Modern Literal Version
[Matthew 14]




     {Mar 6:14-29 & Mat 14:1-12 & Luk 9:7-9.}



     14:1 Herod the Tetrarch heard the report of Jesus at that time, 14:2 and said to his young-servants, This is John the Immerser*; he was raised from the dead, and because of this, these powers are working in him. 14:3 For* Herod had took-hold of John, and bound him, and placed him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife.



     14:4 For* John said to him, It is not legal for you to have her.



     14:5 And wishing to kill him, but he feared the crowd, because they held him as a prophet.



     14:6 Now when* Herod's birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst of the courtand pleased Herod; 14:7 from where he confessed with an oath to give her whatever she asks of him.



     14:8 Now being pushed forward by her mother, she says, Give me the head of John the Immerser*upon a platter here.



     14:9 And the king was sorrowful, but because of his oaths and of those who reclined at the mealtogether with him, he commanded it to be given. 14:10 And he sent and beheaded John in the prison.14:11 And his head was carried upon a platter, and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother.14:12 And his disciples came and lifted up the body, and buried it, and they went and reported to Jesus.




     {Mar 6:30-32 & Mat 14:13 & Luk 9:10 & Joh 6:1 East shore of Galilee.}



     14:13 And when* Jesus heard it, he departed from there in a ship, privately to a desolate place, and when* the crowds heard of it, they followed him on foot from the cities.




     {Mar 6:33-44 & Mat 14:14-21 & Luk 9:11-17 & Joh 6:2-14.}



     14:14 And when* Jesus went out, he saw a large crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick. 14:15 Now when* it became evening, his disciples came to him, saying, The place is desolate and the hour has already passed away; dismiss the crowds, in order that they may go away into the villages and buy food for themselves.



     14:16 But Jesus said to them, They have no need to go away; youĎ, giveĎ them food to eat!



     14:17 But they say to him, We do not have anything here except five loaves and two fish.



     14:18 Now he said, BringĎ them here to me.14:19 And he commanded the crowds to recline upon the grass, and he took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he gave-thanks and broke them, and he gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples then gave to the crowds. 14:20And they all ate and were fed, and they took up what was leftover of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. 14:21 Now those eating were approximately five thousand men, plus women and children.




     {Mar 6:45-56 & Mat 14:22-36 & Joh 6:15-21.}



     14:22 And immediately, Jesus urged the disciples to step into the ship, and to precede him to thearea beyond-that, until he should dismiss the crowds. 14:23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up into the mountain privately to pray. Now when* it became evening, he was alone there.14:24 But the ship was already in the midst of the sea, was being tormented by the waves; for* the wind was adverse. 14:25 Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking upon the sea. 14:26 And when* the disciples saw him walking upon the sea, they were disturbed, saying, It is an apparition, and they cried out from their fear.



     14:27 But Jesus immediately spoke to them, saying, HaveĎ courage; it is I; doĎ not be afraid.



     14:28 Now Peter having answered to him, said, Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you upon the waters.



     14:29 Now he said, Come.



     And Peter went down from the ship, and walked upon the waters to go toward Jesus. 14:30 But he was afraid, seeing the strong wind, and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, Lord, save me.



     14:31 Now Jesus immediately stretched out his hand, and grabbed him, and says to him, You of small faith, why were you skeptical?



     14:32 And when* they stepped into the ship, the wind pauses. 14:33 Now those in the ship came to him and, worshiped him, saying, You are truly the Son of God.




     14:34 And having ferried over, they came to the land of Gennesaret. 14:35 And when* the men of that place recognized him, they sent word into the whole region around and brought to him all those who have an illness, 14:36 and they were pleading with him in order that they might only touch the hem of his garment and as many as touched it, were cured.





Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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