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9:2 He sent them forth to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
9:4 Into whatever house you enter, stay there, and depart from there.
9:6 They departed, and went throughout the villages, preaching the gospel, and healing everywhere.
9:8 and by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the old prophets had risen again.
9:9 Herod said, "John I beheaded, but who is this, about whom I hear such things?" He sought to see him.
9:11 But the multitudes, perceiving it, followed him. He welcomed them, and spoke to them of the kingdom of God, and he cured those who needed healing.
9:12 The day began to wear away; and the twelve came, and said to him, "Send the multitude away, that they may go into the surrounding villages and farms, and lodge, and get provisions, for we are here in a desert place."
9:15 They did so, and made them all sit down.
9:18 It happened, as he was praying alone, the disciples were with him, and he asked them, "Who do the multitudes say that I am?"
9:19 They answered, "`John the Baptizer,` but others say, `Elijah,` and others, that one of the old prophets is risen again."
9:20 He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answered, "The Christ of God."
9:21 But he warned them, and commanded them to tell this to no one,
9:25 For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits his own self?
9:26 For whoever will be ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of himself, of the Father, and of the holy angels.
9:27 But I tell you the truth: There are some of those who stand here, who will in no way taste of death, until they see the kingdom of God."
9:28 It happened about eight days after these sayings, that he took with him Peter, John, and James, and went up onto the mountain to pray.
9:29 As he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became white and dazzling.
9:31 who appeared in glory, and spoke of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.
9:33 It happened, as they were parting from him, that Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it is good for us to be here. Let`s make three tents: one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah," not knowing what he said.
9:34 While he said these things, a cloud came and overshadowed them, and they were afraid as they entered into the cloud.
9:35 A voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is my beloved Son. Listen to him!"
9:36 When the voice came, Jesus was found alone. They were silent, and told no one in those days any of the things which they had seen.
9:38 Behold, a man from the crowd called out, saying, "Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only child.
9:39 Behold, a spirit takes him, he suddenly cries out, and it convulses him so that he foams, and it hardly departs from him, bruising him severely.
9:40 I begged your disciples to cast it out, and they couldn`t."
9:45 But they didn`t understand this saying. It was concealed from them, that they should not perceive it, and they were afraid to ask him about this saying.
9:46 There arose an argument among them about which of them was the greatest.
9:48 and said to them, "Whoever receives this little child in my name receives me. Whoever receives me receives him who sent me. For whoever is least among you all, this one will be great."
9:49 John answered, "Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he doesn`t follow with us."
9:50 Jesus said to him, "Don`t forbid him, for he who is not against us is for us."
9:51 It came to pass, when the days were near that he should be taken up, he intently set his face to go to Jerusalem,
9:52 and sent messengers before his face. They went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, so as to prepare for him.
9:53 They didn`t receive him, because he was traveling with his face set towards Jerusalem.
9:55 But he turned and rebuked them, "You don`t know what kind of spirit you are of.
9:56 For the Son of Man didn`t come to destroy men`s lives, but to save them." They went to another village.
9:57 As they went on the way, a certain man said to him, "I want to follow you wherever you go, Lord."
9:59 He said to another, "Follow me." But he said, "Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father."
9:60 But Jesus said to him, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead, but you go and announce the kingdom of God."
9:61 Another also said, "I want to follow you, Lord, but first allow me to bid farewell to those who are at my house."