kjv@Matthew:14:11@ And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother.
kjv@Matthew:14:12@ And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.
kjv@Matthew:14:13@ When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities.
kjv@Matthew:14:14@ And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.
kjv@Matthew:14:15@ And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.
kjv@Matthew:14:16@ But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.
kjv@Matthew:14:17@ And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.
kjv@Matthew:14:19@ And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
kjv@Matthew:14:20@ And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.
kjv@Matthew:14:21@ And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children.
kjv@Matthew:14:22@ And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.
kjv@Matthew:14:23@ And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.
kjv@Matthew:14:24@ But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.
kjv@Matthew:14:25@ And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
kjv@Matthew:14:26@ And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
kjv@Matthew:14:27@ But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
kjv@Matthew:14:28@ And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
kjv@Matthew:14:29@ And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
kjv@Matthew:14:30@ But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
kjv@Matthew:14:31@ And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
This passage almost reads backwards. At some point earlier the disciples of the Baptist told Jesus and His disciples the outcome of John's imprisonment - beheading. The crew is aware of the circumstances therein. What is happening now that Herod Antipas is associating Jesus with as a haunting of John. We do not know how this becomes known (perhaps one of Herod's servants) but, it does.
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