Sending the twelve apostles to spread His ministry
And He acalled
together the 1twelve
and gave them power and 2bauthority
over all the demons and to heal diseases.
And He asent
them to proclaim the 1bkingdom
of God and to cheal
And He said to them, aTake
nothing for the journey, neither a staff nor a bag 1nor
bread nor money, nor have two tunics apiece.
And into whatever house you enter, remain there and from there go out.
And as many as do not receive you, as you go out from that city, ashake
off the dust from your feet for a btestimony
And they went out and passed through village after village, announcing the gospel and healing everywhere.
the tetrarch bheard
of all that was happening and was utterly perplexed, because it was said by some that John had been raised from the dead,
And by some that aElijah
had appeared, and by others that a certain prophet of the ancients had risen up.
And Herod said, John I 1abeheaded
, but who is this concerning whom I hear such things? And he bsought
to see Him.
Feeding the five thousand
And when the apostles returned, they arelated
to Him the things they had done. And btaking
them aside, He withdrew privately into a city called Bethsaida.
But the acrowds
found out and followed Him, and He welcomed them and spoke to them concerning the bkingdom
of God; and those who had need of healing He chealed
And the 1day
began to decline, and the twelve came and said to Him, aSend
the crowd away so that they may go into the surrounding villages and 2fields
to lodge and find provisions, because we are here in a deserted place.
But He said to them, You agive
to eat. But they said, We have no more than bfive
loaves and two fish, unless we go and buy food for all these people.
For there were about five thousand men. And He said to His disciples, Make them recline in 1groups
of about fifty each.
And they did so and made them
And He took the five loaves and the two fish and, alooking
up to heaven, He bblessed
and broke them and gave them
to the disciples to set before the crowd.
And they ate and were all satisfied. And what was left over among them was taken up, 1twelve
handbaskets of broken pieces.
Recognized as the Christ
And as He was praying alone, the disciples were with Him, and He 1questioned
them, saying, aWho
do the crowds say that I am?
And they answered and said, aJohn
the Baptist, and others bElijah
, and others that a certain prophet of the ancients has risen up.
And He said to them, But you, who do you say that I am? And Peter answered and said, The aChrist
But He charged them and commanded them
to tell this to ano
Unveiling His death and resurrection the first time
, The bSon
of Man must suffer many things, and be 1crejected
of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the dthird
day be raised.
And He said to them
all, If anyone wants to come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his across bdaily
and follow Me.
For whoever wants to save his soul-life shall 1lose
it; but whoever loses his soul-life for My sake, this one shall save it.
For what is a man profited if he 1gains
the whole world but loses or forfeits himself?
For whoever is aashamed
of Me and of My words, of this one will the Son of Man be ashamed when He bcomes
in His glory and the glory
of the Father and of the choly
Transfigured on the mount
But I say to you truly, There are some of those standing here who shall by ano
death until they see the kingdom of God.
And about 1eight
days after these words, He atook
with Him bPeter
and John and James, and went up into the mountain to cpray
And as He prayed, the appearance of His face became adifferent
, and His garment 1dazzling bwhite
And behold, two men were conversing with Him, who were Moses and Elijah,
Who appeared in glory and spoke of His adeparture
, which He was about to complete in Jerusalem.
Now Peter and those with him had been overcome with asleep
, but when they had fully woken up, they saw His bglory
and the two men who were standing with Him.
And as they were departing from Him, Peter said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three atents
, one for You and one for Moses and one for Elijah — not knowing what he was saying.
And while he said these things, a acloud
appeared and overshadowed them; and they became frightened as they entered into the cloud.
And a avoice
came out of the cloud, 1saying
, This is My Son, the 2Chosen
And when the voice 1had
spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and reported to ano
one in those days anything of what they had seen.
Casting a demon out of a man's son
And on the following day, when they came down from the mountain, a great crowd met Him.
And behold, a aman
from the crowd called out, saying, Teacher, I beg You to look upon my son, for he is my bonly
And behold, a spirit takes him, and suddenly he cries out, and it athrows
him into convulsions with foaming; and it hardly goes away from him, all the time
And I begged Your disciples to acast
it out, and they could not.
And Jesus answered and said, O unbelieving and aperverted
generation! How long shall I be bwith
you and bear with you? Bring your son here.
And just as he was coming to Him,
the demon threw him down and greatly convulsed him.
But Jesus arebuked
spirit and healed the child and cgave
him back to his father.
Unveiling His death the second time
And all were astounded at the amajesty
of God. And while all were marveling at all the things which He did, He bsaid
to His disciples,
Put these words into your ears; for the aSon
of Man is about to be bdelivered
into the hands of men.
But they did anot
understand this saying, and it was bconcealed
from them so that they would not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask Him concerning this saying.
Teaching concerning humility and tolerance
came in among them as to which of them was bgreatest
And Jesus, seeing the reasoning of their aheart
, took hold of a little child and stood him beside Himself,
And He said to them, Whoever areceives
this little child 1because
of My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me; for he who is least among you all, this one is bgreat
answered and said, Master, we saw someone casting out demons bin
Your name, and we 1cforbade
him because he does not follow with us.
But Jesus said to him, Do 1not
who is anot
against you is for you.
From Galilee to Jerusalem
Rejected by the Samaritans
And as the days were being fulfilled for Him to be ataken
up, He steadfastly set His face to go to 1bJerusalem
And He sent messengers abefore
His face. And they went and entered into a village of the bSamaritans
to prepare for Him.
And they did not receive Him, because His aface
to go to Jerusalem.
And seeing this,
the disciples James and John said, Lord, do You want us to 1command afire
to come down from heaven and consume 2them
But turning, He rebuked them 1and
do not know of what kind of spirit you are.
Son of Man has not come to destroy men's 2lives
but to save them.
And they went into another village.
Instructing people how to follow Him
And as they went along the road, 1someone
said to Him, I will afollow
You wherever You go.
And Jesus said to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of heaven have
roosts, but the Son of Man does 1not
have a place
where He may lay His head.
And He said to 1another
, Follow Me. But he said, Lord, permit me to go first and bury my father.
But He said to him, Let the 1dead
bury their own dead, but you go and 2announce
of God everywhere.
also said, I will follow You, Lord; but first apermit
me to say farewell to those in my house.
But Jesus said to him, No one who puts his hand on the 1plow
and looks abehind
is fit for the bkingdom