And◦ having called together His twelve disciples, He gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases.
And He sent· them ·out to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the··sick.
And He said◦ to them, Take◦ nothing◦ for◦ your journey, neither◦ staffs, nor pack, nor bread, nor silver, neither◦ have two tunics apiece.
And into whatever house you enter, there remain, and thence go··out▵.
And as··many··as shall not◦ accept you, when you come··out of that city, shake··off◦ even the dust from your feet for a testimony against◦ them.
And◦ going··out▵, they passed into▵ the villages announcing··the··gospel and curing everywhere.
But◦ Herod the tetrarch heard all things that were··done◦ by Him, and was··perplexed, since◦ it was said by some that John was risen from◦ the dead◦;
and◦ by some, that Elijah had appeared; and◦ by others, that one of the ancient prophets had risen··again◦.
And Herod said◦, John I◦ have beheaded; but◦ who is this about whom◦ I◦ hear such··things? And he sought to see◦ Him.
And, having returned, the apostles told Him whatever they had done; and taking them, He departed by▫ Himself▵ to◦ a deserted place of the city called Bethsaida.
And◦ the crowds, knowing it, followed Him; and having received◦ them, He spoke to them concerning the kingdom of God, and healed those who had need··of a cure.
And◦ the day began to decline; and◦ the twelve coming said◦ to Him, Send· the crowd ·away, that◦ going··away◦ into the villages and fields all··around◦, they may rest and find provisions; for here we are in a deserted place.
But◦ He said◦ to them, Give ye them to eat. But◦ they said◦, We have no more than five loaves and two fish, if we go not and buy food◦ for◦ all this people.
For◦ they were about◦ five··thousand men◦. And◦ He said◦ to His disciples, Make them recline in groups reclining by fifties.
And they did so, and had them all recline.
And◦ having taken the five loaves of bread and the two fish, looking··up to◦ heaven He blessed them, and broke, and gave to the disciples to set··before the crowd.
And they ate, and were· all ·satisfied; and there was taken··up of their excess of fragments twelve baskets.
And it came to pass as He was praying alone, the disciples were with Him; and He asked them, saying, Who do the crowds say that I am?
And◦ they answering said◦, John the Baptist; but◦ others say Elijah; and◦ others that some one of the ancient prophets has risen··again◦.
And◦ He said to them, But◦ who do you say that I am? And◦ Peter answering said, The Christ of God.
And◦ He admonished◦ them, and charged them to tell this to no··one◦,
saying that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and chief··priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised··up.
And◦ He said to all, If anyone wills to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.
For whoever wills to save his soul shall lose it; but◦ whoever shall lose his soul for My sake, he shall save it.
For◦ what◦ shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, but◦ lose himself, or be··deprived of his soul*?
For◦ whoever shall be··ashamed of Me and of My words, of him◦ shall the Son of Man be··ashamed, when He shall come in the glory of Him, and of the Father, and of the holy angels.
But◦ I say to··you truly, There are some of those standing here, who shall not taste death, until they see◦ the kingdom of God.
And◦ it came to pass about eight days after these◦ words, that taking Peter and John and James, He went up into a mountain to pray.
And it came··to··pass, while He prayed, that the appearance◦ of His face was changed, and His vesture was white as lightning.
And behold◦, two men◦ spoke··with Him, who◦ were Moses and Elijah,
who, being seen in glory, told▵ of His departure which He was··about to fulfill in Jerusalem.
And◦ Peter and they who were with◦ him were heavy with sleep◦; and◦ being··awake, they saw◦ His glory and the two men◦ standing··with Him.
And it came··to··pass as they were separated◦ from Him, Peter said◦ 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 Elijah; not knowing◦ what he said.
And◦ as he said these··things, there was◦ a cloud, and it overshadowed them; and◦ they feared as they entered into the cloud.
And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is My beloved Son; hear Him.
And when the voice had··come▫, Jesus was found alone; and they were··silent◦, and reported to no··one in those▵ days any▵ of those things which they had seen▵.
And◦ it came··to··pass on▵ the next day, when they had come down◦ from the mountain, that a crowd of many met Him.
And behold◦, a man◦ from the crowd cried··out◦ saying, Teacher, I entreat Thee, look upon my son, for he is my only-begotten.
And behold◦, a spirit takes him, and he suddenly cries out; and it convulses him with foaming, and roughly departs from him, bruising him.
And I entreated Thy disciples that◦ they would cast· him ·out, and they could not.
And◦ Jesus answering said◦, O faithless and perverse generation, till when▫ shall I be with▵ you, and bear··with you? Bring◦ thy son hither.
And◦ as He was yet coming, the demon tore him, and convulsed him; but◦ Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the boy, and gave· him ·back to his father.
And◦ they all wondered at◦ the greatness of God. And◦ while they all marveled at◦ all that Jesus did, He said◦ to His disciples,
Put ye these◦ words into your ears; for◦ the Son of Man shall be delivered··up into the hands of men.
But◦ they were ignorant of this saying, and it was hidden from them, that they did not comprehend; and they feared to ask◦ Him concerning this saying.
And◦ there entered into them a reasoning which of them should be greatest.
And◦ Jesus, seeing◦ the reasoning of their heart, took a little··child and stood him by Himself,
and said◦ to them, Whoever shall receive◦ this little··child in▫ My name receives◦ Me, and whoever shall receive◦ Me receives◦ Him who sent◦ Me; for◦ whoever* is▵ least◦ among you all, he◦ shall be great.
And◦ John answering said◦, Master, we saw◦ one casting··out demons in Thy name, and we forbade him, because he follows not with us.
And Jesus said to him, Forbid him not; for◦ whoever is not against us is for▫ us.
And◦ it came to pass when the days were fulfilled for His being taken up, He fixed His face to go to◦ Jerusalem,
and sent◦ messengers before His face. And they going, entered into a village of the Samaritans to prepare for Him.
And they did not accept Him, because His face was going to◦ Jerusalem.
And◦ when His disciples, James and John, saw◦ this, they said◦, Lord, willest Thou that we tell fire to come··down from heaven, and consume them, as Elijah did?
But◦ turning, He rebuked them, and said◦, You know◦ not of what··sort of spirit you are;
for the Son of Man came not to destroy men’s souls, but to save. And they went to another village.
And◦ it came to pass, as they went in the way, a certain one said to Him, Lord, I will follow Thee wherever Thou goest.
And Jesus said◦ to him, Foxes have holes, and the birds of heaven have nests, but◦ the Son of Man has nowhere to recline His head.
And◦ He said to another, Follow Me. But◦ he said, Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father.
But◦ Jesus said◦ to him, Let the dead◦ bury their dead◦; but◦ go thou and preach◦ the kingdom of God.
And◦ another◦ also said◦, I will follow Thee, Lord, but◦ permit me first to take··leave of those in◦ my house.
But◦ Jesus said to him, No one having put his hand to the plow, and looking backward, is suited for the kingdom of God.