1He went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him.
2And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by his hands?
3Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him.
4And Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household.”
5And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them.
6And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went about among the villages teaching.
30The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught.
31And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.
32And they went away in the boat to a desolate place by themselves.
33Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they ran there on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them.
34When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things.
35And when it grew late, his disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the hour is now late.
36Send them away to go into the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.”
37But he answered them, “You give them something to eat.” And they said to him, “Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii6 worth of bread and give it to them to eat?”
38And he said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” And when they had found out, they said, “Five, and two fish.”
39Then he commanded them all to sit down in groups on the green grass.
40So they sat down in groups, by hundreds and by fifties.
41And taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing and broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the people. And he divided the two fish among them all.
53When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored to the shore.
54And when they got out of the boat, the people immediately recognized him
55and ran about the whole region and began to bring the sick people on their beds to wherever they heard he was.
56And wherever he came, in villages, cities, or countryside, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and implored him that they might touch even the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched it were made well.
1 Greek chiton, a long garment worn under the cloak next to the skin