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he, putting them all out, takes the father of the child, and the mother, and them that were with him, and enters in where the child was. And 41 taking the hand of the child, he says to her: Talitha kumi; which is interpreted, Damsel, I say to thee, arise. And straightway the damsel arose, 42 and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment. And he charged them strictly that no one 43 should know this. And he commanded that something should be given her to eat.

VI.. AND he went out from thence, and came 1 into his own country; and his disciples follow him. And when the sabbath was come, he began 2 to teach in the synagogue. And many hearing were astonished, saying: From whence has this man these things? And what is the wisdom which is given him, and such miracles wrought by his hands? Is not this the carpenter, the son of 3 Mary, and brother of James, and Joses, and Judas, and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him. And Je- 4 sus said to them: A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and among his own kindred, and in his own house. And he was not able to do any miracle there, save that he laid his hands on a few sick, and healed them. 6 And he marvelled because of their unbelief.




he went about the surrounding villages, teaching.

And he called to him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them 8 power over the unclean spirits; and commanded them that they should take nothing for the way, save a staff only; no bread, no bag, no money in 9 their purse; but that they be shod with sandals; 10 and put not on two coats. And he said to them:

Wherever ye enter into a house, there abide till ye 11 depart from thence. And whatever place shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony to them. Verily I say to you, it shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judg12 ment, than for that city. And they went out, and 13 preached that men should repent. And they cast


out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.

And Herod the king heard of it, for his name was spread abroad; and he said, that John' the Immerser was risen from the dead, and therefore do 15 these powers work in him. Others said, It is Elijah. And others said, It is a prophet, like any 16 one of the prophets. But Herod hearing of it, said :

John, whom I beheaded, has risen from the dead. 17 For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold of John, and bound him in prison, for the sake of Herodias his brother Philip's wife; because he had married

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her. For John said to Herod, It is not lawful for 18 thee to have thy brother's wife. And Herodias 19 was angry with him, and desired to put him to death; and she could not, for Herod feared John, 20 knowing that he was a just and holy man ; and he observed him, and hearing him did many things, and heard him gladly.

And a convenient day having come, when Herod 21 on his birthday made a supper for his nobles, and for the chief captains, and the first men of Galilee ; and the daughter of Herodias having come in 22 and danced, it pleased Herod and those reclining at table with him; and the king said to the damsel, Ask of me whatever thou wilt, and I will give it thee. And he sware to her, Whatever thou 23 shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom. And she went out, and said to her 24 mother, What shall I ask? And she said, the head of John the Immerser. And straightway she came 25 in with haste to the king, and asked, saying: I will that immediately thou give me, on a platter, the head of John the Immerser. And the king became 26 very sorrowful; but for the sake of his oath, and of those reclining with him, he would not reject her. And immediately the king sent one of the guard, and 27 commanded to bring his head. And he went and beheaded him in the prison, and brought his 28 head on a platter, and gave it to the damsel; and

V. 20. or, and he kept him

29 the damsel gave it to her mother. And his disciples hearing of it came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.

30 And the apostles gathered together unto Jesus, and reported to him all things, both what they had 31 done, and what they had taught. And he said to them: Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest awhile; for there were many coming and 32 going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And

they departed into a desert place by ship privately. 33 And they saw them departing, and many knew them,

and ran together there on foot from all the cities, 34 and came before them. And going forth he saw a


great multitude, and had compassion on them, because they were as sheep having no shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.

And the day being now far spent, his disciples came to him, and said: This is a desert place, and the 36 time is now far passed. Dismiss them, that they

may go away into the surrounding fields and villages, 37 and buy themselves bread; for they have nothing to eat. He answering said to them, Give ye them to eat. And they say to him: Shall we go and buy two 38 hundred denáries worth of bread, and give them to eat? He says to them, How many loaves have ye ? Go and see. And when they knew, they say: Five, 39 and two fishes. And he commanded them to make all 40 lie down by companies on the green grass. And they lay down in ranks, by hundreds, and, by fifties.

And taking the five loaves and the two fishes, he 41 looked up to heaven, and blessed and brake the loaves, and gave to the disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all. And they all ate, and were filled. And they 42 took up fragments filling twelve baskets, and part 43 of the fishes. And they that ate of the loaves were 44 five thousand men. And straightway he constrained 45 his disciples to enter into the ship, and to go before to the other side to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the multitude. And having parted from them, he went 46 away into the mountain to pray.

And when evening was come, the ship was in the 47 midst of the sea, and he was alone on the land.. And he saw them distressed in rowing, for the wind 48 was contrary to them. And about the fourth watch of the night he comes to them, walking on the sea, and would have passed by them. And they seeing 49 him walking on the sea, supposed it was a spectre, and cried out. For all saw him, and were troubled. 50 And immediately he talked with them, and says to them: Be of good cheer; it is I, be not afraid. And he went up to them into the ship; and the 51 wind ceased. And they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered. For they 52 considered not the loaves; for their heart was hardened.


And passing over, they came to the land of 53 Gennesaret, and anchored there. And when they 54

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