Luke 9

CHAPTER 9

Authority Given to the Twelve Disciples

And having called together the twelve disciples, he gave to them power and authority over all the demons, and [2diseases 1to cure]. And he sent them to proclaim the kingdom of God, and to heal the ones being weak. And he said to them, [2nothing 1Take] for the way! neither rods, nor provision bag, nor bread, nor money, nor [2up to 3two 4inner garments 1to have]. And into which ever house you should enter, there abide! And from there go forth! And as many as should not have received you, in going forth from that city, even the dust of your feet brush off for a testimony unto them! And coming forth, they went through the towns, announcing good news and curing everywhere. [5heard 1And 2Herod 3the 4tetrarch 7the things 8taking place 9by 10him 6all]; and he was perplexed because of it being said by some that, John has been raised from the dead, [2by 3some 1and] that, Elijah was appeared; and others that, A prophet, one of the ancient ones rose up. And Herod said, John I beheaded, but who is this concerning of which I hear such? And he sought to see him. 10 And returning, the apostles described to him as much as they did. And taking them to himself, he retreated in private into [2place 1a desolate] of a city being called Bethsaida.

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

11 But the multitudes, having known, followed him. And having received them, he spoke to them concerning the kingdom of God; and the ones [2need 1having] of treatment he healed. 12 But the day began to decline; [4having come forward 1and 2the 3twelve], said to him, Dismiss the multitude! that going forth into the round about towns and fields they should rest up, and should find provisions; for [2here 3in 4a desolate 5place 1we are]. 13 And he said to them, [2give 3to them 1You] to eat! And they said, There are not with us more than five bread loaves and two fishes, unless having gone we should buy [2for 3all 4this people 1foods]. 14 For there were about [2men 1five thousand]. And he said to his disciples, Lay them down in resting-places by fifties. 15 And they did so, and they laid them [2down together 1all]. 16 And having taken the five bread loaves and the two fishes, looking up into the heaven, he blessed them, and broke off in pieces, and gave to the disciples to place near to the multitude. 17 And they ate, and all were filled. And was taken up the abounding portion to them of pieces -- [2hampers 1twelve]. 18 And it came to pass in his being praying alone, [3were with 4him 1the 2disciples], and he questioned them, saying, Whom do [4me 3say 1the 2multitudes] to be? 19 And they answering said, John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and others that, A certain prophet of the ancients rose up. 20 And he said to them, But you, whom do you say me to be? And answering Peter said, The Christ of God. 21 And he having reproached them, exhorted them [2no one 1to tell] this, 22 having said that, It is necessary for the son of man [2many things 1to suffer], and to be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and to be killed, and the third day to be raised.

Requirements of Discipleship

23 And he said to all, If any wants [2after 3me 1to come], let him totally reject himself, and lift his cross by day, and follow me! 24 For who ever should want [2his life 1to preserve] shall lose it; but who ever should lose his life because of me, this one shall preserve it. 25 For what benefits a man, having gained the [2world 1whole], [3himself 1but 2destroying] or suffering loss? 26 For who ever is ashamed of me and my words, this one the son of man will be ashamed of whenever he should come in his glory, and of the father, and of the holy angels. 27 But I say to you truly, there are some of the ones here standing who in no way shall taste death until whenever they should see the kingdom of God.

Jesus is Transformed

28 And it came to pass after these words, about [2days 1eight]; and having taken with himself Peter and John and James, he ascended into the mountain to pray. 29 And it came to pass in his praying, the form of his person became another, and his clothes [2white 1flashing]. 30 And behold, [2men 1two] conversed together with him, who were Moses and Elijah. 31 The ones appearing in glory spoke of his departure which he was about to fulfill in Jerusalem. 32  And Peter and the ones with him were being weighed down with sleep; and staying awake they beheld his glory, and the two men standing with him. 33 And it came to pass in their parting from him, Peter said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here; for we should make [2tents 1three] -- one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah; not knowing what he says. 34 [4these things 1And 2of his 3saying] there came a cloud and overshadowed them; and they were afraid in the [2of those ones 1entering] into the cloud. 35 And a voice came from out of the cloud, saying, This is my son the beloved, of him hear! 36 And in the [2taking place 1voice], Jesus was found alone. And they were quiet, and to no one they reported in those days anything of what they had seen.

The Demoniac Son Healed

37 And it came to pass on the next day, of their going down from the mountain, there met with him [2multitude 1a great]. 38 And behold, a man from the multitude yelled out, saying, Teacher, I beseech you to look upon my son! for he is an only child to me. 39 And behold, a spirit takes him, and suddenly he cries out, and it throws him into a spasm with foam, and hardly retreats from him breaking him. 40 And I beseeched your disciples that they should cast it out, and they were not able. 41 And responding Jesus said, O [2generation 1unbelieving] and being perverted, until how long will I be with you, and endure you? Bring [2here 1your son]! 42 And while yet during his coming forward, [3tore 4him 1the 2demon] and flailed about; [3gave reproach 1and 2Jesus] to the [2spirit 1unclean], and healed the child, and gave him back to his father.

Jesus Foretells His Death

43 [3were overwhelmed 1And 2all] at the magnificence of God. And as all were wondering over all what Jesus did, he said to his disciples, 44 You put into your ears these words! The son of man is about to be delivered into the hands of men. 45 And they knew not this saying, and it was being covered up from them, that they should not perceive it; and they feared to ask him concerning this saying. 46 And there entered an arguing among them -- the one who ever may be the greater of them. 47  And Jesus knowing the arguing of their hearts, having taken hold of a child, he set it by himself. 48 And he said to them, Who ever should receive this child in my name, receives me; and who ever receives me, receives the one sending me. For the lesser [2among 3all 4you 1existing], this one will be great. 49 And responding John said, Master, we beheld one [4by 5your name 1casting out 2the 3demons], and we restrained him, for he does not follow with us. 50 And [2said 3to 4him 1Jesus], Restrain not! for the one which is not against us [2for 3us 1is].

A Samaritan Town Rejects Jesus

51 And it came to pass in the filling up the days of his being lifted up, and he [2his face 1firmly fixed] to go into Jerusalem. 52 And he sent messengers before his face. And having gone, they entered into a town of Samaritans, so as to prepare for him. 53 And they did not receive him, for his face was as going to Jerusalem. 54 And knowing, his disciples James and John said, O Lord, do you want we should tell fire to descend from heaven and consume them as also Elijah did? 55 And turning, he gave reproach to them, and said, You do not know of what spirit you are. 56 For the son of man came not [2lives 3of men 1to destroy], but to preserve. And they went unto another town.

Others Called to Discipleship

57 And it came to pass in their going in the way, [2said 1a certain one] to him, I will follow you where ever you should go, O Lord. 58 And [2said 3to him 1Jesus], The foxes [2dens 1have], and the birds of the heaven shelters, but the son of man does not have where [2the 3head 1he should lean]. 59 And he said to another, Follow me! And he said, O Lord, commit it to me! having gone forth first to bury my father. 60 [3said 1And 4to him 2Jesus], Let the dead bury their own dead! but you going forth declare the kingdom of God! 61 And said also another, I will follow you, O Lord, but first commit to me to dismiss the ones in my house. 62 [3said 1And 4to 5him 2Jesus], No one having put his hand upon a plow, and looking at the things behind, is fit for the kingdom of God.
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