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1 And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and 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 and he sent them out to preach the kingdom of God and to heal. 2 and he sent them out to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.
3 And he said to them, "Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not have two tunics. 3 He told them: "Take nothing for the journey--no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra tunic.
4 And whatever house you enter, stay there, and from there depart. 4 Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town.
5 And wherever they do not receive you, when you leave that town shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against 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 And they departed and went through the villages, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere. 6 So they set out and went from village to village, preaching the gospel and healing people everywhere.
7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done, and he was perplexed, because it was said by some that John 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 by some that Eli'jah had appeared, and by others that one of the old prophets had risen. 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, "John I beheaded; but who is this about whom I hear such things?" And he sought to see him. 9 But Herod said, "I beheaded John. Who, then, is this I hear such things about?" And he tried to see him.
10 On their return the apostles told him what they had done. And he took them and withdrew apart to a city called Beth-sa'ida. 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 When the crowds learned it, they followed him; and he welcomed them and spoke to them of the kingdom of God, and cured those who had need of healing. 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 Now the day began to wear away; and the twelve came and said to him, "Send the crowd away, to go into the villages and country round about, to lodge and get provisions; for we are here in a lonely place." 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 But he said to them, "You give them something to eat." They said, "We have no more than five loaves and two fish--unless we are to go and buy food for all these people." 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 For there were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, "Make them sit down in companies, about fifty 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 And they did so, and made them all sit down. 15 The disciples did so, and everybody sat down.
16 And taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before 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 And all ate and were satisfied. And they took up what was left over, twelve baskets of broken pieces. 17 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
18 Now it happened that as he was praying alone the disciples were with him; and he asked them, "Who do the people say that 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 And they answered, "John the Baptist; but others say, Eli'jah; and others, that one of the old prophets has risen." 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 And he said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" And 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 But he charged and commanded them to tell this to no one, 21 Jesus strictly warned them not to tell this to anyone.
22 saying, "The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised." 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 And he said to all, "If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily 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 For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake, 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 For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself? 25 What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self ?
26 For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of 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 But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who will not taste death before 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 Now about eight days after these sayings he took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the 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 And as he was praying, the appearance of his countenance was altered, and his raiment 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 And behold, two men talked with him, Moses and Eli'jah, 30 Two men, Moses and Elijah,
31 who appeared in glory and spoke of his departure, which he was to accomplish at 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 Now Peter and those who were with him were heavy with sleep, and when they wakened they saw his glory and the two men who stood 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 And as the men were parting from him, Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it is well that we are here; let us make three booths, one for you and one for Moses and one for Eli'jah" --not knowing what he said. 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 As he said this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they 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 And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!" 35 A voice came from the cloud, saying, "This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him."
36 And when the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silence and told no one in those days anything of 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 On the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a great crowd met him. 37 The next day, when they came down from the mountain, a large crowd met him.
38 And behold, a man from the crowd cried, "Teacher, I beg you to look upon my son, for 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 and behold, a spirit seizes him, and he suddenly cries out; it convulses him till he foams, and shatters him, and will hardly leave 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 And I begged your disciples to cast it out, but they could not." 40 I begged your disciples to drive it out, but they could not."
41 Jesus answered, "O faithless and perverse generation, how long am I to be with you and bear 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, the demon tore him and convulsed him. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed 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 And all were astonished at the majesty of God. But while they were all marveling at everything he did, 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 "Let these words sink into your ears; for the Son of man is to be delivered into the hands of 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 did not understand this saying, and it was concealed from them, that they should not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask him about this saying. 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 And an argument arose among them as to which of them was the greatest. 46 An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest.
47 But when Jesus perceived the thought of their hearts, he took a child and put him by his side, 47 Jesus, knowing their thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside him.
48 and said to them, "Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me; for he who is least among you all is the one who is great." 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 answered, "Master, we saw a man casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he does not follow with 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 But Jesus said to him, "Do not forbid him; for he that is not against you is for you." 50 "Do not stop him," Jesus said, "for whoever is not against you is for you."
51 When the days drew near for him to be received up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. 51 As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.
52 And he sent messengers ahead of him, who went and entered a village of the Samaritans, to make 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 would not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem. 53 but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading for Jerusalem.
54 And when his disciples James and John saw it, they said, "Lord, do you want us to bid fire come down from heaven and consume 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 he turned and rebuked them. 55 But Jesus turned and rebuked them,
56 And they went on to another village. 56 and they went to another village.
57 As they were going along the road, a man said to him, "I will 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 And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has nowhere 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 To another he said, "Follow me." But he said, "Lord, let me first 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 But he said to him, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim 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 will follow you, Lord; but let me first say farewell to those at my home." 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, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is 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."