8:1 And it came to pass soon after, that he went through cities and villages, preaching and bringing the glad news of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with him,
8:2 Along with certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary of Magdala, out of whom seven devils had gone out,
8:3 And Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, who helped support them out of their own means.
8:4 And when many people were gathered together, and came to him from town after town, he spoke in a parable:
8:5 A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the wayside; and it was trodden down, and the birds of the air devoured it.
8:6 And some fell upon the rock; and as soon as it had sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.
8:7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.
8:8 And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bore a crop a hundred times as great. And when he said these things, he called out, He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
8:9 And his disciples asked him, What does this parable mean?
8:10 And he said, To you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others it is in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
8:11 Now the meaning of the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
8:12 Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes, and takes the word from their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
8:13 Those on the rock are the ones, who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; but they have no root; they believe for a while, but in time of temptation fall away.
8:14 And the seed which fell among thorns are those, who, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity.
8:15 But the seed on the good ground are those, who in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
8:16 No man, when he has lighted a lamp, covers it with a container, or puts it under a bed; but sets it on a stand, that those who enter may see the light.
8:17 For nothing is hidden, that shall not be disclosed; nor anything secret, that shall not be made known and come into the open.
8:18 Therefore, take heed how you listen: for whoever has, to him shall be given; and whoever has not, from him shall be taken even that which he seems to have.
8:19 Then his mother and brothers came to him, and could not reach him because of the crowd.
8:20 And he was told, Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you.
8:21 And he answered and said to them, My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God, and do it.
8:22 Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he got into a boat with his disciples: and he said to them, Let us go over to the other side of the lake. And they launched forth.
8:23 But as they sailed he fell asleep: and a storm of wind came down upon the lake; and they were filling with water, and were in danger.
8:24 And they came to him, and woke him, saying, Master, Master, we are perishing. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.
8:25 And he said to them, Where is your faith? And they were afraid and amazed, saying to one another, Who is this! for he commands even the winds and water, and they obey him.
8:26 And they arrived at the country of the Gerasenes, which is across from Galilee.
8:27 And when he stepped onto the land, he was met by a man from the city, who had devils, and for a long time had worn no clothes, nor did he live in a house, but in the tombs.
8:28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with you, Jesus, Son of God most high? I beg you, do not torment me.
8:29 (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For often it had seized him: and though he was kept under guard, bound with chains and in fetters; he would break the bonds and be driven by the devil into the desert.)
8:30 And Jesus asked him, saying, What is your name? And he said, Legion: because many devils had entered into him.
8:31 And they begged him that he would not command them to go out into the abyss.
8:32 Now there was a herd of many swine feeding there on the mountain: and they begged him to let them enter these. And he gave them permission.
8:33 Then the devils went out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were drowned.
8:34 When those who fed them saw what had happened, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country.
8:35 Then they went out to see what had happened, and came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the devils had gone out sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
8:36 Those who saw it happen told them how he who was possessed by the devils was healed.
8:37 Then all the people from the region of the Gerasenes begged him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and he got into the boat, and returned.
8:38 Now the man out of whom the devils had gone begged to be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying,
8:39 Return to your own house, and describe what great things God has done for you. And he went his way, and proclaimed throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him.
8:40 And it came to pass, that when Jesus returned, the people welcomed him: for they were all waiting for him.
8:41 And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus' feet, and begged him to come to his house:
8:42 For he had only one daughter, about twelve years old, and she lay dying. But as he went the people crowded around him.
8:43 And a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years, [and had spent all her money upon physicians,] and could not be healed by anyone,
8:44 Came up behind him, and touched the edge of his garment: and immediately the flow of blood stopped.
8:45 And Jesus said, Who touched me? When they all denied it, Peter [and those who were with him] said, Master, the multitudes crowd and press around you.
8:46 And Jesus said, Somebody has touched me: for I know that power has gone out of me.
8:47 And when the woman saw that she had not escaped notice, she came trembling, fell down before him, and told him before all the people why she had touched him, and how she was immediately healed.
8:48 And he said to her, Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.
8:49 While he was speaking, a man came from the ruler of the synagogue's house, and said to him, Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher further.
8:50 But when Jesus heard this, he said, Do not fear: only believe, and she shall be made well.
8:51 And when he came into the house, he allowed no one to go in, except Peter, and James, and John, and the father and mother of the girl.
8:52 And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Do not weep; she is not dead, but sleeps.
8:53 And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.
8:54 And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Child, arise.
8:55 And her spirit returned, and she arose immediately: and he commanded that she be given food.
8:56 And her parents were astonished: but he directed them to tell no one what had happened.
9:1 Then he called the twelve [disciples] together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
9:2 And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
9:3 And he said to them, Take nothing for your journey, no staff, no bag, no bread, no money; not even an extra tunic.
9:4 And whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave the town.
9:5 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.
9:6 And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing everywhere.
9:7 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;
9:8 And by some, that Elijah had appeared; and by others, that one of the old prophets had risen again.
9:9 And Herod said, I beheaded John: but who is this of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him.
9:10 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.
9:11 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.
9:12 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.
9:13 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.
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.
9:16 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.
9:17 And they ate, and were all filled: and they picked up twelve baskets of broken pieces that remained.
9:18 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?
9:19 They answered, John the Baptist; but some say, Elijah; and others say that one of the old prophets has risen again.
9:20 He said to them, But who do you say that I am? Peter answered, The Christ of God.
9:21 And he strictly warned them, and commanded them not to tell this to 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 slain, and be raised on the third day.
9:23 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.
9:24 For whoever will save his life shall lose it: but whoever will lose his life for my sake, he shall save it.
9:25 For what advantage is there for a man if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself?
9:26 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.
9:27 But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who shall not taste death until they see the kingdom of God.
9:28 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.
9:29 And as he prayed, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became dazzling white.
9:30 And, behold, two men were talking with him, Moses and Elijah:
9:31 Who appeared in glory, and spoke of his departure, which he would accomplish at Jerusalem.
9:32 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.
9:33 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.
9:34 While he spoke, a cloud came and enveloped them: and they were afraid as they entered the cloud.
9:35 And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my Son, my Chosen: hear him.
9:36 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.
9:37 And it came to pass, that on the next day, when they had come down from the hill, many people met him.
9:38 And, behold, a man of the crowd cried out, saying, Teacher, I beg you, look upon my son: for he is my only child.
9:39 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.
9:40 And I begged your disciples to cast it out; but they could not.
9:41 And Jesus answered, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and endure you? Bring your son here.
9:42 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.
9:43 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,
9:44 Let these words sink down into your ears: the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men.
9:45 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.
9:46 Then there arose a dispute among them about which of them was the greatest.
9:47 And Jesus, perceiving what they were thinking in their hearts, took a child, and put him beside him,
9:48 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.
9:49 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.
9:50 And Jesus said to him, Do not forbid him: for he who is not against you is for you.
9:51 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,
9:52 And sent messengers ahead of him: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.
9:53 But they did not receive him, because his face was set to go to Jerusalem.
9:54 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, [even as Elijah did]?
9:55 But he turned, and rebuked them, [and said, You do not know of what manner of spirit you are.]
9:56 [For the Son of man did not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them.] And they went to another village.
9:57 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.
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 And he said to another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father.
9:60 Jesus said to him, Let the dead bury their own dead: but you go and preach the kingdom of God.
9:61 And another said, Lord, I will follow you; but let me first go bid farewell to those who are at my home.
9:62 And Jesus said to him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
10:1 After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them out two by two before him into every town and place where he would go.
10:2 And he said to them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: therefore pray to the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.
10:3 Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.
10:4 Carry neither purse, nor bag, nor sandals: and greet no man along the way.
10:5 And into whatever house you enter, first say, Peace be to this house.
10:6 And if a son of peace is there, your peace shall rest upon him: if not, it shall turn to you.
10:7 Remain in the same house, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his wages. Do not go from house to house.
10:8 And into whatever town you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you:
10:9 And heal the sick who are in it, and say to them, The kingdom of God has come near to you.
10:10 But into whatever town you enter, and they do not receive you, go out into its streets and say,
10:11 Even the very dust of your town, which clings to us, we wipe off against you: nevertheless, be sure of this, that the kingdom of God has come near to you.
10:12 I say to you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that town.
10:13 Woe to you, Chorazin! woe to you, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
10:14 But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you.
10:15 And you, Capernaum, will not be exalted to heaven; you shall be thrust down to Hades.
10:16 He who hears you hears me; and he who despises you despises me; and he who despises me despises him who sent me.
10:17 And the seventy returned with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject to us through your name.
10:18 And he said to them, I beheld Satan fall like lightning from heaven.
10:19 Behold, I give to you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
10:20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you; but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.
10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit, and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and prudent, and have revealed them to babes: yea, Father; for so it seemed good in your sight.
10:22 All things have been given to me by my Father: and no man knows who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
10:23 And he turned to his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that you see:
10:24 For I tell you, that many prophets and kings desired to see those things which you see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which you hear, and have not heard them.
10:25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tested him, saying, Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
10:26 He said to him, What is written in the law? how do you read it?
10:27 And he answered, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbour as yourself.
10:28 And he said to him, You have answered right: do this, and you shall live.
10:29 But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
10:30 And Jesus answered, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, who stripped him of his clothing, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
10:31 And by chance a certain priest came down that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
10:32 And likewise a Levite, when he came to that place and saw him, passed by on the other side.
10:33 But a certain Samaritan, as he traveled, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
10:34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
10:35 And on the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, and gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you.
10:36 Now which of these three, do you think, was a neighbour to him who fell among the robbers?
10:37 And he said, He who showed mercy on him. Then Jesus said to him, Go, and do likewise.
10:38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a woman named Martha received him into her house.
10:39 And she had a sister named Mary, who sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his words.
10:40 But Martha was distracted by many tasks, and came to him, and said, Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? then tell her to help me.
10:41 And Jesus answered her, Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things:
10:42 But only one thing is necessary: and Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.