1 Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over
all demons, and to cure diseases.
2 And He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.
3 And He said to them, Take nothing for the journey, neither staffs nor bag nor bread nor
money; and do not have two tunics apiece.
4 Whatever house you enter, stay there, and from there depart.
5 And whoever will not receive you, when you go out of that city, shake off the very dust
from your feet as a testimony against them.
6 So they departed and went through the towns, preaching the gospel and healing
7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was being done by Him; and he was perplexed, because it was said by some that John had been raised from the dead,
8 and by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the old time prophets
had risen again.
9 And Herod said, John I have beheaded, but who is this about whom I hear such things?
So he sought to see Him.
10 And the apostles, when they had returned, told Him all that they had done. Then He
took them and went aside privately into a deserted place belonging to the city called
11 But when the multitudes knew it, they followed Him; and He received them and
spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who had need of healing.
12 And when the day began to wear away, the twelve came and said to Him, Send the
multitude away, that they may go into the surrounding towns and country, and lodge and
get provisions; for we are in a deserted place here.
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 we go and buy food for all these people.
14 For there were about five thousand men. But He said to His disciples, Make them sit
down in groups of fifty.
15 And they did so, and made them all sit down.
16 Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed
and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the multitude.
17 So they all ate and were filled, and twelve baskets of the leftover fragments were
taken up by them.
18 And it happened, as He was alone praying, that His disciples were with Him, and
He asked them, saying, Who do the crowds say that I am?
19 So they answered and said, John the Immerser, but some say Elijah; and others say that
one of the old time prophets has risen again.
20 He said to them, But who do you say that I am? Peter answered and said, The Christ
21 And He strictly warned 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 the third day.
23 Then He said to them all, If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself,
and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.
24 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life on account
of Me will save it.
25 For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or
26 For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be
ashamed when He comes in His glory, and that of His Father, and of the holy angels.
27 But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see
the kingdom of God.
28 And it came to pass, about eight days after these words, that He took Peter and John and Jacob and went up into the mountain to pray.
29 And as He prayed, the appearance of His face was altered, and His robe was
30 And behold, two men talked with Him, who were Moses and Elijah,
31 who appeared in glory and spoke of His departure which He was about to accomplish
32 But Peter and those with him were heavy with sleep; and when they were fully
awake, they saw His glory and the two men who stood with Him.
33 And it happened, as they were parting from Him, that Peter said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah; not knowing what he said.
34 While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they feared as
they entered into the cloud.
35 And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is My beloved Son. Hear Him.
36 And after the voice came, Jesus was found alone. But they kept quiet, and told no
one in those days any of the things they had seen.
37 And it happened on the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, that
a great multitude met Him.
38 And behold, a man from the multitude cried out, saying, Teacher, I beg You, look
upon my son, for he is my only child.
39 And behold, a spirit takes him, and he suddenly cries out; and it throws him into
convulsions with foaming, bruises him, and hardly ever departs from him.
40 So I begged Your disciples to cast it out, but they were not able.
41 Then Jesus answered and said, O unbelieving and perverse generation, how long shall
I be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here.
42 And as he was still coming, the demon tore him and convulsed him. Then Jesus
rebuked the unclean spirit, healed the child, and gave him back to his father.
43 And they were all amazed at the majesty of God. But while everyone marveled at all
the things which Jesus did, He said to His disciples,
44 Let these words sink down into your ears, for the Son of Man is about to be delivered
into the hands of men.
45 But they did not understand this saying, and it was hidden from them so that they
might not perceive it; and they feared to ask Him about this saying.
46 Then there began a reasoning among them as to which of them might be greater.
47 And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a little child and set him beside
48 and said to them, Whoever receives this little child in My name receives Me; and
whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me. For he who is least among you all will
49 And John answered and said, Master, we saw someone casting out demons in Your
name, and we forbade him because he does not follow with us.
50 But Jesus said to him, Do not forbid him, for whoever is not against us is for us.
51 And it came to pass, when the time had come for Him to be lifted up, that He
steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem,
52 and sent messengers before His face. And as they went, they entered a village of the
Samaritans, to prepare for Him.
53 But they did not receive Him, because His face was set for the journey to Jerusalem.
54 And when His disciples Jacob and John saw this, they said, Lord, do You want us to
command fire to come down from Heaven and consume them, just as Elijah did?
55 But He turned and rebuked them, and said, You do not know what sort of spirit you
56 For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men's lives but to save them. And they
went to another village.
57 And it happened as they journeyed on the road, that someone said to Him, Lord, I
will follow You wherever You go.
58 And Jesus said to him, Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son
of Man has nowhere to lay His head.
59 And He said to another, Follow Me. But he said, Lord, let me first go and bury my
60 Jesus said to him, Let the dead bury their dead, but you go and preach the kingdom of
61 And another also said, Lord, I will follow You, but let me first go and bid farewell to
those who are at my house.
62 But Jesus said to him, No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is
fit for the kingdom of God.