1. And He said to them, “Truly I say to you, there are some of those standing here who shall not taste of death until they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.”
2. And after six days, Jesus took with Him Peter and James and John, leading them alone up into a high mountain by themselves. And He was transfigured in their presence;
3. And His garments became exceedingly white, like glistening snow, such a white as no bleacher of cloth on earth is able to make.
4. Then appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus.
5. And Peter responded by saying to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here. Now let us make three tabernacles; one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
6. For he did not know what he should say because they were terrified.
7. Then a cloud came and overshadowed them; and there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, “This is My Son, the Beloved. Listen to Him!”
8. And suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone but Jesus alone with themselves.
9. Now as they were descending from the mountain, He charged them not to tell anyone what they had seen until the Son of man had risen from the dead.
10. And they kept that saying among themselves, questioning what was the meaning of rising from the dead.
11. Then they asked Him, saying, “Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?”
12. And He answered them and said, “Truly, Elijah comes first and restores all things; and it is also written of the Son of man, how He must suffer many things and be treated with contempt.
13. But I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they have done to him what they desired, as it is written of him.”
14. And after returning to the disciples, He saw a great multitude around them, and the scribes disputing with them.
15. And all the people who saw Him ran to Him at once in great amazement and saluted Him.
16. And He asked the scribes, “What are you disputing with them?”
17. Then one from the multitude said, “Master, I brought my son who has a dumb spirit to You;
18. For wherever it seizes him it dashes him down; and he foams and gnashes his teeth, and is withering away. And I spoke to Your disciples, in order that they might cast it out, but they did not have the power.”
19. And He answered him, saying, “O faithless generation! How long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him to Me.”
20. Then they brought him to Him. But when the spirit saw Him, it immediately threw him into convulsions; and he fell down on the ground and began rolling about and foaming at the mouth.
21. And He asked his father, “How long a time has this demon been with him?” And he said, “From childhood.
22. For it often throws him both into the fire and into the water, that it might destroy him. But if You have the power to do anything, have compassion on us and help us.”
23. And Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to the one who believes.”
24. And the father of the little child cried out at once, saying with tears, “Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief.”
25. Then Jesus, seeing that the multitude was running together, rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “You deaf and dumb spirit, I command you to come out of him, and you are not allowed to go into him any more!”
26. And after crying out and throwing him into severe convulsions, it came out; and he became as dead, so much so that many said, “He is dead.”
27. But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.
28. And when He came into a house, His disciples asked Him apart, “Why were we not able to cast it out?”
29. Then He said to them, “This kind cannot be made to go out by anything except prayer and fasting.”
30. And after leaving there, they went through Galilee; but He desired that no one know it,
31. Because He was teaching His disciples; and He said to them, “The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill Him; but He shall arise on the third day after He has been killed.”
32. Now they did not understand the saying, but they were afraid to ask Him about it.
33. Then He came to Capernaum; and when He was in the house, He asked them, “What were you discussing among yourselves on the way here?”
34. But they were silent because, while on the way, they had discussed who would be the greatest.
35. And after sitting down, He called the twelve and said to them, “If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.”
36. Then He took a little child and set it in their midst; and after taking it in His arms, He said to them,
37. “Whoever shall receive one of such little children in My name receives Me; and whoever shall receive Me does not receive Me only, but Him Who sent Me.”
38. Then John answered Him, saying, “Master, we saw someone who does not follow us casting out demons in Your name, and we forbad him because he does not follow us.”
39. But Jesus said, “Do not forbid him; for no one who does a work of power in My name can easily speak evil of Me. 40. And the one who is not against you is for you.
41. For whoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in My name, because you are Christ’s, truly I say to you, he shall in no way lose his reward.
42. But whoever shall cause one of the little ones who believe in Me to offend, it would be better for him that a millstone be put around his neck and he be cast into the sea.
43. And if your hand shall cause you to offend, cut it off; it is better for you to enter into life maimed than to go with two hands into the unquenchable fire of Gehenna,
44. Where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.
45. And if your foot shall cause you to offend, cut it off; it is better for you to enter into life lame than to be cast with two feet into the unquenchable fire of Gehenna,
46. Where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.
47. And if your eye shall cause you to offend, thrust it out; it is better for you to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye than to be cast with two eyes into the fire of Gehenna,
48. Where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.
49. For everyone shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.
50. The salt is good, but if the salt becomes tasteless, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”
Copyright © 2019 A Faithful Version. All Rights Reserved