THE GOSPEL ACCORDING to
Luke 9 ©
1 Christ sends forth His apostles to preach, and instructs them how to carry themselves on the way. 7 Herod, having heard of Christ, desires to see Him. 10 The apostles return. 11 Christ feeds about five thousand men with five loaves and two fishes. 18 Various opinions of the people concerning His Person. 22 Foretells His death and resurrection. 23 And exhorts to constant confession of His Word. 28 Is glorified before three of His apostles on the mountain in presence of Moses and Elias. 37 Casts out a fierce unclean spirit. 46 Teaches who shall be the greatest amongst His disciples. 49 Forbids to hinder him who casts out devils in His Name. 51 Journeying towards Jerusalem, the Samaritans refuse Him lodging, which the apostles desiring to avenge, are by Him rebuked for it. 57 Three desire to follow Christ, and receive each their particular answer.
THEN he called hisa twelve disciples together, and gave them power and 1authority 2over all devils, and to cure diseases.
Andb he sent them to preach 3the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
And he said unto them, 4Takec nothing for your journey, neither 5staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece.
And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence 6depart.
Andd whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very 7dust from your feet for a testimony against them.
And they departed, and 8went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.
¶Nowe Herod the 9tetrarch heard of all that was done by him: and he was 10perplexed, because that it was said of some, that John was risen from the dead;
And of some, that Elias had appeared; and of others, that one of the old prophets was risen again.
And Herod said, 11John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him.
¶Andf the apostles, when they were returned, told him all that they had done. Andg he took them, and went aside privately into a desert place belonging to the city called 12Bethsaida.
And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had 13need of healing.
Andh when the day began to wear away, then came the twelve, and said unto him, Send the multitude away, that they may go into the 14towns and country round about, and 15lodge, and get victuals:i for we are here in a desert place.
Butj he said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they said, We have no more but five loaves and two fishes; except we should go and buy meat for all this people.
For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a 16company.
And they did so, and 17made them all sit down.
Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, hek18blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude.
And they did eat, and were all filled: and there was taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets.
¶Andl it came to pass, as he was 19alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am?
They answering said, Johnm the Baptist; but some say, Elias; and others say, that one of the old prophets is risen again.
He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter answering said, 20The Christn of God.
And he straitly 21charged them, and commanded them to 22tell no man that thing;
Saying, Theo Son of man must suffer many things, and be 23rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day.
¶And he said to them all, Ifp any man will come 24after me, let him deny himself, and take up his 25cross daily, and follow me.
Forq whosoever will save his 26life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his 27life for my sake, the same shall 28save it.
For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose 29himself, or be cast away?
Forr whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.
Buts I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, 30which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.
¶Andt it came to pass about an 31eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.
And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was 32altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.u
And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias:
Who appeared in glory, and spake of his 33decease which he should 34accomplish at Jerusalem.
But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him.
And it came to pass, 35as they departed from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias: not knowing what he said.
While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as 36they entered into the cloud.
Andv there came 37a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hearw him.
And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And they kept it close, and told no man 38in those days any of those things which they had seen.
¶Andx it came to pass, that on the next day, when they were come down from the hill, much people met him.
And, behold, a man of the company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech thee, 39look upon my son: for he is mine only child.
And, lo, 40a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out; and it teareth him that he foameth again, and 41bruising him hardly departeth from him.
And I besought thy disciples to cast him out; and they could not.
And Jesus answering said, O faithless and 42perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and suffer you? Bring thy son hither.
And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.
¶And they were all amazed at 43the mighty power of God. But while they wondered every one at all things which Jesus did, he said unto his disciples,
44Let these sayings sink down into your ears: fory the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of 45men.
Butz they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they 46perceived it not: and they feared to ask him of that saying.
¶Thenaa there arose a 47reasoning among them, which of them should be 48greatest.
And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him,
Andab said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: andac whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: forad49he that is least among you all, the same shall be 50great.
¶Andae John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we 51forbad him, because he followeth not with us.
And Jesus said unto him, 52Forbid him not: 53for heaf that is not against us is for us.
¶And it came to pass, when the time was 54come that he should be 55receivedag up, he stedfastly 56set his face to go to Jerusalem,
And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.
And they did not receive him, becauseah his face was as though he 57would go to Jerusalem.
And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Eliasai did?
But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not 58what manner of spirit ye are of.
Foraj the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.
¶Andak it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
And Jesus said unto him, 59Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
Andal he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
Jesusam said unto him, 60Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.
And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but letan me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.
And Jesus said unto him, 61Noao man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.