Mark 9

The Transfiguration

1 Then [Jesus] said to them, “Truly I tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God arrive with power.” 2 After six days, Jesus took with [Him] Peter, James, and John, and led them up a high mountain [by] themselves. [There] He was transfigured before them. 3 His clothes became radiantly white, [brighter than] [any] launderer on earth could bleach them. 4 And Elijah [and] Moses appeared before them, talking with Jesus. 5 Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” 6 For they were all so terrified that [Peter] did not know what else to say. 7 Then a cloud appeared [and] enveloped them, and a voice came from the cloud: “This is My beloved Son. Listen to Him!” 8 Suddenly, [when] they looked around, they saw no one with them except Jesus. 9 [As] they were coming down the mountain, [Jesus] admonished them not to tell anyone what they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from [the] dead. 10 [So] they kept this matter to themselves, discussing what it meant to rise from [the] dead. 11 And they asked [Jesus] , “ {Why do} the scribes say that Elijah must come first?” 12 He replied, “Elijah {does} indeed come first, [and] he restores all things. Why then is it written that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected? 13 But I tell you that Elijah has indeed come, and they have done to him whatever they wished, just as it is written about him.”

The Boy with an Evil Spirit

14 [When] they returned to the [other] disciples, they saw a large crowd around them, and scribes arguing with them. 15 As soon as all the people saw [Jesus] , they were filled with awe and ran to greet Him. 16 “What are you disputing with them?” He asked. 17 Someone in the crowd replied, “Teacher, I brought You my son, who has a spirit [that makes him] mute. 18 Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth, and becomes rigid. I asked Your disciples to drive it out, but they were unable.” 19 “O unbelieving generation!” [Jesus] replied. “How long must I remain with you? How long must I put up with you? Bring [the boy] to Me.” 20 So they brought him, and seeing [Jesus] , the spirit immediately threw [the boy] into a convulsion. He fell to the ground [and] rolled around, foaming at the mouth. 21 [Jesus] asked [the boy’s] father, “How long {has} this been with him?” “From childhood,” he said. 22 “ - It often throws him into [the] fire [or] into [the] water, trying to kill him. But if You can [do] anything, have compassion on us [and] help us.” 23 “If You can?” echoed Jesus. “All things are possible to him who believes!” 24 Immediately the boy’s father cried out,
BYZ and TR include with tears
“I do believe; help my unbelief!”
25 When Jesus saw that a crowd had come running, He rebuked the unclean spirit. “ [You] deaf and mute spirit,” He said, “I command you to come out and never enter him {again} .” 26 After shrieking and convulsing him violently, [the spirit] came out. [The boy] became like a corpse, so that many said, “He is dead.” 27 But Jesus took him by the hand [and] helped him to his feet, and he stood up. 28 After [Jesus] had gone into [the] house, His disciples asked Him privately, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?” 29 [Jesus] answered, “This kind cannot come out, except by prayer.”
BYZ and TR prayer and fasting

The Second Prediction of the Passion

30 Going on from there, they passed through Galilee. But [Jesus] did not want anyone to know, 31 because He was teaching His disciples. He told them, “ - The Son of Man will be delivered into [the] hands of men. They will kill Him, and after three days He will rise.” 32 But they did not understand this statement, and they were afraid to ask Him [about it] .

The Greatest in the Kingdom

33 Then they came to Capernaum. While [Jesus] was in the house, He asked them, “What were you discussing on the way?” 34 But they were silent, for on the way they had been arguing about which [of them was] [the] greatest. 35 Sitting down, [Jesus] called the Twelve and said, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be [the] last of all and [the] servant of all.” 36 Then He had a little child {stand} among them. Taking [the child] in His arms, He said to them, 37 “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in My name welcomes Me, and whoever welcomes Me welcomes not only Me, but the [One] who sent Me.”

Miracles in Jesus' Name

38 John said to Him, “Teacher, we saw someone else driving out demons in Your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not accompany us.” 39 “ {Do} not stop him.” Jesus replied, “For no one who performs a miracle in My name can turn around and speak evil of Me. 40 For whoever is not against us is for us. 41 Indeed, if anyone gives you [even] a cup of water because you bear the name of Christ, truly I tell you, he will never lose his reward.

Temptations and Trespasses

42 But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in Me {to stumble} , it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be thrown into the sea. 43 If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two hands [and] go into hell, into the unquenchable fire.
See Isaiah 66:24, Mark 9:48. BYZ and TR 44 where their worm never dies, and the fire is never quenched.
45 If your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame than to have two feet [and] be thrown into hell.
See Isaiah 66:24, Mark 9:48. BYZ and TR 46 where their worm never dies, and the fire is never quenched.
47 And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes [and] be thrown into hell, 48 where ‘their worm never dies, and the fire is never quenched.’
Isaiah 66:24
49 For everyone will be salted with fire.
BYZ and TR include and every sacrifice will be salted with salt
50 Salt [is] good, but if [it] loses its saltiness, with what will you season it? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”
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