Luke 9:18-50 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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18 One day as Jesus was alone, praying, he came over to his disciples and asked them, "Who do 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 "Well," they replied, "some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say you are one of the other ancient prophets risen from the dead." 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 he asked them, "Who do you say I am?" Peter replied, "You are the Messiah sent 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 about this. 21 Jesus strictly warned them not to tell this to anyone.
22 "For I, the Son of Man, must suffer many terrible things," he said. "I will be rejected by the leaders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. I will be killed, but three days later I 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 Then he said to the crowd, "If any of you wants to be my follower, you must put aside your selfish ambition, shoulder your cross daily, and 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 If you try to keep your life for yourself, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for me, you will find true life. 24 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it.
25 And how do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose or forfeit your own soul in the process? 25 What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self ?
26 If a person is ashamed of me and my message, I, the Son of Man, will be ashamed of that person when I return in my glory and in 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 And I assure you that some of you standing here right now will not die before you 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 About eight days later Jesus took Peter, James, and John to 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 And as he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothing became dazzling 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, appeared and began talking with Jesus. 30 Two men, Moses and Elijah,
31 They were glorious to see. And they were speaking of how he was about to fulfill God's plan by dying 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 drowsy and had fallen asleep. Now they woke up and saw Jesus' 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 As Moses and Elijah were starting to leave, Peter, not even knowing what he was saying, blurted out, "Master, this is wonderful! We will make three shrines -- one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." 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 even as he was saying this, a cloud came over them; and terror gripped them as it covered them. 34 While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and enveloped them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud.
35 Then a voice from the cloud said, "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 When the voice died away, Jesus was there alone. They didn't tell anyone what they had seen until long after this happened. 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, after they had come down the mountain, a huge 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 called out to him, "Teacher, look at my boy, who is my only son. 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 keeps seizing him, making him scream. It throws him into convulsions so that he foams at the mouth. It is always hitting and injuring him. It hardly ever leaves him alone. 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 disciples to cast the spirit out, but they couldn't do it." 40 I begged your disciples to drive it out, but they could not."
41 "You stubborn, faithless people," Jesus said, "how long must I be with you and put up with you? Bring him 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 As the boy came forward, the demon knocked him to the ground and threw him into a violent convulsion. But Jesus rebuked the evil spirit and healed the boy. Then he 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 Awe gripped the people as they saw this display of God's power. While everyone was marveling over all the wonderful things he was doing, Jesus 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 "Listen to me and remember what I say. The Son of Man is going to be betrayed." 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 didn't know what he meant. Its significance was hidden from them, so they could not understand 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 Then there was an argument among them as to 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 Jesus knew their thoughts, so he brought a little child to his side. 47 Jesus, knowing their thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside him.
48 Then he said to them, "Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes my Father who sent me. Whoever is the least among you 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 John said to Jesus, "Master, we saw someone using your name to cast out demons. We tried to stop him because he isn't in 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, "Don't stop him! Anyone who is not against you is for you." 50 "Do not stop him," Jesus said, "for whoever is not against you is for you."