, he broke, and gave to his disciples to set before them, and they set them before the people.
7 And they had a few little fishes: and he blessed them, and commanded
them to be set before them.
8 And they did eat and were filled, and they took up that which was left
of the fragments, seven baskets.
9 And they that had eaten were about four thousand: and he sent them
10 And immediately going up into a ship with his disciples, he came into
the parts of Dalmanutha.
11 *And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with him, seeking
of him a sign from heaven, tempting him.
12 And sighing deeply in spirit, he saith: Why doth this generation seek
a sign? Amen, I say to you, a sign shall not be given to this generation.
13 And leaving them, he went up again into the ship, and passed to the
other side of the water.
14 And they forgot to take bread: and they had but one loaf with them
in the ship.
15 And he charged them, saying: Take heed and beware of the leaven of
the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.
16 And they reasoned among themselves, saying: Because we have no bread.
17 Which Jesus knowing, saith to them: Why do you reason, because you
have no bread? do you not yet know nor understand? have you still your heart blinded?
18 Having eyes, see you not? and having ears, hear you not? *Neither
do you remember.
19 When I broke the five loaves among five thousand: how many baskets
full of fragments took you up? They say to him: Twelve.
20 And when the seven loaves among four thousand, how many baskets of
fragments took you up? And they say to him: Seven.
21 And he said to them: How do you not yet understand?
22 And they came to Bethsaida: and they bring to him a blind man, and
they besought him to touch him.
23 And taking the blind man by the hand, he led him out of the town:
and spitting upon his eyes, laying his hands on him, he asked him if he saw any thing.
24 And looking up, he said: I see men, as trees, walking.
25 After that he laid his hands again upon his eyes, and he began to
see, and was restored, so that he saw all things clearly.
26 And he sent him to his house; saying: Go into thy house, and if thou
enter into the town, tell nobody.
27 *And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Cæsarea
Philippi; and in the way he asked his disciples, saying to them: **Whom do men say that I am?
28 And they answered him, saying: John the Baptist; but some Elias, and
others as one of the prophets.
29 Then he saith to them: But whom do you say that I am? Peter answering,
said to him: Thou art the Christ.
30 And he strictly charged them that they should not tell any man of
31 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things,
and be rejected by the ancients, and by the high priests, and the Scribes, and be killed: and after three days rise again.
32 And he spoke the word openly: *And Peter taking him, began to rebuke
33 But he turning about and seeing his disciples, threatened Peter, saying:
Go after me, Satan, because thou dost not relish the things that are of God, but the things that are of men.
34 And calling together the multitude with his disciples, he said to
them: *If any man will follow me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
35 *For whosoever will save his life, shall lose it; and whosoever shall
lose his life for my sake, and for the gospel, shall save it.
36 For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and lose
his own soul?
37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
38 *For whosoever shall be ashamed of me, and of my words in this adulterous
and sinful generation, the Son of man also shall be ashamed of him, when he shall come in the glory of his Father with the
39 And he said to them: *Amen, I say to you, that there are some of them
that stand here, who shall not taste death, till they see the kingdom of God coming in power.
1: about the year A.D. 32.; Matthew xv. 32.
11: Matthew xvi. 1.; Luke xi. 54.
18: Mark vi. 41.; John vi. 11.
27: Matthew xvi. 13. --- ** Luke ix. 18.
32: Matthew xvi. 22.
34: Matthew x. 38. and xvi. 24.
35: Luke ix. 23. and xiv. 27.
38: Matthew x. 33.; Luke ix. 26. and xii. 9.
39: Matthew xvi. 28.; Luke ix. 27.