1 And He called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases: 2 and He sent them forth to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
3 And He said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; nor two coats a piece. 4 And into whatever house ye enter, continue there, till ye leave that place. 5 And whosoever will not receive you, when ye depart from that city, shake off the very dust from your feet, for a testimony against them. 6 And they went from town to town, preaching the gospel and healing every where.
7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all the things that were done by Him; and was perplexed, because it was said by some that John was risen from the dead; 8 and by some that Elias had appeared; and by others, that one of the ancient prophets was risen again. 9 And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? and he wanted to see Him.
10 And the apostles; when they were returned, told Him all that they had done: and He took them and retired privately into a desert place belonging to the city Bethsaida. 11 But when the people knew it they followed Him; and He received them, and spake to them concerning the kingdom of God, and healed those that had need of a cure.
12 And when the day began to decline, the twelve came and said to Him, Dismiss the people, that they may go into the villages and country-places round about, and bait, and get food: for here we are in a desert place.
13 But He said unto them, Do ye give them food. And they said, We have but five loaves and two fishes: unless we should go and buy provisions for all this people: 14 for they were about five thousand men. And He said to his disciples, Make them sit down in companies by fifty. 15 And they did so, and caused them all to sit down. 16 And He took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven He blessed them; and brake and gave them to the disciples to set before the multitude. 17 And they did eat, and were all satisfied: and there was taken up what remained even of fragments twelve baskets.
18 And it came to pass, as He was praying in private, his disciples were with Him: and He asked them saying, Whom say the people that I am?
19 They answering said, John the baptist: but others say Elias: and others, that some ancient prophet is risen again.
20 And He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answered and said, The Christ the Son of God.
21 But He strictly 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 put to death, and be raised again the third day.
23 And He said unto them all, if any one is willing to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me: 24 for he that would save his life shall lose it, but he that would lose his life for my sake shall save it. 25 For what is a man profited, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be destroyed? 26 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when He comes in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels. 27 And I assure you, there be some of those who stand here, that shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God.
28 About eight days after these discourses, He took Peter, and John, and James, and went up to a mountain to pray. 29 And as He was praying the form of his countenance was altered, and his raiment white and glistering: 30 and behold two men talked with Him, which were Moses and Elias; 31 who appeared in glory, and spake of his exit, which He was to make at Jerusalem.
32 Now Peter and they that were with Him were heavy with sleep; but being awakened they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with Him. 33 And as they were departing from Him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here, let us make three tabernacles, one for Thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias: not knowing what he said.
34 And as he was saying this, there came a cloud and overshadowed them; and they were afraid, when they went up into the cloud and disappeared. 35 And there came a voice out of the cloud saying, This is my beloved Son, hear ye Him.
36 And when the voice was uttered, Jesus was found alone. And they kept it to themselves, and told no one at that time any of the things which they had seen.
37 And the next day, when they came down from the mountain, a great multitude met Him: 38 and one of the people cried out, saying, Master, I beseech thee look upon my son, for he is my only child; 39 and lo, a spirit seizeth him, and all on a sudden he screameth, and it convulses him with foaming; and bruising him, with much ado departs from him. 40 And I prayed thy disciples to cast him out, and they could not.
41 Then Jesus answered and said, O unbelieving and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and bear with you? Bring thy son hither.
42 And as he was coming along, the devil bruised and convulsed him: but Jesus rebuked the impure spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him to his father. 43 And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God: but while they were all wondering at the things which Jesus did, He said to his disciples, 44 Receive these words into your ears; for the Son of man is going to be delivered into the hands of men.
45 But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, so that they perceived it not, and they were afraid to ask Him concerning it.
46 Then a dispute rose among them, which of them should be greatest. 47 And Jesus knowing the thought of their heart, took a child and set him by Him, and said unto them, 48 Whosoever shall receive this little child for my sake, receiveth me: and he that receiveth me, receiveth Him that sent me. For he that is lest among you all, shall be great.
49 And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out demons in thy name, and we forbad him, because he followeth not thee with us.
51 And it came to pass, as the days were almost fulfilled of his being received up again into heaven, that He set his face to go to Jerusalem, 52 and sent messengers before Him: who went into a village of the Samaritans to get a place ready for Him. 53 But they would not entertain Him, because his face was towards Jerusalem. 54 And when his disciples James and John saw it, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, as Elias did?
55 But He turned and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what spirit ye are of: 56 for the Son of man came not to destroy mens lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.
57 And as they were going by the way, there was one said to Him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest:
58 and Jesus answered him, The foxes have holes, and the fowls of heaven their nests, but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. 59 And He said to another, Follow me: but he said, Lord, permit me to go first and bury my father:
60 but Jesus said unto him, Leave the dead to bury their dead; but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.
61 And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee, but allow me first to go and take my leave of my family.