Mark 9



1 And He said to them, Amen I say to·​·you that there are some of them standing here who shall not taste of death till they have seen the kingdom of God coming in power.

2 And after six days Jesus takes Peter and James and John, and brings· them ·up into a high mountain alone by themselves; and He was transformed before them.

3 And His garments became glistening, exceedingly white, as snow, such·​·as no launderer on earth can whiten them.

4 And Elijah with Moses was seen by them, and they were speaking·​·with Jesus.

5 And Peter answering said to Jesus, Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three tabernacles, one for Thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.

6 For he knew not what to speak, for they were very·​·fearful.

7 And there was a cloud that overshadowed them; and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is My beloved Son; hear ye Him.

8 And suddenly, looking·​·around them, they saw no·​·one any·​·more, but only Jesus with themselves.

9 And as they came·​·down from the mountain, He charged them that they should tell no·​·one what they had seen, except when the Son of Man had risen·​·again from the dead.

10 And they held the word to themselves, disputing what the rising again from the dead should mean.

11 And they asked Him, saying, Why do the scribes say that Elijah must first come*?

12 And He answering said to them, Elijah indeed comes first, and restores all things; and how it is written of the Son of Man, that He must suffer many things, and be held as nothing.

13 But I say to you that Elijah has already come, and they have done to him whatever they willed, as it is written of him.

14 And coming to the disciples, He saw a crowd of many around them, and the scribes disputing with them.

15 And straightway all the crowd, seeing Him, were·​·astounded; and running·​·to Him, they greeted Him.

16 And He asked the scribes, What do you dispute with them?

17 And one of the crowd answering said, Teacher, I have brought my son to Thee, having a dumb spirit;

18 and wherever he takes him, he tears him; and he foams and grates with his teeth, and withers away. And I said to Thy disciples that they should cast· him ·out, and they had· not the ·strength.

19 But He answering him says, O faithless generation, till when shall I be with you? Till when shall I bear·​·with you? Bring him to Me.

20 And they brought him to Him; and seeing Him, straightway the spirit convulsed him; and falling on the earth, he wallowed foaming.

21 And He asked his father, How much time is it since this came to him? And he said, From a child.

22 And often it casts him into the fire and into the waters, to destroy him; but if Thou canst do anything, have·​·compassion on us, and help us.

23 And Jesus said to him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him who believes.

24 And straightway the father of the little·​·child crying·​·out said with tears, I believe, Lord; help Thou my unbelief!

25 And Jesus, seeing that the crowd came·​·running·​·together, rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I order thee, come·​·out of him, and enter no·​·more into him.

26 And crying out and convulsing him much, it came out; and he was as one dead, insomuch that many said that he was dead.

27 But Jesus, having taken hold of him by the hand, raised him up; and he stood·​·up.

28 And when He entered into the house, His disciples by themselves asked Him, Why could not we cast· it ·out?

29 And He said to them, This kind can come·​·out by nothing except by prayer and fasting.

30 And coming·​·out thence, they went through Galilee; and He was not willing that anyone should know of it.

31 For He was teaching His disciples and saying to them, The Son of Man shall be delivered up into the hands of men, and they shall kill Him; and after He is killed, He shall rise again the third day.

32 But they did not understand the saying, and were afraid to ask Him.

33 And He came to Capernaum; and being in the house, He asked them, What was it that you reasoned about to yourselves by the way?

34 But they were silent; for by the way they had disputed among themselves who should be the greatest.

35 And having sat·​·down, He called the twelve, and says to them, If·​·anyone wills to be first, let him be last of all, and a minister to all.

36 And having taken a little·​·child, He stood him in the midst of them; and having taken him into His arms, He said to them,

37 Whoever shall receive one of such little·​·children in My name, receives Me; and whoever receives Me, receives not Me, but Him who sent Me.

38 And John answered Him, saying, Teacher, we saw a certain one casting·​·out demons in Thy name, who follows not us; and we forbade him, because he follows not us.

39 But Jesus said, Forbid him not; for there is no one who shall do a mighty work in My name, and can quickly speak·​·evil of Me.

40 For he who is not against us is for us.

41 For whoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in My name, because you are of Christ, amen I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.

42 And whoever shall cause· one of the little·​·ones who believe in Me ·to·​·stumble, it is better for him that a mill stone were set around his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

43 And if thy hand cause· thee ·to·​·stumble, cut· it ·off; it is better for thee to enter maimed into life, than having two hands to go into gehenna*, into the unquenchable fire,

44 where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched.*

45 And if thy foot cause· thee ·to·​·stumble, cut· it ·off; it is better for thee to enter into life lame, than having two feet to be cast into gehenna, into the unquenchable fire,

46 where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched.

47 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out; it is better for·​·thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into the gehenna of fire,

48 where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched.

49 For everyone shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.

50 Salt is good; but if the salt become saltless, with what shall you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace one with another.

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Thanks to the Kempton Project for the permission to use this New Church translation of the Word.