Luke 8; Luke 9

1 And it came to pass afterwards he travelled through the cities and towns, preaching and evangelizing the kingdom of God: and the twelve with him: 2 And certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary who is called Magdalen, out of whom seven devils were gone forth, 3 And Joanna the wife of Chusa, Herod’s steward, and Susanna and many others who ministered unto him of their substance. 4 And when a very great multitude was gathered together and hastened out of the cities, unto him, he spoke by a similitude. 5 The sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the way side. And it was trodden down: and the fowls of the air devoured it. 6 And other some fell upon a rock. And as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. 7 And other some fell among thorns. And the thorns growing up with it, choked it. 8 And other some fell upon good ground and, being sprung up, yielded fruit a hundredfold. Saying these things, he cried out: He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. 9 And his disciples asked him what this parable might be. 10 To whom he said: To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to the rest in parables, that seeing they may not see and hearing may not understand. 11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. 12 And they by the way side are they that hear: then the devil cometh and taketh the word out of their heart, lest believing they should be saved. 13 Now they upon the rock are they who when they hear receive the word with joy: and these have no roots: for they believe for a while and in time of temptation they fall away. 14 And that which fell among thorns are they who have heard and, going their way, are choked with the cares and riches and pleasures of this life and yield no fruit. 15 But that on the good ground are they who in a good and perfect heart, hearing the word, keep it and bring forth fruit in patience. 16 Now no man lighting a candle covereth it with a vessel or putteth it under a bed: but setteth it upon a candlestick, that they who come in may see the light. 17 For there is not any thing secret that shall not be made manifest, nor hidden that shall not be known and come abroad. 18 Take heed therefore how you hear. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given: and whosoever hath not, that also which he thinketh he hath shall be taken away from him. 19 And his mother and brethren came unto him: and they could not come at him for the crowd. 20 And it was told him: Thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to see thee. 21 Who answering, said to them: My mother and my brethren are they who hear the word of God and do it. 22 And it came to pass on a certain day that he went into a little ship with his disciples. And he said to them: Let us go over to the other side of the lake. And they launched forth. 23 And when they were sailing, he slept. And there came down a storm of wind upon the lake: and they were filled and were in danger. 24 And they came and awaked him, saying: Master, we perish. But he arising, rebuked the wind and the rage of the water. And it ceased: and there was a calm. 25 And he said to them: Where is your faith? Who being afraid, wondered, saying one to another: Who is this (think you), that he commandeth both the winds and the sea: and they obey him? 26 And they sailed to the country of the Gerasens, which is over against Galilee. 27 And when he was come forth to the land, there met him a certain man who had a devil now a very long time. And he wore no clothes: neither did he abide in a house, but in the sepulchres. 28 And when he saw Jesus, he fell down before him. And crying out with a loud voice, he said: What have I to do with thee, Jesus, Son of the most high God? I beseech thee, do not torment me. 29 For he commanded the unclean spirit to go out of the man. For many times it seized him: and he was bound with chains and kept in fetters: and breaking the bonds, he was driven by the devil into the deserts. 30 And Jesus asked him, saying: What is thy name? But he said: Legion. Because many devils were entered into him. 31 And they besought him that he would not command them to go into the abyss. 32 And there was there a herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them. 33 The devils therefore went out of the man and entered into the swine. And the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake and were stifled. 34 Which when they that fed them saw done, they fled away and told it in the city and in the villages. 35 And they went out to see what was done. And they came to Jesus and found the man out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at his feet, clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid. 36 And they also that had seen told them how he had been healed from the legion. 37 And all the multitude of the country of the Gerasens besought him to depart from them: for they were taken with great fear. And he, going up into the ship, returned back again. 38 Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought him that he might be with him. But Jesus sent him away, saying: 39 Return to thy house and tell how great things God hath done to thee. And he went through the whole city, publishing how great things Jesus had done to him. 40 And it came to pass that when Jesus was returned, the multitude received him: for they were all waiting for him. 41 And behold there came a man whose name was Jairus: and he was a ruler of the synagogue. And he fell down at the feet of Jesus, beseeching him that he would come into his house: 42 For he had an only daughter, almost twelve years old, and she was dying. And it happened as he went that he was thronged by the multitudes. 43 And there was a certain woman having an issue of blood twelve years, who had bestowed all her substance on physicians and could not be healed by any. 44 She came behind him and touched the hem of his garment: and immediately the issue of her blood stopped. 45 And Jesus said: Who is it that touched me? And all denying, Peter and they that were with him said: Master, the multitudes throng and press thee; and dost thou say, who touched me? 46 And Jesus said: Somebody hath touched me; for I know that virtue is gone out from me. 47 And the woman seeing that she was not hid, came trembling and fell down before his feet and declared before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was immediately healed. 48 But he said to her: Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole. Go thy way in peace. 49 As he was yet speaking, there cometh one to the ruler of the synagogue, saying to him: Thy daughter is dead: trouble him not. 50 And Jesus hearing this word, answered the father of the maid: Fear not. Believe only: and she shall be safe. 51 And when he was come to the house, he suffered not any man to go in with him, but Peter and James and John, and the father and mother of the maiden. 52 And all wept and mourned for her. But he said: Weep not. The maid is not dead, but sleepeth. 53 And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead. 54 But he taking her by the hand, cried out, saying: Maid, arise. 55 And her spirit returned: and she arose immediately. And he bid them give her to eat. 56 And her parents were astonished, whom he charged to tell no man what was done.
1 Then calling together the twelve apostles, he gave them power and authority over all devils and to cure diseases. 2 And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. 3 And he said to them: Take nothing for your journey, neither staff, nor scrip, nor bread, nor money; neither have two coats. 4 And whatsoever house you shall enter into, abide there and depart not from thence. 5 And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off even the dust of your feet, for a testimony against them. 6 And going out, they went about through the towns, preaching the gospel and healing every where. 7 Now Herod, the tetrarch, heard of all things that were done by him. And he was in a doubt, because it was said 8 By some that John was risen from the dead: but by other some, that Elias had appeared: and by others, that one of the old prophets was risen again. 9 And Herod said: John I have beheaded. But who is this of whom I hear such things? And he sought to see him. 10 And the apostles, when they were returned, told him all they had done. And taking them, he went aside into a desert place, apart, which belongeth to Bethsaida. 11 Which when the people knew, they followed him: and he received them and spoke to them of the kingdom of God and healed them who had need of healing. 12 Now the day began to decline. And the twelve came and said to him: Send away the multitude, that, going into the towns and villages round about, they may lodge and get victuals; for we are here in a desert place. 13 But he said to them: Give you them to eat. And they said: We have no more than five loaves and two fishes; unless perhaps, we should go and buy food for all this multitude. 14 Now there were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples: Make them sit down by fifties in a company. 15 And they did so and made them all sit down. 16 And taking the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven and blessed them: and he broke and distributed to his disciples, to set before the multitude. 17 And they did all eat and were filled. And there were taken up of fragments that remained to them, twelve baskets. 18 And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples also were with him: and he asked them, saying: Whom do the people say that I am? 19 But they answered and said: John the Baptist; but some say Elias: and others say that one of the former prophets is risen again. 20 And he said to them: But whom do you say that I am? Simon Peter answering, said: The Christ of God. 21 But he strictly charging them, commanded they should tell this to no man. 22 Saying: The Son of man must suffer many things and be rejected by the ancients and chief priests and scribes and be killed and the third day rise again. 23 And he said to all: If any man will come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. 24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: for he that shall lose his life for my sake shall save it. 25 For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world and lose himself and cast away himself? 26 For he that shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him the Son of man shall be ashamed, when he shall come in his majesty and that of his Father and of the holy angels. 27 But I tell you of a truth: There are some standing here that shall not taste death till they see the kingdom of God. 28 And it came to pass, about eight days after these words, that he took Peter and James and John and went up into a mountain to pray. 29 And whilst he prayed, the shape of his countenance was altered and his raiment became white and glittering. 30 And behold two men were talking with him. And they were Moses and Elias, 31 Appearing in majesty. And they spoke of his decease that he should accomplish in Jerusalem. 32 But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep. And waking, they saw his glory and the two men that stood with him. 33 And it came to pass that, as they were departing from him, Peter saith to Jesus: Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles, one for thee, and one for Moses; and one for Elias: not knowing what he said. 34 And as he spoke these things, there came a cloud and overshadowed them. And they were afraid when they entered into the cloud. 35 And a voice came out of the cloud; saying: This is my beloved son. Hear him. 36 And whilst the voice was uttered Jesus was found alone. And they held their peace and told no man in those days any of these things which they had seen. 37 And it came to pass the day following, when they came down from the mountain, there met him a great multitude. 38 And behold a man among the crowd cried out, saying: Master, I beseech thee, look upon my son, because he is my only one. 39 And lo, a spirit seizeth him, and he suddenly crieth out, and he throweth him down and teareth him, so that he foameth; and bruising him, he hardly departeth from him. 40 And I desired thy disciples to cast him out: and they could not. 41 And Jesus, answering:, said: O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you and suffer you? Bring hither thy son. 42 And as he was coming to him, the devil threw him down and tore him. 43 And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit and cured the boy and restored him to his father. 44 And all were astonished at the mighty power of God. But while all wondered at all the things he did, he said to his disciples: Lay you up in your hearts these words, for it shall come to pass that the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men. 45 But they understood not this word: and it was hid from them, so that they perceived it not. And they were afraid to ask him concerning this word. 46 And there entered a thought into them, which of them should be greater. 47 But Jesus seeing the thoughts of their hearts, took a child and set him by him, 48 And said to them: Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me; and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me. For he that is the lesser among you all, he is the greater. 49 And John, answering, said: Master, we saw a certain man casting out devils in thy name: and we forbade him, because he followeth not with us. 50 And Jesus said to him: Forbid him not: for he that is not against you is for you. 51 And it came to pass, when the days of his assumption were accomplishing, that he steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem. 52 And he sent messengers before his face: and going, they entered into a city of the Samaritans, to prepare for him. 53 And they received him not, because his face was of one going to Jerusalem. 54 And when his disciples, James and John, had seen this, they said: Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven and consume them? 55 And turning, he rebuked them, saying: you know not of what spirit you are. 56 The Son of man came not to destroy souls, but to save. And they went into another town. 57 And it came to pass, as they walked in the way, that a certain man said to him: I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. 58 Jesus said to him: The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air nests: but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. 59 But he said to another: Follow me. And he said: Lord, suffer me first to go and to bury my father. 60 And Jesus said to him: Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God. 61 And another said: I will follow thee, Lord; but let me first take my leave of them that are at my house. 62 Jesus said to him: No man putting his hand to the plough and looking back is fit for the kingdom of God.
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