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1 Then Jesus said to the people, "I tell you the truth, some people stand- ing here will see the kingdom of God come with power before they die." 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 up on a high mountain by themselves. While they watched, Jesus' appearance was changed. 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 His clothes became shining white, whiter than any person could make them. 3 His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them.
4 Then Elijah and Mosesn appeared to them, talking with Jesus. 4 And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus.
5 Peter said to Jesus, "Teacher, it is good that we are here. 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 Peter did not know what to say, because he and the others were so frightened. 6 (He did not know what to say, they were so frightened.)
7 Then a cloud came and covered them, and a voice came from the cloud, saying, "This is my Son, whom I 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 Peter, James, and John looked around, but they saw only Jesus there alone with them. 8 Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus.
9 As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone about what they had seen until the Son of Man 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 the followers obeyed Jesus, but they discussed what he meant about rising from the dead. 10 They kept the matter to themselves, discussing what "rising from the dead" meant.
11 Then they asked Jesus, "Why do the teachers of the law 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 Jesus answered, "They are right to say that Elijah must come first and make everything the way it should be. But why does the Scripture say that the Son of Man will suffer much and that people will treat him as if he were 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 I tell you that Elijah has already come. And people did to him whatever they wanted to do, just as the Scriptures said it would happen." 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 came back to the other followers, they saw a great crowd around them and the teachers of the law 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 But as soon as the crowd saw Jesus, the people were surprised and ran to welcome him. 15 As soon as all the people saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with wonder and ran to greet him.
16 Jesus asked, "What are you arguing about?" 16 "What are you arguing with them about?" he asked.
17 A man answered, "Teacher, I brought my son to you. He has an evil spirit in him that stops him from 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 When the spirit attacks him, it throws him on the ground. Then my son foams at the mouth, grinds his teeth, and becomes very stiff. I asked your followers to force the evil spirit 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, "You people have no faith. How long must I stay with you? How long must I put up with you? Bring the boy 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 So the followers brought him to Jesus. As soon as the evil spirit saw Jesus, it made the boy lose control of himself, and he fell down and rolled on the ground, 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 the boy's father, "How long has this been happening?" The father answered, "Since he was very young. 21 Jesus asked the boy's father, "How long has he been like this?" "From childhood," he answered.
22 The spirit often throws him into a fire or into water to kill him. If you can do anything for him, please have pity on us and help us." 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 the father, "You said, 'If you can!' All things are possible for the one who believes." 23 " 'If you can'?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for him who believes."
24 Immediately the father cried out, "I do believe! Help me to believe more!" 24 Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief !"
25 When Jesus saw that a crowd was quickly gathering, he ordered the evil spirit, saying, "You spirit that makes people unable to hear or speak, I command you to come out of this boy 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 The evil spirit screamed and caused the boy to fall on the ground again. Then the spirit came out. The boy looked as if he were dead, and many people 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 hold of the boy's hand and helped him to stand up. 27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up.
28 When Jesus went into the house, his followers began asking him privately, "Why couldn't we force that evil spirit out?" 28 After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately, "Why couldn't we drive it out?"
29 Jesus answered, "That kind of spirit can only be forced out by prayer." 29 He replied, "This kind can come out only by prayer. "
30 Then Jesus and his followers left that place and went through Galilee. He didn't want anyone to know where he was, 30 They left that place and passed through Galilee. Jesus did not want anyone to know where they were,
31 because he was teaching his followers. He said to them, "The Son of Man will be handed over to people, and they will kill him. After three days, he will rise 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 followers did not understand what Jesus meant, 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 Jesus and his followers went to Capernaum. When they went into a house there, he asked them, "What were you arguing about on the road?" 33 They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, "What were you arguing about on the road?"
34 But the followers did not answer, because their argument on the road was about which one of them was the greatest. 34 But they kept quiet because on the way they had argued about who was the greatest.
35 Jesus sat down and called the twelve apostles to him. He said, "Whoever wants to be the most important must 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 Then Jesus took a small child and had him stand among them. Taking the child in his arms, 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 accepts a child like this in my name accepts me. And whoever accepts me accepts 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 Then John said, "Teacher, we saw someone using your name to force demons out of a person. We told him to stop, because he does not belong to our group." 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, "Don't stop him, because anyone who uses my name to do powerful things will not easily say evil things about 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 is not against us is with us. 40 for whoever is not against us is for us.
41 I tell you the truth, whoever gives you a drink of water because you belong to the Christ will truly get 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 "If one of these little children believes in me, and someone causes that child to sin, it would be better for that person to have a large stone tied around his neck and be drowned in 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 If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to lose part of your body and live forever than to have two hands and go to hell, where the fire never goes 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.
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 If your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to lose part of your body and to live forever than to have two feet and be thrown into hell. 46 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 If your eye causes you to sin, take it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with only one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell. 47 Everyone will be salted with fire.
48 In hell the worm does not die; the fire is never 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 Every person will be salted with fire. 49
50 "Salt is good, but if the salt loses its salty taste, you cannot make it salty again. So, be full of salt, and have peace with each other." 50