Modern Literal Version
[Mark 8]




     {Mar 8:1-8:9 & Mat 15:32-38.}



     8:1 The crowd was enormous in those days, and they do not have anything to eat. Jesus, having called to him his disciples, says to them, 8:2I have compassion upon the crowd, because they already remain with me for three days and do not have anything that they might eat. 8:3 And if I dismiss them starving to their house, they will be fainting on the road; for* some of them havecome from far away.



     8:4 And his disciples answered him, From where shall anyone be able to feed these men bread here in the wilderness?



     8:5 And he asked them, How many loaves do youĎ have?



     Now they said, Seven.



     8:6 And he commanded the crowd to lean-back upon the soil. And he took the seven loaves, and having given-thanks, he broke them and was giving them to his disciples, in order that they might place them beside them, and they placed them beside the crowd. 8:7 And they were holding a few small-fish, and having given-thanks, he said to his disciples to also place these beside them. 8:8 Now they ate and were fed, and they took up an abundance of broken piecesС seven baskets. 8:9 Now those who had eaten were approximately four thousand, and he dismissed them.




     {Mar 8:10-26 & Mat 15:39-16:12 Near Caesarea Philippi Summer 29 AD.}



     8:10 And immediately he stepped into the ship with his disciples and came into the parts of Dalmanutha.




     8:11 And the Pharisees came forth and began to debate together with him, seeking from him a sign from the heaven, testing him. 8:12 And having groaned deeply in his spirit, he says, Why is this generation seeking a sign? Assuredly I am saying to youĎ, As if a sign will be given to this generation.8:13 And he left them, and again stepping onto a ship, went away to the area beyond-that.




     8:14 And they forgot to take bread, and they did not have any bread, except one loaf in the ship with them. 8:15 And he ordered them, saying, BeholdĎand bewareĎ of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.



     8:16 And they were reasoning with one another, saying, It is because we have no bread.



     8:17 And Jesus knew it and says to them, Why are youĎ reasoning so, because youĎ have no bread? Do youĎ still not perceive, nor understand? Do youĎ still have yourĎ heart hardened? 8:18Having eyes, do youĎ not see? Having ears, do youĎ not hear? And do youĎ not remember? 8:19When I broke the five loaves *for the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did youĎ lift up?



     They say to him, Twelve.



     8:20Now when the seven to the four thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did youĎ lift up?



     Now they said, Seven.



     8:21 And he said to them, How do youĎ not yet understand?




     8:22 And he comes to Bethsaida. And they bring to him a blind man and plead with him in order that he might touch him. 8:23 And grabbing the blind man by the hand, he led him outside the village, and having spit into his eyes and laid his hands upon him, he asked him if he sees anything.



     8:24 And he, having looked up, said, I see men, because I behold them like walking trees. 8:25Thereafter he laid his hands upon his eyes again, and he made* him to look at him. And he was restored and saw all men distinctly.



     8:26 And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither enter into the village, nor say anythingto anyone in the village.




     {Mar 8:27-30 & Mat 16:13-20 & Luk 9:18-21 Caesarea Philippi.}



     8:27 And Jesus went forth and his disciples, into the villages of Caesarea Philippi, and on the road he asked his disciples, saying to them, Who do men say that I am?



     8:28 Now they answered, John the Immerser* and others, Elijah, but others, One of the prophets.



     8:29 And he asked them, But who do youĎ say that I am?



     Now Peter answering, says to him, You are the Christ. 8:30 And he rebuked them in order that they should speak to no one concerning him.




     {Mar 8:31-9:1 & Mat 16:21-28 & Luk 9:22-27 Caesarea Philippi.}



     8:31 And he began to teach them, that it is essential for the Son of Man to suffer many things and to be rejected* by the elders and the high-priests and the scribes, and be killed, and to rise*up after three days. 8:32 And he was speaking the word frankly. And Peter took him and began to rebuke him. 8:33 But he turning again, and seeing his disciples, rebuked Peter, saying, Go behind me, adversary, because you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.



     8:34 And having called the crowd together with his disciples to him, he said to them, Whoever wishes to follow after me, let him deny himself, and lift up his cross and follow me. 8:35For*whoever wishes to save his life will be losing it, and whoever loses his life because of me andbecause of the good-news, this one will be saving it.8:36For* what will it profit a man, if he has gained the whole world and should forfeit his soul? 8:37Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? 8:38For* whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this generation, the adulteress and sinner, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him, whenever he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy messengers.
Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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