1 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
1 Jesus called the Twelve together and gave them power and authority over all the demons and to heal diseases.
1 Now Jesus called together the twelve [disciples] and gave them [the right to exercise] power and authority over all the demons and to heal diseases.
2 And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
2 Then he sent them to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.
3 And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece.
3 He told them, "Don't take anything along on your trip no walking stick, traveling bag, bread, money, or even an extra shirt.
4 And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence depart.
4 Whatever house you enter, stay there and leave from there.
4 When you visit a home and stay there, and go out from there,
4 Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that city [to go to another].
5 And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.
5 if people don't welcome you, when you leave that city, shake its dust off your feet as a testimony against them."
5 And as for all those who do not welcome you, when you leave that city, shake the dust off your feet [breaking all ties with them] as a testimony against them [that they rejected My message].”
6 And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.
6 So they went out and traveled from village to village, proclaiming the good news and healing everywhere.
6 So they left and went from village to village, spreading the good news and healing diseases everywhere.
6 So they began going from village to village, preaching the gospel and healing the sick everywhere.
7 Now 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;
7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard about everything that was happening. He was puzzled because it was said by some that John had been raised from the dead,
8 And of some, that Elias had appeared; and of others, that one of the old prophets was risen again.
8 by others that Elijah had appeared, and by still others that one of the ancient prophets had come back to life.
8 and by others that Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the [other] prophets of old had been resurrected.
9 And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him.
9 Herod said, "I beheaded John. But who is this man I'm hearing so much about?" So Herod kept trying to see Jesus.
9 Herod said, “I personally had John beheaded. Who is this man about whom I hear such things?” And he kept trying to see Jesus.
10 And 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.
10 The apostles came back and told Jesus everything they had done. Then he took them away with him privately to a city called Bethsaida.
11 But the crowds were aware of this and followed Him; and welcoming them, He began speaking to them about the kingdom of God and curing those who had need of healing.
11 And 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.
11 But the crowds found out about this and followed him. He welcomed them and began to speak to them about the kingdom of God and to heal those who needed healing.
11 But when the crowds learned of it, they followed Him; and He welcomed them and He began talking to them about the kingdom of God, and healing those who needed to be healed.
12 Now the day (e)was ending, and the twelve came and said to Him, “Send the crowd away, that they may go into the surrounding villages and countryside and find lodging and get (f)something to eat; for here we are in a desolate place.”
12 And 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.
12 Late in the day,(d)(P) the Twelve approached and said to Him, “Send the crowd away,(Q) so they can go into the surrounding villages and countryside to find food and lodging, because we are in a deserted place here.”
12 As the day was drawing to a close, the Twelve came to him and said, "Send the crowd away to the neighboring villages and farms so they can rest and get some food, because we are here in a deserted place."
12 Now the day was ending, and the twelve [disciples] came and said to Him, “Send the crowd away, so that they may go into the surrounding villages and countryside and find lodging, and get provisions; because here we are in an isolated place.”
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 perhaps we go and buy food for all these people.”
13 But 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.
13 But he told them, "You give them something to eat." They replied, "We have nothing more than five loaves of bread and two fish unless we go and buy food for all these people."
14 For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company.
14 Now there were about 5,000 men. So he told his disciples, "Have them sit down in groups of about 50."
16 Then 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.
16 Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and blessed them. Then he broke the loaves in pieces and kept giving them to the disciples to pass on to the crowd.
16 Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and He looked up to heaven [and gave thanks] and blessed them, and broke them and kept giving them to the disciples to set before the crowd.
17 And they did eat, and were all filled: and there was taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets.
17 All of them ate and were filled. When they collected the leftover pieces, there were twelve baskets.
17 They all ate and were [completely] satisfied; and the broken pieces which they had left over were [abundant and were] picked up—twelve baskets full.
18 And 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?
18 One day, while Jesus was praying privately and the disciples were with him, he asked them, "Who do the crowds say I am?"
19 They answered and said, “John the Baptist, and others say Elijah; but others, that one of the prophets of old has risen again.”
19 They answering said, John the Baptist; but some say, Elias; and others say, that one of the old prophets is risen again.
19 They answered, "Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, and still others one of the ancient prophets who has come back to life."
19 They answered, “John the Baptist, and some say, Elijah; but others, that one of the ancient prophets has come back to life.”
20 He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter answering said, The Christ of God.
20 He asked them, "But who do you say I am?" "God's Messiah," Peter replied.
20 And He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter replied, “The Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed) of God!”
21 And he straitly charged them, and commanded them to tell no man that thing;
21 He gave them strict orders, commanding them not to tell this to anyone.
21 But He strictly warned and admonished them not to tell this to anyone,
22 Saying, 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.
22 He said, "The Son of Man must suffer a great deal and be rejected by the elders, the high priests, and the scribes. Then he must be killed, but on the third day he will be raised."
23 And 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.
23 Then he told all of them, "If anyone wants to come with me, he must deny himself, pick up his cross every day, and follow me continuously,
23 And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to follow Me [as My disciple], he must deny himself [set aside selfish interests], and take up his cross daily [expressing a willingness to endure whatever may come] and follow Me [believing in Me, conforming to My example in living and, if need be, suffering or perhaps dying because of faith in Me].
24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
24 because whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.
24 For whoever wishes to save his life [in this world] will [eventually] lose it [through death], but whoever loses his life [in this world] for My sake, he is the one who will save it [from the consequences of sin and separation from God].
25 For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?
25 What profit will a person have if he gains the whole world, but destroys himself or is lost?
25 For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world [wealth, fame, success], and loses or forfeits himself?
26 For 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.
26 If anyone is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and the holy angels.
26 For whoever is ashamed [here and now] of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His glory and the glory of the [heavenly] Father and of the holy angels.
27 But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.
27 I tell you with certainty, some people who are standing here won't experience death until they see the kingdom of God."
28 And 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.
28 Now about eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John, and James with him and went up on a mountain to pray.
29 And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.
29 While he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes turned dazzling white.
29 As He was praying, the appearance of His face became different [actually transformed], and His clothing became white and flashing with the brilliance of lightning.
30 And behold, two men were talking with Him; and they were Moses and Elijah,
30 And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias:
30 Suddenly, two men were talking with Him—Moses and Elijah.
30 Suddenly, two men were talking with him. They were Moses and Elijah.
30 And behold, two men were talking with Him; and they were Moses and Elijah,
31 Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.
31 They had a glorified appearance, and were discussing Jesus' departure that he would shortly bring about in Jerusalem.
31 who appeared in glory, and were speaking of His departure [from earthly life], which He was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem.
32 But 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.
32 Now Peter and the men with him had been overcome by sleep. When they woke up, they saw Jesus' glory and the two men standing with him.
32 Now Peter and those who were with him had been overcome with sleep; but when they were fully awake, they saw His glory and splendor and majesty, and the two men who were standing with Him.
33 And as (r)these were leaving Him, Peter said to Jesus, “(AJ)Master, it is good for us to be here; (AK)let us make three (s)tabernacles: one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah”—(AL)not realizing what he was saying.
33 And 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.
33 As the two men were departing from Him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master,(AT) it’s good for us to be here! Let us make three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah”—not knowing what he said.(AU)
33 Just as Moses and Elijah were leaving, Peter told Jesus, "Master, it's good that we're here! Let's set up three shelters one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." (Peter didn't know what he was saying.)
33 And as these [men, Moses and Elijah] were leaving Him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is delightful and good for us to be here; we should make three [sacred] tents; one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah”—not realizing what he was saying.
34 While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud.
34 But while he was saying this, a cloud appeared and surrounded them, and they became terrified as they were being overshadowed by the cloud.
34 But even as he was saying this, a cloud formed and began to overshadow them; and they were [greatly] afraid as they entered the cloud.
35 And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.
35 Then a voice came out of the cloud and said, "This is my Son, whom I have chosen. Keep listening to him!"
36 And 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.
36 After the voice had spoken, only Jesus was found. They kept silent, and in those days told no one what they had seen.
36 After the voice had spoken, Jesus was alone. The disciples kept silent and at that time told no one about what they had seen.
37 And it came to pass, that on the next day, when they were come down from the hill, much people met him.
37 The next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a large crowd met Jesus.
38 And, behold, a man of the company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech thee, look upon my son: for he is mine only child.
38 Suddenly, a man in the crowd shouted, "Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, because he is my only child.
38 And a man from the crowd shouted for help, “Teacher, I beg You to look at my son, because he is my only child;
39 and a spirit seizes him, and he suddenly screams, and it throws him into a convulsion with foaming at the mouth; and only with difficulty does it leave him, mauling him as it leaves.
39 And, 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.
39 Without warning a spirit takes control of him, and he suddenly screams, goes into convulsions, and foams at the mouth. The spirit mauls him and refuses to leave him.
39 and a spirit seizes him, and suddenly he cries out, and it throws him into a convulsion so that he foams at the mouth; and only with [great] difficulty does it leave him, mauling and bruising him as it leaves.
40 I begged Your disciples to cast it out, and they could not.”
40 And I besought thy disciples to cast him out; and they could not.
40 I begged your disciples to drive it out, but they couldn't."
40 I begged Your disciples to cast it out, but they could not.”
41 And Jesus answered and said, “You unbelieving and perverted generation, how long shall I be with you and put up with you? Bring your son here.”
41 And Jesus answering said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and suffer you? Bring thy son hither.
41 Jesus answered, "You unbelieving and perverted generation! How much longer must I be with you and put up with you? Bring your son here!"
41 Jesus answered, “You unbelieving and perverted generation! How long shall I be with you and put up with you? Bring your son here [to Me].”
42 And 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.
42 Even while the boy was coming, the demon knocked him to the ground and threw him into convulsions. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, healed the boy, and gave him back to his father.
42 Even while the boy was coming, the demon slammed him down and threw him into a [violent] convulsion. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the boy and gave him back to his father.
43 And 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,
43 All the people continued to be amazed at the greatness of God. Indeed, everyone was astonished at all the things Jesus was doing. So he told his disciples,
44 Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men.
44 "Listen carefully to these words. The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands."
44 “Let these words sink into your ears: the Son of Man is going to be betrayed and handed over to men [who are His enemies].”
45 But 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.
45 But they didn't know what this meant. Indeed, the meaning was hidden from them so that they didn't understand it; and they were afraid to ask him about this statement.
45 However, they did not understand this statement. Its meaning was kept hidden from them so that they would not grasp it; and they were afraid to ask Him about it.
46 Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest.
46 Later, an argument started among the disciples as to which of them might be the greatest.
47 And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him,
47 But Jesus, knowing their inner thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside him.
47 But Jesus, knowing what they were thinking in their heart, took a child and had him stand beside Him,
48 and said to them, “(AW)Whoever receives this child in My name receives Me, and whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me; (AX)for the one who is least among all of you, this is the one who is great.”
48 And 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.
48 Then he told them, "Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me, because the one who is least among all of you is the one who is greatest."
48 and He told them, “Whoever welcomes this child in My name welcomes Me; and whoever welcomes Me [also] welcomes Him who sent Me; for the one who is least among all of you [that is, the one who is genuinely humble—the one with a realistic self-view]—he is the one who is [truly] great.”
49 And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us.
49 John said, "Master, we saw someone driving out demons in your name. We tried to stop him, because he wasn't a follower like us."
50 And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.
50 Jesus told him, "Don't stop him! Because whoever is not against you is for you."
51 And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,
51 When the days grew closer for Jesus to be taken up to heaven, he was determined to continue his journey to Jerusalem.
51 Now when the time was approaching for Him to be taken up [to heaven], He was determined to go to Jerusalem [to fulfill His purpose].
52 And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.
52 So he sent messengers on ahead of him. On their way they went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him.
52 He sent messengers on ahead of Him, and they went into a Samaritan village to make arrangements for Him;
53 And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem.
53 But the people would not welcome him, because he was determined to go to Jerusalem.
54 And 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?
54 When his disciples James and John observed this rejection, they asked, "Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them?"
55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.
55 But he turned and rebuked them,
56 for the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them.”] And they went on to another village.
56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.
56 and they went to another village.
56 and they all went on to another village.
56 for the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them.”] And they journeyed on to another village.
57 And 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.
57 While they were walking along the road, a man told him, "I will follow you wherever you go."
58 And Jesus 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.
58 Jesus told him, "Foxes have holes and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to rest."
58 And Jesus told him, “Foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head.”
59 And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
59 He told another man, "Follow me." But he said, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father."
60 Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.
60 But he told him, "Let the dead bury their own dead. But you go and proclaim the kingdom of God."
60 But He said to him, “Allow the [spiritually] dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and spread the news about the kingdom of God.”
61 And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.
61 Still another man said, "I will follow you, Lord, but first let me say goodbye to those at home."
61 Another also said, “I will follow You, Lord [as Your disciple]; but first let me say goodbye to those at my home.”
62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
62 But Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”
62 Jesus told him, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God."
62 But Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back [to the things left behind] is fit for the kingdom of God.”
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