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1 Then calling the Twelve together He conferred on them power and authority over all the demons and to cure diseases; 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 sent them out to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to cure the sick. 2 and he sent them out to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.
3 And He commanded them, "Take nothing for your journey; neither stick nor bag nor bread nor money; and do not have an extra under garment. 3 He told them: "Take nothing for the journey--no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra tunic.
4 Whatever house you enter, make that your home, and from it start afresh. 4 Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town.
5 Wherever they refuse to receive you, as you leave that town shake off the very dust from your feet as a protest 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 So they departed and visited village after village, spreading the Good News and performing cures everywhere. 6 So they set out and went from village to village, preaching the gospel and healing people everywhere.
7 Now Herod the Tetrarch heard of all that was going on; and he was bewildered because of its being said by some that John had come back to life, 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 by others that Elijah had appeared, and by others that some one of the ancient 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, "John I have beheaded; but who is this, of whom I hear such reports?" And he sought for an opportunity of seeing Jesus. 9 But Herod said, "I beheaded John. Who, then, is this I hear such things about?" And he tried to see him.
10 The Apostles, on their return, related to Jesus all they had done. Then He took them and withdrew to a quiet retreat, to a town called Bethsaida. 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 immense crowd, aware of this, followed Him; and receiving them kindly He proceeded to speak to them of the Kingdom of God, and those who needed to be restored to health, He cured. 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 Now when the day began to decline, the Twelve came to Him and said, "Send the people away, that they may go to the villages and farms round about and find lodging and a supply of food; because here we are in an uninhabited district." 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 "You yourselves," He said, "must give them food." "We have nothing," they replied, "but five loaves and a couple of fish, unless indeed we were to go and buy provisions for all this host of 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 5,000 adult men.) But He said to His disciples, "Make them sit down in parties of about fifty each." 14 (About five thousand men were there.) But he said to his disciples, "Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each."
15 They did so, making them all, without exception, sit down. 15 The disciples did so, and everybody sat down.
16 Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to Heaven He blessed them and broke them into portions which He gave to the disciples to distribute 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 So they ate and were fully satisfied, all of them; and what they had remaining over was gathered up, twelve baskets of fragments. 17 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
18 One day when He was praying by Himself the disciples were present; and He asked them, "Who do the people say that 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 "John the Baptist," they replied; "but others say Elijah; and others that some one of the ancient Prophets 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 "But you," He asked, "who do you say that I am?" "God's Anointed One," replied Peter. 20 "But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" Peter answered, "The Christ of God."
21 And Jesus strictly forbad them to tell this to any one; 21 Jesus strictly warned them not to tell this to anyone.
22 and He said, "The Son of Man must suffer much cruelty, be rejected by the Elders and High Priests and Scribes, and be put to death, and on the third day be raised to life again." 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 all, "If any one is desirous of following me, let him ignore self and take up his cross day by day, and so be my follower. 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 desires to save his life shall lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake shall save it. 24 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it.
25 Why, what benefit is it to a man to have gained the whole world, but to have lost or forfeited his own self. 25 What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self ?
26 For whoever shall have been ashamed of me and my teachings, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own and the Father's glory and in that 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 I tell you truly that there are some of those who stand here who will certainly not taste death till they have seen 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 It was about eight days after this that Jesus, taking with Him Peter, John, and James, went up the 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 And while He was praying the appearance of His face underwent a change, and His clothing became white and radiant. 29 As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning.
30 And suddenly there were two men conversing with Him, who were Moses and Elijah. 30 Two men, Moses and Elijah,
31 They came in glory, and kept speaking about His death, which He was so soon to undergo 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 the others were weighed down with sleep; but, keeping themselves awake all through, they saw His glory, 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 And when they were preparing to depart from Him, Peter said to Jesus, "Rabbi, we are thankful to you that we are here. Let us put up three tents--one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." He did not know 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 But while he was thus speaking, there came a cloud which spread over them; and they were awe-struck when they had entered into the cloud. 34 While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and enveloped them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud.
35 Then there came a voice from within the cloud: "This is My Son, My Chosen One: listen to Him." 35 A voice came from the cloud, saying, "This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him."
36 After this voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. They kept it to themselves, and said not a word to any one at that time about 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 On the following day, when they were come down from the mountain, a great crowd came to meet Him; 37 The next day, when they came down from the mountain, a large crowd met him.
38 and a man from the crowd called out, "Rabbi, I beg you to pity 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 At times a spirit seizes him and he suddenly cries out. It convulses him, and makes him foam at the mouth, and does not leave him till it has well-nigh covered him with bruises. 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 entreated your disciples to expel the spirit, but they could not." 40 I begged your disciples to drive it out, but they could not."
41 "O unbelieving and perverse generation!" replied Jesus; "how long shall I be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here to me." 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 Now while the youth was coming, the spirit dashed him to the ground and cruelly convulsed him. But Jesus rebuked the foul spirit, and cured the youth 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 all were awe-struck at the mighty power of God. And while every one was expressing wonder at all that He was doing, 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 "As for you, store these my sayings in your memory; for, before long, the Son of Man will be betrayed 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 they did not understand His meaning: it was veiled from them that they might not perceive it, and they were afraid to ask 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 arose a dispute among them, which of them was to be the greatest. 46 An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest.
47 And Jesus, knowing the reasoning that was in their hearts, took a young child and made him stand by His side 47 Jesus, knowing their thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside him.
48 and said to them, "Whoever for my sake receives this little child, receives me; and whoever receives me, receives Him who sent me. For the lowliest among you all--he is 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 "Rabbi," replied John, "we have seen a man making use of your name to expel demons; and we forbad him, because he does not come with 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 "Do not forbid him," said Jesus, "for he who is not against you is on your side." 50 "Do not stop him," Jesus said, "for whoever is not against you is for you."
51 Now when the time drew near for Him to be received up again into Heaven, He proceeded with fixed purpose towards Jerusalem, and sent messengers before Him. 51 As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.
52 They went and entered a village of the Samaritans 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 the people there would not receive Him, because He was evidently going to Jerusalem. 53 but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading for Jerusalem.
54 When the disciples James and John saw this, they said, "Master, do you wish us to order fire to come down from Heaven and consume 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 He turned and rebuked them. 55 But Jesus turned and rebuked them,
56 And they went to another village. 56 and they went to another village.
57 And, as they proceeded on their way, a man came to Him and said, "I will follow 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 "The foxes have holes," said Jesus, "and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay 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 "Follow me," He said to another. "Master," the man replied, "allow me first to 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 "Leave the dead," Jesus rejoined, "to bury their own dead; but you must go and announce far and wide the coming 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 "Master," said yet another, "I will follow you; but allow me first to go and say good-bye to my friends at home." 61 Still another said, "I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say good-by to my family."
62 Jesus answered him, "No one who has put his hand to the plough, and then looks behind him, is fit 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."