Mark 9
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1And He said to them, “Truly I say to you that there are certain of those standing here, who may not taste of death until they see the Kingdom of God having come in power.”

2And after six days Jesus takes Peter, and James, and John, and brings them up to a high mountain by themselves, alone, and He was transfigured before them, 3and His garments became glittering, exceedingly white, as snow, so as a launderer on the earth is not able to whiten [them]. 4And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus. 5And Peter answering says to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good to us to be here; and we may make three shelters, for You one, and for Moses one, and for Elijah one”: 6for he was not knowing what he might say, for they were greatly afraid. 7And there came a cloud overshadowing them, and there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, “This is My Son, the Beloved, hear Him”; 8and suddenly, having looked around, they saw no one anymore, but Jesus only with themselves.

9And as they are coming down from the mountain, He charged them that they may declare to no one the things that they saw, except when the Son of Man may rise out of the dead; 10and the thing they kept to themselves, questioning together what the rising out of the dead is. 11And they were questioning Him, saying that the scribes say that Elijah must come first. 12And He answering said to them, “Elijah indeed, having come first, restores all things; and how has it been written concerning the Son of Man, that He may suffer many things, and be set at nothing? 13But I say to you that also Elijah has come, and they did to him what they willed, as it has been written of him.”

14And having come to the disciples, He saw a great multitude around them, and scribes questioning with them, 15and immediately, all the multitude having seen Him, were amazed, and running near, were greeting Him. 16And He questioned the scribes, “What do you dispute with them?” 17And one out of the multitude answering said, “Teacher, I brought my son to You, having a mute spirit; 18and wherever it seizes him, it tears him, and he foams, and gnashes his teeth, and pines away; and I spoke to Your disciples that they may cast it out, and they were not able.” 19And He answering him, said, “O generation unbelieving, until when will I be with you? Until when will I suffer you? Bring him to Me”; 20and they brought him to Him, and he having seen Him, immediately the spirit convulsed him, and he, having fallen on the earth, was wallowing—foaming. 21And He questioned his father, “How much time is it since this came to him?” And he said, “From childhood, 22and many times it also cast him into fire, and into water, that it might destroy him; but if You are able to do anything, help us, having compassion on us.” 23And Jesus said to him, “If you are able to believe! All things are possible to the one that is believing”; 24and immediately the father of the child, having cried out with tears, said, “I believe, Lord; be helping my unbelief.” 25Jesus having seen that a multitude runs together, rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “Spirit—mute and deaf—I charge you, come forth out of him, and you may no longer enter into him”; 26and having cried, and convulsed him much, it came forth, and he became as dead, so that many said that he was dead, 27but Jesus, having taken him by the hand, lifted him up, and he arose. 28And He having come into the house, His disciples were questioning Him by Himself, “Why were we not able to cast it forth?” 29And He said to them, “This kind is able to come forth with nothing except with prayer and fasting.”

30And having gone forth there, they were passing through Galilee, and He did not wish that any may know, 31for He was teaching His disciples, and He said to them, “The Son of Man is being delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill Him, and having been killed, the third day He will rise,” 32but they were not understanding the saying, and they were afraid to question Him.

33And He came to Capernaum, and being in the house, He was questioning them, “What were you reasoning in the way among yourselves?” 34And they were silent, for they reasoned with one another in the way who is greater; 35and having sat down He called the Twelve, and He says to them, “If any wills to be first, he will be last of all, and minister of all.” 36And having taken a child, He set him in the midst of them, and having taken him in His arms, said to them, 37“Whoever may receive one of such children in My Name, receives Me, and whoever may receive Me, does not receive Me, but Him who sent Me.”

38And John answered Him, saying, “Teacher, we saw a certain one casting out demons in Your Name, who does not follow us, and we forbade him, because he does not follow us.” 39And Jesus said, “Do not forbid him, for there is no one who will do a mighty work in My Name, and will be readily able to speak evil of Me: 40for he who is not against us is for us; 41for whoever may give you to drink a cup of water in My Name, because you are Christ’s, truly I say to you, he may not lose his reward;

42and whoever may cause to stumble one of the little ones believing in Me, better is it for him if a millstone is hanged around his neck, and he has been cast into the sea. 43And if your hand may cause you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter into life maimed, than having the two hands, to go away into Gehenna, into the fire—the unquenchable— 44[[where their worm is not dying, and the fire is not being quenched.]] 45And if your foot may cause you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter into life lame, than having the two feet to be cast into Gehenna, into the fire—the unquenchable— 46[[where their worm is not dying, and the fire is not being quenched.]] 47And if your eye may cause you to stumble, cast it out; it is better for you to enter into the Kingdom of God one-eyed, than having two eyes, to be cast into the Gehenna of fire— 48where their worm is not dying, and the fire is not being quenched;

49for everyone will be salted with fire, and every sacrifice will be salted with salt. 50The salt [is] good, but if the salt may become saltless, in what will you season [it]? Have in yourselves salt, and have peace in one another.”


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