Mark 9 ©

1 Christ is glorified upon the Mount in the presence of Moses and Elias, and is attested to be the Son of God, 11 He teaches that John the Baptist is the Elias, who was to come. 14 Casts out a dumb and deaf devil. 18 Which His disciples had not been able to do. 28 The cause whereof is declared. 31 He again foretells His death and resurrection. 33 Exhorts His disciples to humility, by the example of a little child. 38 Will not have those hindered who cast out devils in His Name. 41 Promises a recompense to him who does the least good to any of His. 42 And threatens heavy punishments to those who give offense. 43 Shows that we must restrain ourselves from whatsoever is offensive or an hindrance to salvation. 49 Speaks of having salt in ourselves and peace with others.


AND hea said unto them, 1Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that 2stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come 3with power.


¶Andb4after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them.


And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fullerc on earth can white them.


And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were 5talking with Jesus.


And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three 6tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.


For he wistd not 7what to say; for they were sore 8afraid.


And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, Thise is my beloved Son: hearf him.


And suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw no man any more, save Jesus only with themselves.


Andg as they came down from the mountain, he charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of man were risen from the dead.


And they kept 9that saying with themselves, questioning one with another 10what the rising from the dead should mean.


¶And they asked him, saying, Why say the scribes thath Elias must first come?


And he answered and told them, Elias verily cometh first, and restoreth all things; and 11howi it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and 12be set at nought.


But I say unto you, That Elias is indeed come, and they have done unto him whatsoever they listed,j ask it is written of him.


¶And when he came to his 13disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes 14questioning with them.


And straightway all the people, when they beheld him, 15were greatly amazed,l and running to him saluted him.


And he asked the scribes, What question ye 16with them?


Andm one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a 17dumb spirit;


And 18wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and 19pineth away: and I 20spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.


He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me.


And they brought him unto him: andn when he saw him, straightway the spirit 21tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.


And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child.


And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, 22to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.


Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, allo things are possible to him that believeth.


And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.


When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.


And 23the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.


But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.


Andp when 24he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?


And he said unto them, 25This kind can come forth by nothing, but 26by prayer and fasting.


¶Andq they departed thence, and passed through Galilee; and he would not that any man should know it.


For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man 27is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day.


But they understood not 28that saying, and were afraid to ask him.


¶Andr he came to Capernaum: and being in 29the house he asked them, What was it that ye disputed among yourselves by the way?


But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest.


And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, Ifs any man desire to be first, 30the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.


And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had takent him in his arms, he said unto them,


Whosoeveru shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth 31not me, but him that sent me.


¶Andv John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us.


Butw Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a 32miracle in my name, that can 33lightly speak evil of me.


For he that is not 34against us is on our part.


35For whosoeverx shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.


Andy whosoever shall offend one of these 36little ones that believe in me, it is 37better for him that a millstone were 38hanged about his neck, 39and he were cast into the sea.


Andz if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life 40maimed, than having two hands 41to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:


Whereaa their 42worm dieth not, and the 43fire is not quenched.


And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter haltab into life, than having two feet to be cast into 44hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:


Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.


And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:


Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.


For 45every one shall be salted with 46fire, andac47every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.


48Saltadis good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Haveae49salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.