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

 
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18 Once when Jesus was praying alone, with only the disciples near him, he asked them, "Who do the crowds 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 They answered, "John the Baptist; but others, Elijah; and still others, that one of the ancient prophets has arisen." 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 He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answered, "The Messiah of God." 20 "But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" Peter answered, "The Christ of God."
21 He sternly ordered and commanded them not to tell anyone, 21 Jesus strictly warned them not to tell this to anyone.
22 saying, "The Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised." 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 them all, "If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their 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 For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will save it. 24 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it.
25 What does it profit them if they gain the whole world, but lose or forfeit themselves? 25 What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self ?
26 Those who are ashamed of me and of my words, of them the Son of Man will be ashamed 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 tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before 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 Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on 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 changed, and his clothes 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 Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him. 30 Two men, Moses and Elijah,
31 They appeared in glory and were speaking of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at 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 his companions were weighed down with sleep; but since they had stayed awake, they saw his glory and the two men who stood 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 Just as they were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah"—not knowing what he said. 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 this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were terrified as they entered the cloud. 34 While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and enveloped them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud.
35 Then from the cloud came a voice that said, "This is my Son, my 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 had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and in those days told no one any of the things 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 next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a great crowd met him. 37 The next day, when they came down from the mountain, a large crowd met him.
38 Just then a man from the crowd shouted, "Teacher, I beg you to look at my son; 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 Suddenly a spirit seizes him, and all at once he shrieks. It convulses him until he foams at the mouth; it mauls him and will scarcely leave 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 disciples to cast it out, but they could not." 40 I begged your disciples to drive it out, but they could not."
41 Jesus answered, "You faithless and perverse generation, how much longer must I be with you and bear 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 he was coming, the demon dashed him to the ground in convulsions. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, 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 And all were astounded at the greatness of God. While everyone was amazed 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 "Let these words sink into your ears: The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands." 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 this saying; its meaning was concealed from them, so that they could not perceive it. And they were afraid to ask him about this saying. 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 An argument arose among them as to which one of them was the greatest. 46 An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest.
47 But Jesus, aware of their inner thoughts, took a little child and put it by his side, 47 Jesus, knowing their thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside him.
48 and said to them, "Whoever welcomes this child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me; for the least among all of 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 answered, "Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not follow 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 But Jesus said to him, "Do not stop him; for whoever is not against you is for you." 50 "Do not stop him," Jesus said, "for whoever is not against you is for you."