1Then he calledhistwelvedisciplestogether , andgavethempower and authorityoveralldevils,and to curediseases.2And he sentthem to preach the kingdom of God,and to heal the sick .
3And he saiduntothem,Takenothingfor your journey,neitherstaves,norscrip,neitherbread,neithermoney;neitherhavetwocoatsapiece.4Andwhatsoeverhouse ye enterinto,thereabide , andthencedepart .5Andwhosoeverwillnotreceiveyou, when ye go out ofthatcity, shake off the verydustfromyourfeetfor a testimonyagainstthem.6And they departed , and wentthrough the towns, preaching the gospel , andhealing every where.7NowHerod the tetrarchheard of all that was donebyhim:and he was perplexed , because that it was saidofsome,thatJohn was risenfrom the dead;8Andofsome,thatElias had appeared ; and of others,thatone of the oldprophets was risen again .
9AndHerodsaid , JohnhaveIbeheaded : butwhoisthis,ofwhomIhear such things?And he desired to seehim.10And the apostles, when they were returned , toldhim all that they had done . And he tookthem, and went asideprivatelyinto a desertplace belonging to the citycalledBethsaida.11And the people, when they knew it, followedhim:and he receivedthem, and spake unto themof the kingdom of God,andhealed them that hadneed of healing.12And when the daybegan to wear away , thencame the twelve, and said unto him,Send the multitudeaway , that they may gointo the townsandcountry round about, and lodge , andgetvictuals:for we areherein a desertplace.13But he saiduntothem,Giveyethem to eat . And they said , We have nomorebutfiveloavesandtwofishes;exceptwe should go and buymeatforallthispeople.14For they wereabout five thousandmen.And he saidtohisdisciples,Makethem sit downbyfifties in a company.15And they didso,andmade them all sit down .
16Then he took the fiveloavesand the twofishes, and looking uptoheaven, he blessedthem,andbrake , andgave to the disciples to set before the multitude.17And they did eat , andwereallfilled : and there was taken up of fragments that remained to themtwelvebaskets.18And it came to pass , as he wasalonepraying , hisdisciples were withhim:and he askedthem,saying , Whomsay the people that Iam ?19Theyansweringsaid , John the Baptist;butsome say, Elias;andothers say, thatone of the oldprophets is risen again .
20Hesaid unto them,Butwhomsayye that Iam ?Peteransweringsaid , The Christ of God.21And he straitly chargedthem, and commanded them to tell no man that thing;22Saying , The Son of manmustsuffer many things,and be rejectedof the eldersand chief priestsandscribes,and be slain , and be raised the thirdday.23And he saidto them all,If any manwillcomeafterme, let him denyhimself,and take uphiscrossdaily , andfollowme.24Forwhosoeverwillsavehislife shall loseit:butwhosoeverwilllosehislife for mysake, the same shall saveit.25Forwhatis a manadvantaged , if he gain the wholeworld,andlosehimself,or be cast away ?26Forwhosoevershall be ashamed of meand of mywords, of himshall the Son of man be ashamed , when he shall comein his ownglory,and in his Father's,and of the holyangels.27But I tellyou of a truth, there besomestandinghere,whichshallnottaste of death,tilltheysee the kingdom of God.28And it came to passabout an eightdaysafterthesesayings ,a he tookPeterandJohnandJames, and went upinto a mountain to pray .
29Andasheprayed , the fashion of hiscountenancewasaltered,andhisraiment was white and glistering .
30And,behold , there talked with himtwomen,whichwereMosesandElias:31Whoappearedinglory, and spake of hisdeceasewhich he shouldaccomplishatJerusalem.32ButPeterand they that were withhimwereheavy with sleep:and when they were awake , they sawhisglory,and the twomen that stood withhim.33And it came to pass , astheydepartedfromhim,PetersaiduntoJesus,Master, it isgood for us to behere:and let us makethreetabernacles; one forthee,and one forMoses,and one forElias:notknowingwhat he said .
34Whilehethusspake , there came a cloud,andovershadowedthem:and they fearedastheyenteredinto the cloud.35And there came a voice out of the cloud,saying , ThisismybelovedSon:hearhim.36And when the voice was past , Jesus was foundalone.Andthey kept it close , andtold no maninthosedaysany of those things which they had seen .
37And it came to pass , that on the nextday, when they were come downfrom the hill,muchpeoplemethim.38And,behold , a manof the company cried out , saying , Master, I beseechthee,lookuponmyson:for he ismine only child.39And,lo , a spirittakethhim,and he suddenly crieth out ; and it tearethhim that he foamethagain,andbruisinghimhardlydepartethfromhim.40And I besoughtthydisciplestocasthimout ; and they couldnot.41AndJesusansweringsaid , Ofaithlessandperversegeneration,howlong shall I bewithyou,andsufferyou?Bringthysonhither.42And as hewasyet a coming , the devilthrewhimdown , andtare him. AndJesusrebuked the uncleanspirit,andhealed the child,anddeliveredhimagain to hisfather.43And they wereallamazedat the mighty power of God.But while they wondered every oneat all thingswhichJesusdid , he saiduntohisdisciples,44Let thesesayings sink downintoyourears:for the Son of man shall bedeliveredinto the hands of men.45But they understood notthissaying,and it washidfromthem,that they perceiveditnot:and they feared to askhimofthatsaying.46Then there arose a reasoningamongthem,whichofthem should begreatest.47AndJesus,perceiving the thought of theirheart,took a child, and sethimbyhim,48Andsaid unto them,Whosoevershallreceivethischildinmynamereceivethme:andwhosoevershallreceiveme receiveth him that sentme:for he that isleastamongyouall, the same shall begreat.49AndJohnanswered and said , Master, we sawone casting outdevilsinthyname;and we forbadhim,because he followethnotwithus.50AndJesussaiduntohim,Forbid him not:forhe that isnotagainstusisforus.51And it came to pass , when the time was come that he should be received up , he stedfastly sethisface to gotoJerusalem,52Andsentmessengersbeforehisface:and they went , and enteredinto a village of the Samaritans,to make ready for him.53And they didnotreceivehim,becausehisfacewas as though he would gotoJerusalem.54And when hisdisciplesJamesandJohnsaw this, they said , Lord, wilt thou that we commandfire to come downfromheaven,andconsumethem,evenasEliasdid ?
55But he turned , and rebukedthem,andsaid , Ye knownot what manner of spiritye are of .
56For the Son of manisnotcome to destroymen'slives,but to save them. And they wenttoanothervillage.57And it came to pass , that, as theywentin the way, a certain man saiduntohim,Lord, I will followtheewhithersoeverthougoest .
58AndJesussaid unto him,Foxeshaveholes,andbirds of the air have nests;but the Son of manhathnotwhere to lay his head.59And he saiduntoanother,Followme.But he said , Lord,suffermefirst to go and burymyfather.60Jesussaid unto him,Let the deadburytheirdead:butgothou and preach the kingdom of God.61Andanotheralsosaid , Lord, I will followthee;butletmefirst go bid them farewell , which are at home atmyhouse.62AndJesussaiduntohim,No man, having puthishandto the plough,andlookingback , isfitfor the kingdom of God.