Luke 9 ©
1 Christ sendeth his apostles to work miracles and preach the gospel. 7 Herod desireth to see him. 10 The apostles return: 12 Christ feedeth five thousand men with five loaves and two fishes. 18 The different opinions concerning Christ; Peter's confession of him: Christ foretelleth his own death and resurrection: 23 he sheweth his followers the necessity of self-denial, and that they must not be ashamed of owning his gospel: 28 he is transfigured: 37 healeth a demoniac: 43 again foresheweth his sufferings: 46 checketh the ambitious disputes of his disciples: 49 will not have them forbid any one to work miracles in his name: 51 reproveth the fiery zeal of James and John against the Samaritans who would not receive him: 57 and proposeth terms to three persons who offer to follow him.
THEN ahe called his twelve disciples together, and bgave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
fAnd whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence depart.
gAnd whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.
¶iNow Herod the *tetrarch heard of all that was done by him: and he was perplexed, because that it was said of some, that John was risen from the dead;
And Herod said, kJohn have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? lAnd he desired to see him.
¶mAnd the apostles, when they were returned, told him all that they had done. nAnd he took them, and went aside privately into a desert place belonging to the city called oBethsaida.
And the people, when they pknew it, followed him: and qhe received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing.
rAnd 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 towns and country round about, and lodge, and get *victuals: for we are here in a desert place.
And they did so, and made them all sit down.
¶xAnd it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am?
Saying, cThe Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day.
¶dAnd he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
fFor 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.
¶hAnd it came to pass about an eight days after these 1sayings, he took iPeter and John and James, and went up into a mountain jto pray.
¶yAnd it came to pass, that on the next day, when they were come down from zthe hill, much people met him.
And I besought thy disciples to cast him out; and ethey could not.
And Jesus answering said, O ffaithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and suffer you? gBring thy son hither.
¶iAnd they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. jBut while they wondered every one at all things which Jesus did, he said unto his disciples,
¶mThen there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest.
And Jesus, nperceiving the thought of their heart, took oa child, and set him by him,
And said unto them, pWhosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: qfor he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.
¶rAnd John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us.
But he turned, zand rebuked them, and said, Ye know not awhat *manner of spirit ye are of.
Jesus said unto him, gLet the dead bury their dead: hbut go thou and preach the kingdom of God.
And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but ilet me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.