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1 And he said to them, Truly I say to you, There are some here who will have no taste of death till they see the kingdom of God come with power. 1 And he said to them, "I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power."
2 And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and made them go up with him into a high mountain by themselves: and he was changed in form before them: 2 After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them.
3 And his clothing became shining, very white, as no cleaner on earth would make it. 3 His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them.
4 And there came before them Elijah with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus. 4 And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus.
5 And Peter said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tents; one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah. 5 Peter said to Jesus, "Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters--one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah."
6 Because he was not certain what to say, for they were in great fear. 6 (He did not know what to say, they were so frightened.)
7 And a cloud came over them; and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my dearly loved Son, give ear to him. 7 Then a cloud appeared and enveloped them, and a voice came from the cloud: "This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!"
8 And suddenly looking round about, they saw no one any longer, but Jesus only with themselves. 8 Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus.
9 And while they were coming down from the mountain, he gave them orders not to give word to any man of the things they had seen, till the Son of man had come back from the dead. 9 As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus gave them orders not to tell anyone what they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from the dead.
10 And they kept the saying, questioning among themselves what the coming back from the dead might be. 10 They kept the matter to themselves, discussing what "rising from the dead" meant.
11 And they put a question to him, saying, Why do the scribes say that Elijah has to come first? 11 And they asked him, "Why do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first?"
12 And he said to them, Truly, Elijah does come first, and puts all things in order; and how is it said in the Writings that the Son of man will go through much sorrow and be made as nothing? 12 Jesus replied, "To be sure, Elijah does come first, and restores all things. Why then is it written that the Son of Man must suffer much and be rejected?
13 But I say to you that Elijah has come, and they have done to him whatever they were pleased to do, even as the Writings say about him. 13 But I tell you, Elijah has come, and they have done to him everything they wished, just as it is written about him."
14 And when they came to the disciples, they saw a great mass of people about them, and scribes questioning them. 14 When they came to the other disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and the teachers of the law arguing with them.
15 And straight away all the people, when they saw him, were full of wonder, and running to him, gave him worship. 15 As soon as all the people saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with wonder and ran to greet him.
16 And he said, What are you questioning them about? 16 "What are you arguing with them about?" he asked.
17 And one of the number said to him in answer, Master, I came to you with my son, who has in him a spirit which takes away his power of talking; 17 A man in the crowd answered, "Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech.
18 And wherever it takes him, it puts him down violently, streaming at the lips and twisted with pain; and his strength goes from him; and I made a request to your disciples to send it out, and they were not able. 18 Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid. I asked your disciples to drive out the spirit, but they could not."
19 And he said to them in answer, O generation without faith, how long will I have to be with you? how long will I put up with you? let him come to me. 19 "O unbelieving generation," Jesus replied, "how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy to me."
20 And they took him to him: and when he saw him, the spirit in him straight away became violent; and he went down on the earth, rolling about and streaming at the lips. 20 So they brought him. When the spirit saw Jesus, it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion. He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth.
21 And Jesus questioning the father said, How long has he been like this? And he said, From a child. 21 Jesus asked the boy's father, "How long has he been like this?" "From childhood," he answered.
22 And frequently it has sent him into the fire and into the water, for his destruction; but if you are able to do anything, have pity on us, and give us help. 22 "It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us."
23 And Jesus said to him, If you are able! All things are possible to him who has faith. 23 " 'If you can'?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for him who believes."
24 Straight away the father of the child gave a cry, saying, I have faith; make my feeble faith stronger. 24 Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief !"
25 And when Jesus saw that the people came running together, he gave orders to the unclean spirit, saying to him, You, spirit, who are the cause of his loss of voice and hearing, I say to you, come out of him, and never again go into him. 25 When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the evil spirit. "You deaf and mute spirit," he said, "I command you, come out of him and never enter him again."
26 And after crying out and shaking him violently, it came out: and the child became like one dead; so that most of them said, He is dead. 26 The spirit shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out. The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, "He's dead."
27 But Jesus took him by the hand, lifting him up; and he got up. 27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up.
28 And when he had gone into the house, his disciples said to him privately, Why were we unable to send it out? 28 After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately, "Why couldn't we drive it out?"
29 And he said to them, Nothing will make this sort come out but prayer. 29 He replied, "This kind can come out only by prayer. "
30 And they went out from there, through Galilee; and it was his desire that no man might have knowledge of it; 30 They left that place and passed through Galilee. Jesus did not want anyone to know where they were,
31 For he was giving his disciples teaching, and saying to them, The Son of man is given up into the hands of men, and they will put him to death; and when he is dead, after three days he will come back from the dead. 31 because he was teaching his disciples. He said to them, "The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of men. They will kill him, and after three days he will rise."
32 But the saying was not clear to them, and they were in fear of questioning him about it. 32 But they did not understand what he meant and were afraid to ask him about it.
33 And they came to Capernaum: and when he was in the house, he put the question to them, What were you talking about on the way? 33 They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, "What were you arguing about on the road?"
34 But they said nothing: because they had had an argument between themselves on the way, about who was the greatest. 34 But they kept quiet because on the way they had argued about who was the greatest.
35 And seating himself, he made the twelve come to him; and he said to them, If any man has the desire to be first, he will be last of all and servant of all. 35 Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, "If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all."
36 And he took a little child, and put him in the middle of them; and taking him in his arms, he said to them, 36 He took a little child and had him stand among them. Taking him in his arms, he said to them,
37 Whoever will give honour to one such little child in my name, gives honour to me: and whoever gives honour to me, gives honour not to me, but to him who sent me. 37 "Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me."
38 John said to him, Master, we saw one driving out evil spirits in your name: and we said that he might not, because he is not one of us. 38 "Teacher," said John, "we saw a man driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us."
39 But Jesus said, Say not so: for there is no man who will do a great work in my name, and be able at the same time to say evil of me. 39 "Do not stop him," Jesus said. "No one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me,
40 He who is not against us is for us. 40 for whoever is not against us is for us.
41 Whoever gives you a cup of water, because you are Christ's, truly I say to you, he will in no way be without his reward. 41 I tell you the truth, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to Christ will certainly not lose his reward.
42 And whoever is a cause of trouble to one of these little ones who have faith in me, it would be better for him if a great stone was put round his neck and he was dropped into the sea. 42 "And if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a large millstone tied around his neck.
43 And if your hand is a cause of trouble to you, let it be cut off; it is better for you to go into life with one hand than to have two hands and go into hell, into the eternal fire. 43 If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out.
44 [] 44 And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell.
45 And if your foot is a cause of trouble to you, let it be cut off: it is better for you to go into life with one foot than to have two feet and go into hell. 45 And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell,
46 [] 46 where " 'their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.'
47 And if your eye is a cause of trouble to you, take it out: it is better for you to go into the kingdom of God with one eye than, having two eyes, to go into hell, 47 Everyone will be salted with fire.
48 Where their worm is ever living and the fire is not put out. 48 "Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with each other."
49 Everyone will be salted with fire. 49
50 Salt is good; but if the taste goes from it, how will you make it salt again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace one with another. 50