Mark 9 (New American Standard)

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The Transfiguration

1 And Jesus was saying to them, "1Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power." 2 2Six days later, Jesus took with Him 3Peter and aJames and John, and brought them up on a high mountain by themselves . And He was transfigured before them; 3 and 4His garments became radiant and exceedingly white, as no launderer on earth can whiten them. 4 Elijah appeared to them along with Moses ; and they were talking with Jesus. 5 Peter said to Jesus, "5Rabbi, it is good for us to be here ; 6let us make three btabernacles, one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah." 6 For he did not know what to answer ; for they became terrified. 7 Then a cloud cformed, overshadowing them, and 7a voice dcame out of the cloud, "8This is My beloved Son, elisten to Him!" 8 All at once they looked around and saw no one with them anymore, except Jesus alone. 9 9As they were coming down from the mountain, He 10gave them orders not to relate to anyone what they had seen, funtil the Son of Man rose from the dead. 10 They gseized upon hthat statement, discussing with one another iwhat rising from the dead meant. 11 They asked Him, saying, "Why is it that the scribes say that 11Elijah must come first ?" 12 And He said to them, "Elijah does first come and restore all things. And yet how is it written of 12the Son of Man that 13He will suffer many things and be treated with contempt ? 13 "But I say to you that Elijah has jindeed come, and they did to him whatever they wished, just as it is written of him."

All Things Possible

14 14When they came back to the disciples, they saw a large crowd around them, and some scribes arguing with them. 15 Immediately, when the entire crowd saw Him, they were 15amazed and began running up to greet Him. 16 And He asked them, "What are you discussing with them?" 17 And one of the crowd answered Him, "Teacher, I brought You my son, possessed with a spirit which makes him mute ; 18 and kwhenever it seizes him, it lslams him to the ground and he foams at the mouth, and grinds his teeth and mstiffens out. I told Your disciples to cast it out, and they could not do it." 19 And He answered them and said, "O unbelieving generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring him to Me!" 20 They brought nthe boy to Him. When he saw Him, immediately the spirit threw him into a convulsion, and falling to the ground, he began rolling around and foaming at the mouth. 21 And He asked his father, "How long has this been happening to him?" And he said, "From childhood. 22 "It has often thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, take pity on us and help us!" 23 And Jesus said to him, " 'If You can ?' 16All things are possible to him who believes." 24 Immediately the boy's father cried out and said, "I do believe ; help my unbelief." 25 When Jesus saw that 17a crowd was orapidly gathering, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, "You deaf and mute spirit, I pcommand you, come out of him and do not enter him qagain." 26 After crying out and throwing him into terrible convulsions, it came out; and the boy became so much like a corpse that most of them said, "He is dead !" 27 But Jesus took him by the hand and raised him; and he got up. 28 When He came 18into the house, His disciples began questioning Him privately , "Why could we not drive it out?" 29 And He said to them, "This kind cannot come out by anything but prayer."

Death and Resurrection Foretold

30 19From there they went out and began to go through Galilee, and He did not want anyone to know about it. 31 For He was teaching His disciples and telling them, "20The Son of Man is to be rdelivered into the hands of men, and they will kill Him; and when He has been killed, He will rise three days later." 32 But 21they sdid not understand this statement, and they were afraid to ask Him. 33 22They came to Capernaum ; and when He twas in 23the house, He began to question them, "What were you discussing on the way ?" 34 But they kept silent, for on the way 24they had discussed with one another which of them was the greatest. 35 Sitting down, He called the twelve and said to them, "25If anyone wants to be first, uhe shall be last of all and servant of all." 36 Taking a child, He set him vbefore them, and taking him in His arms, He said to them, 37 "26Whoever receives wone child like this in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me does not receive Me, but Him who sent Me."

Dire Warnings

38 27John said to Him, "Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name, and 28we tried to prevent him because he was not following us." 39 But Jesus said, "Do not hinder him, for there is no one who will perform a miracle in My name, and be able soon afterward to speak evil of Me. 40 "29For he who is not against us is xfor us. 41 "For 30whoever gives you a cup of water to drink ybecause of your name as followers of Christ, truly I say to you, he will not lose his reward. 42 "31Whoever causes one of these zlittle ones who believe to stumble, it aawould be better for him if, with a heavy millstone hung around his neck, he bbhad been cast into the sea. 43 "32If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off ; it is better for you to enter life crippled, than, having your two hands, to go into cc33hell, into the 34unquenchable fire, 44 [ddwhere THEIR WORM DOES NOT DIE, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED.] 45 "If your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off ; it is better for you to enter life lame, than, having your two feet, to be cast into ee35hell, 46 [ffwhere THEIR WORM DOES NOT DIE, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED.] 47 "36If your eye causes you to stumble, throw it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, than, having two eyes, to be cast into gg37hell, 48 38where THEIR WORM DOES NOT DIE, AND 39THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED. 49 "For everyone will be salted with fire. 50 "Salt is good ; but 40if the salt becomes unsalty, with what will you hhmake it salty again? 41Have salt in yourselves, and 42be at peace with one another."
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