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1 Jesus called the twelve apostles together and gave them power and authority over all demons and the ability to heal sicknesses. 1 When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases,
2 He sent the apostles out to tell about God's kingdom and to heal the sick. 2 and he sent them out to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.
3 He said to them, "Take nothing for your trip, neither a walking stick, bag, bread, money, or extra clothes. 3 He told them: "Take nothing for the journey--no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra tunic.
4 When you enter a house, stay there until it is time to leave. 4 Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town.
5 If people do not welcome you, shake the dust off of your feetn as you leave the town, as a warning to 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 So the apostles went out and traveled through all the towns, preaching the Good News and healing people everywhere. 6 So they set out and went from village to village, preaching the gospel and healing people everywhere.
7 Herod, the governor, heard about all the things that were happening and was confused, because some people said, "John the Baptist has risen 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 Others said, "Elijah has come to us." And still others said, "One of the prophets who lived long ago has risen from the dead." 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, "I cut off John's head, so who is this man I hear such things about?" And Herod kept trying to see Jesus. 9 But Herod said, "I beheaded John. Who, then, is this I hear such things about?" And he tried to see him.
10 When the apostles returned, they told Jesus everything they had done. Then Jesus took them with him to a town called Bethsaida where they could be alone together. 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 learned where Jesus went and followed him. He welcomed them and talked with them about God's kingdom and healed those who needed to be healed. 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 Late in the afternoon, the twelve apostles came to Jesus and said, "Send the people away. They need to go to the towns and countryside around here and find places to sleep and something to eat, because no one lives in this 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 Jesus said to them, "You give them something to eat." They said, "We have only five loaves of bread and two fish, unless we go 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 (There were about five thousand men there.) Jesus said to his followers, "Tell the people to sit in groups of about fifty people." 14 (About five thousand men were there.) But he said to his disciples, "Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each."
15 So the followers did this, and all the people sat down. 15 The disciples did so, and everybody sat down.
16 Then Jesus took the five loaves of bread and two fish, and looking up to heaven, he thanked God for the food. Then he divided the food and gave it to the followers 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 They all ate and were satisfied, and what was left over was gathered up, filling twelve baskets. 17 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
18 One time when Jesus was praying alone, his followers were with him, and he asked them, "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 They answered, "Some say you are John the Baptist. Others say you are Elijah. And others say you are one of the prophets from long ago who has come back to life." 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 Then Jesus asked, "But who do you say I am?" Peter answered, "You are the Christ from God." 20 "But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" Peter answered, "The Christ of God."
21 Jesus warned them not to tell anyone, saying, 21 Jesus strictly warned them not to tell this to anyone.
22 "The Son of Man must suffer many things. He will be rejected by the older Jewish leaders, the leading priests, and the teachers of the law. He will be killed and after three days will be raised from the dead." 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 Jesus said to all of them, "If people want to follow me, they must give up the things they want. They must be willing to give up their lives daily to 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 Those who want to save their lives will give up true life. But those who give up their lives for me will have true life. 24 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it.
25 It is worth nothing for them to have the whole world if they themselves are destroyed or lost. 25 What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self ?
26 If people are ashamed of me and my teaching, then the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and with the glory of the Father and 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 I tell you the truth, some people standing here will see the kingdom of God before they die." 27 I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God."
28 About eight days after Jesus said these things, he took Peter, John, and James and went up on a 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 While Jesus was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became shining white. 29 As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning.
30 Then two men, Moses and Elijah, were talking with Jesus. 30 Two men, Moses and Elijah,
31 They appeared in heavenly glory, talking about his departure which he would soon bring about 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 Peter and the others were very sleepy, but when they awoke fully, they saw the glory of Jesus and the two men standing 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 When Moses and Elijah were about to leave, Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents -- one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." (Peter did not know what he was talking about.) 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 While he was saying these things, a cloud came and covered them, and they became afraid as the cloud covered them. 34 While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and enveloped them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud.
35 A voice came from the cloud, saying, "This is my Son, whom I have chosen. Listen to him!" 35 A voice came from the cloud, saying, "This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him."
36 When the voice finished speaking, only Jesus was there. Peter, John, and James said nothing and told no one at that time 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 The next day, when they came down from the mountain, a large crowd met Jesus. 37 The next day, when they came down from the mountain, a large crowd met him.
38 A man in the crowd shouted to him, "Teacher, please come and look at my son, because 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 An evil spirit seizes my son, and suddenly he screams. It causes him to lose control of himself and foam at the mouth. The evil spirit keeps on hurting him and almost never leaves 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 I begged your followers to force the evil spirit out, but they could not do it." 40 I begged your disciples to drive it out, but they could not."
41 Jesus answered, "You people have no faith, and your lives are all wrong. How long must I stay with you and put up 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 the boy was coming, the demon threw him on the ground and made him lose control of himself. But Jesus gave a strong command to the evil 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 All the people were amazed at the great power of God. While everyone was wondering about all that Jesus did, he said to his followers, 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 "Don't forget what I tell you now: The Son of Man will be handed over to people." 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 the followers did not understand what this meant; the meaning was hidden from them so they could not understand. But they were afraid to ask Jesus 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 Jesus' followers began to have an argument about which one of them was the greatest. 46 An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest.
47 Jesus knew what they were thinking, so he took a little child and stood the child beside him. 47 Jesus, knowing their thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside him.
48 Then Jesus said, "Whoever accepts this little child in my name accepts me. And whoever accepts me accepts the One who sent me, because whoever is least among you all is really the greatest." 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 someone using your name to force demons out of people. We told him to stop, because he does not belong to our group." 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, "Don't stop him, because whoever 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 time was coming near for Jesus to depart, he was determined to go to Jerusalem. 51 As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.
52 He sent some men ahead of him, who went into a town in Samaria to make everything 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 there would not welcome him, because he was set on going to Jerusalem. 53 but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading for Jerusalem.
54 When James and John, followers of Jesus, saw this, they said, "Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven and destroy those people?" 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 Jesus turned and scolded them. 55 But Jesus turned and rebuked them,
56 Thenn they went to another town. 56 and they went to another village.
57 As they were going along the road, someone said to Jesus, "I will follow you any place you go." 57 As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go."
58 Jesus said to them, "The foxes have holes to live in, and the birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to rest 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 Jesus said to another man, "Follow me!" But he said, "Lord, first let me 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 Jesus said to him, "Let the people who are dead bury their own dead. You must go and tell about 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 man said, "I will follow you, Lord, but first let me go and say good-bye to my family." 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, "Anyone who begins to plow a field but keeps looking back is of no use in 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."