he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
2And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
3And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip,
neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece.
whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence depart.
whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against
6And they departed, and went through
the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.
Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him: and he was perplexed, because that it was said of some, that John was
risen from the dead;
8And of some, that Elias
had appeared; and of others, that one of the old prophets was risen again.
9And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired
to see him.
10And the apostles, when they
were returned, told him all that they had done. And he took them, and went aside privately into a desert place belonging to
the city called Bethsaida.
11And the people,
when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had
need of healing.
12And when the day began
to wear away, then came the twelve, and said unto him, Send the multitude away, that they may go into the towns and country
round about, and lodge, and get victuals: for we are here in a desert place.
13But he said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they said, We have no more but five loaves and two
fishes; except we should go and buy meat for all this people.
they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company.
15And they did so, and made them all sit down.
16Then 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.
17And they did eat, and were all filled: and there was taken up of fragments that remained to them
18And it came to pass, as
he was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am?
19They answering said, John the Baptist; but some say, Elias; and others say, that
one of the old prophets is risen again.
said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter answering said, The Christ of God.
21And he straitly charged them, and commanded them to tell no man that thing;
22Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders
and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day.
23And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross
daily, and follow me.
24For whosoever will
save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
25For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or
be cast away?
26For whosoever shall be ashamed
of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and
of the holy angels.
27But I tell you of a
truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.
28And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and
John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.
as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.
30And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias:
31Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at
32But Peter and they that were
with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him.
33And it came to pass, as they departed 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 Elias: not knowing
what he said.
34While he thus spake, there
came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud.
35And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear
36And when the voice was past, Jesus
was found alone. And they kept it close, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen.
37And it came to pass, that on the next day, when they were come down from the
hill, much people met him.
a man of the company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech thee, look upon my son: for he is mine only child.
39And, lo, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out; and it teareth him
that he foameth again, and bruising him hardly departeth from him.
40And I besought thy disciples to cast him out; and they could not.
41And Jesus answering said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall
I be with you, and suffer you? Bring thy son hither.
as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child,
and delivered him again to his father.
they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. But while they wondered every one at all things which Jesus did, he said
unto his disciples,
44Let these sayings sink
down into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men.
45But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they
feared to ask him of that saying.
arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest.
Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him,
48And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this 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 shall be great.
49And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name;
and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us.
Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.
51And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his
face to go to Jerusalem,
52And sent messengers
before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.
53And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem.
54And when his disciples James and John saw
this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?
55But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit
ye are of.
56For the Son of man is not come
to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.
57And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow
thee whithersoever thou goest.
said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
59And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go
and bury my father.
60Jesus said unto him,
Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.
61And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are
at home at my house.
62And Jesus said unto
him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.