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9:1 And he said to them, Truly I say to you, That there are some of those who stand here, who shall not taste of death, until they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.

9:2 And after six days Jesus took with him Peter, and James, and John, and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them.

9:3 And his clothing became shining and exceedingly white; as no fuller on earth could whiten them.

9:4 And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus.

9:5 And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Rabbi, it is good for us to be here: let us make three tabernacles; one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.

9:6 For he did not know what to say; for they were very afraid.

9:7 And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.

9:8 And suddenly, when they looked around, they saw no man with them, except Jesus only.

9:9 And as they came down from the mountain, he commanded them that they should tell no man the things they had seen, until the Son of man should have risen from the dead.

9:10 And they kept that saying to themselves, questioning one with another what rising from the dead might mean.

9:11 And they asked him, saying, Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?

9:12 And he answered them, Elijah truly comes first, and restores all things; and how is it written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be treated with contempt?

9:13 But I say to you, That Elijah has indeed come, and they have done to him whatever they pleased, as it is written of him.

9:14 And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes arguing with them.

9:15 And immediately all the people, when they beheld him, were greatly amazed, and ran to greet him.

9:16 And he asked the scribes, What are you discussing with them?

9:17 And one of the multitude answered and said, Teacher, I have brought to you my son, who has a dumb spirit;

9:18 And whenever it seizes him, it tears him: and he foams, and gnashes his teeth, and becomes rigid: and I asked your disciples to cast it out; and they could not.

9:19 He answered him, and said, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I endure you? bring him to me.

9:20 And they brought him to him: and when he saw him, immediately the spirit tore him; and he fell on the ground, and rolled around foaming at the mouth.

9:21 And he asked his father, How long has this been happening to him? And he said, Since he was a child.

9:22 And often it has cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if you can do anything, have compassion on us, and help us.

9:23 Jesus said to him, If you can! all things are possible to him who believes.

9:24 And immediately the father of the child cried out, and said, Lord, I believe; help me overcome my unbelief.

9:25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying to him, You dumb and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him, and do not enter into him again.

9:26 And the spirit cried out, and threw him into severe convulsions, and came out of him: and he was like a corpse; so that many said, He is dead.

9:27 But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.

9:28 And when he came into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could we not cast it out?

9:29 And he said to them, This kind can come out by nothing but prayer [and fasting].

9:30 And they departed from there, and passed through Galilee; and he would not have any man know about it,

9:31 For he taught his disciples, and said to them, The Son of man will be delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after he is killed, he shall rise on the third day.

9:32 But they did not understood that saying, and were afraid to ask him.

9:33 And he came to Capernaum: and when he was in the house he asked them, What were you discussing among yourselves along the way?

9:34 But they kept quiet: for along the way they had discussed which of them was the greatest.

9:35 And he sat down, and called the twelve, and said to them, If any man desires to be first, he shall be last of all, and servant of all.

9:36 And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said to them,

9:37 Whoever shall receive one child such as this in my name, receives me: and whoever shall receive me, does not receive me, but him who sent me.

9:38 And John answered him, saying, Teacher, we saw someone casting out devils in your name, and we forbad him, because he does not follow us.

9:39 But Jesus said, Do not forbid him: for there is no man who shall do a miracle in my name, who can soon after speak evil of me.

9:40 For he who is not against us is for us.

9:41 For whoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because you belong to Christ, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.

9:42 And whoever shall offend one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for him that a millstone were hung about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

9:43 And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off: it is better for you to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched:

9:44 [Where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.]

9:45 And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off: it is better for you to enter life lame, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched:

9:46 [Where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.]

9:47 And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out: it is better for you to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell:

9:48 Where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.

9:49 For everyone shall be salted with fire.

9:50 Salt is good: but if the salt has lost its saltiness, with what will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another.

10:1 And he arose from there, and went into the region of Judaea on the farther side of the Jordan: and the people came to him again; and, as was his custom, he taught them.

10:2 And the Pharisees came to him, and tested him, asking, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife?

10:3 And he answered and said to them, What did Moses command you?

10:4 And they said, Moses allowed a man to write a bill of divorce, and to put her away.

10:5 Jesus answered and said to them, Because of the hardness of your hearts he wrote you this commandment.

10:6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.

10:7 For this reason shall a man leave his father and mother, and be joined to his wife;

10:8 And the two shall be one flesh: so then they are no longer two, but one flesh.

10:9 Therefore, what God has joined together, let man not separate.

10:10 And in the house his disciples asked him again about the matter.

10:11 And he said to them, Whoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, commits adultery against her.

10:12 And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she commits adultery.

10:13 And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those who brought them.

10:14 But when Jesus saw it, he was very displeased, and said to them, Let the little children come to me, and do not forbid them: for to such belongs the kingdom of God.

10:15 Truly I say to you, Whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall not enter it at all.

10:16 And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.

10:17 And when he started forth on his way, a man came running to him, and kneeled before him, and asked him, Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?

10:18 And Jesus said to him, Why do you call me good? there is no one good but God alone.

10:19 You know the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honour your father and mother.

10:20 And he answered and said to him, Teacher, all these things I have kept from my youth.

10:21 Then Jesus, beholding him, loved him, and said to him, One thing you lack: go your way, sell whatever you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come follow me.

10:22 And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great wealth.

10:23 And Jesus looked around, and said to his disciples, How difficult it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!

10:24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answered again, and said to them, Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!

10:25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.

10:26 And they were astonished beyond measure, and said among themselves, Who then can be saved?

10:27 And Jesus looking upon them said, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.

10:28 Then Peter said to him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed you.

10:29 And Jesus answered and said, Truly I say to you, There is no man who has left house, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's,

10:30 Who shall not receive a hundredfold in this present time, houses, and brothers, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.

10:31 But many who are first shall be last; and the last first.

10:32 And they were on the way up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid. And again he took the twelve aside, and began to tell them the things that would happen to him,

10:33 Saying, Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered to the chief priests, and to the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles:

10:34 And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again.

10:35 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him, saying, Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask.

10:36 And he said to them, What do you want me to do for you?

10:37 They said to him, Grant to us that we may sit, one on your right hand, and the other on your left hand, in your glory.

10:38 But Jesus said to them, You do not know what you are asking: can you drink of the cup that I drink? or be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?

10:39 And they said to him, We can. And Jesus said to them, You shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink; and be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized:

10:40 But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it shall be given to those for whom it is prepared.

10:41 And when the ten heard it, they began to be very displeased with James and John.

10:42 But Jesus called them to him, and said to them, You know that those who are regarded as rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them; and their great ones exercise authority over them.

10:43 But it shall not be so among you: but whoever wishes to be great among you, shall be your servant:

10:44 And whoever wants to be the first among you, shall be the slave of all.

10:45 For even the Son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.

10:46 And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway begging.

10:47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me.

10:48 And many commanded him to hold his peace: but he cried out all the more, Son of David, have mercy on me.

10:49 And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they called the blind man, saying to him, Take courage, arise; he calls you.

10:50 And he cast away his cloak, arose, and came to Jesus.

10:51 And Jesus said to him, What do you want that I should do for you? The blind man said to him, Master, I want to receive my sight.

10:52 And Jesus said to him, Go your way; your faith has made you well. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus along the way.

11:1 And when they came near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sent forth two of his disciples,

11:2 And said to them, Go into the village opposite you: as soon as you enter it, you shall find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat; untie it and bring it here.

11:3 And if any man says to you, What are you doing? say that the Lord has need of it; and will send it back immediately.

11:4 And they went their way, and found the colt tied outside in the street by a door; and they untied it.

11:5 And some of those who stood there said to them, What are you doing, untying the colt?

11:6 And they said to them what Jesus had commanded: and they let them go.

11:7 And they brought the colt to Jesus, and threw their garments on it; and he sat upon it.

11:8 And many spread their garments on the road: and others spread branches they had cut in the fields.

11:9 And those who went ahead, and those who followed, cried out, Hosanna; Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord:

11:10 Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David: Hosanna in the highest.

11:11 And Jesus entered Jerusalem, and went into the temple: and when he looked around at everything, he went out to Bethany with the twelve, since evening had come.

11:12 On the next day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry:

11:13 And seeing a fig tree far off with leaves, he went to it, to see if he might find something on it: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for it was not the season for figs.

11:14 And Jesus said to it, May no man ever eat fruit from you again. And his disciples heard it.

11:15 And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out those who sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the seats of those who sold doves;

11:16 And he would not allow any man to carry merchandise through the temple.

11:17 And he taught, saying to them, Is it not written, My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations? but you have made it a den of robbers.

11:18 And the scribes and chief priests heard this, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people were astonished at his teaching.

11:19 And when evening came, he went out of the city.

11:20 And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.

11:21 And Peter remembered and said to him, Rabbi, behold, the fig tree which you cursed has withered away.

11:22 And Jesus said to them, Have faith in God.

11:23 For truly I say to you, That whoever shall say to this mountain, Be removed, and be cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he says shall come to pass; he shall have whatever he says.

11:24 Therefore I say to you, Whatever things you desire, when you pray, believe that you have received them, and you shall have them.

11:25 And when you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone: that your Father who is in heaven may also forgive your trespasses.

11:26 [But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your trespasses.]

11:27 And they came again to Jerusalem: and as he was walking in the temple, the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders came to him,

11:28 And said to him, By what authority do you do these things? and who gave you this authority to do these things?

11:29 And Jesus answered them, I will ask you one question; answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.

11:30 The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or from men? answer me.

11:31 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did you not believe him?

11:32 But if we shall say, From men; they feared the people: for all held that John was indeed a prophet.

11:33 So they answered and said to Jesus, We cannot tell. And Jesus said to them, Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.

12:1 And he began to speak to them in parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about it, and dug a place for the winepress, and built a tower, and rented it out to farmers, and went to a far country.

12:2 And at harvest time he sent a servant to the farmers, that he might receive from them some of the fruit of the vineyard.

12:3 But they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty-handed.

12:4 And he sent to them another servant; and they [cast stones at him, and] wounded him in the head, and treated him shamefully.

12:5 And he sent another; but they killed him, and so they did to many others; beating some, and killing some.

12:6 Having yet one more to send, his well-beloved son, he sent him last of all to them, saying, They will respect my son.

12:7 But the farmers said to themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours.

12:8 And they took him, and killed him, and threw him out of the vineyard.

12:9 Therefore, what shall the owner of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the farmers, and will give the vineyard to others.

12:10 Have you not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone:

12:11 This was the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?

12:12 And they sought to lay hold of him, but feared the people: for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and went their way.

12:13 And they sent to him some of the Pharisees and Herodians, to catch him in his words.

12:14 And when they had come, they said to him, Teacher, we know that you are truthful, and defer to no man: for you do not regard the position of men, but teach the way of God in truth: Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?

12:15 Shall we pay, or shall we not pay? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, Why are you testing me? bring me a denarius, that I may see it.

12:16 And they brought it. And he said to them, Whose is this image and inscription? And they said to him, Caesar's.

12:17 And Jesus answered, saying to them, Give to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled at him.

12:18 Then the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him, and they questioned him, saying,

12:19 Teacher, Moses wrote for us, If a man's brother dies, and leaves his wife, but leaves no child, his brother should take his wife, and raise up children for his brother.

12:20 Now there were seven brothers: and the first took a wife, and died, leaving no child.

12:21 And the second took her, and died without leaving a child: and the third likewise.

12:22 All seven had her, and left no child: last of all the woman died also.

12:23 Therefore, in the resurrection, when they shall rise, which one's wife shall she be? for all seven had her as wife.

12:24 Jesus answered them, Is this not the reason you err, because you do not know the scriptures or the power of God?

12:25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are like the angels in heaven.

12:26 And as for the dead rising: have you not read in the book of Moses, how God spoke to him in the bush, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?

12:27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: therefore you are greatly mistaken.

12:28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them arguing, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?

12:29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:

12:30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. [This is the first commandment.]

12:31 And the second is this, You shall love your neighbour as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.

12:32 And the scribe said to him, Well said, Teacher, you have spoken the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:

12:33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbour as oneself, is more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.

12:34 And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, You are not far from the kingdom of God. And after that no man dared ask him anything.

12:35 And while he taught in the temple, Jesus said, How is it that the scribes say that the Christ is the Son of David?

12:36 For David himself said by the Holy Spirit, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit on my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet.

12:37 Therefore, David himself calls him Lord; so how can he be his son? And the great crowd heard him gladly.

12:38 And in his teaching he said to them, Beware of the scribes, who love to go about in long clothing, and love greetings in the marketplaces,

12:39 And the chief seats in the synagogues, and places of honour at feasts:

12:40 They devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater condemnation.

12:41 And Jesus sat across from the treasury, and watched how the people put money into the treasury: and many who were rich cast in much.

12:42 And a certain poor widow came, and she put in two small copper coins, which make a farthing.

12:43 And he called his disciples to him, and said to them, Truly I say to you, That this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others:

12:44 For all the others gave out of their abundance; but she gave out of her poverty, putting in everything she had, all she had to live on.