Mark 9

The Transfiguration

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

2 b  Six days later, Jesus took with Him c  Peter and
Or Jacob
James and John, and brought them up on a high mountain by themselves. And He was transfigured before them;
3and e  His garments became radiant and exceedingly white, as no launderer on earth can whiten them. 4Elijah appeared to them along with Moses; and they were talking with Jesus. 5Peter said to Jesus f  Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; g  let us make three
Or sacred tents
tabernacles, one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
6For he did not know what to answer; for they became terrified. 7Then a cloud
Or occurred
formed, overshadowing them, and j  a voice
Or occurred
came out of the cloud l  This is My beloved Son
Or give constant heed
listen to Him!”
8All at once they looked around and saw no one with them anymore, except Jesus alone.

9 n  As they were coming down from the mountain, He o  gave them orders not to relate to anyone what they had seen
Lit except when
until the Son of Man rose from the dead.
Or kept to themselves
seized upon
Lit the statement
that statement, discussing with one another
Lit what was the rising from the dead
what rising from the dead meant.
11They asked Him, saying, “Why is it that the scribes say that t  Elijah must come first?” 12And He said to them, Elijah does first come and restore all things. And yet how is it written of u  the Son of Man that v  He will suffer many things and be treated with contempt? 13But I say to you that Elijah has
Lit also
indeed come, and they did to him whatever they wished, just as it is written of him.”

All Things Possible

14 x  When they came back to the disciples, they saw a large crowd around them, and some scribes arguing with them. 15Immediately, when the entire crowd saw Him, they were y  amazed and began running up to greet Him. 16And He asked them, What are you discussing with them?” 17And one of the crowd answered Him, “Teacher, I brought You my son, possessed with a spirit which makes him mute; 18and
Or wherever
whenever it seizes him, it
Or tears him
slams him to the ground and he foams at the mouth, and grinds his teeth and
Or withers away
stiffens out. I told Your disciples to cast it out, and they could not do it.”
19And He answered them and said, O unbelieving generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring him to Me!” 20They brought
Lit him
the boy to Him. When he saw Him, immediately the spirit threw him into a convulsion, and falling to the ground, he began rolling around and foaming at the mouth.
21And He asked his father, How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood. 22It has often thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, take pity on us and help us!” 23And Jesus said to him, “‘If You can?’ ad  All things are possible to him who believes.” 24Immediately the boy’s father cried out and said, “I do believe; help my unbelief.” 25When Jesus saw that ae  a crowd was
Or running together
rapidly gathering, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, You deaf and mute spirit, I
Or I Myself command
command you, come out of him and do not enter him
Or from now on
26After crying out and throwing him into terrible convulsions, it came out; and the boy became so much like a corpse that most of them said, “He is dead!” 27But Jesus took him by the hand and raised him; and he got up. 28When He came ai  into the house, His disciples began questioning Him privately, “Why could we not drive it out?” 29And He said to them, This kind cannot come out by anything but prayer.”

Death and Resurrection Foretold

30 aj  From there they went out and began to go through Galilee, and He did not want anyone to know about it. 31For He was teaching His disciples and telling them, ak  The Son of Man is to be
Or betrayed
delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill Him; and when He has been killed, He will rise three days later.”
32But am  they
Lit were not knowing
did not understand this statement, and they were afraid to ask Him.

33 ao  They came to Capernaum; and when He
Lit had come
was in aq  the house, He began to question them, What were you discussing on the way?”
34But they kept silent, for on the way ar  they had discussed with one another which of them was the greatest. 35Sitting down, He called the twelve and said to them, as  If anyone wants to be first
Or let him be
he shall be last of all and servant of all.”
36Taking a child, He set him
Lit in their midst
before them, and taking him in His arms, He said to them,
37 av  Whoever receives
Lit one of such children
one child like this in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me does not receive Me, but Him who sent Me.”

Dire Warnings

38 ax  John said to Him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name, and ay  we tried to prevent him because he was not following us.” 39But Jesus said, Do not hinder him, for there is no one who will perform a miracle in My name, and be able soon afterward to speak evil of Me. 40 az  For he who is not against us is
Or on our side
for us.
41“For bb  whoever gives you a cup of water to drink
Lit in a name that you are Christ’s
because of your name as followers of Christ, truly I say to you, he will not lose his reward.

42 bd  Whoever causes one of these
I.e. humble
little ones who believe to stumble, it
Lit is better for him if a millstone turned by a donkey is hung
would be better for him if, with a heavy millstone hung around his neck, he
Lit has been thrown
had been cast into the sea.
43 bh  If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life crippled, than, having your two hands, to go into
Gr Gehenna
bj  hell, into the bk  unquenchable fire,
Vv 44 and 46, which are identical to v 48, are not found in the early mss
where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.
45If your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame, than, having your two feet, to be cast into
Gr Gehenna
bn  hell,
See v 44, note
where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.
47 bp  If your eye causes you to stumble, throw it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, than, having two eyes, to be cast into
Gr Gehenna
br  hell,
48 bs  where their worm does not die, and bt  the fire is not quenched.

49For everyone will be salted with fire. 50Salt is good; but bu  if the salt becomes unsalty, with what will you
Lit season it
make it salty again? bw  Have salt in yourselves, and bx  be at peace with one another.”
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