9 Then ahe called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. 2 And bhe sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. 3 cAnd he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece. 4 And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence depart. 5 And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet dfor a testimony against them. 6 eAnd they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.
7 *fNow gHerod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him: and he hwas perplexed, because that it was said of some, that John was risen from the dead; 8 And of some, that Elias had appeared; and of others, that one of the old prophets was risen again. 9 And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? iAnd he desired to see him.
10 jAnd the apostles, when they were returned, told him all that they had done. kAnd he took them, and went aside privately into a desert place belonging to the city called lBethsaida. 11 And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, and mspake unto them of the kingdom of God, and nhealed them that had need of healing. 12 And when the day began to nnwear away, then came the twelve, and said unto him, Send the multitude away, that they may go into the towns and country round about, and olodge, and get victuals: for we are here in a desert place. 13 But he said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they said, We have no more but five loaves and two fishes; except we should go and buy meat for all this people. 14 For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company. 15 And they did so, and made them all sit down. 16 Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude. 17 And they did eat, and were all filled: and there was taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets.
18 And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and phe asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am? 19 They answering said, John the Baptist; but some say, Elias; and others say, that qone of the old prophets is risen again. 20 He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter answering said, The Christ of God. 21 rAnd he sstraitly charged them, and commanded them to tell no man that thing; 22 tSaying, uThe Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day. 23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and wtake up his cross xdaily, and follow me. 24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. 25 For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or ybe cast away? 26 zFor whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father’s, and of the holy angels. 27 But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.
28 aAnd it came to pass about an beight days after these ||csayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain dto pray. 29 And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was ealtered, and his raiment was white and glistering. 30 And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were iMoses and Elias: 31 Who appeared in fglory, and spake of his gdecease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem. 32 But Peter and they that were with him were hheavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw fhis glory, and the two men that stood with him. 33 And it came to pass, as ithey departed from him, Peter said unto Jesus, kMaster, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias: lnot knowing what he said. 34 While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as ithey entered into the cloud. 35 And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him. 36 And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. mAnd they kept it close, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen.
37 And it came to pass, that on the next day, nwhen they were come down from nnthe hill, much people met him. 38 And, behold, a man of the company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech thee, olook upon my son: for he is pmine only child. 39 And, lo, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly ppcrieth out; and it qteareth him that he foameth again, and bruising him hardly departeth from him. 40 And I besought thy disciples to cast him out; and they could not. 41 And Jesus answering said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and suffer you? Bring thy son hither. 42 And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.
43 And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. rBut while they wondered every one at all things which Jesus did, he said unto his disciples, 44 Let these sayings ssink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men. 45 tBut they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask him of that saying.
46 uThen there arose wa reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest. 47 And Jesus, xperceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him, 48 And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and ywhosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: zfor he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.
49 aAnd John answered and said, bMaster, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us. 50 And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.
51 And it came to pass, when the time cwas come dthat he should be received up, he estedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem, 52 And sent fmessengers before his face: and they went, and gentered into a village of the hSamaritans, to make ready for him. 53 And ithey did not jreceive him, because khis face was as though he would go to Jerusalem. 54 And when his disciples lJames and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, meven as Elias did? 55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. 56 nFor the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.
57 And it came to pass, that, oas they went in the way, pa certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. 58 And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. 59 qAnd he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. 60 Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God. 61 And another also said, Lord, rI will follow thee; but let me first go sbid them farewell, which are at home at my house. 62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, thaving put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is ufit for the kingdom of God.
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