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Jesus Sends Out The Twelve To Proclaim The Kingdom And Heal The Sick

Now having called together the twelve, He gave them power and authority over all the demons, and to cure diseases. And He sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick ones. And He said to them, “Be taking nothing for the journey— neither a staff, nor a [traveler’s] bag, nor bread, nor money, nor are you to have two tunics[a] each. And into whatever house you enter, be staying there, and going forth from there. And all who do not welcome you— while going out from that city, be shaking-off the dust from your feet for a testimony against them”. And going forth, they were going from village-to-village announcing-the-good-news and curing everywhere.

Herod Hears of What Jesus Is Doing And Seeks To See Him

And Herod[b] the tetrarch heard-of all the things taking place. And he was greatly-perplexed because of it being said by some that John arose from the dead, and by some that Elijah appeared, and by others that some prophet of the ancients[c] rose-up. And Herod said, “I beheaded John. But who is this One about Whom I am hearing such things?” And he was seeking to see Him.

The Twelve Return. Jesus Multiplies Bread And Fish To Feed 5000 Men

10 And having returned, the apostles related to Him all that they did. And having taken them along, He retreated privately toward a city being called Bethsaida. 11 But the crowds, having known[d] it, followed Him. And having welcomed them, He was speaking to them about the kingdom of God and healing the ones having a need of a cure. 12 And the day began to decline. And having come to Him, the twelve said to Him, “Send-away the crowd in order that having gone into the surrounding villages and farms, they may take-up-lodging and find provisions, because here we are in a desolate place”. 13 But He said to them, “You give them something to eat”. And the ones said, “There are not more than five loaves and two fish with us— unless perhaps, having gone, we should buy food for this whole group-of-people!”. 14 For there were about five-thousand men. And He said to His disciples, “Make them lie-down [to eat] in eating-groups— about fifty each”. 15 And they did so, and made everyone lie down. 16 And having taken the five loaves and the two fish, having looked up to heaven, He blessed them, and broke them in pieces, and was giving them to the disciples to set-before the crowd. 17 And they ate and were all filled-to-satisfaction. And the amount of fragments left-over by them was picked up— twelve baskets.

Who Do You Say That I Am? Peter Says, You Are The Christ of God

18 And it came about during His being alone praying that the disciples were with Him. And He questioned them, saying, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” 19 And the ones, having responded, said, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and others, that some prophet of the ancients rose-up”. 20 And He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” And Peter, having responded, said, “The Christ of God”. 21 But the One, having warned them, ordered them to be telling this to no one— 22 having said that “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”.

Deny Yourself, Take Up Your Cross, Follow Me. Some Here Will See My Kingdom

23 And He was saying to everyone, “If anyone wants to be coming after Me, let him deny[e] himself, and let him take up his cross[f] daily, and let him be following Me. 24 For whoever wants to save[g] his life will lose it. But whoever loses his life for My sake— this one will save it. 25 For what is a person profited— having gained the whole world, but having lost or having forfeited himself ? 26 For whoever is ashamed-of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed-of this one when He comes in the glory of Himself and the Father and the holy angels. 27 And I say to you truly, there are some[h] of the ones standing here who will by-no-means taste death until they see the kingdom of God”.

Three Disciples See Jesus Transformed, And Hear God Tell Them To Listen To Jesus

28 And it came about, about eight days after these words, that having taken-along Peter and John and James, He went up on the mountain to pray. 29 And during His praying the appearance of His face became different, and His clothing became white, while gleaming-out. 30 And behold, two men were talking-with Him, who were Moses and Elijah— 31 who, having appeared in glory, were speaking of His departure which He was about to bring-to-fulfillment[i] in Jerusalem. 32 Now Peter and the ones with him had been weighed-down with sleep. But having fully-awakened, they saw His glory and the two men standing-with Him. 33 And it came about during their parting from Him, that Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good that we are here. And let us make three dwellings[j]; one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah”— not knowing what he was saying. 34 And while he was saying these things, there came-to-be a cloud. And it was overshadowing[k] them. And they became afraid at their entering into the cloud. 35 And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My chosen Son. Be listening-to Him”. 36 And at the voice coming, Jesus was found alone. And they kept-silent, and reported to no one during those days anything of the things which they had seen.

Jesus Heals a Boy His Disciples Could Not Heal

37 And it came about on the next day, they having come down from the mountain, that a large crowd met Him. 38 And behold— a man from the crowd shouted, saying, “Teacher, I beg You to look upon my son, because he is an only-born son to me. 39 And behold— a spirit seizes him and he suddenly cries-out. And it convulses him, along with foam [at the mouth]. And it departs from him with difficulty, while bruising[l] him. 40 And I begged Your disciples to cast it out, and they were not able”. 41 And having responded, Jesus said, “O unbelieving[m] and perverted generation, how long will I be with you, and bear-with you? Bring your son to Me here”. 42 And while he was still approaching, the demon threw him to the ground and convulsed him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the boy, and gave him back to his father. 43 And they were all astounded at the majesty of God.

Jesus Predicts His Death

But while all were marveling at everything which He was doing, He said to His disciples, 44 You put these words into your ears— for the Son of Man is going to be handed-over into the hands of men”. 45 But the ones were not understanding this statement. And it had been concealed from them, so that they did not perceive it. And they were fearing to ask Him about this statement.

The Disciples Argue Over Who Is The Greatest. Jesus Says The Least Is The Greatest

46 And an argument came-in among them as to which of them might be greater[n]. 47 But Jesus, knowing the reasoning of their heart, having taken-hold-of a child, stood him[o] beside Himself, 48 and said to them, “Whoever welcomes this child on the basis of My name, welcomes Me. And whoever welcomes Me, welcomes the One having sent Me forth. For the one being least among you all, this one is great[p]”. 49 And having responded, John said, “Master, we saw someone casting-out demons in Your name. And we were forbidding him because he is not following with us”. 50 And Jesus said to him, “Do not be forbidding[q] him. For he who is not against you is for you”.

Jesus Sets His Course For Jerusalem

51 Now it came about during the days of [r] His ascension being fulfilled, that He set His face[s] that He might proceed to Jerusalem.

Jesus Sends Messengers Ahead To Samaria. They Are Not Welcomed

52 And He sent out messengers ahead of His presence. And having gone, they entered into a village of Samaritans so-as to prepare for Him. 53 And they did not welcome Him, because His face was going toward Jerusalem. 54 And the disciples having seen it, James and John said, “Lord, do You want us to call fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” 55 But having turned, He rebuked them. 56 And they proceeded to another village.

Jesus Says Follow Me Now, Unbound By Earthly Concerns

57 And while they were proceeding on the road, someone said to Him, “I will follow You wherever You go”. 58 And Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven have nests, but the Son of Man does not have a place where He may lay His head”. 59 And He said to another, “Be following Me”. But the one said, “Master, permit me, having gone, to first bury[t] my father”. 60 But He said to him, “Allow the dead to bury their own dead. But you, having gone, be proclaiming the kingdom of God”. 61 And another also said, “I will follow You, Master. But first permit me to say-good-bye to the ones in my house”. 62 But Jesus said to him, “No one having put his hand on the plow and looking to the things behind[u] is fit[v] for the kingdom of God”.


  1. Luke 9:3 That is, undergarments. Take no provisions for the journey; just go.
  2. Luke 9:7 See Mt 14:1.
  3. Luke 9:8 That is, ancient ones; or, ancient times.
  4. Luke 9:11 Or, learned, recognized.
  5. Luke 9:23 That is, disown and refuse to follow the impulses of self.
  6. Luke 9:23 That is, the instrument of his death to self.
  7. Luke 9:24 That is, by avoiding his cross.
  8. Luke 9:27 See Mt 16:28.
  9. Luke 9:31 This views the death as something prophesied for the Christ in the OT, Lk 24:44. Or, complete, finish; viewing the death as a task yet to be accomplished by Jesus.
  10. Luke 9:33 Or, tents, tabernacles.
  11. Luke 9:34 Or, covering, hovering over.
  12. Luke 9:39 That is, physically. Or, crushing (emotionally).
  13. Luke 9:41 Or, faithless.
  14. Luke 9:46 Or, greatest.
  15. Luke 9:47 Or, her. Lit, it (the child).
  16. Luke 9:48 Or, greatest.
  17. Luke 9:50 forbidding... you... you. These words are plural. Jesus addresses them all through John.
  18. Luke 9:51 That is, leading to the event named next.
  19. Luke 9:51 That is, firmly established His purpose and direction.
  20. Luke 9:59 This man’s father may have just died; or, he may mean ‘Let me fulfill my duties to my father. When he dies, I will follow you’.
  21. Luke 9:62 Or, looking back.
  22. Luke 9:62 Or, useful, suitable.

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