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1 Jesus called the twelve apostles together and gave them power and authority over every demon and power and authority to cure diseases. 1 When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases,
2 He sent them to spread the message about the kingdom of God and to cure the sick. 2 and he sent them out to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.
3 He told them, "Don't take anything along on the trip. Don't take a walking stick, traveling bag, any food, money, or a change of clothes. 3 He told them: "Take nothing for the journey--no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra tunic.
4 When you go into a home, stay there until you're ready to leave. 4 Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town.
5 If people don't welcome you, leave that city, and shake its dust off your feet as a warning to them." 5 If people do not welcome you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave their town, as a testimony against them."
6 The apostles went from village to village, told the Good News, and cured the sick everywhere. 6 So they set out and went from village to village, preaching the gospel and healing people everywhere.
7 Herod the ruler heard about everything that was happening. He didn't know what to make of it. Some people were saying that John had come back to life. 7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was going on. And he was perplexed, because some were saying that John had been raised from the dead,
8 Others said that Elijah had appeared, and still others said that one of the prophets from long ago had come back to life. 8 others that Elijah had appeared, and still others that one of the prophets of long ago had come back to life.
9 Herod said, "I had John's head cut off. Who is this person I'm hearing so much about?" So Herod wanted to see Jesus. 9 But Herod said, "I beheaded John. Who, then, is this I hear such things about?" And he tried to see him.
10 The apostles came back and told Jesus everything they had done. He took them with him to a city called Bethsaida so that they could be alone. 10 When the apostles returned, they reported to Jesus what they had done. Then he took them with him and they withdrew by themselves to a town called Bethsaida,
11 But the crowds found out about this and followed him. He welcomed them, talked to them about the kingdom of God, and cured those who were sick. 11 but the crowds learned about it and followed him. He welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed healing.
12 Toward the end of the day, the twelve apostles came to him. They said to him, "Send the crowd to the closest villages and farms so that they can find some food and a place to stay. No one lives around here." 12 Late in the afternoon the Twelve came to him and said, "Send the crowd away so they can go to the surrounding villages and countryside and find food and lodging, because we are in a remote place here."
13 Jesus replied, "You give them something to eat." They said to him, "We have five loaves of bread and two fish. Unless we go to buy food for all these people, that's all we have." 13 He replied, "You give them something to eat." They answered, "We have only five loaves of bread and two fish--unless we go and buy food for all this crowd."
14 (There were about five thousand men.) Then he told his disciples, "Have them sit in groups of about fifty." 14 (About five thousand men were there.) But he said to his disciples, "Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each."
15 So they did this. 15 The disciples did so, and everybody sat down.
16 Then he took the five loaves and the two fish, looked up to heaven, and blessed the food. He broke the loaves apart and kept giving them to the disciples to give to the crowd. 16 Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke them. Then he gave them to the disciples to set before the people.
17 All of them ate as much as they wanted. When they picked up the leftover pieces, they filled twelve baskets. 17 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
18 Once when Jesus was praying privately and his disciples were with him, he asked them, "Who do people say I am?" 18 Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, "Who do the crowds say I am?"
19 They answered, "Some say you are John the Baptizer, others Elijah, and still others say that one of the prophets from long ago has come back to life." 19 They replied, "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to life."
20 He asked them, "But who do you say I am?" Peter answered, "You are the Messiah, whom God has sent." 20 "But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" Peter answered, "The Christ of God."
21 He ordered them not to tell this to anyone. 21 Jesus strictly warned them not to tell this to anyone.
22 Jesus said that the Son of Man would have to suffer a lot. He would be rejected by the leaders, the chief priests, and the scribes. He would be killed, but on the third day he would come back to life. 22 And he said, "The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life."
23 He said to all of them, "Those who want to come with me must say no to the things they want, pick up their crosses every day, and follow me. 23 Then he said to them all: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.
24 Those who want to save their lives will lose them. But those who lose their lives for me will save them. 24 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it.
25 What good does it do for people to win the whole world but lose their lives by destroying them? 25 What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self ?
26 If people are ashamed of me and what I say, the Son of Man will be ashamed of those people when he comes in the glory that he shares with the Father and the holy angels. 26 If anyone is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.
27 "I can guarantee this truth: Some people who are standing here will not die until they see the kingdom of God." 27 I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God."
28 About eight days after he had said this, Jesus took Peter, John, and James with him and went up a mountain to pray. 28 About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray.
29 While Jesus was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. 29 As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning.
30 Suddenly, both Moses and Elijah were talking with him. 30 Two men, Moses and Elijah,
31 They appeared in heavenly glory and were discussing Jesus' approaching death and what he was about to fulfill in Jerusalem. 31 appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. They spoke about his departure, which he was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem.
32 Peter and the men with him were sleeping soundly. When they woke up, they saw Jesus' glory and the two men standing with him. 32 Peter and his companions were very sleepy, but when they became fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him.
33 As Moses and Elijah were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, "Teacher, it's good that we're here. Let's put up three tents--one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." Peter didn't know what he was saying. 33 As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to him, "Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters--one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah." (He did not know what he was saying.)
34 While he was saying this, a cloud overshadowed them. They were frightened as they went into the cloud. 34 While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and enveloped them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud.
35 A voice came out of the cloud and said, "This is my Son, whom I have chosen. Listen to him!" 35 A voice came from the cloud, saying, "This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him."
36 After the voice had spoken, they saw that Jesus was alone. The disciples said nothing, and for some time they told no one about what they had seen. 36 When the voice had spoken, they found that Jesus was alone. The disciples kept this to themselves, and told no one at that time what they had seen.
37 The next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a large crowd met Jesus. 37 The next day, when they came down from the mountain, a large crowd met him.
38 A man in the crowd shouted, "Teacher, I beg you to look at my son. He's my only child. 38 A man in the crowd called out, "Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only child.
39 Whenever a spirit takes control of him, he shrieks, goes into convulsions, and foams at the mouth. After a struggle, the spirit goes away, leaving the child worn out. 39 A spirit seizes him and he suddenly screams; it throws him into convulsions so that he foams at the mouth. It scarcely ever leaves him and is destroying him.
40 I begged your disciples to force the spirit out of him, but they couldn't do it." 40 I begged your disciples to drive it out, but they could not."
41 Jesus answered, "You unbelieving and corrupt generation! How long must I be with you and put up with you? Bring your son here!" 41 "O unbelieving and perverse generation," Jesus replied, "how long shall I stay with you and put up with you? Bring your son here."
42 While he was coming [to Jesus], the demon knocked the boy to the ground and threw him into convulsions. Jesus ordered the evil spirit to leave. He cured the boy and gave him back to his father. 42 Even while the boy was coming, the demon threw him to the ground in a convulsion. But Jesus rebuked the evil spirit, healed the boy and gave him back to his father.
43 Everyone was amazed to see God's wonderful power. Everyone was amazed at all the things that Jesus was doing. So he said to his disciples, 43 And they were all amazed at the greatness of God. While everyone was marveling at all that Jesus did, he said to his disciples,
44 "Listen carefully to what I say. The Son of Man will be betrayed and handed over to people." 44 "Listen carefully to what I am about to tell you: The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of men."
45 They didn't know what he meant. The meaning was hidden from them so that they didn't understand it. Besides, they were afraid to ask him about what he had said. 45 But they did not understand what this meant. It was hidden from them, so that they did not grasp it, and they were afraid to ask him about it.
46 A discussion started among them about who would be the greatest. 46 An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest.
47 Jesus knew what they were thinking. So he took a little child and had him stand beside him. 47 Jesus, knowing their thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside him.
48 Then he said to them, "Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me. Whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. The one who is least among all of you is the one who is greatest." 48 Then he said to them, "Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For he who is least among you all--he is the greatest."
49 John replied, "Master, we saw someone forcing demons out of a person by using the power and authority of your name. We tried to stop him because he was not one of us." 49 "Master," said John, "we saw a man driving out demons in your name and we tried to stop him, because he is not one of us."
50 Jesus said to him, "Don't stop him! Whoever isn't against you is for you." 50 "Do not stop him," Jesus said, "for whoever is not against you is for you."
51 The time was coming closer for Jesus to be taken to heaven. So he was determined to go to Jerusalem. 51 As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.
52 He sent messengers ahead of him. They went into a Samaritan village to arrange a place for him to stay. 52 And he sent messengers on ahead, who went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him;
53 But the people didn't welcome him, because he was on his way to Jerusalem. 53 but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading for Jerusalem.
54 James and John, his disciples, saw this. They asked, "Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to burn them up?" 54 When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, "Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them ?"
55 But he turned and corrected them. 55 But Jesus turned and rebuked them,
56 So they went to another village. 56 and they went to another village.
57 As they were walking along the road, a man said to Jesus, "I'll follow you wherever you go." 57 As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go."
58 Jesus told him, "Foxes have holes, and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to sleep." 58 Jesus replied, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head."
59 He told another man, "Follow me!" But the man said, "Sir, first let me go to bury my father." 59 He said to another man, "Follow me." But the man replied, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father."
60 But Jesus told him, "Let the dead bury their own dead. You must go everywhere and tell about the kingdom of God." 60 Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God."
61 Another said, "I'll follow you, sir, but first let me tell my family goodbye." 61 Still another said, "I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say good-by to my family."
62 Jesus said to him, "Whoever starts to plow and looks back is not fit for the kingdom of God." 62 Jesus replied, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God."