heard about all that was going on.
And he was perplexed,
because some were saying
that John had been raised from the dead,
others that Elijah had appeared,
and still others,
that one of the prophets of long ago
had come back to life.
But Herod said, "I beheaded John.
Who, then, is this I hear such things about?"
And he tried to see him.
When the apostles returned,
they reported to Jesus what they had done.
Then he took them with him
and they withdrew by themselves
to a town called Bethsaida,
but the crowds learned about it
and followed him.
He welcomed them
and spoke to them about the kingdom of GOD,
and healed those who needed healing.
Late in the afternoon
the twelve came to him and said,
"Send the crowd away so they can go
to the surrounding villages and countryside
and find food and lodging,
because we are in a remote place here."
"You give them something to eat."
~ Luke 9