Luke 9

Then he called the twelve together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. And he said to them, Take nothing for your journey, no staff, no bag, no bread, no money; not even an extra tunic. And whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave the town. And whoever will not receive you, when you go out of that town, shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them. And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing everywhere. Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was happening: and he was perplexed, because it was said by some that John had been raised from the dead; And by some, that Elijah had appeared; and by others, that one of the old prophets had risen again. And Herod said, I beheaded John: but who is this of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him. 10 And the apostles, when they returned, told him all that they had done. And he took them, and went aside privately into the city of Bethsaida. 11 And the people, when they learned of it, followed him: and he received them, and spoke to them of the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed healing. 12 And when the day began to wear away, the twelve came, and said to him, Send the crowd away, that they may go into the towns and country round about, and find lodging and food: for we are here in a remote place. 13 But he said to them, You give them something to eat. And they said, We have no more than five loaves and two fish; unless we go and buy food for all these people. 14 For there were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down in groups of about fifty each. 15 And they did so, and made them all sit down. 16 Then he took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the multitude. 17 And they ate, and were all filled: and they picked up twelve baskets of broken pieces that remained. 18 And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them, Who do the people say that I am? 19 They answered, John the Baptist; but some say, Elijah; and others say that one of the old prophets has risen again. 20 He said to them, But who do you say that I am? Peter answered, The Christ of God. 21 And he strictly warned them, and commanded them not to tell this to anyone; 22 Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised on the third day. 23 And he said to them all, If anyone will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. 24 For whoever will save his life shall lose it: but whoever will lose his life for my sake, he shall save it. 25 For what advantage is there for a man if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself? 26 For whoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his glory, and the glory of his Father, and of the holy angels. 27 But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who shall not taste death until they see the kingdom of God. 28 And it came to pass about eight days after these teachings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up on a mountain to pray. 29 And as he prayed, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became dazzling white. 30 And, behold, two men were talking with him, Moses and Elijah: 31 Who appeared in glory, and spoke of his departure, which he would accomplish at Jerusalem. 32 But Peter and those who were with him were heavy with sleep: but when they were fully awake, they saw his glory, and the two men who stood with him. 33 And it came to pass, as the two men departed from him, Peter said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: let us make three shelters; one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah: but he did not know what he was saying. 34 While he spoke, a cloud came and enveloped them: and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. 35 And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my Son, my Chosen: hear him. 36 And when the voice had spoken, they found Jesus was alone. And they kept quiet, and told no one in those days any of those things which they had seen. 37 And it came to pass, that on the next day, when they had come down from the hill, many people met him. 38 And, behold, a man of the crowd cried out, saying, Teacher, I beg you, look upon my son: for he is my only child. 39 And, lo, a spirit takes him, and he suddenly cries out; and it convulses him until he foams at the mouth, and it mauls him and hardly ever leaves him. 40 And I begged your disciples to cast it out; but they could not. 41 And Jesus answered, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and endure you? Bring your son here. 42 And as he was coming, the devil threw him down, and violently convulsed him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and gave him back to his father. 43 And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. But while they were all marvelling at everything Jesus did, he said to his disciples, 44 Let these words sink down into your ears: the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men. 45 But they did not understand this statement, and it was hidden from them, so they did not understand it: and they were afraid to ask him about it. 46 Then there arose a dispute among them about which of them was the greatest. 47 And Jesus, perceiving what they were thinking in their hearts, took a child, and put him beside him, 48 And said to them, Whoever shall receive this child in my name receives me: and whoever shall receive me receives him who sent me: for he who is least among you, that one shall be great. 49 And John answered, Master, we saw someone casting out devils in your name; and we forbade him, because he does not follow along with us. 50 And Jesus said to him, Do not forbid him: for he who is not against you is for you. 51 And it came to pass, when the time had come for him to be taken up, he resolutely set his face to go to Jerusalem, 52 And sent messengers ahead of him: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. 53 But they did not receive him, because his face was set to go to Jerusalem. 54 And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them? 55 But he turned, and rebuked them, 56 And they went to another village. 57 And it came to pass, that, as they went along the way, a man said to him, Lord, I will follow you wherever you go. 58 And Jesus said to him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head. 59 And he said to another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father. 60 Jesus said to him, Let the dead bury their own dead: but you go and preach the kingdom of God. 61 And another said, Lord, I will follow you; but let me first go bid farewell to those who are at my home. 62 And Jesus said to him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
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