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1 Jesus called the Twelve together. He gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to heal sicknesses. 1 When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases,
2 Then he sent them out to preach about God's kingdom and to heal those who were 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 for the journey. Do not take a walking stick or a bag. Do not take any bread, money or extra clothes. 3 He told them: "Take nothing for the journey--no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra tunic.
4 When you are invited into a house, stay there until you leave town. 4 Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town.
5 Some people may not welcome you. If they don't, shake the dust off your feet when you leave their town. This will be a witness against the people living there." 5 If people do not welcome you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave their town, as a testimony against them."
6 So the Twelve left. They went from village to village. They preached the good news and healed people everywhere. 6 So they set out and went from village to village, preaching the gospel and healing people everywhere.
7 Now Herod, the ruler of Galilee, heard about everything that was going on. He was bewildered, because some were saying that John the Baptist had been raised from the dead. 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 were saying that Elijah had appeared. Still others were saying that a prophet of 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 But Herod said, "I had John's head cut off. So who is it that I hear such things about?" And he tried 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 returned. They told Jesus what they had done. Then he took them with him. They went off by themselves to a town called Bethsaida. 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 learned about it and followed Jesus. He welcomed them and spoke to them about God's kingdom. He also healed those who needed to be healed. 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 Late in the afternoon the Twelve came to him. They said, "Send the crowd away. They can go to the nearby villages and countryside. There they can find food and a place to stay. There is nothing 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." The disciples answered, "We have only five loaves of bread and two fish. We would have to go and buy food for all this crowd." 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 About 5,000 men were there. But Jesus said to his disciples, "Have them sit down in groups of about 50 each." 14 (About five thousand men were there.) But he said to his disciples, "Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each."
15 The disciples did so, and everyone sat down. 15 The disciples did so, and everybody sat down.
16 Jesus took the five loaves and the two fish. He looked up to heaven and gave thanks. He broke them into pieces. Then he gave them to the disciples to set in front of the people. 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 and were satisfied. The disciples picked up 12 baskets of leftover pieces. 17 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
18 One day Jesus was praying alone. Only his disciples were with him. He asked them, "Who do the crowds 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 replied, "Some say John the Baptist. Others say Elijah. Still others say that one of the prophets of 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 "But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" Peter answered, "The Christ of God." 20 "But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" Peter answered, "The Christ of God."
21 Jesus strongly warned them not to tell this to anyone. 21 Jesus strictly warned them not to tell this to anyone.
22 He said, "The Son of Man must suffer many things. The elders will not accept him. The chief priests and teachers of the law will not accept him either. He must be killed and on the third day rise from the dead." 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 Then he said to all of them, "If anyone wants to follow me, he must say no to himself. He must pick up his cross 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 If he wants to save his life, he will lose it. But if he loses his life for me, he will save it. 24 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it.
25 What good is it if someone gains the whole world but loses or gives up his very self? 25 What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self ?
26 "Suppose you are ashamed of me and my words. The Son of Man will come in his glory and in the glory of the Father and the holy angels. Then he will be ashamed of you. 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 "What I'm about to tell you is true. Some who are standing here will not die before they see God's kingdom." 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 Jesus said this, he went up on a mountain to pray. He took Peter, John and James with him. 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 As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed. His clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning. 29 As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning.
30 Two men, Moses and Elijah, 30 Two men, Moses and Elijah,
31 appeared in shining glory. Jesus and the two of them talked together. They spoke about his coming death. He was going to die soon 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 his companions had been very sleepy. But then they became completely awake. 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 the men were leaving Jesus, Peter spoke up. "Master," he said to him, "it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters. One will be for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." He didn't really 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 Jesus was speaking, a cloud appeared. It surrounded them. The disciples were afraid as they entered 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 from the cloud. It said, "This is my Son, and I have chosen him. Listen to him." 35 A voice came from the cloud, saying, "This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him."
36 When the voice had spoken, they found that Jesus was alone. The disciples kept quiet about this. They didn't tell anyone at that time 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 Jesus and those who were with him came 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 called out. "Teacher," he said, "I beg you to look at my son. He is 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 A spirit takes hold of him, and he suddenly screams. It throws him into fits so that he foams at the mouth. It hardly ever leaves him. It is destroying him. 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 drive it out. But they couldn't do it." 40 I begged your disciples to drive it out, but they could not."
41 "You unbelieving and evil people!" Jesus replied. "How long do I have to stay with you? How long do I have to put up with you?" Then he said to the man, "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 Even while the boy was coming, the demon threw him into a fit. The boy fell to the ground. But Jesus ordered the evil spirit to leave the boy. Then Jesus healed him 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 They were all amazed at God's greatness. Everyone was wondering about all that Jesus did. Then Jesus 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 am about to tell you. The Son of Man is going to be handed over to men." 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 But they didn't understand what this meant. That was because it was hidden from them. And they were afraid to ask Jesus about it. 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 The disciples began to argue about which one of them would be the most important person. 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 the child stand beside him. 47 Jesus, knowing their thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside him.
48 Then he spoke to them. "Anyone who welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me," he said. "And anyone who welcomes me welcomes the One who sent me. The least important person among all of you is the most important." 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 "Master," said John, "we saw a man driving out demons in your name. We tried to stop him, because he is 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 "Do not stop him," Jesus said. "Anyone who is not against you is for you." 50 "Do not stop him," Jesus said, "for whoever is not against you is for you."
51 The time grew near for Jesus to be taken up to heaven. So he made up his mind 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 on ahead. They went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him. 52 And he sent messengers on ahead, who went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him;
53 But the people there did not welcome Jesus. That was because he was heading for Jerusalem. 53 but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading for Jerusalem.
54 The disciples James and John saw this. They asked, "Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to destroy them?" 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 Jesus turned and commanded them not to do it. 55 But Jesus turned and rebuked them,
56 They went on to another village. 56 and they went to another village.
57 Once Jesus and those who were with him were walking along the road. A man said to Jesus, "I will follow you no matter where you go." 57 As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go."
58 Jesus replied, "Foxes have holes. Birds of the air have nests. But the Son of Man has no place to lay his head." 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 said to another man, "Follow me." But the man replied, "Lord, first let me go and 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 Jesus said to him, "Let dead people bury their own dead. You go and tell others about God's kingdom." 60 Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God."
61 Still another man said, "I will follow you, Lord. But first let me go back and say good-by to my family." 61 Still another said, "I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say good-by to my family."
62 Jesus replied, "Suppose you start to plow and then look back. If you do, you are not fit for service in God's kingdom." 62 Jesus replied, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God."