Mark Trivia:

Jesus is rejected in his hometown
6:1-6, Cf. Mt 13:53-58, Lk 4:14-30

1 And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him.

Jesus and his disciples came to his home country. [1]

2 And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?

3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Judas, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.

On the sabbath day, he taught in the synagogue, and everyone was amazed, saying,

Where'd he learn all these things?

Isn't this the carpenter, the son of Mary? [2]

Isn't he the brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon?

Don't his sisters live here? [3]

And they were offended by him.

4 But Jesus, said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.

But Jesus said,

A prophet is honored everywhere but in his own country, among his own family, and in his own house.

5 And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.

And he couldn't do any mighty work there [4],

except for heal a few sick folk.

6 And he marvelled because of their unbelief.

And Jesus was surprised they didn't believe in him.

The mission of the apostles
6:6-9, Cf. Mt 10:5-10, Lk 9:1-6

And he went round about the villages, teaching.

Jesus preached in the surrounding villages.

7 And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;

He sent the twelve off by twos,

and gave them power over unclean spirits. [5]

8 And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse

He commanded them to take nothing with them but a staff,

no bag, food, or money. [6]

9 But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats.

Wear sandals and only one coat.

It'll be worse than Sodom and Gomorrah
6:10-11, Cf. Mt 10:11-15, Lk 9:4-5

10 And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place.

Jesus said to them,

When you enter a house, stay there until you leave.

11 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city.

If they won't let you stay with them, shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them.

It'll be worse for that city than Sodom and Gomorrah. [7]

They cast out many devils
6:12-13

12 And they went out, and preached that men should repent.

They went out and preached,

13 And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.

cast out many devils,

and cured sick people by anointing them with oil.

Herod: Jesus is the risen John the Baptist
6:14-16, Cf. Mt 14:1-12, Lk 9:7-9

14 And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.

King Herod [8] had heard about Jesus.

Some thought he was John the Baptist risen from the dead.

15 Others said, That it is Elijah. And others said, That it is a prophet, or as one of the prophets.

Others said he was Elijah or one of the prophets. [9]

16 But when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead.

When Herod heard about it, he said,

Jesus is John, whom I beheaded. [10]

He is risen from the dead.

The imprisonment of John the Baptist
6:17-20, Cf. Mt 14:3-4, Lk 3:19-20

17 For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her.

Herod had imprisoned John at his wife, Herodias's, request.

18 For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife.

Because John had said, "It's against the law to marry your brother's wife." [11]

19 Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not:

So Herodias wanted John killed.

20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.

But Herod was afraid of John,

because he knew that John was a just and holy man. [12]

And he listened to him and believed what he said.

The death of John the Baptist
6:21-29, Cf. Mt 14:1-12

21 And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee;

On Herod's birthday, there was a birthday party for him. [13]

22 And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee.

23 And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom.

Herodias's daughter danced for Herod and his guests.

Herod said to her,

Whatever you ask of me, I'll give to you,

up to half of my kingdom.

24 And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.

She asked her mother, Herodias, and she said,

Ask for the head of John the Baptist.

25 And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist.

So the daughter said to Herod,

I'd like the head of John the Baptist on a plate.

26 And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her.

Herod didn't want to grant her request,

but he had to since he had promised in front of his guests.

27 And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison,

So he sent an executioner to bring John the Baptist's head to him on a plate.

28 And brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the damsel: and the damsel gave it to her mother.

And he gave it to Herodias's daughter.

29 And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.

John's disciples took the body and laid it in a tomb.

Jesus feeds five thousand men

30 And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught.

Jesus gathered his disciples and said to them,

31 And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.

Let's go rest in a desert place.

32 And they departed into a desert place by ship privately.

So they went in a boat to a desert place.

33 And the people saw them departing, and many knew him, and ran afoot thither out of all cities, and outwent them, and came together unto him.

Some people saw them leaving,

so they ran together from all cites and came to Jesus.

34 And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.

Jesus saw all the people, and felt sorry for them since they were like sheep without a shepherd.

35 And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came unto him, and said, This is a desert place, and now the time is far passed:

The disciples came to Jesus and said,

It's getting late in the day.

36 Send them away, that they may go into the country round about, and into the villages, and buy themselves bread: for they have nothing to eat.

Send the people away so they can buy food to eat.

37 He answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat?

Jesus said, "Give them something to eat."

His disciples said to him, "We don't have enough money to buy food for them."

38 He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes.

Jesus said, "How many loaves of bread do you have?"

They answered, "Five loaves and two fishes."

39 And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass.

Jesus told them to tell the people to sit down on the grass.

40 And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.

So the people sat down and ate.

41 And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.

Jesus took the five loaves and two fishes, looked up to heaven, blessed the food, broke the loaves, and gave it to his disciples to give to the people.

42 And they did all eat, and were filled.

And everyone ate as much as they wanted.

43 And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes.

Twelve full baskets of food were leftover.

44 And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men.

About five thousand men were fed.

Jesus walks on water
6:45-52, Cf. Mt 14:22-33, Jn 6:15-21

45 And straightway he constrained his disciples to get into the ship, and to go to the other side before unto Bethsaida, while he sent away the people.

As soon as the people finished eating, Jesus sent them away,

and left with his disciples on a boat to Bethsaida.

46 And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.

When they arrived, Jesus went to a mountain to pray.

47 And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land.

In the evening, the boat was on the sea and Jesus on land.

48 And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.

Before dawn the next morning,

Jesus came toward them, walking on the water.

49 But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out:

He would have walked right passed them,

but they saw him and cried out, thinking he was a spirit.

50 For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid.

Jesus walked over to them and said,

Be happy. It's me. Don't be afraid.

51 And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered.

He walked up to them, and the wind stopped blowing.

They were amazed and wondered.

52 For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.

They didn't consider the miracle of the loaves,

because their hearts were hardened.

Jesus heals the sick in Gennesaret
6:53-56, Cf. Mt 14:34-36

53 And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret, and drew to the shore.

They went over by boat to the land of Gennesaret.

54 And when they were come out of the ship, straightway they knew him,

People recognized them,

55 And ran through that whole region round about, and began to carry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard he was.

and brought their sick to them.

56 And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.

Whatever city they came to,

everyone who touched his clothes was healed.