And having called together the twelve, he gave them power and authority over all demons, and to heal diseases,
and sent them to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.
And he said to them, Take nothing for the way, neither staff, nor scrip, nor bread, nor money; nor to have two body-coats apiece.
And into whatsoever house ye enter, there abide and thence go forth.
And as many as may not receive you, going forth from that city, shake off even the dust from your feet for a witness against them.
And going forth they passed through the villages, announcing the glad tidings and healing everywhere.
And Herod the tetrarch heard of all the things which were done [by him], and was in perplexity, because it was said by some that John was risen from among [the] dead,
and by some that Elias had appeared, and by others that one of the old prophets had risen again.
And Herod said, John *I* have beheaded, but who is this of whom I hear such things? and he sought to see him.
And the apostles having returned related to him whatever they had done. And he took them and withdrew apart into [a desert place of] a city called Bethsaida.
But the crowds knowing [it] followed him; and he received them and spake to them of the kingdom of God, and cured those that had need of healing.
But the day began to decline, and the twelve came and said to him, Send away the crowd that they may go into the villages around, and [into] the fields, and lodge and find victuals, for here we are in a desert place.
And he said to them, Give *ye them to eat. And they said, We have not more than five loaves and two fishes, unless *we* should go and buy food for all this people;
for they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down in companies by fifties.
And they did so, and made them all sit down.
And taking the five loaves and the two fishes, looking up to heaven he blessed them, and broke and gave to the disciples to set before the crowd.
And they all ate and were filled; and there was taken up of what had remained over and above to them in fragments twelve hand-baskets.
And it came to pass as he was praying alone, his disciples were with him, and he asked them saying, Who do the crowds say that I am?
But they answering said, John the baptist; but others, Elias; and others, that one of the old prophets has risen again.
And he said to them, But *ye*, who do ye say that I am? And Peter answering said, The Christ of God.
But, earnestly charging them, he enjoined [them] to say this to no man,
saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be raised up.
And he said to [them] all, If any one will come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me;
for whosoever shall desire to save his life shall lose it, but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake, *he* shall save it.
For what shall a man profit if he shall have gained the whole world, and have destroyed, or come under the penalty of the loss of himself?
For whosoever shall have been ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of man be ashamed when he shall come in his glory, and [in that] of the Father, and of the holy angels.
But I say unto you of a truth, There are some of those standing here who shall not taste death until they shall have seen the kingdom of God.
And it came to pass after these words, about eight days, that taking Peter and John and James he went up into a mountain to pray.
And as he prayed the fashion of his countenance became different and his raiment white [and] effulgent.
And lo, two men talked with him, who were Moses and Elias,
who, appearing in glory, spoke of his departure which he was about to accomplish in Jerusalem.
But Peter and those with him were oppressed with sleep: but having fully awoke up they saw his glory, and the two men who stood with him.
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 thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias: not knowing what he said.
But as he was saying these things, there came a cloud and overshadowed them, and they feared as they entered into the cloud:
and there was a voice out of the cloud saying, *This* is my beloved Son: hear him.
And as the voice was [heard] Jesus was found alone: and *they* kept silence, and told no one in those days any of the things they had seen.
And it came to pass on the following day, when they came down from the mountain, a great crowd met him.
And lo, a man from the crowd cried out saying, Teacher, I beseech thee look upon my son, for he is mine only child:
and behold, a spirit takes him, and suddenly he cries out, and it tears him with foaming, and with difficulty departs from him after crushing him.
And I besought thy disciples that they might cast him out, and they could not.
And Jesus answering said, O unbelieving and perverted generation, how long shall I be with you and suffer you? Bring hither thy son.
But as he was yet coming, the demon tore him and dragged him all together. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child and gave him back to his father.
And all were astonished at the glorious greatness of God. And as all wondered at all the things which [Jesus] did, he said to his disciples,
Do *ye* let these words sink into your ears. For the Son of man is about to be delivered into men's hands.
But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them that they should not perceive it. And they feared to ask him concerning this saying.
And a reasoning came in amongst them, who should be [the] greatest of them.
And Jesus, seeing the reasoning of their heart, having taken a little child set it by him,
and said to them, Whosoever shall receive this little child in my name receives me, and whosoever shall receive me receives him that sent me. For he who is the least among you all, *he* is great.
And John answering said, Master, we saw some one casting out demons in thy name, and we forbad him, because he follows not with us.
And Jesus said to him, Forbid [him] not, for he that is not against you is for you.
And it came to pass when the days of his receiving up were fulfilled, that *he* stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem.
And he sent messengers before his face. And having gone they entered into a village of the Samaritans that they might make ready for him.
And they did not receive him, because his face was [turned as] going to Jerusalem.
And his disciples James and John seeing [it] said, Lord, wilt thou that we speak [that] fire come down from heaven and consume them, as also Elias did?
But turning he rebuked them [and said, Ye know not of what spirit ye are].
And they went to another village.
And it came to pass as they went in the way, one said to him, I will follow thee wheresoever thou goest, Lord.
And Jesus said to him, The foxes have holes and the birds of the heaven roosting-places, but the Son of man has not where he may lay his head.
And he said to another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, allow me to go first and bury my father.
But Jesus said to him, Suffer the dead to bury their own dead, but do *thou* go and announce the kingdom of God.
And another also said, I will follow thee, Lord, but first allow me to bid adieu to those at my house.
But Jesus said to him, No one having laid his hand on [the] plough and looking back is fit for the kingdom of God.
Now after these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place where he himself was about to come.
And he said to them, The harvest indeed [is] great, but the workmen few; supplicate therefore the Lord of the harvest that he may send out workmen into his harvest.
Go: behold *I* send you forth as lambs in the midst of wolves.
Carry neither purse nor scrip nor sandals, and salute no one on the way.
And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace to this house.
And if a son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it; but if not it shall turn to you again.
And in the same house abide, eating and drinking such things as they have; for the workman is worthy of his hire. Remove not from house to house.
And into whatsoever city ye may enter and they receive you, eat what is set before you,
and heal the sick in it, and say to them, The kingdom of God is come nigh to you.
But into whatsoever city ye may have entered and they do not receive you, go out into its streets and say,
Even the dust of your city, which cleaves to us on the feet, do we shake off against you; but know this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh.
I say to you that it shall be more tolerable for Sodom in that day than for that city.
Woe to thee, Chorazin! woe to thee, Bethsaida! for if the works of power which have taken place in you had taken place in Tyre and Sidon, they had long ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment than for you.
And *thou*, Capernaum, who hast been raised up to heaven, shalt be brought down even to hades.
He that hears you hears me; and he that rejects you rejects me; and he that rejects me rejects him that sent me.
And the seventy returned with joy, saying, Lord, even the demons are subject to us through thy name.
And he said to them, I beheld Satan as lightning falling out of heaven.
Behold, I give you the power of treading upon serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall in anywise injure you.
Yet in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subjected to you, but rejoice that your names are written in the heavens.
In the same hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit and said, I praise thee, Father, Lord of the heaven and of the earth, that thou hast hid these things from wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to babes: yea, Father, for thus has it been well-pleasing in thy sight.
All things have been delivered to me by my Father, and no one knows who the Son is but the Father, and who the Father is but the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son is pleased to reveal [him].
And having turned to the disciples privately he said, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see.
For I say to you that many prophets and kings have desired to see the things which ye behold, and did not see [them]; and to hear the things which ye hear, and did not hear [them].
And behold, a certain lawyer stood up tempting him, and saying, Teacher, having done what, shall I inherit life eternal?
And he said to him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?
But he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thine understanding; and thy neighbour as thyself.
And he said to him, Thou hast answered right: this do and thou shalt live.
But he, desirous of justifying himself, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
And Jesus replying said, A certain man descended from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell into [the hands of] robbers, who also, having stripped him and inflicted wounds, went away leaving him in a half-dead state.
And a certain priest happened to go down that way, and seeing him, passed on on the opposite side;
and in like manner also a Levite, being at the spot, came and looked [at him] and passed on on the opposite side.
But a certain Samaritan journeying came to him, and seeing [him], was moved with compassion,
and came up [to him] and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine; and having put him on his own beast, took him to [the] inn and took care of him.
And on the morrow [as he left], taking out two denarii he gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, Take care of him, and whatsoever thou shalt expend more, *I* will render to thee on my coming back.
Which [now] of these three seems to thee to have been neighbour of him who fell into [the hands of] the robbers?
And he said, He that shewed him mercy. And Jesus said to him, Go, and do *thou* likewise.
And it came to pass as they went that *he* entered into a certain village; and a certain woman, Martha by name, received him into her house.
And she had a sister called Mary, who also, having sat down at the feet of Jesus was listening to his word.
Now Martha was distracted with much serving, and coming up she said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Speak to her therefore that she may help me.
But Jesus answering said to her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things;
but there is need of one, and Mary has chosen the good part, the which shall not be taken from her.