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1 And getting the twelve together, he gave them power and authority over all evil spirits and over diseases, to make them well. 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 be preachers of the kingdom of God, and to make well those who were ill. 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 stick or bag or bread or money, and do not take two coats. 3 He told them: "Take nothing for the journey--no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra tunic.
4 And if you go into a house, let that house be your resting-place till you go away. 4 Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town.
5 And if any people will not take you in, when you go away from that town, put off its dust from your feet for a witness 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 went away, journeying through all the towns, preaching the good news and making people free from diseases in all places. 6 So they set out and went from village to village, preaching the gospel and healing people everywhere.
7 Now Herod the king had news of all these things: and he was in doubt, because it was said by some people that John had come back 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 And by some, that Elijah had come; and by others, that one of the old prophets 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 And Herod said, I put John to death: but who is this, of whom such stories are given to me? And he had a desire 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 And the twelve, when they came back, gave him an account of what they had done. And he took them with him and went away from the people to a town named Beth-saida. 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 people, getting news of it, went after him: and he was pleased to see them, and gave them teaching about the kingdom of God, and made those well who were in need of it. 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 And the day went on; and the twelve came to him and said, Send these people away so that they may go into the towns and the country round about and get resting-places and food for themselves, for we are in a waste 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, Give them food yourselves. And they said, We have only five cakes of bread and two fishes, if we do not go and get 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 be seated in groups, about fifty to a group. 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 be seated. 15 The disciples did so, and everybody sat down.
16 And he took the five cakes of bread and the two fishes and, looking up to heaven, he said words of blessing over them, and when they had been broken, he gave them to the disciples to give to 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 And they all took the food and had enough; and they took up of the broken bits which were over, twelve baskets full. 17 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
18 And it came about that when he was in prayer, by himself, and the disciples were with him, he put a question to them, saying, Who do the people 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 And they, answering, said, John the Baptist; but others say Elijah; and others, that one of the old prophets has come back. 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, But who do you say that I am? And Peter, answering, said, 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 gave them special orders, not to say this to any man; 21 Jesus strictly warned them not to tell this to anyone.
22 Saying, The Son of man will undergo much and be put on one side by the rulers and the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and be put to death, and on the third day he will come back to life. 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 them all, If any man has a desire to come after me, let him give up all, and take up his cross every day, and come after 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 has a desire to keep his life will have it taken from him, but whoever gives up his life because of me, will keep 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 profit will a man have if he gets all the world, but undergoes loss or destruction himself? 25 What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self ?
26 For if any man has a feeling of shame because of me or of my words, the Son of man will have shame because of him 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 truly I say to you, Some of those who are here now will have no taste of death till 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 And about eight days after he had said these things, he took Peter and John and James with him and went up into the mountain for prayer. 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 while he was in prayer, his face was changed and his clothing became white and shining. 29 As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning.
30 And two men, Moses and Elijah, were talking with him; 30 Two men, Moses and Elijah,
31 Who were seen in glory and were talking of his death which was about to take place 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 Now Peter and those who were with him were overcome with sleep: but when they were fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men who were 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 when they were about to go away from him, Peter said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here; let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah: having no knowledge of 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 And while he said these things, the shade of a cloud came over them, and they were full of fear when they went into the cloud. 34 While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and enveloped them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud.
35 And there was a voice from the cloud saying, This is my Son, the man of my selection; give ear to him. 35 A voice came from the cloud, saying, "This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him."
36 And after the voice was gone they saw that Jesus was by himself. And they kept quiet, and said nothing at that time to anyone of the things which 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 And on the day after, when they came down from the mountain, a great band of people came to him. 37 The next day, when they came down from the mountain, a large crowd met him.
38 And a man from among them, crying out, said, Master, I make a request to you, give a thought to 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 see, a spirit takes him, and suddenly he gives a cry, twisted in pain and streaming at the lips, and when it goes away from him at last, he is marked as from blows. 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 made a request to your disciples to send it out of him, but they were not able to do it. 40 I begged your disciples to drive it out, but they could not."
41 And Jesus said, O generation without faith and false in heart, how long will I have to be with you and put up with you? let your son come 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 And while he was coming, he was pushed violently down and twisted by the evil spirit. But Jesus gave sharp orders to the unclean spirit, and made the boy well, 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 they were full of wonder at the great power of God. But while they were all wondering at all the things which 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 go deep into your ears, for the Son of man will be given up 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 this saying was not clear to them and its sense was kept secret from them so that they were not able to see it: and they had fear of questioning him 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 Now there was a discussion among them about which of them would be the greatest. 46 An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest.
47 But when Jesus saw the reasoning of their hearts, he took a small 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 gives honour to this child in my name, gives honour to me: and whoever gives honour to me, gives honour to him who sent me: for whoever is least among you all, that man 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 And John, answering, said, Master, we saw a man driving out evil spirits in your name, and we did not let him do it, because he was 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 But Jesus said to him, Let him do it, for he 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 And it came about that when the days were near for him to be taken up, his face was turned 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 men before: and they came to a small town of Samaria 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 they would not have him there, because he was clearly going to 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 this, they said, Lord, may we send fire from heaven and put an end to 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 turning round he said sharp words to them. 55 But Jesus turned and rebuked them,
56 And they went to another small town. 56 and they went to another village.
57 And when they were on the way, a certain man said to him, I will come after 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 the birds of the air have resting-places, but the Son of man has nowhere to put 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 And he said to another, Come after me. But he said, Lord, let me first go and give the last honours to 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, Let the dead take care of their dead; it is for you to go and give news of 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 And another man said, I will come with you, Lord, but first let me say a last good-day to those who are at my house. 61 Still another said, "I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say good-by to my family."
62 But Jesus said, No man, having put his hand to the plough and looking back, is good enough 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."