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Jann the Baptist beheaded. CITAP. VI.
Fite thousand Ria. more tolerable for Sodom and Co-, told him all things, both what they had morrah in the day of judgment, than done, and what they had taught. for that city.
31 And he said anto them, Come ye 12 And they went out, and preached yourselves apart into a desert place, that inen should repent.
and rest awhite for there were many 13 And they cast out many devils, coming and going, and they had no and anointed with oil many that were leisure so much as to eai. sick, and healed them..
32 And they departed into a desert 14. And king Herod beard of him; place by ship privately. (for his name was spread abroad;) and 33 And the people saw them depart. he said, That John the Baptist was ing, and many knew hini, andran :isen from tbe dead, and therefore atoot thither out of all cities, and outmighty works do shew forth themselves went them, and came together unto
bim. 15 Others said, that it is Elias. And 34 And Jesus, when he came out, others said, That it is a propbet, or as saw much people, and was moved une of the prophets.
with compassion toward them, because 16 But when Herod heard thereof, he they were as sheep not having a shepsaid, !t is Jolin, whom I beheaded : be herd; and he began to teach thein 1s risen from the dead.
many things. 17 For Herod himself had sent forth And when the day was now far and laid hold upon Jolin, and bound spent, bis disciples came unto him, hina in prison for Herodias' sake, bis and said, This is a desert place, and brother Philip's wife : for he bad mar- now the time is far passed : ried her
36 Send them away, that they may 18 For John Vad said unto Herod, It go into the country round aboui, and is not lawful for thee to have thy bro into the viilages, and buy themselves ther's wife.
bread: for they have nothing to eat. 19 Therefore Herodias had a quarrel He answered and said unto them, against bim, and would have killed Give ye thein to eat. And they say bim; but she could not:
unto hiin, Shall we go and bus two 20 For Herod feared John, knowing bundred jennyworth of bread, and that he was a just man and an holy, give them to eat? and observed him; and when he heard 38 He saith unto them, How many him, he did many things, and heard loaves have ye? 'go and see. Anca hinn gladly.
when they knew, they say, Fire, and 21 And when a convenient day was two fishes. come, that Herod on his birth-day 39 And he coininanded thein to bade a supper to his lords, high cap- make all sit down by companies upon tains, and chief estates of Gailee ; thegreer: grass.
92 And when the daughter of the And they sat down in ranks, by said Herodias came in, and danced, hundreds, and by fifties. and pleased Herod and them that sai 41 And when he had taken the five with bim, the king said unto the dam- loaves, and the two fishes, he looke i sel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, up to heaven, and blessed, and brake and I will give it thee.
the loaves, and gave them to his disci23 And he sware unto her, What- ples to set hefore them; and the two soever thou shalt ask of me, I will fishes divided be among them all. give it thee, unto the half of my king 42 And they did all eat, and were doni.
filled. 24 And she went forth, and said 43 And they took up twelve baskets unto her mother, What shall I ask? full of the fragments, and of the fishes. And she said, The head of John the 44 And they that did eat of the Baptist.
loaves were about five thousand men. 25 And she came in straightway 45. And straightway he constrained with haste unto the king, and asked, his disciples to get into the ship, and saying, I will that thou give me by and to go to the other side before unto by in a charger the head of John the Bethsaida, wisile he sent away the Baptist.
people. 26 And the king was exceeding 16 And when he had sent them sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for away, he departed into a mountain to their sakes which sat with him, he pray. would not reject her.
47 And when even was come, the 27 And immediately the king sen: ship was in the midst of the sea, and an executioner, and commanded his he alone on the land. head to he brought: and he went and 43 And he saw them toiling in row. teheaded him in the prison,
ing ; for the wind was contrary unta 28 And brought his head in a char- them: and about the fourth watch of ger, and gave it to the damsel: and the night he cometh unto them, walk the dansel gave it to her mother. ing upon the sea, and would have
29 And when his disciples heard of passed by them. it, they came and took up his corpse, 49 But wben they saw him walking and laid it in a tomb.
upon the seu, they supposed it bad 30 And the apostles gathered been a spirit, and cried out: themselves together unto Jesus, and 50 (For they all saw bim, and were