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Luke 9

NLT 1 One day Jesus called together his twelve disciples and gave them power and authority to cast out all demons and to heal all diseases. NIV 1 When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases, NLT 2 Then he sent them out to tell everyone about the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick. NIV 2 and he sent them out to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. NLT 3 “Take nothing for your journey,” he instructed them. “Don’t take a walking stick, a traveler’s bag, food, money, or even a change of clothes. NIV 3 He told them: "Take nothing for the journey--no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra tunic. NLT 4 Wherever you go, stay in the same house until you leave town. NIV 4 Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town. NLT 5 And if a town refuses to welcome you, shake its dust from your feet as you leave to show that you have abandoned those people to their fate.” NIV 5 If people do not welcome you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave their town, as a testimony against them." NLT 6 So they began their circuit of the villages, preaching the Good News and healing the sick. NIV 6 So they set out and went from village to village, preaching the gospel and healing people everywhere. NLT 7 When Herod Antipas, the ruler of Galilee, heard about everything Jesus was doing, he was puzzled. 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, NLT 8 Others thought Jesus was Elijah or one of the other prophets risen from the dead. NIV 8 others that Elijah had appeared, and still others that one of the prophets of long ago had come back to life. NLT 9 “I beheaded John,” Herod said, “so who is this man about whom I hear such stories?” And he kept trying to see him. NIV 9 But Herod said, "I beheaded John. Who, then, is this I hear such things about?" And he tried to see him. NLT 10 When the apostles returned, they told Jesus everything they had done. Then he slipped quietly away with them toward the town of 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, NLT 11 But the crowds found out where he was going, and they followed him. He welcomed them and taught them about the Kingdom of God, and he healed those who were sick. 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. NLT 12 Late in the afternoon the twelve disciples came to him and said, “Send the crowds away to the nearby villages and farms, so they can find food and lodging for the night. There is nothing to eat here in this remote place.” 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." NLT 13 But Jesus said, “You feed them.” “But we have only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered. “Or are you expecting us to go and buy enough food for this whole 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." NLT 14 For there were about 5,000 men there. Jesus replied, “Tell them to sit down in groups of about fifty 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." NLT 15 So the people all sat down. NIV 15 The disciples did so, and everybody sat down. NLT 16 Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven, and blessed them. Then, breaking the loaves into pieces, he kept giving the bread and fish to the disciples so they could distribute it to 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. NLT 17 They all ate as much as they wanted, and afterward, the disciples picked up twelve baskets of leftovers! NIV 17 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. NLT 18 One day Jesus left the crowds to pray alone. Only his disciples were with him, and he asked them, “Who do people 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?" NLT 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.” 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." NLT 20 Then he asked them, “But who do you say I am?” Peter replied, “You are the Messiah sent from God!” NIV 20 "But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" Peter answered, "The Christ of God." NLT 21 Jesus warned his disciples not to tell anyone who he was. NIV 21 Jesus strictly warned them not to tell this to anyone. NLT 22 “The Son of Man must suffer many terrible things,” he said. “He will be rejected by the elders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. He will be killed, but on the third day he will be raised 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." NLT 23 Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, 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. NLT 24 If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you 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. NLT 25 And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but are yourself lost or destroyed? NIV 25 What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self ? NLT 26 If anyone is ashamed of me and my message, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in his glory and in the glory of the Father and the holy angels. 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. NLT 27 I tell you the truth, some standing here right now will not die before they see the Kingdom of God.” NIV 27 I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God." NLT 28 About eight days later Jesus took Peter, John, and James up on a mountain to pray. 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. NLT 29 And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was transformed, and his clothes became dazzling white. NIV 29 As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning. NLT 30 Suddenly, two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared and began talking with Jesus. NIV 30 Two men, Moses and Elijah, NLT 31 They were glorious to see. And they were speaking about his exodus from this world, which was about to be fulfilled 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. NLT 32 Peter and the others had fallen asleep. When they woke up, 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. NLT 33 As Moses and Elijah were starting to leave, Peter, not even knowing what he was saying, blurted out, “Master, it’s wonderful for us to be here! Let’s make three shelters as memorials —one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” 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.) NLT 34 But even as he was saying this, a cloud overshadowed them, and terror gripped them as the cloud covered them. NIV 34 While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and enveloped them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. NLT 35 Then a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, my Chosen One. Listen to him.” NIV 35 A voice came from the cloud, saying, "This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him." NLT 36 When the voice finished, Jesus was there alone. 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. NLT 37 The next day, after they had come down the mountain, a large crowd met Jesus. NIV 37 The next day, when they came down from the mountain, a large crowd met him. NLT 38 A man in the crowd called out to him, “Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, 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. NLT 39 An evil spirit keeps seizing him, making him scream. It throws him into convulsions so that he foams at the mouth. It batters him and hardly ever leaves him alone. 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. NLT 40 I begged your disciples to cast out the spirit, but they couldn’t do it.” NIV 40 I begged your disciples to drive it out, but they could not." NLT 41 Jesus said, “You faithless and corrupt people! How long must I be with you and 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." NLT 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. 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. NLT 43 Awe gripped the people as they saw this majestic display of God’s power. Jesus Again Predicts His Death While everyone was marveling at everything he was doing, 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, NLT 44 “Listen to me and remember what I say. The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of his enemies.” 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." NLT 45 But they didn’t know what he meant. Its significance was hidden from them, so they couldn’t understand it, and they were afraid to ask him 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. NLT 46 Then his disciples began arguing about which of them was the greatest. NIV 46 An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest. NLT 47 But Jesus knew their thoughts, so he brought a little child to his side. NIV 47 Jesus, knowing their thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside him. NLT 48 Then he said to them, “Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me also welcomes my Father who sent me. Whoever is the least among you is the greatest.” 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." NLT 49 John said to Jesus, “Master, we saw someone using your name to cast out demons, but we told him to stop because he isn’t in our group.” 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." NLT 50 But Jesus said, “Don’t stop him! 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." NLT 51 As the time drew near for him to ascend to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. NIV 51 As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. NLT 52 He sent messengers ahead to a Samaritan village to prepare for his arrival. NIV 52 And he sent messengers on ahead, who went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him; NLT 53 But the people of the village did not welcome Jesus because he was on his way to Jerusalem. NIV 53 but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading for Jerusalem. NLT 54 When James and John saw this, they said to Jesus, “Lord, should we call down fire from heaven to burn them up ?” 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 ?" NLT 55 But Jesus turned and rebuked them. NIV 55 But Jesus turned and rebuked them, NLT 56 So they went on to another village. NIV 56 and they went to another village. NLT 57 As they were walking along, someone said to Jesus, “I will follow you wherever you go.” NIV 57 As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go." NLT 58 But Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens to live in, and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place even 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." NLT 59 He said to another person, “Come, follow me.” The man agreed, but he said, “Lord, first let me return home 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." NLT 60 But Jesus told him, “Let the spiritually dead bury their own dead! Your duty is to go and preach about the Kingdom of God.” NIV 60 Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God." NLT 61 Another said, “Yes, Lord, I will follow you, but first let me say good-bye 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." NLT 62 But Jesus told him, “Anyone who puts a hand to the plow and then looks back is not fit for the Kingdom of God.” 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."