John the Baptist Beheaded
1At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the reports about Jesus, 2and he said to his attendants, “This is John the Baptist; he has risen from the dead! That is why miraculous powers are at work in him.”
3Now Herod had arrested John and bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, 4for John had been saying to him: “It is not lawful for you to have her.” 5Herod wanted to kill John, but he was afraid of the people, because they considered John a prophet.
6On Herod’s birthday the daughter of Herodias danced for the guests and pleased Herod so much 7that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked. 8Prompted by her mother, she said, “Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist.” 9The king was distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests, he ordered that her request be granted 10and had John beheaded in the prison. 11His head was brought in on a platter and given to the girl, who carried it to her mother. 12John’s disciples came and took his body and buried it. Then they went and told Jesus.
Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand
13When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns. 14When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
15As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”
16Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”
17“We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.
18“Bring them here to me,” he said. 19And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. 20They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. 21The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.
Jesus Walks on the Water
22Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, 24and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
25Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.
27But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
28“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
29“Come,” he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
31Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
32And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
34When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret. 35And when the men of that place recognized Jesus, they sent word to all the surrounding country. People brought all their sick to him 36and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed.
Osuboni Yohane Kum
1Bere no mu ara na Herode a na odi hene wɔ Galilea no tee Yesu nka, 2na ɔka kyerɛɛ nʼasomfo ne se, “Oyi yɛ Osuboni Yohane na wasɔre afi awufo mu. Eyi nti na wanya tumi foforo de reyɛ anwonwade ahorow yi.”
3Saa bere no na Herode ama wɔakyere Osuboni Yohane ato afiase, efisɛ na wakasa atia Herodia ne Herode aware no 4sɛ, Herode aware ne nua Filipo yere. 5Herode pɛɛ sɛ okum Yohane. Nanso na osuro sɛ, sɛ okum no a basabasayɛ bɛba ɔman no mu. Efisɛ na nnipa no nyinaa bu Yohane sɛ odiyifo.
6Ɛbaa sɛ na Herode redi nʼawoda. Awoda no ase na Herodia babea bɛsaw ma a ɛyɛɛ Herode fɛ. 7Eyi maa Herode kaa ntam, hyɛɛ no bɔ se ommisa nea ɔpɛ biara na ɔde bɛma no. 8Ne na maa no kae se, “Fa Osuboni Yohane ti a wɔatwa to prɛte mu ma me wɔ ha.” 9Herode tee asɛm no, ɛyɛɛ no yaw ma ɛhaw no. Nanso esiane ntam a waka wɔ nnipa a wɔahyia hɔ no anim no nti, ɔhyɛ ma wɔyɛɛ nea ababaa no hwehwɛ no maa no. 10Herode soma ma wokotwaa Yohane ti wɔ afiase hɔ. 11Wɔde ti a wɔatwa no too prɛte mu de brɛɛ ababaa no ma ɔde kɔmaa ne na. 12Yohane asuafo no bɛfaa nʼamu no kosiee no. Eyi akyi no wɔkɔbɔɔ Yohane wu no ho amanneɛ kyerɛɛ Yesu.
Yesu Ma Nnipa Mpem Anum Aduan
13Yesu tee Osuboni Yohane wu no, ɔtew ne ho kɔtenaa baabi. Nnipa tee ne nka ma wɔnam fam fi wɔn nkurow ne wɔn nkuraa tiw no kɔɔ nea ɔwɔ hɔ. 14Yesu fii ɔkorow no mu baa nea nnipa no wɔ hɔ no. Ohuu nnipadɔm no, ne yam hyehyee no maa wɔn. Eyi ma ɔsaa ayarefo a wɔwɔ wɔn mu no yare.
15Anim rebiribiri no, Yesu asuafo no baa ne nkyɛn bɛka kyerɛɛ no se, “Ade asa awie. Aduan biara nso nni ha. Ɛha nso mmɛn kurow biara. Enti gya nnipa no kwan, na wɔnkɔhwehwɛ aduan ntɔ nni wɔ nkurow no bi so.”
16Yesu buaa wɔn se, “Ɛho nhia sɛ wɔkɔ; momma wɔn aduan nni!”
17Asuafo no ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Nea yɛwɔ nyinaa yɛ brodo anum ne mpataa abien pɛ.”
18Yesu ka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Momfa mmrɛ me.” 19Afei ɔka kyerɛɛ nnipadɔm no ma wɔtenatenaa ase wɔ sare no so. Ɔhwɛɛ soro bɔɔ mpae, hyiraa aduan no so. Afei obubuu mu de maa nʼasuafo no ma wɔkyekyɛ maa nnipadɔm no. 20Obiara dii nea wɔde maa no no mee pintinn. Afei asuafo no boaboaa nea wodi ma ɛkae no ano no, ɛyɛɛ nkɛntɛn dumien. 21Mmarima a wodii aduan no dodow bɛyɛ mpem anum a mmea ne mmofra no dodow nka ho.
Yesu Nantew Nsu Ani
22Nnipadɔm no didi wiee pɛ na Yesu ka kyerɛɛ nʼasuafo no se, wɔntena ɔkorow no mu nni kan ntwa nkɔ asuogya nohɔ na ɔno de, ɔretena hɔ agya nnipa no kwan. 23Ogyaa wɔn kwan wiee no, ɔkɔɔ bepɔw bi so kɔbɔɔ mpae. Onwini dwoe no, na aka Yesu nko ara wɔ nea ɔwɔ hɔ. 24Saa bere no na ɔkorow a asuafo no te mu no adu akyiri. Mframa fii ase bɔɔ dennen maa po no bɔɔ asorɔkye dwiradwiraa ɔkorow no a asuafo no te mu no.
25Anɔpahema bɛyɛ nnɔnnan bere mu no, Yesu nantew po no ani baa asuafo no nkyɛn. 26Bere a asuafo no huu obi sɛ ɔnam asu no ani reba wɔn nkyɛn no wosuroe, efisɛ na wosusuw sɛ wɔahu ɔsaman. Ɛmaa wɔde hu teɛteɛɛ mu.
27Ntɛm ara na Yesu ka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Ɛyɛ me. Munnsuro. Momma mo bo ntɔ mo yam!”
28Petro ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Awurade, sɛ ɛyɛ wo de a, ka kyerɛ me na me nso memfa asu no ani mmra wo nkyɛn.”
29Yesu ka kyerɛɛ Petro se, “Bra!”
Petro fii ɔkorow no mu sii asu no ani, nantew sɛ ɔrekɔ Yesu nkyɛn. 30Nanso ohuu mframa a ɛrebɔ no ne ho popoe. Ofii ase sɛ ɔremem. Ɔteɛteɛɛ mu, frɛɛ Yesu se, “Awurade, gye me na meremem!”
31Ɛhɔ ara, Yesu teɛɛ ne nsa twee no. Afei ɔka kyerɛɛ Petro se, “Wo a wo gyidi sua, adɛn na wunnye me nni?”
32Yesu ne Petro kɔtenaa ɔkorow no mu no, mframa no gyaee bɔ. 33Asuafo a wɔwɔ ɔkorow no mu no de ahodwiriw bɛkotow Yesu kae se, “Onyankopɔn Ba ne wo ampa!”
34Wotwaa asu no baa Genesaret. 35Yesu duu hɔ no, ankyɛ na nkurow a atwa Genesaret ho ahyia no nyinaa tee ne nka. Wɔde wɔn ayarefo nyinaa brɛɛ no. 36Ayarefo no srɛɛ Yesu se ɔmma wɔmfa wɔn nsa nka nʼatade ano kɛkɛ. Ayarefo dodow a wotumi de wɔn nsa kaa nʼatade ano no ho yɛɛ wɔn den.