Bethsaida

Bethsaida (Beth-say´uh-duh; Heb., “house of the fisherman”)

A town at the northeast corner of the Sea of Galilee near where the Jordan River flows into it. The apostles Peter, Andrew, and Philip were born here (John 1:44; John 12:21). Jesus fed the five thousand in the area (Mark 6:45; Luke 9:10-17) and healed a blind man (Mark 8:22-26), but he cursed the town for not accepting him (Matt 11:21-22; Luke 10:13-14).

John 1:44

44Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.

John 12:21

21They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.”

Mark 6:45

Jesus Walks on the Water
45Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd.

Luke 9:10-17

Feeding the Five Thousand
10On their return the apostles told Jesus all they had done. He took them with him and withdrew privately to a city called Bethsaida.1 ... View more

Mark 8:22-26

Jesus Cures a Blind Man at Bethsaida
22They came to Bethsaida. Some people brought a blind man to him and begged him to touch him.23He took the blind man by the ... View more

Matt 11:21-22

21“Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the deeds of power done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sack ... View more

Luke 10:13-14

Woes to Unrepentant Cities
13“Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the deeds of power done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would hav ... View more

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