Bible: Mark 8:13-26

8:13 Then 1  he left them, got back into the boat, and went to the other side.

The Yeast of the Pharisees and Herod

8:14 Now 2  they had forgotten to take bread, except for one loaf they had with them in the boat. 8:15 And Jesus 3  ordered them, 4 Watch out! Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees 5  and the yeast of Herod! 8:16 So they began to discuss with one another about having no bread. 6  8:17 When he learned of this, 7  Jesus said to them, “Why are you arguing 8  about having no bread? Do you still not see or understand? Have your hearts been hardened? 8:18 Though you have eyes, don’t you see? And though you have ears, can’t you hear? 9  Don’t you remember? 8:19 When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of pieces did you pick up?” They replied, “Twelve.” 8:20 When I broke the seven loaves for the four thousand, how many baskets full of pieces did you pick up?” They replied, 10 Seven.” 8:21 Then 11  he said to them, “Do you still not understand? 12 

A Two-stage Healing

8:22 Then 13  they came to Bethsaida. They brought a blind man to Jesus 14  and asked him to touch him. 8:23 He took the blind man by the hand and brought him outside of the village. Then 15  he spit on his eyes, placed his hands on his eyes 16  and asked, “Do you see anything? 8:24 Regaining his sight 17  he said, “I see people, but they look like trees walking.” 8:25 Then Jesus 18  placed his hands on the man’s 19  eyes again. And he opened his eyes, 20  his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. 8:26 Jesus 21  sent him home, saying, “Do not even go into the village.” 22 

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