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Luke 9

NIRV 1 Jesus called the Twelve together. He gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to heal sicknesses. NIV 1 When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases, NIRV 2 Then he sent them out to preach about God's kingdom and to heal those who were sick. NIV 2 and he sent them out to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. NIRV 3 He told them, "Don't take anything for the journey. Do not take a walking stick or a bag. Do not take any bread, money or extra clothes. NIV 3 He told them: "Take nothing for the journey--no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra tunic. NIRV 4 When you are invited into a house, stay there until you leave town. NIV 4 Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town. NIRV 5 Some people may not welcome you. If they don't, shake the dust off your feet when you leave their town. This will be a witness against the people living there." NIV 5 If people do not welcome you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave their town, as a testimony against them." NIRV 6 So the Twelve left. They went from village to village. They preached the good news and healed people everywhere. NIV 6 So they set out and went from village to village, preaching the gospel and healing people everywhere. NIRV 7 Now Herod, the ruler of Galilee, heard about everything that was going on. He was bewildered, because some were saying that John the Baptist had been raised from the dead. NIV 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, NIRV 8 Others were saying that Elijah had appeared. Still others were saying that a prophet of long ago had come back to life. NIV 8 others that Elijah had appeared, and still others that one of the prophets of long ago had come back to life. NIRV 9 But Herod said, "I had John's head cut off. So who is it that I hear such things about?" And he tried to see Jesus. NIV 9 But Herod said, "I beheaded John. Who, then, is this I hear such things about?" And he tried to see him. NIRV 10 The apostles returned. They told Jesus what they had done. Then he took them with him. They went off by themselves to a town called Bethsaida. NIV 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, NIRV 11 But the crowds learned about it and followed Jesus. He welcomed them and spoke to them about God's kingdom. He also healed those who needed to be healed. NIV 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. NIRV 12 Late in the afternoon the Twelve came to him. They said, "Send the crowd away. They can go to the nearby villages and countryside. There they can find food and a place to stay. There is nothing here." NIV 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." NIRV 13 Jesus replied, "You give them something to eat." The disciples answered, "We have only five loaves of bread and two fish. We would have to go and buy food for all this crowd." NIV 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." NIRV 14 About 5,000 men were there. But Jesus said to his disciples, "Have them sit down in groups of about 50 each." NIV 14 (About five thousand men were there.) But he said to his disciples, "Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each." NIRV 15 The disciples did so, and everyone sat down. NIV 15 The disciples did so, and everybody sat down. NIRV 16 Jesus took the five loaves and the two fish. He looked up to heaven and gave thanks. He broke them into pieces. Then he gave them to the disciples to set in front of the people. NIV 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. NIRV 17 All of them ate and were satisfied. The disciples picked up 12 baskets of leftover pieces. NIV 17 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. NIRV 18 One day Jesus was praying alone. Only his disciples were with him. He asked them, "Who do the crowds say I am?" NIV 18 Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, "Who do the crowds say I am?" NIRV 19 They replied, "Some say John the Baptist. Others say Elijah. Still others say that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to life." NIV 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." NIRV 20 "But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" Peter answered, "The Christ of God." NIV 20 "But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" Peter answered, "The Christ of God." NIRV 21 Jesus strongly warned them not to tell this to anyone. NIV 21 Jesus strictly warned them not to tell this to anyone. NIRV 22 He said, "The Son of Man must suffer many things. The elders will not accept him. The chief priests and teachers of the law will not accept him either. He must be killed and on the third day rise from the dead." NIV 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." NIRV 23 Then he said to all of them, "If anyone wants to follow me, he must say no to himself. He must pick up his cross every day and follow me. NIV 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. NIRV 24 If he wants to save his life, he will lose it. But if he loses his life for me, he will save it. NIV 24 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it. NIRV 25 What good is it if someone gains the whole world but loses or gives up his very self? NIV 25 What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self ? NIRV 26 "Suppose you are ashamed of me and my words. The Son of Man will come in his glory and in the glory of the Father and the holy angels. Then he will be ashamed of you. NIV 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. NIRV 27 "What I'm about to tell you is true. Some who are standing here will not die before they see God's kingdom." NIV 27 I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God." NIRV 28 About eight days after Jesus said this, he went up on a mountain to pray. He took Peter, John and James with him. NIV 28 About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray. NIRV 29 As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed. His clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning. NIV 29 As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning. NIRV 30 Two men, Moses and Elijah, NIV 30 Two men, Moses and Elijah, NIRV 31 appeared in shining glory. Jesus and the two of them talked together. They spoke about his coming death. He was going to die soon in Jerusalem. NIV 31 appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. They spoke about his departure, which he was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem. NIRV 32 Peter and his companions had been very sleepy. But then they became completely awake. They saw Jesus' glory and the two men standing with him. NIV 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. NIRV 33 As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter spoke up. "Master," he said to him, "it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters. One will be for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." He didn't really know what he was saying. NIV 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.) NIRV 34 While Jesus was speaking, a cloud appeared. It surrounded them. The disciples were afraid as they entered the cloud. NIV 34 While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and enveloped them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. NIRV 35 A voice came from the cloud. It said, "This is my Son, and I have chosen him. Listen to him." NIV 35 A voice came from the cloud, saying, "This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him." NIRV 36 When the voice had spoken, they found that Jesus was alone. The disciples kept quiet about this. They didn't tell anyone at that time what they had seen. NIV 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. NIRV 37 The next day Jesus and those who were with him came down from the mountain. A large crowd met Jesus. NIV 37 The next day, when they came down from the mountain, a large crowd met him. NIRV 38 A man in the crowd called out. "Teacher," he said, "I beg you to look at my son. He is my only child. NIV 38 A man in the crowd called out, "Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only child. NIRV 39 A spirit takes hold of him, and he suddenly screams. It throws him into fits so that he foams at the mouth. It hardly ever leaves him. It is destroying him. NIV 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. NIRV 40 I begged your disciples to drive it out. But they couldn't do it." NIV 40 I begged your disciples to drive it out, but they could not." NIRV 41 "You unbelieving and evil people!" Jesus replied. "How long do I have to stay with you? How long do I have to put up with you?" Then he said to the man, "Bring your son here." NIV 41 "O unbelieving and perverse generation," Jesus replied, "how long shall I stay with you and put up with you? Bring your son here." NIRV 42 Even while the boy was coming, the demon threw him into a fit. The boy fell to the ground. But Jesus ordered the evil spirit to leave the boy. Then Jesus healed him and gave him back to his father. NIV 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. NIRV 43 They were all amazed at God's greatness. Everyone was wondering about all that Jesus did. Then Jesus said to his disciples, NIV 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, NIRV 44 "Listen carefully to what I am about to tell you. The Son of Man is going to be handed over to men." NIV 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." NIRV 45 But they didn't understand what this meant. That was because it was hidden from them. And they were afraid to ask Jesus about it. NIV 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. NIRV 46 The disciples began to argue about which one of them would be the most important person. NIV 46 An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest. NIRV 47 Jesus knew what they were thinking. So he took a little child and had the child stand beside him. NIV 47 Jesus, knowing their thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside him. NIRV 48 Then he spoke to them. "Anyone who welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me," he said. "And anyone who welcomes me welcomes the One who sent me. The least important person among all of you is the most important." NIV 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." NIRV 49 "Master," said John, "we saw a man driving out demons in your name. We tried to stop him, because he is not one of us." NIV 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." NIRV 50 "Do not stop him," Jesus said. "Anyone who is not against you is for you." NIV 50 "Do not stop him," Jesus said, "for whoever is not against you is for you." NIRV 51 The time grew near for Jesus to be taken up to heaven. So he made up his mind to go to Jerusalem. NIV 51 As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. NIRV 52 He sent messengers on ahead. They went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him. NIV 52 And he sent messengers on ahead, who went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him; NIRV 53 But the people there did not welcome Jesus. That was because he was heading for Jerusalem. NIV 53 but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading for Jerusalem. NIRV 54 The disciples James and John saw this. They asked, "Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to destroy them?" NIV 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 ?" NIRV 55 But Jesus turned and commanded them not to do it. NIV 55 But Jesus turned and rebuked them, NIRV 56 They went on to another village. NIV 56 and they went to another village. NIRV 57 Once Jesus and those who were with him were walking along the road. A man said to Jesus, "I will follow you no matter where you go." NIV 57 As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go." NIRV 58 Jesus replied, "Foxes have holes. Birds of the air have nests. But the Son of Man has no place to lay his head." NIV 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." NIRV 59 He said to another man, "Follow me." But the man replied, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father." NIV 59 He said to another man, "Follow me." But the man replied, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father." NIRV 60 Jesus said to him, "Let dead people bury their own dead. You go and tell others about God's kingdom." NIV 60 Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God." NIRV 61 Still another man said, "I will follow you, Lord. But first let me go back and say good-by to my family." NIV 61 Still another said, "I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say good-by to my family." NIRV 62 Jesus replied, "Suppose you start to plow and then look back. If you do, you are not fit for service in God's kingdom." NIV 62 Jesus replied, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God."