1 He called the twelve[1] together, and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases. 2 He sent them out to preach[2] the kingdom of God[3] and to heal the sick.[4] 3 He said to them, “Take nothing for your journey—neither staffs,[5] nor wallet,[6] nor bread, nor money; neither have two coats apiece.[7] 4 Into[8] whatever house you enter, stay there, and depart from there. 5 As many as don’t receive you,[9] when you depart from that town,[10] shake off even[11] the dust from your feet for a testimony against them.”

                    6 They departed, and went throughout the villages, preaching the Good News,[12] and healing everywhere. 7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him;[13] and he was very[14] perplexed, because it was said by some that John had risen[15] from the dead, 8 and by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the old prophets had risen again.[16] 9 Herod said, “John I beheaded, but who is this, about whom I hear such things?” He sought to see him. 10 The apostles, when they had returned, told him what things they had done.

                    He took them, and withdrew apart to a deserted place of a[17] town[18] called Bethsaida. 11 But the crowds,[19] perceiving[20] it, followed him. He welcomed them, and spoke to them of the kingdom of God,[21] and he cured those who needed healing. 12 The day began to wear away; and the twelve came and said to him, “Send the crowd[22] away, that they may[23] go into the surrounding villages and farms,[24] and lodge, and get food,[25] for we are here in a deserted[26] place.”

                    13 But he said to them, “You give them something to eat.”

                    They said, “We have no more than five loaves and two fish, unless we should[27] go and buy food for all these people.” 14 For they[28] were about five thousand men.

                    He said to his disciples, “Make[29] them sit down in groups of about fifty each.” 15 They did so, and made[30] them all sit down. 16 He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to the sky,[31] he blessed them,[32] and broke them,[33] and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd.[34] 17 They ate, and were all filled.[35] They gathered[36] up twelve baskets of broken pieces that were left over.

                    18 As he was praying alone, the disciples were with him, and he asked them, “Who do the crowds[37] say that I am?”

                    19 They answered, “‘John the Baptist,’[38] but others say, ‘Elijah,’ and others, that one of the old prophets is risen again.”[39]

                    20 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

                    Peter answered, “The Christ of God.”

                    21 But he warned them,[40] and commanded them to tell this to no one, 22 saying, “The Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be raised up.”[41]

                    23 He said to all, “If anyone desires to[42] come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross,[43] and follow me. 24 For whoever desires to[44] save his life will lose it, but whoever will lose[45] his life for my sake, the same[46] will save it. 25 For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself?[47] 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 the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. 27 But I tell you the truth: There are some of those who stand here, who will in no way taste of death,[48] until they see the kingdom of God.”[49]

                    28 About eight days after these sayings, he took with him Peter, John, and James, and went up onto[50] the mountain to pray. 29 As he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became white and dazzling.[51] 30 Behold, two men were talking with him, who were[52] Moses and Elijah, 31 who appeared in glory, and spoke of his departure,[53] which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.

                    32 Now Peter and those who were with him were heavy with sleep, but when they were fully awake,[54] they saw his glory, and the two men who stood with him. 33 As they[55] were parting from him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us[56] to be here. Let us make three tents: one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah,” not knowing what he said.

                    34 While he said these things, a cloud came and overshadowed them, and they were afraid as they entered into[57] the cloud. 35 A voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my beloved Son.[58] Listen to him!” 36 When the voice came,[59] Jesus was found alone. They were silent, and told no one in those days any of the things which[60] they had seen.

                    37 On the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a great crowd[61] met him. 38 Behold, a man from the crowd called[62] out, saying, “Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only child. 39 Behold, a spirit takes[63] him, he suddenly cries out, and it convulses him so that he foams, and it hardly departs from him, bruising[64] him severely. 40 I begged your disciples to cast it out, and they could not.”

                    41 Jesus answered, “Faithless and perverse[65] generation, how long shall I[66] be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here.”

                    42 While he was still[67] coming, the demon threw him down and convulsed him violently.[68] But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit and healed the boy and gave him back to his father. 43 They were all astonished at the majesty of God.

                    But while all were marveling at all the things[69] which Jesus did, he[70] said to his disciples, 44 “Let these words sink into your ears, for[71] the Son of Man will[72] be delivered up[73] into the hands of men.” 45 But they didn’t understand this saying. It was concealed from them, that they should[74] not perceive it, and they were afraid to ask him about this saying.

                    46 There arose an argument among them about which of them was the greatest. 47 Jesus, perceiving[75] the reasoning of their hearts, took a little child, and set him by his side, 48 and said to them, “Whoever receives this little[76] child in my name receives me. Whoever receives me receives him who sent me. For whoever is least among you all, this one will be great.”[77]

                    49 John answered, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we forbade[78] him, because he does not follow with us.”

                    50 Jesus said to him, “Don’t forbid him, for he who is not against us is for us.”[79]

                    51 It came to pass, when the days were near that he should be taken up, he intently[80] set his face to go to Jerusalem, 52 and sent messengers before his face.[81] They went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, so as to prepare[82] for him. 53 They did not[83] receive him, because he was traveling with[84] his face set towards Jerusalem. 54 When his disciples, James and John, saw this, they said, “Lord, do you want us to command[85] fire to come down from the sky,[86] and destroy them, just as Elijah did?”[87]

                    55 But he turned and rebuked them, “You do not know of what kind of spirit you are.[88] 56 For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them.”[89]

                    They went to another village. 57 As they went on the way,[90] a certain man[91] said to him, “I want to follow you wherever you go, Lord.”[92]

                    58 Jesus said to him, “Foxes[93] have holes, and the birds of the sky[94] have nests, but the Son of Man has no place[95] to lay his head.”

                    59 He said to another, “Follow me!”

                    But he said, “Lord, allow[96] me first to go and bury my father.”

                    60 But Jesus[97] said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead, but[98] you go and announce[99] the kingdom of God.”[100]

                    61 Another also said, “I want to[101] follow you, Lord, but first allow me to say goodbye[102] to those who are at my house.”[103]

                    62 But Jesus said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for kingdom of God.”[104]


[1] TR reads “his twelve disciples” instead of “the twelve”.

[2] ESV: “proclaim”

[3] Replaced “God’s kingdom” w/ESV: “the kingdom of God”

[4] ESV: drops “the sick.”

[5] ESV: “no staff”

[6] ESV: “bag”

[7] ESV: “and do not have two tunics.” ESV footnote: “Greek chiton, a long garment worn under the cloak next to the skin”

[8] ESV: “And”

[9] ESV: “And wherever they do not receive you”

[10] Rep “city” w/ESV: “town.”

[11] ESV: drops “even”

[12] ESV: “gospel”

[13] ESV: “all that was happening”

[14] ESV: drops “very”

[15] ESV: “had been raised”

[16] ESV: drops “again”

[17] ESV: drops “to a deserted place of a”

[18] Rep “city” with ESV “town”

[19] Rep “multitudes” w/ESV: “crowds”

[20] ESV: “learned of it”

[21] Rep. “God’s kingdom” w/ESV: “kingdom of God”

[22] Rep. “multitude” w/ESV: “crowd”

[23] ESV: “to go”

[24] ESV: “countryside”

[25] ESV: “to find lodging and get provisions”

[26] ESV: “desolate”

[27] ESV: “are to”

[28] ESV: “there”

[29] ESV: “Have”

[30] ESV: “had”

[31] ESV: “heaven”

[32] ESV: “and said a blessing over them”

[33] ESV: “Then he broke the loaves”

[34] Rep. “multitude” w/ESV “crowd”

[35] ESV: “satisfied”

[36] ESV: “picked”

[37] Rep “multitudes” w/ESV: “crowds”

[38] Rep “Baptizer” w/ESV: “Baptist”

[39] ESV: drops “again”

[40] ESV: “charged”

[41] ESV: drops “up”

[42] ESV: “would”

[43] ESV, TR, NU add “daily”.

[44] ESV: “would”

[45] ESV: “loses”

[46] ESV: drops “the same”

[47] Rep “his own self” w/ESV: “himself”

[48] ESV: “who will not taste death”

[49] Rep “God’s kingdom” w/ESV: “the kingdom of God.”

[50] ESV: “on”

[51] ESV: “dazzling white”

[52] ESV: drops “who were”

[53] literally, “exodus”; ESV footnote agrees.

[54] ESV: “became fully awake”

[55] ESV: “the men”

[56] ESV: “that”

[57] ESV: drops “into”

[58] ESV: “my Son, my Chosen One”; ESV footnote acknowledges some mss “my Beloved.”

[59] ESV: “had spoken”

[60] ESV: “anything of what”

[61] Rep “multitude” w/ESV: “crowd”

[62] ESV: “cried”

[63] ESV: “seizes”

[64] ESV: “shatters”

[65] ESV: “twisted”

[66] ESV: “am I to”

[67] ESV: drops “still”

[68] ESV: drops “violently”

[69] ESV: “everything”

[70] ESV inserts “Jesus” but in footnote notes that WEB is correct that it is literally “he”

[71] ESV: drops “for”

[72] ESV: “is about to”

[73] ESV: drops “up”

[74] ESV: “might”

[75] ESV: “knowing”

[76] ESV: drops “little”

[77] ESV: “For he who is least among you all is the one who is great.”

[78] ESV: “tried to stop”

[79] ESV: “Do not stop him, for the one who is not against you is for you.”

[80] ESV: drops “intently”

[81] ESV: “ahead of him”

[82] ESV: “to make preparations”

[83] ESV: “The people did not”

[84] ESV: drops “he was traveling with”

[85] ESV: “tell”

[86] ESV: “heaven”

[87] ESV: drops “just as Elijah did” and instead has “and consume them.” ESV in footnotes acknowledges that some mss have “as Elijah did.”

[88] ESV: drops “You don’t know what kind of spirit you are.”

[89] ESV: drops “For the Son of Man didn’t come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them.” This and the portion in the previous verse ESV notes as in some mss.

[90] ESV: “were going along the road”

[91] ESV: “someone”

[92] ESV: “I will follow you wherever you go.”

[93] Dropped “The” per ESV.

[94] ESV: “air”

[95] ESV: “nowhere”

[96] ESV: “let”

[97] ESV: footnotes indicate this is literally he.

[98] ESV: adds “as for”

[99] ESV: “proclaim”

[100] Rep “God’s kingdom” w/ESV: “the kingdom of God”

[101] ESV: “will”

[102] ESV: “farewell”

[103] ESV: drops “who are”, “house” becomes “home.”

[104] Rep “God’s kingdom” w/ESV: “the kingdom of God.”