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1 And he said to them, "Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see that the kingdom of God has come with 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 And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves; and he was transfigured before them, 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 garments became glistening, intensely white, as no fuller on earth could bleach them. 3 His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them.
4 And there appeared to them Eli'jah with Moses; and they were talking to Jesus. 4 And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus.
5 And Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it is well that we are here; let us make three booths, one for you and one for Moses and one for Eli'jah." 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 For he did not know what to say, for they were exceedingly afraid. 6 (He did not know what to say, they were so frightened.)
7 And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, "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 And suddenly looking around they no longer saw any one with them but Jesus only. 8 Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus.
9 And as they were coming down the mountain, he charged them to tell no one what they had seen, until the Son of man should have 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 the matter to themselves, questioning what the rising from the dead meant. 10 They kept the matter to themselves, discussing what "rising from the dead" meant.
11 And they asked him, "Why do the scribes say that first Eli'jah must come?" 11 And they asked him, "Why do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first?"
12 And he said to them, "Eli'jah does come first to restore all things; and how is it written of the Son of man, that he should suffer many things and be treated with 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 that Eli'jah has come, and they did to him whatever they pleased, as it is written of him." 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 And when they came to the disciples, they saw a great crowd about them, and scribes 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 And immediately all the crowd, when they saw him, were greatly amazed, and ran up to him and greeted him. 15 As soon as all the people saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with wonder and ran to greet him.
16 And he asked them, "What are you discussing with them?" 16 "What are you arguing with them about?" he asked.
17 And one of the crowd answered him, "Teacher, I brought my son to you, for he has a dumb spirit; 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 wherever it seizes him, it dashes him down; and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid; and I asked your disciples to cast it out, and they were not able." 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 And he answered them, "O faithless generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him 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 And they brought the boy to him; and when the spirit saw him, immediately it convulsed the boy, and he fell on the ground and rolled about, 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 And Jesus asked his father, "How long has he had this?" And he said, "From childhood. 21 Jesus asked the boy's father, "How long has he been like this?" "From childhood," he answered.
22 And it has often cast him into the fire and into the water, to destroy him; but if you can do anything, have pity on us and help us." 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 And Jesus said to him, "If you can! All things are possible to him who believes." 23 " 'If you can'?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for him who believes."
24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, "I believe; help my unbelief!" 24 Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief !"
25 And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, "You dumb and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him, 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 And after crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like a corpse; so that most of them said, "He is 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 lifted him up, and he arose. 27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up.
28 And when he had entered the house, his disciples asked him privately, "Why could we not cast it out?" 28 After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately, "Why couldn't we drive it out?"
29 And he said to them, "This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer." 29 He replied, "This kind can come out only by prayer. "
30 They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And he would not have any one know it; 30 They left that place and passed through Galilee. Jesus did not want anyone to know where they were,
31 for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, "The Son of man will be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him; and when he is killed, after three days he will rise." 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 did not understand the saying, and they were afraid to ask him. 32 But they did not understand what he meant and were afraid to ask him about it.
33 And they came to Caper'na-um; and when he was in the house he asked them, "What were you discussing on the way?" 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 were silent; for on the way they had discussed with one another who was the greatest. 34 But they kept quiet because on the way they had argued about who was the greatest.
35 And he sat down and called the twelve; and he said to them, "If any one would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all." 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 And he took a child, and put him in the midst of them; and taking him 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 "Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but him 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 him, "Teacher, we saw a man casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he was not following us." 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 But Jesus said, "Do not forbid him; for no one who does a mighty work in my name will be able soon after 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 For he that is not against us is for us. 40 for whoever is not against us is for us.
41 For truly, I say to you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ, will by no means lose his reward. 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 "Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung round his neck and he were thrown into the sea. 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 And 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 to hell, to the unquenchable fire. 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 * [No text] 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 And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame than with two feet to be thrown into hell. 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 * [No text] 46 where " 'their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.'
47 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 with two eyes to be thrown into hell, 47 Everyone will be salted with fire.
48 where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched. 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 every one will be salted with fire. 49
50 Salt is good; but if the salt has lost its saltness, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another." 50