Matthew Chapter A Day – 14

Matthew Chapter 14 – Audio [Once started, go back to post to follow verses as he reads.] [You can have it read in other languages also.]

Matthew 14:1-36 KJV

The Death of John the Baptist
(1)  At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,
(2)  And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.
(3)  For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias’ sake, his brother Philip’s wife.
(4)  For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.
(5)  And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.
(6)  But when Herod’s birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.
(7)  Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask.
(8)  And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist’s head in a charger.
(9)  And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath’s sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her.
(10)  And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.
(11)  And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother.
(12)  And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.
Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand
(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.
(14)  And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.
(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.
(16)  But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.
(17)  And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.
(18)  He said, Bring them hither to me.
(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.
(20)  And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.
(21)  And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children.
Comb-crested Jacana (Irediparra gallinacea) by Wiki
Jesus Walks on the Water
(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.
(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.
(24)  But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.
(25)  And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
(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.
(27)  But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
(28)  And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
(29)  And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
(30)  But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
(31)  And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
(32)  And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.
(33)  Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.
Jesus Heals the Sick in Gennesaret
(34)  And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret.
(35)  And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased;
(36)  And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.


Beginning of Matthew, in case you missed the first post. Matthew Chapter A Day – 1

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Avian And Attributes – Screaming

Screaming Piha (Lipaugus vociferans) ©WikiC

“And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified and said, It is a ghost! And they screamed out with fright. But instantly He spoke to them, saying, Take courage! I AM! Stop being afraid!” (Matthew 14:26-27 AMP)

Jesus walked on the sea and they were terrified and might have screamed in fear.


Avian and Attributes – Scream

screamshoutyellshriekhoothollervociferationoutcrybellow, or raising one’s voice is a loud vocalization in which air is passed through the vocal folds with greater force than is used in regular or close-distance vocalization. This can be performed by any creature possessing lungs, including humans. There are slight differences in meaning among them; for example, “scream” and “shriek” generally refer to a higher-pitched, sharp sound, used by some birds and other animals, and a “hoot”, such as emitted by an owl, usually does not involve words.

A scream is often an instinctive or reflex action, with a strong emotional aspect, like fear, pain, surprise, joy, anger, etc. [This would describe what those in the boat most like did.]


Screaming Birds

Screaming Cowbird (Molothrus rufoaxillaris) ©WikiC

Screaming Cowbird (Molothrus rufoaxillarisis an obligate brood parasite belonging to the family Icteridae and is found in South America. It is also known commonly as the short billed cowbird.

Within South America, the screaming cowbird is found in north east and central Argentina, south east Bolivia, central Brazil and throughout Paraguay and Uruguay. Its natural habitat is pastureland where it forages amongst grazing animals such as cows, hence the name “cowbird”. Similar to other cowbirds, it forages predominantly on the ground, eating invertebrates that have been disturbed by grazing stock. The distribution of the screaming cowbird has increased significantly in recent decades due to habitat alteration caused by deforestation and by following its hosts into new areas.

Screaming Piha (Lipaugus vociferans) by AGrosset

Screaming Piha (Lipaugus vociferans) by AGrosset

Screaming Piha (Lipaugus vociferans) is a species of passerine bird in the family Cotingidae. It is found in humid forests in the Amazon and tropical parts of the Mata Atlântica in South America. It is adapting well to human settlement areas like gardens and parks.

Both sexes have dull grey plumage (wings and tail often somewhat browner) and a voice that is extraordinary loud. Males often gather in loose leks, where they sing to attract females.

The Cofan people of Ecuador call it the Pwe-pwe Yoh, which is a reference to its voice. Among the Ecuadorian Secoyas, the bird is known as the Kwow-kwee-yo. The sound is frequently used in movies, and also can be heard in the background of the popular game Angry Birds Rio.

[Wikipedia with editing]


More Avian and Attributes

Birds whose first name starts with “S”

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[Definitions from Webster’s Dictionary of American English (1828), unless noted. Bird info from Wikipedia plus.]