Luke 9 ©
Christ sendeth his apostles to work miracles and preach the gospel. Herod desireth to see him. The apostles return: Christ feedeth five thousand men with five loaves and two fishes. The different opinions concerning Christ; Peter's confession of him: Christ foretelleth his own death and resurrection: he sheweth his followers the necessity of self-denial, and that they must not be ashamed of owning his gospel: he is transfigured: healeth a demoniac: again foresheweth his sufferings: checketh the ambitious disputes of his disciples: will not have them forbid any one to work miracles in his name: reproveth the fiery zeal of James and John against the Samaritans who would not receive him: and proposeth terms to three persons who offer to follow 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.
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.
And Jesus answering said, O ffaithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and suffer you? gBring thy son hither.
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.