1 But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and begged for healing and protection;
2 And he spake to his warriors, that a small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him. 3 For he had healed many of the infection; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had the plague. 4 And some among them, when they saw him, fell down in death, only to rise, mumbling, Brains, to feast on the children of God.
5 And charged them that they should make those near death known: 6 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, 7 Behold my servant, whom darkness has chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon you unto death, and shall show judgment to you if you then arise. 8 Ye shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man find thee after death astride in the streets. 9 A bruised reed shall he not break, and a burnt stalk shall not be restored, lest it be brought judgment unto victory.