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1 Jesus went on to say, "I assure you that some of you standing here right now will not die before you see the Kingdom of God arrive in great power!" 1 And he said to them, "I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power."
2 Six days later Jesus took Peter, James, and John to the top of a mountain. No one else was there. As the men watched, Jesus' appearance changed, 2 After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them.
3 and his clothing became dazzling white, far whiter than any earthly process could ever make it. 3 His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them.
4 Then Elijah and Moses appeared and began talking with Jesus. 4 And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus.
5 "Teacher, this is wonderful!" Peter exclaimed. "We will make three shrines -- one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." 5 Peter said to Jesus, "Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters--one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah."
6 He didn't really know what to say, for they were all terribly afraid. 6 (He did not know what to say, they were so frightened.)
7 Then a cloud came over them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my beloved Son. Listen to him." 7 Then a cloud appeared and enveloped them, and a voice came from the cloud: "This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!"
8 Suddenly they looked around, and Moses and Elijah were gone, and only Jesus was with them. 8 Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus.
9 As they descended the mountainside, he told them not to tell anyone what they had seen until he, the Son of Man, had risen from the dead. 9 As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus gave them orders not to tell anyone what they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from the dead.
10 So they kept it to themselves, but they often asked each other what he meant by "rising from the dead." 10 They kept the matter to themselves, discussing what "rising from the dead" meant.
11 Now they began asking him, "Why do the teachers of religious law insist that Elijah must return before the Messiah comes?" 11 And they asked him, "Why do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first?"
12 Jesus responded, "Elijah is indeed coming first to set everything in order. Why then is it written in the Scriptures that the Son of Man must suffer and be treated with utter contempt? 12 Jesus replied, "To be sure, Elijah does come first, and restores all things. Why then is it written that the Son of Man must suffer much and be rejected?
13 But I tell you, Elijah has already come, and he was badly mistreated, just as the Scriptures predicted." 13 But I tell you, Elijah has come, and they have done to him everything they wished, just as it is written about him."
14 At the foot of the mountain they found a great crowd surrounding the other disciples, as some teachers of religious law were arguing with them. 14 When they came to the other disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and the teachers of the law arguing with them.
15 The crowd watched Jesus in awe as he came toward them, and then they ran to greet him. 15 As soon as all the people saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with wonder and ran to greet him.
16 "What is all this arguing about?" he asked. 16 "What are you arguing with them about?" he asked.
17 One of the men in the crowd spoke up and said, "Teacher, I brought my son for you to heal him. He can't speak because he is possessed by an evil spirit that won't let him talk. 17 A man in the crowd answered, "Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech.
18 And whenever this evil spirit seizes him, it throws him violently to the ground and makes him foam at the mouth and grind his teeth and become rigid. So I asked your disciples to cast out the evil spirit, but they couldn't do it." 18 Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid. I asked your disciples to drive out the spirit, but they could not."
19 Jesus said to them, "You faithless people! How long must I be with you until you believe? How long must I put up with you? Bring the boy to me." 19 "O unbelieving generation," Jesus replied, "how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy to me."
20 So they brought the boy. But when the evil spirit saw Jesus, it threw the child into a violent convulsion, and he fell to the ground, writhing and foaming at the mouth. 20 So they brought him. When the spirit saw Jesus, it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion. He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth.
21 "How long has this been happening?" Jesus asked the boy's father. He replied, "Since he was very small. 21 Jesus asked the boy's father, "How long has he been like this?" "From childhood," he answered.
22 The evil spirit often makes him fall into the fire or into water, trying to kill him. Have mercy on us and help us. Do something if you can." 22 "It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us."
23 "What do you mean, 'If I can'?" Jesus asked. "Anything is possible if a person believes." 23 " 'If you can'?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for him who believes."
24 The father instantly replied, "I do believe, but help me not to doubt!" 24 Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief !"
25 When Jesus saw that the crowd of onlookers was growing, he rebuked the evil spirit. "Spirit of deafness and muteness," he said, "I command you to come out of this child and never enter him again!" 25 When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the evil spirit. "You deaf and mute spirit," he said, "I command you, come out of him and never enter him again."
26 Then the spirit screamed and threw the boy into another violent convulsion and left him. The boy lay there motionless, and he appeared to be dead. A murmur ran through the crowd, "He's dead." 26 The spirit shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out. The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, "He's dead."
27 But Jesus took him by the hand and helped him to his feet, and he stood up. 27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up.
28 Afterward, when Jesus was alone in the house with his disciples, they asked him, "Why couldn't we cast out that evil spirit?" 28 After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately, "Why couldn't we drive it out?"
29 Jesus replied, "This kind can be cast out only by prayer. " 29 He replied, "This kind can come out only by prayer. "
30 Leaving that region, they traveled through Galilee. Jesus tried to avoid all publicity 30 They left that place and passed through Galilee. Jesus did not want anyone to know where they were,
31 in order to spend more time with his disciples and teach them. He said to them, "The Son of Man is going to be betrayed. He will be killed, but three days later he will rise from the dead." 31 because he was teaching his disciples. He said to them, "The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of men. They will kill him, and after three days he will rise."
32 But they didn't understand what he was saying, and they were afraid to ask him what he meant. 32 But they did not understand what he meant and were afraid to ask him about it.
33 After they arrived at Capernaum, Jesus and his disciples settled in the house where they would be staying. Jesus asked them, "What were you discussing out on the road?" 33 They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, "What were you arguing about on the road?"
34 But they didn't answer, because they had been arguing about which of them was the greatest. 34 But they kept quiet because on the way they had argued about who was the greatest.
35 He sat down and called the twelve disciples over to him. Then he said, "Anyone who wants to be the first must take last place and be the servant of everyone else." 35 Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, "If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all."
36 Then he put a little child among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them, 36 He took a little child and had him stand among them. Taking him in his arms, he said to them,
37 "Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes my Father who sent me." 37 "Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me."
38 John said to Jesus, "Teacher, we saw a man using your name to cast out demons, but we told him to stop because he isn't one of our group." 38 "Teacher," said John, "we saw a man driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us."
39 "Don't stop him!" Jesus said. "No one who performs miracles in my name will soon be able to speak evil of me. 39 "Do not stop him," Jesus said. "No one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me,
40 Anyone who is not against us is for us. 40 for whoever is not against us is for us.
41 If anyone gives you even a cup of water because you belong to the Messiah, I assure you, that person will be rewarded. 41 I tell you the truth, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to Christ will certainly not lose his reward.
42 "But if anyone causes one of these little ones who trusts in me to lose faith, it would be better for that person to be thrown into the sea with a large millstone tied around the neck. 42 "And if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a large millstone tied around his neck.
43 If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better to enter heaven with only one hand than to go into the unquenchable fires of hell with two hands. 43 If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out.
44 44 And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell.
45 If your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better to enter heaven with only one foot than to be thrown into hell with two feet. 45 And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell,
46 46 where " 'their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.'
47 And if your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out. It is better to enter the Kingdom of God half blind than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell, 47 Everyone will be salted with fire.
48 'where the worm never dies and the fire never goes out.' 48 "Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with each other."
49 "For everyone will be purified with fire. 49
50 Salt is good for seasoning. But if it loses its flavor, how do you make it salty again? You must have the qualities of salt among yourselves and live in peace with each other." 50