f[2 Cor. 3:18 (Gk.)]
ak[See ver. 22 above]
aq[See ver. 20 above]
bu[See ver. 43 above]

Mark 9

1And he said to them, Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not a  taste death b  until they see the kingdom of God after it has come c  with power.”

The Transfiguration

2 d  And after six days Jesus took with him e  Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was f  transfigured before them, 3and g  his clothes became radiant, intensely white, as no one
Greek launderer (gnapheus)
on earth could bleach them.
4And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus. 5And Peter said to Jesus i  Rabbi
 Rabbi means my teacher, or my master
it is good that we are here. Let us make three k  tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.”
6For l  he did not know what to say, for they were terrified. 7And m  a cloud overshadowed them, and n  a voice came out of the cloud o  This is my beloved Son;
Or  my Son, my (or the) Beloved
q  listen to him.”
8And suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone with them but Jesus only.

9 r  And as they were coming down the mountain s  he charged them to tell no one what they had seen t  until the Son of Man had risen from the dead. 10 u  So they kept the matter to themselves v  questioning what this rising from the dead might mean. 11And they asked him, “Why do the scribes say w  that first Elijah must come?” 12And he said to them, Elijah does come first x  to restore all things. And y  how is it written of the Son of Man that he should z  suffer many things and aa  be treated with contempt? 13But I tell you that Elijah has come, and ab  they did to him whatever they pleased, as it is written of him.”

Jesus Heals a Boy with an Unclean Spirit

14 ac  And when they came to the disciples, they saw a great crowd around them, and scribes arguing with them. 15And immediately all the crowd, when they saw him ad  were greatly amazed and ran up to him and greeted him. 16And he asked them, What are you arguing about with them?” 17And someone from the crowd answered him, “Teacher, I brought my son to you, for he has ae  a spirit that makes him mute. 18And whenever it seizes him, it throws him down, and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid. So I asked your disciples to cast it out, and af  they were not able.” 19And he answered them, O ag  faithless generation ah  how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him to me.” 20And they brought the boy to him. And when the spirit saw him, immediately it ai  convulsed the boy, and he fell on the ground and rolled about, foaming at the mouth. 21And Jesus asked his father, How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood. 22And it has often cast him into fire and into water, to destroy him. But aj  if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” 23And Jesus said to him, ak  “‘If you can’! al  All things are possible for one who believes.” 24Immediately the father of the child cried out
Some manuscripts add with tears
and said, “I believe; an  help my unbelief!”
25And when Jesus saw that ao  a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, ap  “You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.” 26And after crying out and aq  convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like a corpse, so that most of them said, “He is dead.” 27But Jesus ar  took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose. 28And when he had as  entered the house, his disciples asked him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?” 29And he said to them, This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.”
Some manuscripts add and fasting

Jesus Again Foretells Death, Resurrection

30 au  They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And he did not want anyone to know, 31for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he is killed av  after three days he will rise.” 32 aw  But they did not understand the saying, and were afraid to ask him.

Who Is the Greatest?

33And ax  they came to Capernaum. And when he was in the house ay  he asked them, What were you discussing on the way?” 34But they kept silent, for on the way az  they had argued with one another about who was the greatest. 35And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, ba  “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.” 36And he took a child and put him in the midst of them, and bb  taking him in his arms, he said to them, 37 bc  Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and bd  whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.”

Anyone Not Against Us Is for Us

38 be  John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone bf  casting out demons in your name
Some manuscripts add who does not follow us
and bh  we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.”
39But Jesus said, “Do not stop him, for no one who does a mighty work in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me. 40 bi  For the one who is not against us is for us. 41For truly, I say to you bj  whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ will by no means lose his reward.

Temptations to Sin

42 bk  Whoever causes one of bl  these little ones who believe in me to sin
Greek  to stumble; also verses 43, 45, 47
bn  it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea.
43 bo  And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than with two hands to go to bp  hell
Greek Gehenna; also verse 47
to br  the unquenchable fire.
Some manuscripts add verses 44 and 46 (which are identical with verse 48)
45 bt  And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame than with two feet to be thrown into bu  hell. 47 bv  And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into bw  hell, 48where bx  their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.’ 49For everyone will be salted with fire.
Some manuscripts add and every sacrifice will be salted with salt
50 bz  Salt is good ca  but if the salt has lost its saltiness, how will you make it salty again? cb  Have salt in yourselves, and cc  be at peace with one another.”

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