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1 Jesus continued, "I assure you that some standing here won't die before they see God's kingdom arrive in 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 Six days later Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and brought them to the top of a very high mountain where they were alone. He was transformed in front of 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 clothes were amazingly bright, brighter than if they had been bleached white. 3 His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them.
4 Elijah and Moses appeared and were talking with Jesus. 4 And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus.
5 Peter reacted to all of this by saying to Jesus, "Rabbi, it's good that we're here. Let's make three shrines—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 He said this because he didn't know how to respond, for the three of them were terrified. 6 (He did not know what to say, they were so frightened.)
7 Then a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice spoke from the cloud, "This is my Son, whom I dearly love. Listen 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 Suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus. 8 Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus.
9 As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them not to tell anyone what they had seen until after the Human One had risen 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 So they kept it to themselves, wondering, "What's this ‘rising from the dead'?" 10 They kept the matter to themselves, discussing what "rising from the dead" meant.
11 They asked Jesus, "Why do the legal experts say that Elijah must come first?" 11 And they asked him, "Why do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first?"
12 He answered, "Elijah does come first to restore all things. Why was it written that the Human One would suffer many things and be rejected? 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 In fact, I tell you that Elijah has come, but they did to him whatever they wanted, just as it was written 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 When Jesus, Peter, James, and John approached the other disciples, they saw a large crowd surrounding them and legal experts arguing with 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 Suddenly the whole crowd caught sight of Jesus. They ran to greet him, overcome with excitement. 15 As soon as all the people saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with wonder and ran to greet him.
16 Jesus asked them, "What are you arguing about?" 16 "What are you arguing with them about?" he asked.
17 Someone from the crowd responded, "Teacher, I brought my son to you, since he has a spirit that doesn't allow him to speak. 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 Wherever it overpowers him, it throws him into a fit. He foams at the mouth, grinds his teeth, and stiffens up. So I spoke to your disciples to see if they could throw it out, but they couldn't." 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 Jesus answered them, "You faithless generation, how long will I be with you? How long will I put up with you? Bring him 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 They brought him. When the spirit saw Jesus, it immediately threw the boy into a fit. He fell on the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth. 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 Jesus asked his father, "How long has this been going on?" He said, "Since he was a child. 21 Jesus asked the boy's father, "How long has he been like this?" "From childhood," he answered.
22 It has often thrown him into a fire or into water trying to kill him. If you can do anything, help us! Show us compassion!" 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 Jesus said to him, "‘If you can do anything'? All things are possible for the one who has faith." 23 " 'If you can'?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for him who believes."
24 At that the boy's father cried out, "I have faith; help my lack of faith!" 24 Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief !"
25 Noticing that the crowd had surged together, Jesus spoke harshly to the unclean spirit, "Mute and deaf spirit, I command you to come out of him and never enter him again." 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 After screaming and shaking the boy horribly, the spirit came out. The boy seemed to be dead; in fact, several people said that he had died. 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 his hand, lifted him up, and he arose. 27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up.
28 After Jesus went into a house, his disciples asked him privately, "Why couldn't we throw this spirit out?" 28 After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately, "Why couldn't we drive it out?"
29 Jesus answered, "Throwing this kind of spirit out requires prayer." 29 He replied, "This kind can come out only by prayer. "
30 From there Jesus and his followers went through Galilee, but he didn't want anyone to know it. 30 They left that place and passed through Galilee. Jesus did not want anyone to know where they were,
31 This was because he was teaching his disciples, "The Human One will be delivered into human hands. They will kill him. Three days after he is killed he will rise up." 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 they didn't understand this kind of talk, and they were afraid to ask him. 32 But they did not understand what he meant and were afraid to ask him about it.
33 They entered Capernaum. When they had come into a house, he asked them, "What were you arguing about during the journey?" 33 They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, "What were you arguing about on the road?"
34 They didn't respond, since on the way they had been debating with each other about who was the greatest. 34 But they kept quiet because on the way they had argued about who was the greatest.
35 He sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them, "Whoever wants to be first must be least of all and the 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 Jesus reached for a little child, placed him among the Twelve, and embraced him. Then he said, 36 He took a little child and had him stand among them. Taking him in his arms, he said to them,
37 "Whoever welcomes one of these children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me isn't actually welcoming me but rather the one 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 Jesus, “Teacher, we saw someone throwing demons out in your name, and we tried to stop him because he wasn't following 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 Jesus replied, “Don't stop him. No one who does powerful acts in my name can quickly turn around and curse 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 Whoever isn't against us is for us. 40 for whoever is not against us is for us.
41 I assure you that whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ will certainly be rewarded. 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 "As for whoever causes these little ones who believe in me to trip and fall into sin, it would be better for them to have a huge stone hung around their necks and to be thrown into the lake. 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 If your hand causes you to fall into sin, chop it off. It's better for you to enter into life crippled than to go away with two hands into the fire of hell, which can't be put out. 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.
45 If your foot causes you to fall into sin, chop it off. It's better for you to enter life lame than to be thrown into hell with two feet. 45 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.
47 If your eye causes you to fall into sin, tear it out. It's better for you to enter God's kingdom with one eye than to be thrown into hell with two. 47 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,
48 That's a place where worms don't die and the fire never goes out. 48 where " 'their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.'
49 Everyone will be salted with fire. 49 Everyone will be salted with fire.
50 Salt is good; but if salt loses its saltiness, how will it become salty again? Maintain salt among yourselves and keep peace with each other." 50 "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."