- And he called the twelve together, and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases.
- And he sent them forth to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
- And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staff, nor wallet, nor bread, nor money;
neither have two coats.
- And into whatsoever house ye enter, there abide, and thence depart.
- And as many as receive you not, when ye depart from that city, shake off the dust from your feet for a testimony against them.
- And they departed, and went throughout the villages, preaching the gospel, and healing everywhere.
- Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done: and he was much perplexed, because that it was said by some, that John was risen from the dead;
- and by some, that Elijah had appeared;
and by others, that one of the old prophets was risen again.
- And Herod said, John I beheaded: but who is this, about whom I hear such things?
And he sought to see him.
- And the apostles, when they were returned, declared unto him what things they had done.
And he took them, and withdrew apart to a city called Bethsaida.
- But the multitudes perceiving it followed him: and he welcomed them, and spake to them of the kingdom of God, and them that had need of healing he cured.
- And the day began to wear away;
and the twelve came, and said unto him, Send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages and country round about, and lodge, and get provisions: for we are here in a desert place.
- But he said unto them, Give ye them to eat.
And they said, We have no more than five loaves and two fishes;
except we should go and buy food for all this people.
- For they were about five thousand men.
And he said unto his disciples, Make them sit down in companies, about fifty each.
- And they did so, and made them all sit down.
- And he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake;
and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude.
- And they ate, and were all filled: and there was taken up that which remained over to them of broken pieces, twelve baskets.
- And it came to pass, as he was praying apart, the disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Who do the multitudes say that I am?
- And they answering said, John the Baptist;
but others [say], Elijah;
and others, that one of the old prophets is risen again.
- And he said unto them, But who say ye that I am?
And Peter answering said, The Christ of God.
- But he charged them, and commanded [them] to tell this to no man;
- saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be raised up.
- And he said unto all, If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
- For whosoever would save his life shall lose it;
but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
- For what is a man profited, if he gain the whole world, and lose or forfeit his own self?
- For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in his own glory, and [the glory] of the Father, and of the holy angels.
- But I tell you of a truth, There are some of them that stand here, who shall in no wise taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.
- And it came to pass about eight days after these sayings, that he took with him Peter and John and James, and went up into the mountain to pray.
- And as he was praying, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment [became] white [and] dazzling.
- And behold, there talked with him two men, who were Moses and Elijah;
- who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.
- Now Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: but when they were fully awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him.
- And it came to pass, as they were parting from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles;
one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah: not knowing what he said.
- And while he said these things, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud.
- And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my Son, my chosen: hear ye him.
- And when the voice came, Jesus was found alone.
And they held their peace, and told no man in those days any of the things which they had seen.
- And it came to pass, on the next day, when they were come down from the mountain, a great multitude met him.
- And behold, a man from the multitude cried, saying, Teacher, I beseech thee to look upon my son;
for he is mine only child:
- and behold, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out;
and it teareth him that he foameth, and it hardly departeth from him, bruising him sorely.
- And I besought thy disciples to cast it out;
and they could not.
- And Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and bear with you?
bring hither thy son.
- And as he was yet a coming, the demon dashed him down, and tare [him] grievously.
But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the boy, and gave him back to his father.
- And they were all astonished at the majesty of God.
But while all were marvelling at all the things which he did, he said unto his disciples,
- Let these words sink into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered up into the hands of men.
- But they understood not this saying, and it was concealed from them, that they should not perceive it;
and they were afraid to ask him about this saying.
- And there arose a reasoning among them, which of them was the greatest.
- But when Jesus saw the reasoning of their heart, he took a little child, and set him by his side,
- and said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this little child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same is great.
- And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out demons in thy name;
and we forbade him, because he followeth not with us.
- But Jesus said unto him, Forbid [him] not: for he that is not against you is for you.
- And it came to pass, when the days were well-nigh come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,
- and sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.
- And they did not receive him, because his face was [as though he were] going to Jerusalem.
- And when his disciples James and John saw [this], they said, Lord, wilt thou that we bid fire to come down from heaven, and consume them?
- But he turned, and rebuked them.
- And they went to another village.
- And as they went on the way, a certain man said unto him, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
- And Jesus said unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven [have] nests;
but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
- And he said unto another, Follow me.
But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
- But he said unto him, Leave the dead to bury their own dead;
but go thou and publish abroad the kingdom of God.
- And another also said, I will follow thee, Lord;
but first suffer me to bid farewell to them that are at my house.
- But Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.