Luke 9

1 He called the twelve together, and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases. 2 He sent them forth to proclaim the Kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. 3 And he said to them, "Take nothing for your journey—neither staff, nor pack, nor bread, nor money; neither have two tunics. 4 Into whatever house you enter, stay there, and depart from there. 5 As many as do not receive you, when you depart from that city, shake off even the dust from your feet for a testimony against them." 6 They departed, and went throughout the villages, preaching the Good News, and healing everywhere. 7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done; and he was very perplexed, because it was said by some that Yukhanan had risen from the dead, 8 and by some that Eliya had appeared, and by others that one of the old prophets had risen again. 9 Herod said, "Yukhanan I beheaded, but who is this, about whom I hear such things?" He sought to see him. 10 The apostles, when they had returned, told him what things they had done. He took them, and withdrew apart to a city called Beth-Sayada. 11 But the crowds, perceiving it, followed him. He welcomed them, and spoke to them of the Kingdom of God, and he cured those who needed healing. 12 The day began to wear away; and the twelve came, and said to him, "Send the crowd away, that they may go into the surrounding villages and farms, and lodge, and get food, for we are here in a deserted place." 13 But he said to them, "You give them something to eat." They said, "We have no more than five loaves and two fish, unless we should go and buy food for all these people." 14 For they were about five thousand men. He said to his disciples, "Make them sit down in groups of about fifty each." 15 They did so, and made them all sit down. 16 He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to the sky, he blessed them, and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd. 17 They ate, and were all filled. They gathered up twelve baskets of broken pieces that were left over. 18 It happened, as he was praying alone, that the disciples were with him, and he asked them, "Who do the crowds say that I am?" 19 They answered, "'Yukhanan the Baptist,' but others say, 'Eliya,' and others, that one of the old prophets is risen again." 20 He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Kipha answered, "The Meshikha of God." 21 But he warned them, 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, chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be raised up." 23 He said to all, "If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me. 24 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever will lose his life for my sake, the same will save it. 25 For what does it profit a person if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits his own self? 26 For whoever will be ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed, when he comes in his glory, and the glory of the Father, and of the holy angels. 27 But I tell you the truth: There are some of those who stand here, who will in no way taste of death, until they see the Kingdom of God." 28 It happened about eight days after these sayings, that he took with him Kipha, Yukhanan, and Yaquv, and went up onto the mountain to pray. 29 As he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became white and dazzling. 30 And look, two men were talking with him, who were Mushe and Eliya, 31 who appeared in glory, and spoke of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Urishlim. 32 Now Kipha and those who were with him were heavy with sleep, but when they were fully awake, they saw his glory, and the two men who stood with him. 33 It happened, as they were parting from him, that Kipha said to Yeshua, "Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us make three tents: one for you, and one for Mushe, and one for Eliya," not knowing what he said. 34 While he said these things, a cloud came and overshadowed them, and they were afraid as they entered into the cloud. 35 A voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is my Son, my Chosen One. Listen to him." 36 When the voice came, Yeshua was found alone. They were silent, and told no one in those days any of the things which they had seen. 37 It happened on the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, that a large crowd met him. 38 And look, a man from the crowd called out, saying, "Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only child. 39 And look, a spirit seizes him, and all at once he cries out, and it convulses him so that he foams, and it hardly departs from him, bruising him severely. 40 I begged your disciples to cast it out, and they could not." 41 Yeshua answered, "Faithless and perverse generation, how long must I be with you and put up with you? Bring your son here." 42 While he was still coming, the demon threw him down and convulsed him violently. But Yeshua rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the boy, and gave him back to his father. 43 They were all astonished at the majesty of God. But while all were marveling at all the things which Yeshua did, he said to his disciples, 44 "Let these words sink into your ears, for the Son of Man will be delivered up into the hands of men." 45 But they did not understand this saying. It was concealed from them, that they should not perceive it, and they were afraid to ask him about this saying. 46 There arose an argument among them about which of them was the greatest. 47 Yeshua, knowing the reasoning of their hearts, took a little child, and set him by his side, 48 and said to them, "Whoever receives this little child in my name receives me. Whoever receives me receives him who sent me. For whoever is least among you all, this one is great." 49 Yukhanan answered, "Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he does not follow with us." 50 Yeshua said to him, "Do not forbid him, for he who is not against you is for you." 51 It came to pass, when the days were near that he should be taken up, he intently set his face to go to Urishlim, 52 and sent messengers before his face. They went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, so as to prepare for him. 53 But they did not receive him, because he was traveling with his face set towards Urishlim. 54 When his disciples, Yaquv and Yukhanan, saw this, they said, "Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from the sky, and consume them?" 55 And he turned and rebuked them, and said, "You do not realize what kind of Rukha you belong to. 56 For the Son of Man did not come to destroy people's lives, but to save them." And they went to another village. 57 As they went on the way, a certain man said to him, "I want to follow you wherever you go." 58 And Yeshua said to him, "The foxes have holes, and the birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head." 59 He said to another, "Follow me." But he said, "Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father." 60 But Yeshua said to him, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead, but you go and announce the Kingdom of God." 61 Another also said, "I want to follow you, Lord, but first allow me to bid farewell to those who are at my house." 62 But Yeshua said to him, "No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the Kingdom of God."