9:1 And he called the twelve together, and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases.
9:2 And he sent them forth to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
9:3 And he said to them, Take nothing for your+ journey, neither staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; neither have two coats each.
9:4 And into whatever house you+ enter, there stay, and from there depart.
9:5 And as many as do not receive you+, when you+ depart from that city, shake off the dust from your+ feet for a testimony against them.
9:6 And they departed, and went throughout the villages, preaching the good news, and healing everywhere.
9:7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done: and he was much perplexed, because it was said by some, that John was risen from the dead;
9:8 and by some, that Elijah had appeared; and by others, that one of the old prophets was risen again.
9:9 But Herod said, John I beheaded: but who is this, about whom I hear such things? And he sought to see him.
9:10 And the apostles, when they returned, declared to him what things they had done. And he took them, and withdrew apart to a city called Bethsaida.
9:11 But the multitudes perceiving it followed him: and he welcomed them, and spoke to them of the kingdom of God, and those who had need of healing he cured.
9:12 And the day began to wear away; and the twelve came, and said to him, Send the multitude away, that they may go into the surrounding villages and country, and lodge, and get provisions: for we are here in a desert place.
9:13 But he said to them, You+ give them to eat. And they said, We have no more than five loaves and two fish; except we should go and buy food for all this people.
9:14 For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down in companies, about fifty each.
9:15 And they did so, and made them all sit down.
9:16 And he took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and broke; and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude.
9:17 And they ate, and were all filled: and there was taken up that which remained over to them of broken pieces, twelve baskets.
9:18 And it came to pass, as he was praying apart, the disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Who do the multitudes say that I am?
9:19 And they answering said, John the Baptist; but others [say], Elijah; and others, that one of the old prophets has risen again.
9:20 And he said to them, But who do you+ say that I am? And Peter answering said, The Christ of God.
9:21 But he charged them, and commanded [them] to tell this to no man;
9:22 saying, The Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be raised up.
9:23 And he said to all, If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
9:24 For whoever would save his soul will lose it; but whoever will lose his soul for my sake, the same will save it.
9:25 For what is a man profited, if he gain the whole world, and lose or forfeit his own self?
9:26 For whoever will be ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed, when he comes in his own glory, and [the glory] of the Father, and of the holy angels.
9:27 But I tell you+ of a truth, There are some of those who stand here, who will in no way taste of death, until they see the kingdom of God.
9:28 And it came to pass about eight days after these sayings, that he took with him Peter and John and James, and went up into the mountain to pray.
9:29 And as he was praying, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment [became] white [and] dazzling.
9:30 And look, there talked with him two men, who were Moses and Elijah;
9:31 who appeared in glory, and spoke of his decease which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.
9:32 Now Peter and those who were with him were heavy with sleep: but when they were fully awake, they saw his glory, and the two men who stood with him.
9:33 And it came to pass, as they were parting from him, Peter said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah: not knowing what he said.
9:34 And while he said these things, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud.
9:35 And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my Son, the chosen one: hear+ him.
9:36 And when the voice came, Jesus was found alone. And they held their peace, and told no man in those days any of the things which they had seen.
9:37 And it came to pass, on the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a great multitude met him.
9:38 And look, a man from the multitude cried, saying, Teacher, I urge you to look at my son; for he is my only begotten:
9:39 and look, a spirit takes him, and he suddenly cries out; and it tears him that he foams, and it harshly departs from him, bruising him intensely.
9:40 And I implored your disciples to cast it out; and they could not.
9:41 And Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you+, and bear with you+? Bring your son here.
9:42 And as he was yet coming, the demon dashed him down, and tore [him] grievously. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the boy, and gave him back to his father.
9:43 And they were all astonished at the majesty of God. But while all were marveling at all the things which he did, he said to his disciples,
9:44 Let these words sink into your+ ears: for the Son of Man will be delivered up into the hands of men.
9:45 But they didn't understand this saying, and it was concealed from them, that they should not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask him about this saying.
9:46 And there arose a reasoning among them, which of them might be the greatest.
9:47 But Jesus knowing the reasoning of their heart, took a little child, and set him by his side,
9:48 and said to them, Whoever will receive this little child in my name receives me: and whoever will receive me receives him who sent me: for he who is least among all of you+, the same is great.
9:49 And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out demons in your name; and we forbade him, because he does not follow with us.
9:50 But Jesus said to him, Don't forbid [him]: for he who is not against you+ is for you+.
9:51 And it came to pass, when the days were well-near come that he should be received up, he steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,
9:52 and sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to prepare for him.
9:53 And they did not receive him, because his face was [as though he were] going to Jerusalem.
9:54 And when the disciples James and John saw [this], they said, Lord, do you want us to bid fire to come down from heaven, and consume them?
9:55 But he turned, and rebuked them.
9:56 And they went to another village.
9:57 And as they went on the way, a certain man said to him, I will follow you wherever you go.
9:58 And Jesus said to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven [have] nests; but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.
9:59 And he said to another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father.
9:60 But he said to him, Leave the dead to bury their own dead; but go you and publish abroad the kingdom of God.
9:61 And another also said, I will follow you, Lord; but first allow me to bid farewell to those who are at my house.
9:62 But Jesus said to him, No man, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
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