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And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence [from there]. MT 13:53 And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch [so] that they were astonished, and said, Whence [from where WU] hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works [miracles WU]? MT 13:54 Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren [brothers], James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? MT 13:55 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things? MT 13:56 And they were offended in [at WU] him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save [except] in his own country, and in his own house. MT 13:57 UNBELIEF And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief. MT 13:58

At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus, MT 14:1 And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty [miraculous WU] works do shew forth themselves in him. MT 14:2 For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife. MT 14:3 For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her. MT 14:4 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet. MT 14:5 But when Herod's birthday was kept [came], the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod. MT 14:6 Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask. MT 14:7 And she, being before instructed of [by] her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger [on a platter]. MT 14:8 And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake, and [because of WU] them which sat with him at meat [the table], he commanded it to be given her. MT 14:9 And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison. MT 14:10 And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel [young lady]: and she brought it to her mother. MT 14:11 And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus. MT 14:12

When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship [boat] into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities. MT 14:13 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick. MT 14:14 And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past [late]; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals [food]. MT 14:15 But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them [something] to eat. MT 14:16 And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes. MT 14:17 BELIEVE Doing He said, Bring them hither [here] to me. MT 14:18 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake [broke], and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples [in turn gave WU] to the multitude. MT 14:19 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full. MT 14:20 And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children. MT 14:21

And straightway [immediately] Jesus constrained [made] his disciples to get into a ship [boat], and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. MT 14:22 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart [by himself] to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone. MT 14:23 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. MT 14:24 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. MT 14:25 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. MT 14:26 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. MT 14:27 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. MT 14:28 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. MT 14:29 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried [out], saying, Lord, save me. MT 14:30 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore [why] didst thou doubt? MT 14:31 BELIEVE Doing And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. MT 14:32 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God. MT 14:33

And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret. MT 14:34 And when the men of that place had knowledge of [recognized] him, they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased; MT 14:35 And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole [healed WU]. MT 14:36

Then came to Jesus scribes [experts in the law WU] and Pharisees, which were of [from] Jerusalem, saying, MT 15:1Why do thy disciples transgress [disobey] the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. MT 15:2 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? MT 15:3 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the [be put to] death. MT 15:4 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me [whatever help you might otherwise have gotten from me is a gift devoted to God]; MT 15:5 And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect [void] by your tradition. MT 15:6 KEEPS FROM BELIEVING Refusing Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias [Isaiah] prophesy of you, saying, MT 15:7 This people draweth nigh [near] unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. MT 15:8 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for [as] doctrines the commandments of men. MT 15:9 JESUS Teacher And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand: MT 15:10 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man. MT 15:11OVERCOME YOUR HARMFULNESS Harm From Within

Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying? MT 15:12 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. MT 15:13 Let [leave] them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. MT 15:14 UNBELIEF Disconnect Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare [explain] unto us this parable. MT 15:15 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding? MT 15:16 KEEPS FROM BELIEVING Insensitivity Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out [of the body] into the draught [latrine WU]? MT 15:17 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. MT 15:18 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications [sexual sins], thefts, false witness, blasphemies: MT 15:19 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man. MT 15:20 OVERCOME YOUR HARMFULNESS Harm From Within

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