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Luke Chapter 9

Luke 9:1 Then He called His twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases.

Luke 9:2 And He sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.

Luke 9:3 For He said to them, take nothing for your journey, neither staff, nor bags, neither bread, neither money; neither have an extra tunic.

Luke 9:4 And whatever house you enter into stay there and from there depart.

Luke 9:5 For whoever will not receive you, when you go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.

Luke 9:6 Then they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing everywhere.

Luke 9:7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by Him: and he was perplexed, because it was said of some, that John was risen from the dead;

Luke 9:8 and of some, that Elijah had appeared; and of others, that one of the old prophets was risen again.

Luke 9:9 But Herod said, John have I beheaded: but whom is this, of whom I hear such things? And he wanted to see Him.

Luke 9:10 And the apostles, when they had returned, told Him all that they had done. And He took them, and went aside secretly into a deserted place belonging to the city called Bethsaida.

Luke 9:11 So the people, when they knew it, followed Him: and He received them, and spoke to them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing.

Luke 9:12 When the day began to wear away then came the twelve, and said to Him, Send the multitude away, that they may go into the towns and surrounding country, and sleep, and get provisions: for we are here in a deserted place.

Luke 9:13 But He said to them, give them something to eat. And they said, we have no more but five loaves and two fishes; unless we should go and buy food for all these people.

Luke 9:14 For they were about five thousand men. And He said to His disciples, make them sit down in groups of fifties.

Luke 9:15 And they did so and made them all sit down.

Luke 9:16 Then He took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, He blessed them, and broke, and gave to the disciples to place before the multitude.

Luke 9:17 Then they did eat and were all filled: and twelve baskets of fragments that remained there were taken up by them.

Luke 9:18 And it came to pass, as He was alone praying, His disciples were with Him: and He asked them, saying, who do the people say that I am?

Luke 9:19 They answered and said, John the Baptist; but some say, Elijah; and others say, that one of the old prophets is risen again.

Luke 9:20 He said to them, but who do you say that I am? Peter answered and said, the Christ of God!

Luke 9:21 And He strictly instructed them and commanded them to tell no man that thing;

Luke 9:22 saying, the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.

Luke 9:23 And He said to them all, if anyone will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.

Luke 9:24 For whoever will save his life will lose it: but whoever will lose his life for My sake, the same will save it.

Luke 9:25 For what is a man’s advantage, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?

Luke 9:26 For whoever will be ashamed of Me and of My words, of him will the Son of man be ashamed, when He comes in His glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels.

Luke 9:27 But I tell you truly, there are some standing here, who will not taste death, until they see the kingdom of God!

Luke 9:28 And it came to pass about eight days after these sayings, He led Peter and John and James, and went up to a mountain to pray.

Luke 9:29 And as He prayed, the appearance of His face changed, and His clothing was white and glistening.

Luke 9:30 Now, behold, there talked with Him two men, who were Moses and Elijah:

Luke 9:31 who appeared in glory, and spoke about His death which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.

Luke 9:32 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.

Luke 9:33 And it came to pass, as they departed from Him, Peter said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah: not knowing what he said.

Luke 9:34 While he was speaking, there came a cloud and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud.

Luke 9:35 And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, this is My beloved Son: hear Him!

Luke 9:36 When the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept it a secret, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen.

Luke 9:37 And it came to pass, that on the next day, when they had come down from the hill, many people met Him.

Luke 9:38 Now, behold, a man of the crowd cried out, saying, Master, I beg you, look on my son: for he is my only child.

Luke 9:39 And, look, a spirit takes him, and he suddenly cries out; and it convulses him that he foams again, and bruising him hardly departs from him.

Luke 9:40 And I asked Your disciples to cast him out; and they could not.

Luke 9:41 Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long will I be with you, and tolerate you? Bring your son here.

Luke 9:42 Yet as he was coming, the demon threw him down, and convulsed him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.

Luke 9:43 And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. But while they wondered everyone at all things which Jesus did, He said to His disciples,

Luke 9:44 Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man is about to be delivered into the hands of men.

Luke 9:45 But they understood not this saying, and it was hidden from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask Him about it.

Luke 9:46 Then there arose a reasoning among them, whom of them should be greatest.

Luke 9:47 And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their hearts, led a child, and placed him by Him,

Luke 9:48 and said to them, whoever will receive this child in My name receives Me: and whoever will receive Me receives Him that sent Me: for he that is least among you all, the same will be great.

Luke 9:49 So John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out demons in Your name; and we forbade him, because he follows not with us.

Luke 9:50 But Jesus said to him, forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.

Luke 9:51 And it came to pass, when the time had come that He should be received up, He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem,

Luke 9:52 and sent messengers before His face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for Him.

Luke 9:53 And they did not receive Him, because His face was as though He would go to Jerusalem.

Luke 9:54 When His disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, will You that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, just as Elijah did?

Luke 9:55 But He turned, and rebuked them, and said, you know not what manner of spirit you are of.

Luke 9:56 For the Son of man has not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.

Luke 9:57 Now it happened, that, as they went on the way, someone said to Him, Lord, I will follow You wherever You go.

Luke 9:58 But Jesus said to Him, foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has nowhere to lay His head.

Luke 9:59 Then He said to another, follow me. But he said, Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father.

Luke 9:60 Jesus said to him, let the dead bury their dead: but you go and preach the kingdom of God.

Luke 9:61 Yet another also said, Lord, I will follow You; but let me first go say goodbye to them, who are at home at my house.

Luke 9:62 But Jesus said to him, no man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.