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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
MARK

CHAPTER 9


1 And He said to them, Truly I say to you, there are some of those standing here who shall by no means ataste death until they see the bkingdom of God having come in cpower.


18. Being Transfigured on the Mount
9:2-13


2 1And after six days Jesus atook with Him bPeter and James and John, and brought them up alone into a high mountain privately. And He was 2ctransfigured before them,

3 And His garments became asparkling, exceedingly bwhite, such as no fuller on earth could whiten them.

4 And Elijah with Moses appeared to them, and they were conversing with Jesus.

5 And Peter answered and said to Jesus, aRabbi, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three btents, one for You and one for Moses and one for Elijah.

6 For he did anot know what to answer, for they had become extremely frightened.

7 And a acloud appeared, overshadowing them, and a bvoice came out of the cloud: This is My Son, the cBeloved. dHear Him!

8 And suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone, but Jesus only with them.

9 And as they were acoming down from the mountain, He ordered them 1not to relate to banyone the things which they had seen, except when the Son of Man has crisen from the dead.

10 And they kept the word, discussing among themselves what rising from the dead was.

11 And they asked Him, saying, Why do the scribes say that aElijah must come first?

12 And He said to them, Elijah does indeed come first and arestore all things. And how is it that it is bwritten of the Son of Man that He should csuffer many things and be dcounted as nothing?

13 But I tell you that aElijah has 1indeed come, and they did to him the things that they wished, even as it is written of him.


19. Casting Out a Dumb Spirit
9:14-29


14 And when 1they came to the disciples, 1they saw a great crowd around them, and some 2ascribes disputing with them.

15 And aimmediately, when all the crowd saw Him, they were bamazed, and they ran to Him and greeted Him.

16 And He questioned them, What are you disputing with them?

17 1And aone from the crowd answered Him, bTeacher, I brought to You my son, who has a cdumb spirit;

18 And wherever it seizes him, it 1throws him down, and he foams at the mouth and grinds his teeth; and he is wasting away. And I told Your disciples to acast it out, and they were not able.

19 And He answered them and said, 1O unbelieving generation! How long shall I be awith you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him to Me.

20 And they brought him to Him. And when it saw Him, the spirit aimmediately bconvulsed him greatly, and falling on the earth, he rolled about, foaming at the mouth.

21 And He questioned his father, How long has this been happening to him? And he said, From childhood.

22 And it has often thrown him both into fire and into water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, 1have compassion on us and help us.

23 And Jesus said to him, 1You say, If You can. All things are possible to him who abelieves.

24 aImmediately, crying out, the father of the child said, I believe; bhelp my unbelief!

25 And Jesus, seeing that a crowd was running together toward them, arebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, bDumb and deaf spirit, I order you, 1come out of him and enter into him no more.

26 And after crying out and aconvulsing him terribly, it came out. And he became as though he were dead so that many said that he died.

27 But Jesus 1atook hold of his hand and raised him, and he stood up.

28 And when He entered into the ahouse, His disciples questioned Him privately, Why were we not able to cast it out?

29 And He said to them, This kind cannot come out by any means except 1prayer.


20. Unveiling His Death and Resurrection
the Second Time
9:30-32


30 And they went out from there and passed through aGalilee, and He did not want anyone to know about it,

31 For He was ateaching His disciples. And He said to them, The Son of Man is being delivered into the hands of men, and they will bkill Him; and when He has been killed, after three days He will rise.

32 But they did not aunderstand this saying and were afraid to question Him.


21. Teaching concerning Humility
9:33-37


33 And they came to aCapernaum. And when He was in the house, He bquestioned them, What were you reasoning about on the way?

34 And they were silent, for they had argued with one another on the way about who was agreater.

35 And He sat down and called the twelve and said to them, If anyone wants to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.

36 And He took a alittle child and set him in their midst; and 1taking him into His arms, He said to them,

37 Whoever areceives one of such little children 1because of My name, 2receives Me; and whoever receives Me, receives not Me but Him who sent Me.


22. Teaching concerning Tolerance for Unity
9:38-50

38 aJohn said to Him, Teacher, we saw someone bcasting out demons in Your cname, and we 1forbade him because he does not follow us.

39 But Jesus said, Do 1not forbid him, for there is ano one who will do a work of power in My name and be able soon to speak evil of Me.

40 For 1he who is not against us is for us.

41 For whoever gives 1you a acup of water to drink because you bear the name that you are 2bChrist's, truly I say to you that he shall by no means lose his 3reward.

42 And whoever stumbles one of 1these alittle ones who believe into Me, it is better for him if a 2great millstone is placed around his neck and he is thrown into the sea.

43 And if your 1ahand stumbles you, 2cut it off; it is better for you to enter into 3life maimed than to have two hands and go away into 4Gehenna, into 5unquenchable bfire.

44 See note 144.

45 And if your foot stumbles you, cut it off; it is better for you to enter into life lame than to have two feet and be thrown into 1Gehenna.

46 See note 146.

47 And if your aeye stumbles you, cast it out; it is better for you to enter into the 1bkingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into Gehenna,

48 Where their 1worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.

49 For everyone shall be 1salted with 2fire.

50 1Salt is good, but if the salt becomes 2unsalty, with what will you restore its saltiness? Have salt in yourselves and be at apeace with one another.