1 AND calling together the twelve, he gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases, 2 and sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God, and to cure the sick.
3 And he said to them, Take for the way neither a staff nor a provision sack, nor bread, nor silver, and have not two coats apiece. 4 And into whatever house you enter, there remain and thence depart. 5 And whoever does not receive you, when you go out of that city shake off the dust from your feet for a testimony to them. 6 And they went out and passed through the villages, everywhere proclaiming the good news and performing cures.
7 And Herod the tetrarch heard all things which were done, and was perplexed, because it was said by some that John was raised from the dead, 8 and by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the old prophets had arisen. 9 And 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 reported to him all things which they had done. And taking them aside, he departed privately to the city called Bethsaida. 11 And the multitudes knowing it followed him. And having received them, he spoke to them of the kingdom of God, and cured those having need of cure.
12 And the day began to decline; and the twelve came and said to him, Dismiss the multitude, that they may go to the villages and farms around, and lodge, and find provisions; for we are here in a solitary place.
13 And he said to them, Give them something to eat. And they said, We have not more than five loaves and two fishes, unless we go and buy provisions for all this multitude; 14 for they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them recline in companies of fifty each; 15 and they did so, and caused them all to recline. 16 And taking the five loaves and two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and broke, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude. 17 And they eat and were all filled; and there was taken up what remained over to them, twelve traveling-baskets of fragments.
18 And when he was praying alone, the disciples came to him, and he asked them, saying, Who do the multitudes say that I am?
19 And they answered and said, John the Baptist; and some Elijah, and others that one of the old prophets has arisen.
20 And he said to them, Who do you say that I am? And Peter answered and said, The Christ of God.
21 And he charged and commanded them to tell this to no one; 22 saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders, and chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and be raised on the third day.
23 And he said to all, If any one wishes to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 24 For whoever wishes to save his life, shall lose it; and whoever shall lose his life for my sake, shall save it. 25 For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world and destroys himself, or loses his life? 26 For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of man be ashamed, when he comes in his glory, and that of the Father, and of the holy angels. 27 And I tell you of a truth, there are some of those standing here who shall not taste death till they see the kingdom of God.
28 AND about eight days after these words, taking Peter, and James, and John, he went up on the mountain to pray. 29 And while he was praying, the appearance of his face was changed, and his clothes became white and shining; 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 at Jerusalem.
32 And Peter and those with him were oppressed with sleep; and when they awoke they saw his glory, and the two men standing with him. 33 And when they were departing from him, Peter said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three tabernacles; one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah; not knowing what he said.
34 And when he had said this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were afraid when they entered into the cloud. 35 And there was a voice from the cloud, saying, This is my chosen Son; hear him.
36 And when the voice had passed, Jesus was found alone. And they were silent and told no man in those days any thing of what they had seen.
37 And on the next day, when they came down from the mountain, a great multitude met him. 38 And behold, a man from the multitude cried, saying, Teacher, I desire you to look upon my son, for he is my only child; 39 and behold a spirit takes him, and suddenly cries out and convulses him, with foam and crushing him departs from him with difficulty; 40 and I desired your disciples to cast it out, and they could not.
41 And Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation! How long shall I be with you, and suffer you! Bring your son hither.
42 And while he was coming, the demon tore him with spasms and convulsed him. And Jesus rebuked the impure spirit, and cured the child, and gave him back to his father. 43 And they were all astonished at the majesty of God. And while all wondered at all things which he did, he said to his disciples, 44 Commit these words to your ears; for the Son of man is about to be delivered into the hands of men.
45 But they understood not this saying; and it was concealed from them, that they might not perceive it; and they feared to ask him concerning this saying.
46 And there arose a debate among them, which of them should be the greatest. 47 And Jesus perceiving the debate in their minds, took a little child and set it by him, 48 and said to them, Whoever receives this little child in my name, receives me; and whoever receives me, receives him that sent me. For he that is least among you all, he shall be the greatest.
49 And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he follows not with us.
50 And Jesus said to him, Forbid him not; for whoever is not against us is for us.
51 AND when the days were completed for his being taken up, he set his face firmly to go to Jerusalem. 52 And he sent messengers before him; and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to prepare for him. 53 And they did not receive him, because he was going to Jerusalem. 54 And his disciples James and John seeing it, said, Lord, do you wish us to call fire to come down from heaven and consume them?
55 And he turned around and rebuked them; and they went to another village. 56 (Added verse not retained in Sawyer)
57 And as they were traveling on the way, one said to him, I will follow you wherever you go.
58 And Jesus said to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of heaven places of shelter; but the Son of man has not where to lay his head. 59 And he said to another, Follow me. And he said, Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father.
60 But he said to him, Let the dead bury their dead, but do you go and proclaim abroad the kingdom of God.
61 And another also said, Lord, I will follow you, but permit me first to bid farewell to those in my house.
62 But Jesus said, No man putting his hand on the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.