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Luke 9

The Sending of the Twelve Apostles

1 But calling together the twelve he gave to them power and authority over all demons and to be healing diseases, 2 and he sent them to be preaching the kingdom of God and to be healing, 3 and said to them: Be taking nothing to the way, neither staff, nor knapsack, nor loaf, nor silver, nor to have two tunics. 4 And into whose house you enter, there be remaining and from there be departing. 5 And whoever receive you not, departing from that city be shaking off the dust from your feet as [a] witness upon them. 6 But going out they were going through the towns proclaiming and healing everywhere.

Herod's Confusion about Jesus

7 But Herod the tetrarch heard all that came to pass, and he was perplexed, because of what was said by some that John was risen from the dead, 8 by some the Elias was revealed, but by others that one of the ancient prophets had arisen. 9 So Herod said: I [myself] beheaded John; who is this concerning whom I hear such [things]? And he seeking to see him.

The Feeding of the Five Thousand

10 and the apostles having returned related to him what they had done. And taking them along he withdrew privately to [the] city being called Bethsaida. 11 But the crowds having known followed him. And welcoming them he spoke to them concerning the kingdom of God, and those having need of healing he healed. 12 Now the day began to be spent, so the twelve having come said to him: Disperse the crowd, that having proceeded into the surrounding towns and fields they may rest and find provisions, for here are we in [a] wilderness. 13 But he said to them: [you] give to them to eat. But they said: There is not to us more than five loaves and two fish, unless having gone we buy food for all these people. 14 For they were [about] five hundred men. So he said to his disciples: Have them sit in groups of [about] fifty. 15 And thus they did, and all sat.

16 So having taken the five loaves and the two fishes, having looked up to heaven he blessed them and broke them, and was giving [them] to the disciples to set before the crowd. 17 And all ate and were filled. And the surplus of fragments gathered by them was twelve baskets.

Peter's Confession

18 And it came to pass while he was praying alone the disciples were with him, and he asked them saying: Who do the crowds say I am? 19 So answering they said: John the Baptist, others Elia, others that one of the ancient prophets has arisen. 20 So he says to them: But who do you say I am? But Peter answering said: The Christ of God. 21 But rebuking them he commanded [them] to be saying this to no one, 22 saying that: The son of man must suffer many [things] and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes and be killed and on the third day rise.

A Call to Discipleship

23 And he was saying to them: If anyone wish to be coming after me, let1 him renounce2 himself and take his cross and be following me. 24 For whoever wishes to save his psyche-life3 will lose4 it, but whoever loses4 his psyche-life3 because of me, this [one] will save it. 25 For what does it profit [a] man having gained the whole world but having lost4 or forfeited5 himself? 26 For whoever is ashamed of me and [my] words, of this one will the son of man be ashamed, when he comes in his glory and [the glory] of his father and of the holy angels. 27 But truly I say to you, There are some having stood here who will not taste of death until they see the kingdom of God.

The Transfiguration

28 But it came to pass after these words [it was] [about] the eighth day, and taking Peter and John and James he went up to the mountain to pray. 29 And it came to pass while he was praying the visible-form of his face [became] other and his garments shone6 white. 30 And behold two men were talking with him, who were Moses and Elias, 31 who having been seen in glory they were discussing his exit, which he was [about] to be fulfilling in Jerusalem. 32 But Peter and those with him were weighed down with sleep. But having kept awake they saw his glory and that of the two men having stood with him. 33 And it came to pass while they were going away from him, Peter said to Jesus: Master, it is good7 we are here, and let us make three shelters, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elia, not knowing what he says. 34 But while he says these [things a] cloud came to pass and over-shadowed them, and they were made afraid when they entered the cloud. 35 And [a] voice came to pass out of the cloud saying: This is my chosen son, Be hearing him. 36 And when the voice came to pass Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and reported in those days what they had seen to no one.

Healing a Boy with an Unclean Spirit

37 Now it came to pass on the next day when they came down from the mountains there was gathered to him [a] great crowd, 38 and behold [a] man from the crowd cried out saying: Teacher, I ask [of you] to look upon my son, for he is my only-begotten8 , 39 and behold [a] spirit takes him, and suddenly he cried out and convulses him with foam, and he scarcely departs from bruising him. 40 And I requested [of your] disciples that they cast it out, and they were unable. 41 But answering Jesus said: O unbelieving and perverted generation, How long9 will I be with you and endure you? Bring your son here. 42 But when he was bringing him the demon threw him down and convulsed him. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child and returned him to his father. 43 And all were amazed at the majesty of God.

Another Prediction of Jesus's Suffering

So when all were marveling at what [things] he had done he said to his disciples: 44 Place in your ears these words, for the son of man is [about] to be delivered up into the hands of men. 45 But they were not understanding this word, and it was hidden from them in order that they not perceive it, and they were fearing to ask10 him concerning this word.

Concerning the Greatest

46 So [a] dispute came among them, who might be [the] greater among them. 47 But Jesus having known the dispute of their hearts, having taken [a] child he set him among them, 48 and said to them: Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives the [one] having sent me, for the [one] being least among you, this [one] is great.

On the Right Side

49 But answering John said: Master, we know someone casting out demons in your name, and we were forbidding him, because he does not follow us. 50 But Jesus said to him: Be not forbidding [him]; for whoever is not against us is for us.

Rejection in Samaria

51 Now it came to pass when the days of his death were fulfilled he set his face to be proceeding to Jerusalem, 52 and he sent messengers before his face. And having proceeded they went to [the] village of the Samaritans, in order to prepare him. 53 And they did not receive him, for his face was proceeding to Jerusalem. 54 But when James and John saw they said: Lord, do you wish we call fire down from heaven and consume them 11? 55 And having turned he rebuked them12 . 56 And they proceeded to another village.

Challenging Professed Followers

57 And when they were proceeding in the road someone said to him: I will follow you wherever you depart. 58 And Jesus said to him: The foxes have holes and the birds of heaven nest, but the son of man has nowhere to lay his head. 59 So he said to another: Be following me. But he said: Allow me first to depart to bury my father. 60 But he said to him: Let1 the dead bury their own dead, but you having departed proclaim the kingdom of God. 61 But another said to him: I will follow you Lord, but first allow me to take leave of my household. 62 But Jesus said to him: No one having set his hand to the plow and looking back is suitable for the kingdom of God.


2or "deny"

3from PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. Animals have PSYCHEs as well as humans. Contrast ZOE (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected.

4APOLLUMI (απoλλυμι) To lose something that one previously possessed. Can also mean `ruin' or `destroy'—see Rev.9:11 where the angel of the Abyss is named `Apollyon' (same root word).

5ZEMIOO "zeh-mi-AW-oh" (ζημιoω) to suffer the loss of something which one has previously possessed, with the emphasis on the hardship that this causes.

6or "flashed"

7or "beautiful"

8MONOGENES `mah-noh-gen-AYS" (μoνγενεης ) Literally `only (MONO) + begotten/birthed (GENES)'. GENNAO "gen-AH-oh" (γενναω) is used of `begetting' by the father, and `birthing' by the mother in the Greek literature in general as well as the Septuagint. Thus it refers to the reproductive process as a whole. GENNAO is also used of the special relationship between a Master and his disciples, where no literal begetting or birthing is involved. Since there isn't really an English word that encompasses the whole reproductive cycle, GENNAO is reluctantly translated as 'born' except in those contexts where it would be strange to the English reader to say 'born of a father' or 'begotten by a mother'. MONOGENES appears in: Luke.7:12, Luke.8:42, Luke.9:38, John.1:14, John.1:18, John.3:16, John.3:18, Heb.11:17, 1John.4:9. Luke only uses MONOGENES to refer to 'an only-child'. But see Heb.11:17 where Isaac is referred to as MONOGENES even though he has an older brother Ishmael. Thus it must also mean 'uniquely-born/begotten' and not strictly 'only-child'.

9or "Until when"

10EROTAO (ερωταω) "Ask", but more polite, not demanding/begging as is AITEO. Both AITEO and EROTAO occur in John.16:26.

11insert "as Elijah did." DW K; txt: p45,75ℵB vg

12"rebuked them" p45,75 ℵBW H; "rebuked them and said: You do not know of what sort of spirit you are. 56 For the son of man did not come to destroy [the] psyche-life3 of men but to save [them]": K