9:1 And having called together the twelve, he gave them power and authority over all the demons, and to cure diseases.
2 And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal,
3 and said to them: Take nothing for the journey, neither staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor silver, nor have two coats apiece.
4 And whatever house you enter, there abide, and thence depart.
5 And as many as may not receive you, when going out from that city shake off even the dust from your feet for a testimony against them.
6 And they went out and passed through every village, preaching the gospel and curing everywhere.
7 But Herod the tetrarch heard of all things that were done, and was perplexed because it was said by some that John had risen from the dead,
8 and by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others that a prophet, some one of the ancients, had risen.
9 But Herod said: John I beheaded; but who is this of whom I hear such things? And he sought to see him.
10 And the apostles returned and told him all things that they had done. And he took them with him and withdrew privately to a city called Bethsaida.
11 But the multitudes knew it and followed him; and he received them and spoke to them of the kingdom of God, and healed those that had need of healing.
12 But the day began to decline; and the twelve came and said to him: Send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages and country round about, and lodge and find food; for we are here in a desert place.
13 But he said to them: Do you give them to eat. They replied: We have not more than five loaves and two fishes, unless we should go and buy food for all this people.
14 And they were about five thousand men. But he said to his disciples: Make them recline in table-parties of fifty each.
15 And they did so, and made them all recline.
16 And taking the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, blessed them and broke, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude.
17 And all ate and were filled; and there was taken up what remained to them of broken pieces, twelve traveling-baskets.
18 And it came to pass as he was praying alone, the disciples were with him; and he asked them, saying: Who do the multitude say that I am?
19 And they answered and said; John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and others, that a prophet, some one of the ancients, has risen.
20 But he said to them: But who say you that I am? And Peter answered and said: The Christ of God.
21 And charging them strictly, he commanded them to tell this to no one,
22 saying that the Son of man must suffer many things, and he rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be put to death, and rise the third day.
23 And he said to all: If any one will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
24 For whoever will save his life, shall lose it; but whoever may lose his life for my sake, he shall save it.
25 For what is a man profited if he gain the whole world, but destroy himself or be lost?
26 For whoever shall have been ashamed of me and my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his glory, and that of the Father, and of the holy angels.
27 But I tell you truly, there are some of these standing here that shall not taste of death till they shall have seen the kingdom of God.
28 And it came to pass about eight days after these sayings, that he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.
29 And it came to pass as he prayed that the appearance of his face was changed, and his clothing was white and glittering.
30 And behold, two men conversed with him, who were Moses and Elijah;
31 who appearing in glory spoke of his departure, which he was about to accomplish in Jerusalem.
32 But Peter and those with him were heavy with sleep; but keeping awake they saw his glory and the two men that stood with him.
33 And it came to pass as they were separated from him Peter said to Jesus: Master, it is good that we are here, and let us make three tents, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah, not knowing what he said.
34 And as he spoke these things there came a cloud and overshadowed them; and they were afraid as they entered the cloud.
35 And a voice came from the cloud, saying: This is my Son, the elect; hear him.
36 And when the voice had passed, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silence, and told no one, in those days, any of the things that they had seen.
37 And it came to pass on the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a great multitude met him.
38 And behold, a man from the multitude cried, saying: Teacher, I beseech thee, look upon my son, for he is my only born;
39 and lo, a spirit seizes him, and suddenly cries out, and convulses him so that he foams, and after bruising him hardly departs from him.
40 And I requested thy disciples that they would cast him out; and they were not able.
41 And Jesus answered and said: O generation faithless and perverse, how long shall I be with you, and bear with you? Bring thy son hither.
42 But while he was yet coming, the demon threw him down and convulsed him; and Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and restored the child to health, and gave him again to his father.
43 And all were amazed at the majesty of God. But while all were wondering at all things that he did, he said to his disciples:
44 Put you into your ears these words; for the Son of man is about to be delivered into the hands of men.
45 But they comprehended not this saying, and it was concealed from them that they could not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask him concerning this saying.
46 And there arose a reasoning among them as to which of them was greatest.
47 But Jesus, knowing the reasoning of their heart, took a little child and set it by him,
48 and said to them: Whoever shall receive this child in my name receives me; and whoever shall receive me, receives him that sent me; for he that is least among you all, he is great.
49 And John answered and said: Master, we saw one casting out demons in thy name, and we forbade him, because he follows not with us.
50 And Jesus said to him: Forbid not, for he that is not against us is for us.
51 But it came to pass as the days of his being received up were completing, he steadfastly fixed his face to go to Jerusalem,
52 and sent messengers before his face. And they went and entered a city of the Samaritans, so as to make ready for him;
53 and they received him not, because his face was going to Jerusalem.
54 And the disciples James and John, seeing it, said: Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them?
55 But he turned and rebuked them.
56 And they went to another village.
57 And as they were going on the way, some one said to him: I will follow thee wherever thou goest.
58 And Jesus said to him: The foxes have dens, and the birds of the heavens have roosts, but the Son of man has not where he may lay his head.
59 And he said to another: Follow me. He replied: Permit me first to go and bury my father.
60 But he said to him: Let the dead bury their own dead: but go thou and proclaim the kingdom of God.
61 And another also said: I will follow thee, Lord; but first permit me to take leave of those at my house.
62 And Jesus said to him: No one that puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.