9:1 And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases,
9:1 Then Jesus called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases,

9:2 and he sent them out to preach the kingdom of God and to heal.
9:2 and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal.

9:3 And he said to them, "Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not have two tunics.
9:3 He said to them, "Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money--not even an extra tunic.

9:4 And whatever house you enter, stay there, and from there depart.
9:4 Whatever house you enter, stay there, and leave from there.

9:5 And wherever they do not receive you, when you leave that town shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them."
9:5 Wherever they do not welcome you, as you are leaving that town shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them."

9:6 And they departed and went through the villages, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere.
9:6 They departed and went through the villages, bringing the good news and curing diseases everywhere.

9:7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done, and he was perplexed, because it was said by some that John had been raised from the dead,
9:7 Now Herod the ruler heard about all that had taken place, and he was perplexed, because it was said by some that John had been raised from the dead,

9:8 by some that Eli'jah had appeared, and by others that one of the old prophets had risen.
9:8 by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the ancient prophets had arisen.

9:9 Herod said, "John I beheaded; but who is this about whom I hear such things?" And he sought to see him.
9:9 Herod said, "John I beheaded; but who is this about whom I hear such things?" And he tried to see him.

9:10 On their return the apostles told him what they had done. And he took them and withdrew apart to a city called Beth-sa'ida.
9:10 On their return the apostles told Jesus all they had done. He took them with him and withdrew privately to a city called Bethsaida.

9:11 When the crowds learned it, they followed him; and he welcomed them and spoke to them of the kingdom of God, and cured those who had need of healing.
9:11 When the crowds found out about it, they followed him; and he welcomed them, and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed to be cured.

9:12 Now the day began to wear away; and the twelve came and said to him, "Send the crowd away, to go into the villages and country round about, to lodge and get provisions; for we are here in a lonely place."
9:12 The day was drawing to a close, and the twelve came to him and said, "Send the crowd away, so that they may go into the surrounding villages and countryside, to lodge and get provisions; for we are here in a deserted place."

9:13 But he said to them, "You give them something to eat." They said, "We have no more than five loaves and two fish -- unless we are to go and buy food for all these people."
9:13 But he said to them, "You give them something to eat." They said, "We have no more than five loaves and two fish--unless we are to go and buy food for all these people."

9:14 For there were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, "Make them sit down in companies, about fifty each."
9:14 For there were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, "Make them sit down in groups of about fifty each."

9:15 And they did so, and made them all sit down.
9:15 They did so and made them all sit down.

9:16 And taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd.
9:16 And taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd.

9:17 And all ate and were satisfied. And they took up what was left over, twelve baskets of broken pieces.
9:17 And all ate and were filled. What was left over was gathered up, twelve baskets of broken pieces.

9:18 Now it happened that as he was praying alone the disciples were with him; and he asked them, "Who do the people say that I am?"
9:18 Once when Jesus was praying alone, with only the disciples near him, he asked them, "Who do the crowds say that I am?"

9:19 And they answered, "John the Baptist; but others say, Eli'jah; and others, that one of the old prophets has risen."
9:19 They answered, "John the Baptist; but others, Elijah; and still others, that one of the ancient prophets has arisen."

9:20 And he said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" And Peter answered, "The Christ of God."
9:20 He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answered, "The Messiah of God."

9:21 But he charged and commanded them to tell this to no one,
9:21 He sternly ordered and commanded them not to tell anyone,

9:22 saying, "The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised."
9:22 saying, "The Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised."

9:23 And he said to all, "If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.
9:23 Then he said to them all, "If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.

9:24 For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake, he will save it.
9:24 For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will save it.

9:25 For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?
9:25 What does it profit them if they gain the whole world, but lose or forfeit themselves?

9:26 For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.
9:26 Those who are ashamed of me and of my words, of them the Son of Man will be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.

9:27 But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God."
9:27 But truly I tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God."

9:28 Now about eight days after these sayings he took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray.
9:28 Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray.

9:29 And as he was praying, the appearance of his countenance was altered, and his raiment became dazzling white.
9:29 And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white.

9:30 And behold, two men talked with him, Moses and Eli'jah,
9:30 Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him.

9:31 who appeared in glory and spoke of his departure, which he was to accomplish at Jerusalem.
9:31 They appeared in glory and were speaking of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.

9:32 Now Peter and those who were with him were heavy with sleep, and when they wakened they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him.
9:32 Now Peter and his companions were weighed down with sleep; but since they had stayed awake, they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him.

9:33 And as the men were parting from him, Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it is well that we are here; let us make three booths, one for you and one for Moses and one for Eli'jah" -- not knowing what he said.
9:33 Just as they were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah"--not knowing what he said.

9:34 As he said this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were afraid as they entered the cloud.
9:34 While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were terrified as they entered the cloud.

9:35 And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!"
9:35 Then from the cloud came a voice that said, "This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!"

9:36 And when the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silence and told no one in those days anything of what they had seen.
9:36 When the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and in those days told no one any of the things they had seen.

9:37 On the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a great crowd met him.
9:37 On the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a great crowd met him.

9:38 And behold, a man from the crowd cried, "Teacher, I beg you to look upon my son, for he is my only child;
9:38 Just then a man from the crowd shouted, "Teacher, I beg you to look at my son; he is my only child.

9:39 and behold, a spirit seizes him, and he suddenly cries out; it convulses him till he foams, and shatters him, and will hardly leave him.
9:39 Suddenly a spirit seizes him, and all at once he shrieks. It convulses him until he foams at the mouth; it mauls him and will scarcely leave him.

9:40 And I begged your disciples to cast it out, but they could not."
9:40 I begged your disciples to cast it out, but they could not."

9:41 Jesus answered, "O faithless and perverse generation, how long am I to be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here."
9:41 Jesus answered, "You faithless and perverse generation, how much longer must I be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here."

9:42 While he was coming, the demon tore him and convulsed him. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the boy, and gave him back to his father.
9:42 While he was coming, the demon dashed him to the ground in convulsions. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, healed the boy, and gave him back to his father.

9:43 And all were astonished at the majesty of God. But while they were all marveling at everything he did, he said to his disciples,
9:43 And all were astounded at the greatness of God. While everyone was amazed at all that he was doing, he said to his disciples,

9:44 "Let these words sink into your ears; for the Son of man is to be delivered into the hands of men."
9:44 "Let these words sink into your ears: The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands."

9:45 But they did not understand this saying, and it was concealed from them, that they should not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask him about this saying.
9:45 But they did not understand this saying; its meaning was concealed from them, so that they could not perceive it. And they were afraid to ask him about this saying.

9:46 And an argument arose among them as to which of them was the greatest.
9:46 An argument arose among them as to which one of them was the greatest.

9:47 But when Jesus perceived the thought of their hearts, he took a child and put him by his side,
9:47 But Jesus, aware of their inner thoughts, took a little child and put it by his side,

9:48 and said to them, "Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me; for he who is least among you all is the one who is great."
9:48 and said to them, "Whoever welcomes this child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me; for the least among all of you is the greatest."

9:49 John answered, "Master, we saw a man casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he does not follow with us."
9:49 John answered, "Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not follow with us."

9:50 But Jesus said to him, "Do not forbid him; for he that is not against you is for you."
9:50 But Jesus said to him, "Do not stop him; for whoever is not against you is for you."

9:51 When the days drew near for him to be received up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem.
9:51 When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem.

9:52 And he sent messengers ahead of him, who went and entered a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him;
9:52 And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him;

9:53 but the people would not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem.
9:53 but they did not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem.

9:54 And when his disciples James and John saw it, they said, "Lord, do you want us to bid fire come down from heaven and consume them?"
9:54 When his disciples James and John saw it, they said, "Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?"

9:55 But he turned and rebuked them.
9:55 But he turned and rebuked them.

9:56 And they went on to another village.
9:56 Then they went on to another village.

9:57 As they were going along the road, a man said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go."
9:57 As they were going along the road, someone said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go."

9:58 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."
9:58 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."

9:59 To another he said, "Follow me." But he said, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father."
9:59 To another he said, "Follow me." But he said, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father."

9:60 But he said to him, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God."
9:60 But Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God."

9:61 Another said, "I will follow you, Lord; but let me first say farewell to those at my home."
9:61 Another said, "I will follow you, Lord; but let me first say farewell to those at my home."

9:62 Jesus said to him, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God."
9:62 Jesus said to him, "No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God."