Mark 9

And he said to them: Verily I say to you, There are some standing here, who will not taste of death, until they shall see the kingdom of God to be coming with power. And after six days, Jesus took Cephas and James and John, and led them to a high mountain, apart; and was transformed before them. And his raiment shone and was very white, like snow, so as men on earth can never whiten. And there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, in conversation with Jesus. And Cephas said to him: Rabbi, it is delightful for us to be here. And let us make three booths; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah. But he did not know what he said, for they were in trepidation. And there was a cloud, and it overshadowed them. And a voice issued from the cloud, which said: This is my beloved Son. Hear ye him. And suddenly, when the disciples looked up, they saw no one with them, except Jesus only. And as they descended the mountain, he commanded them to tell no man what they had seen, till after the Son of man should be risen from the dead. 10 And they kept that saying in their mind; and inquired, What doth this saying mean: " When he shall be risen from the dead!" 11 And they asked him, and said: Why then do the Scribes say, that Elijah must first come? 12 He said to them: Elijah truly first cometh, to prepare all things: and, as it is written of the Son of man, he will suffer much, and be rejected. 13 But I say to you: That Elijah hath come; and they have done to him all that they desired, as it was written of him. 14 And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude with them, and the Scribes disputing with them. 15 And immediately the multitude saw him, and were surprised: and they ran and saluted him. 16 And he asked the Scribes: What were ye disputing with them? 17 And one of the multitude replied, and said: Teacher, I have brought to thee my son, who hath a spirit that will not speak. 18 And wherever he seizeth him, he shaketh and teareth him: and he gnasheth his teeth, and pineth away. And I spoke to thy disciples, to cast him out; and they could not. 19 Jesus answered, and said to them: O incredulous generation! How long shall I be with you? how long bear with you? Bring him to me. 20 And they brought him to him. And when the spirit saw him, immediately he shook him; and he fell upon the ground, and wallowed and foamed. 21 And Jesus asked his father, how long a time he had been thus. He said to him: Lo, from his childhood. 22 And many times it hath thrown him into the fire, and into the water, to destroy him. But, if thou canst do any thing, aid me and have compassion on me. 23 Jesus said to him: If thou canst believe; every thing can be, to him that believeth. 24 And immediately the father of the child cried out, while he wept and said: I believe; aid thou the defect of my faith. 25 And when Jesus saw that the people were, running and collecting around him, he rebuked the unclean spirit, and said to him: Thou deaf and unspeaking spirit, I command thee, come out of him; and no more enter him. 26 And the demon cried out greatly, and bruised him, and came out. And he was as a dead person; so that many would say, he is dead. 27 And Jesus took him by the hand, and raised him up. 28 And when Jesus entered the house, his disciples asked him privately: Why could not we cast him out? 29 He saith to them: This kind can come out, by nothing but fasting and prayer. 30 And when he departed from there, they passed through Galilee: and he desired that no one might know him. (3l) For he taught his disciples, and said to them: The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him; and when he is killed, on the third day, he will rise. 32 But they did not understand that speech; and they were afraid to ask him. 33 And they came to Capernaum. And when they entered the house, he asked them: What disputed ye among yourselves by the way? 34 And they were silent; for by the way they had contended with one another, which should be the great among them. 35 And Jesus sat down, and called the twelve, and said to them: Whoever would be first, let him be last of all, and servitor to all. 36 And he took a child, and set him in the midst, and took him in his arms and said to them: 37 Whoever receiveth one in my name, like this child, he receiveth me; and he that receiveth me, receiveth not me only, but him that sent me. 38 John said to him: Rabbi, we saw one casting out demons in thy name, and we forbad him, because he adhereth not to us. 39 Jesus said to them: Forbid him not; for there is no one who doeth mighty works in my name, that can readily speak evil of me. 40 Whoever therefore is not against you, is for you. 41 For whoever shall give you to drink a cup of water only, on the ground that ye are Messiah's followers, verily I say to you, he will not lose his reward. 42 And whoever shall cause one of these little ones that believe in me to stumble, it were better for him, if a millstone were put to his neck, and he cast into the sea. 43 And if thy hand make thee offend, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than, having two hands, to go into hell; 44 where their worm dieth not, and their fire is not extinguished. 45 And if thy foot make thee offend, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life lamed, than, having two feet, to fall into hell; 46 where their worm dieth not, and their fire is not extinguished. 47 And if thy eye make thee offend, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter with one eye into the kingdom of God, than, having two eyes, to fall into the hell of fire; 48 where their worm dieth not, and their fire is not extinguished. 49 For every thing will be salted with fire; and every sacrifice will be salted with salt. 50 Salt is a good thing: but if the salt become insipid, with what will it be salted? Let there be salt in you: and be ye in peace, one with another.
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