Woe unto thee, Bethsaida!
For if the mighty works,
which were done in you,
Had been done in Tyre and Sidon,
They would have repented long ago
In sackcloth and ashes.
Matthew 11:21

Disciples from Bethsaida

Philip was of Bethsaida,
The city of Andrew and Peter.
John 1:44

Jesus heals a blind man
From Mark 8:22-26

Jesus came to Bethsaida;
And the people brought a blind man to him,
They besought him to touch him.

Jesus took the blind man by the hand,
And led him out of the town.
When Jesus had spit on his eyes,
And put his hands on him,
He asked the blind man if he saw anything.
The man looked up, and said,
I see men as trees, walking.

After that Jesus again
Put his hands on the man’s eyes,
And made him look up:
The man’s sight was restored,
And he saw every man clearly.
And Jesus sent him away to his house, saying,
“Don’t go into the town,
Or tell it to any in the town.”

Jesus feeds 5,000
Combines Luke 9:10-17, Matthew 14:13-21, John 6:1-14

The passover, a feast of the Jews, was near.
Jesus departed with his disciples by ship
and went aside privately into a desert place
belonging to the city called Bethsaida.

He went up into a mountain
and sat with his disciples.

When the people heard of it,
they followed him on foot out of the cities.

Jesus lifted up his eyes
and saw a great crowd coming to him.
He was moved with compassion toward them.
He received them and spoke to them
about the kingdom of God
and healed those who had need of healing.

When it was evening,
his disciples came to him, and said,
“Send the crowd away,
so they can go into the villages
and lodge and buy food.”

But Jesus said to them,
“They don’t need to leave;
give them food to eat.”

Jesus asked Philip,
“Where shall we buy bread that these may eat?”
He asked this to prove Philip,
for he himself knew what he would do.

Philip answered him,
“Two hundred pennyworth of bread
is not enough
for every one of them to take only a little”
for there were about five thousand men.

Andrew said to Jesus,
“There is a lad here,
who has five barley loaves,
and two small fish,
but what are they among so many?”

Jesus said, “Bring them here to me.”

He told the disciples to make the men sit down on the grass –
for there was much grass in the place –
by fifties in a company.

And they did so,
and made them all sit down.

Jesus took the five loaves
and the two fish.
Looking up to heaven, he blessed them,
and broke them.

He gave the pieces to his disciples,
and the disciples gave them to the crowd.
They did all eat, and were all filled.

Then Jesus said to his disciples,
“Gather up the fragments that remain,
that nothing be lost.”

So they gathered the remains together
and filled twelve baskets with the fragments.

Then those men,
when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did,
said, “This is of a truth the Messiah
that should come into the world.”

From Bethsaida
Across the Sea of Galilee To Capernaum
Jesus walks on water
Combines Matthew 14:22-33 , Mark 6:45-52, John 6:15-21

After Jesus fed the 5,000
with five loaves and two fish,
he perceived that the people
would come and take him by force
to make him a king.

He constrained his disciples to get into the ship
and to go to the other side of the sea
before Bethsaida toward Capernaum
while he sent away the people.

When he had sent them away,
he departed up into a mountain alone
to pray.

When evening was come,
Jesus was there alone.
But the ship was now in the midst of the sea,
tossed with waves.

Jesus saw the disciples toiling in rowing;
for the wind was contrary to them.

In the fourth watch of the night,
when they had rowed about twenty-five or thirty furlongs,
Jesus went to them,
walking on the sea.

He would have passed by them;
but, when the disciples saw him
walking on the sea,
they were troubled.

They said, “It is a spirit,”
and they cried out for fear.

Immediately Jesus said to them,
“Be of good cheer:
It is I;
be not afraid.”

Peter answered him and said,
“Lord, if it is you,
bid me come to you
on the water.”

Jesus said, “Come.”

When Peter was come down out of the ship,
he walked on the water to go to Jesus.
But when he saw the wind boisterous,
he was afraid.

Beginning to sink,
he cried out,
“Lord, save me.”

Jesus stretched forth his hand
and caught Peter.

Jesus said to him,
“O you of little faith,
why did you doubt?”

When they were come into the ship,
the wind ceased.

Then they that were in the ship
came and worshipped Jesus, saying,
“Of a truth you are the Son of God.”

They were amazed beyond measure and wondered.

For they considered not the miracle of the loaves:
for their hearts were hardened.

Immediately the ship was at the land
where they were going.


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