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By boat to a desert near Bethsaida
MATTHEW 14
13a When Jesus heard of John the Immerser's death, he departed from there by ship into a desert place apart:
MARK 6
30And the apostles gathered themselves together to Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught. 31And he said to them, Come you yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat. 32And they departed into a desert place by ship privately.
LUKE 9
10And the apostles, when they were returned, told him all that they had done. And he took them, and went aside privately into a desert place belonging to the city called Bethsaida.
JOHN 6
1After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias.
MATTHEW 14
13b and when the people had heard of it, they followed him on foot out of the cities.
MARK 6
33And the people saw them departing, and many knew him, and ran afoot there out of all cities, and over took them, and came together to him.
LUKE 9
11a And when they knew it the people followed him:
JOHN 6
2And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on those who were diseased.
MATTHEW 14
14a And Jesus went out and saw a great multitude,
MARK 6
34a And Jesus, when he came out, saw many people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep having no shepherd:
LUKE 9
11b and he received them,
JOHN 6
3And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. 4And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was near.
MATTHEW 14
14b and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.
MARK 6
34b and he began to teach them many things.
LUKE 9
11c and spoke to them of the kingdom of God, and healed those who had need of healing.
MATTHEW 14
15And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves supplies.
MARK 6
35And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came to him, and said, This is a desert place, and now the time is far passed: 36Send them away, that they may go into the country round about, and into the villages, and buy themselves bread: for they have nothing to eat.
LUKE 9
12And when the day began to wear away, the twelve came then, and said to him, Send the multitude away, that they may go into the towns and country round about, and lodge, and get supplies: for we are here in a desert place
MATTHEW 14
16But Jesus said to them, They need not depart; you give them to eat.
MARK 6
37He answered and said to them, You give them to eat. And they said to him, Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat?
LUKE 9
.13But he said to them, You give them to eat. And they said,
JOHN 6
5When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come to him, he said to Philip, Where shall we buy bread from, so that these may eat? 6And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do. 7Philip answered him, Two hundred danaria of bread is not sufficient for them, so that every one of them may take a little.
MATTHEW 14
17And they said to him, We have only five loaves here, and two fish. 18 He said, Bring them here to me.
MARK 6
38 He said to them, How many loaves have you? go and see. And when they knew, they said, Five, and two fish.
LUKE 9
We have no more but five loaves and two fish; except we should go and buy food for all these people.
JOHN 6
8One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to him, 9There is a lad here, who has five barley loaves, and two small fish: but what are they among so many?
MATTHEW 14
19a And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fish,
MARK 6
39And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies on the green grass. 40And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.
LUKE 9
14For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company. 15And they did so, and made them all sit down.
JOHN 6
10And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.
MATTHEW 14
19b and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and broke, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. 20a And they all ate, and were filled:
MARK 6
41And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fish he divided among them all. 42And they all ate and were filled.
LUKE 9
16Then he took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and broke, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude. 17a And they ate, and were all filled,:
JOHN 6
11And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to those who were set down; and likewise of the fish as much as they would. 12a When they were filled,
JOHN 6
12b he said to his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is lost.
MATTHEW 14
20b and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full. 21And those who had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children
MARK 6
43And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fish. 44And those who ate of the loaves were about five thousand men.
LUKE 9
17b and twelve baskets of fragments that remained to them were taken up.
JOHN 6
13Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above to those who had eaten.
JOHN 6
14Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.

WALKING ON WATER
MATTHEW 14
22And immediately Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him to the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. 23a And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray:
MARK 6
45And immediately he constrained his disciples to get into the ship, and to go to the other side before to Bethsaida, while he sent away the people. 46And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.
JOHN 6
15 When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone.
MATTHEW 14
23b and when the evening was come, he was there alone. 24But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. 25And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. 26And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. 27But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; do not be afraid. 28And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it is you, bid me to come to you on the water. 29And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. 30But when he saw the boisterous wind, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. 31And immediately Jesus stretched out his hand, and caught him, and said to him, O you of little faith, why did you doubt? 32And when they had come into the ship, the wind ceased. 33Then those who were in the ship came and worshiped him, saying, Of a truth you are the Son of God.
MARK 6
47And when evening was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he was alone on the land. 48And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary to them: and about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea, and would have passed them by 49But when they saw him walking on the sea, they supposed it was a spirit, and cried out: 50For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and said to them, Be of good cheer: it is I; do not be afraid. 51And he went up to them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered. 52For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened. 53And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret, and drew to the shore. 54And when they were come out of the ship, immediately they knew him, 55And ran through that whole region round about, and began to carry about in beds those who were sick, to where they heard he was. 56And where ever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were only the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.
JOHN 6
16And when evening was come, his disciples went down to the sea, 17And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus had not come to them. 18And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew. 19So when they had rowed about twenty five or thirty furlongs, they saw Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing near to the ship: and they were afraid. 20But he said to them, It is I; do not be afraid. 21Then they willingly received him into the ship: and immediately the ship was at the land where they went.
MATTHEW 14
34And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret. 35And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, and brought to him all that were diseased; 36And asked him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched it were made perfectly whole.

VAIN WORSHIP
Food does not make a person despicable.
MATTHEW 15
1a Then [Greek tote] scribes and Pharisees came to Jesus, who were from Jerusalem,
MARK 7
1And [Greek kai] the Pharisees came together to him, and certain of the scribes, who came from Jerusalem.
MARK 7
2And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashed, hands, they found fault.

3For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands often, do not eat, holding the tradition of the elders. 4And when they come from the market, except they wash, they do not eat. And many other things there are, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, brazen vessels, and of tables.

MATTHEW 15
1b saying, 2 Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.

3But he answered and said to them, Why do you also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? 4For God commanded, saying, Honor your father and mother: and, He who curses father or mother, let him die the death. 5But you say, Who ever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by what ever you might be profited by me; 6And honors not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have you made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition. 7You hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying, 8This people draws near to me with their mouth, and honors me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 9But they worship me in vain, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

MARK 7
5Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands?

6He answered and said to them, Well has Isaiah prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. 7But in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. 8For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things you do. 9And he said to them, Full well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your own tradition. 10For Moses said, Honor your father and your mother; and, whoever curses father or mother, let him die the death: 11But you say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by what ever you might be profited by me; he shall be free . 12And you do not allow him to do anything any more for his father or his mother; 13Making the word of God of no effect through your tradition, which you have delivered: and many such like things you do

MATTHEW 15
10And he called the multitude, and said to them, Hear, and understand: 11Not that which goes into the mouth defiles a man; but that which comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.
MARK 7
14And when he had called all the people to him , he said to them, Listen to me every one of you , and understand: 15There is nothing from outside a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, they are those that defile the man. 16If any man has ears to hear, let him hear. 17And when he had entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable. 18And he said to them, Are you so without understanding also? Do you not perceive, that what ever thing there is that enters from outside into the man, cannot defile him; 19Because it does not enter into his heart, but into the belly, and goes out into the draught, purging all meats? 20And he said, That which comes out of the man, that defiles the man. 21For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: 23All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
MATTHEW 15
12 Then [Greek tote]  his disciples came and said to him, Do you not know that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying? 13But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father has not planted, shall be rooted up. 14Let them alone: they are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. 15Then answered Peter and said to him, Declare to us this parable. 16And Jesus said, Are you also yet without understanding? 17Do you not yet understand, that what ever enters in at the mouth goes into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? 18But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. 19For out of the heart proceeds evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: 20These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man.

I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE
The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.
JOHN 6
22 The following day, when the people who stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was no other boat there, except that one in which his disciples were entered, and that Jesus did not go with his disciples into the boat, but that his disciples were gone away alone; 23(But other boats came from Tiberias near the place where they ate bread, after the Lord had given thanks:) 24When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they also took shipping, and came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus. 25And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, Rabbi, when did you come here? 26Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say to you, You seek me, not because you saw the miracles, but because you ate of the loaves, and were filled. 27Labor not for the food which perishes, but for that food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give to you: for God the Father has sealed him.

28Then they said to him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? 29Jesus answered and said to them, This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent. 30They said therefore to him, What sign do you show then, that we may see, and believe you? what work do you do? 31Our fathers ate manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat. 32Then Jesus said to them, Verily, verily, I say to you, Moses did not give you that bread from heaven; but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. 33For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven, and gives life to the world. 34Then they said to him, Lord, give us this bread evermore. 35And Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life: he who comes to me shall never hunger; and he who believes in me shall never thirst. 36But I said to you, That you also have seen me, and do not believe. 37All who the Father gives me shall come to me; and he who comes to me I will in no way cast out. 38For I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me. 39And this is the Father's will who has sent me, that of all whom he has given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. 40And this is the will of him who sent me, that every one who sees the Son, and believes in him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. 41The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread who came down from heaven. 42And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he said, I came down from heaven? 43Jesus therefore answered and said to them, Do not murmur among yourselves. 44No man can come to me, except the Father who has sent me draws him: and I will raise him up at the last day. 45It is written in the prophets, And they shall all be taught of God. Every man therefore who has heard, and has learned of the Father, comes to me. 46Not that any man has seen the Father, save he who is of God, he has seen the Father. 47Verily, verily, I say to you, He who believes in me has everlasting life. 48I am that bread of life. 49Your fathers ate manna in the wilderness, and are dead. 50This is the bread who comes down from heaven, that a man may eat of, and not die. 51I am the living bread who came down from heaven: if any man eats of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. 52The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? 53Then Jesus said to them, Verily, verily, I say to you, Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54Who ever eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, has eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. 55For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. 56He who eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, dwells in me, and I in him. 57As the living Father has sent me, and I live by the Father: so he who eats me, even he shall live by me. 58This is that bread who came down from heaven: not as your fathers ate manna, and are dead: he who eats of this bread shall live for ever. 59These things he said in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.

60Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is a hard saying; who can hear it? 61When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said to them, does this offend you? 62What and if you shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? 63It is the spirit that quickens; the flesh profits nothing: the words that I speak to you, they are spirit, and they are life. 64But there are some of you who do not believe. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that did not believe, and who would betray him. 65And he said, Therefore I said to you, that no man can come to me, except it is given to him of my Father. 66From that time many of his disciples went back, and did not walk with him anymore. 67Then said Jesus to the twelve, Will you also go away? 68Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? you have the words of eternal life. 69And we believe and are sure that you are the Christ, the Son of the living God. 70Jesus answered them, Have I not chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil? 71 He spoke of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was who would betray him, being one of the twelve.

JOHN 7
1 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him.

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