11He went away from there and came to 2his hometown, and his disciples followed him.
And 3on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and 4many 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?
35Is not this 6the carpenter, the son of Mary and 7brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?" And 8they took offense at him.
And Jesus said to them, 9"A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household."
And 10he could do no mighty work there, except that 11he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them.
And 12he marveled because of their unbelief. 13And he went about among the villages teaching.
The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught.
And he said to them, "Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while." For many were coming and going, and 37they had no leisure even to eat.
3238And they went away in 39the boat to a desolate place by themselves.
Now many saw them going and 40recognized them, and they ran there on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them.
When he went ashore he 41saw a great crowd, and 42he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things.
And when it grew late, his disciples came to him and said, "This is a desolate place, and the hour is now late.
3643Send them away to go into the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat."
But he answered them, 44"You give them something to eat." And 45they said to him, 46"Shall we go and buy two hundred denariif worth of bread and give it to them to eat?"
And he said to them, "How many loaves do you have? Go and see." And when they had found out, they said, 47"Five, and two fish."
Then he commanded them all to sit down in groups on the green grass.
So they sat down in groups, by hundreds and by fifties.
And taking the five loaves and the two fish he 48looked up to heaven and 49said 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.
5363When they had crossed over, they came to land at 64Gennesaret and moored to the shore.
And when they got out of the boat, the people immediately 65recognized him
and ran about the whole region and began to bring 66the sick people 67on their beds to wherever they heard he was.
And wherever he came, in villages, cities, or countryside, 68they laid the sick in the marketplaces and implored him that they might touch even 69the fringe of his garment. And 70as many as touched it were made well.