Christ sendeth his Apostles to work miracles, and to preach.
Luke 9:1 And, calling together the twelve, he gave them power and authority over all the demons, and to be curing, diseases; Luke 9:2 and sent them forth, to be proclaiming the kingdom of God, and to be healing; Luke 9:3 and said unto themNothing, take ye for the journey,neither staff, nor satchel, nor bread, nor silver, nor to have, two tunics. Luke 9:4 And, into whatsoever house ye enter, there, abide, and, thence, be going forth. Luke 9:5 And, as many soever as shall not welcome you, in going forth from that city, the dust of your feet, shake ye off, for a witness against them. Luke 9:6 And they went forth, and were passing through, along the villages,delivering the glad-message, and effecting cures in every direction.
Herod desireth to see Christ.
Luke 9:7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all the things which were coming to pass, and was utterly at a loss, because of its being said, by some, that, John, had been raised from the dead; Luke 9:8 and, by some, that, Elijah, had appeared; and, by others, that, some prophet of the ancients, had arisen. Luke 9:9 But Herod saidJohn, I myself, beheaded; but, who is this, concerning whom I am hearing such things as these? And he was seeking to see him.
Luke 9:10 And the Apostles, returning, related to him what great things they had done. And, taking them aside, he retired privately, into a city called Bethsaida. Luke 9:11 But, the multitudes, getting to know, followed him; and, giving them welcome, he began speaking unto them concerning the kingdom of God,and, them that had need of cure, he healed, Luke 9:12 And, the day, began to decline; and the twelve, coming near, said to himDismiss the multitude, that, going into the surrounding villages and hamlets, they may lodge, and find provisions; because, here, in a desert place, are we. Luke 9:13 But he said unto themGive, ye, them to eat. They, however, saidWe have not more than five loaves, and two fishes,unless perhaps, we, should go, and buy food, for all this people. Luke 9:14 For there were about five thousand men. And he said unto his disciplesMake them recline, in companies of about fifty each. Luke 9:15 And they did so,and made, one and all, recline. Luke 9:16 And, taking the five loaves, and the two fishes, looking up into heaven, he blessed them, and brake [them] up, and went on giving to the disciples, to set before the multitude;
Christ feedeth five thousand:
Luke 9:17 and they did all eat and were filled. And that which remained over to them, was taken up,of broken pieces, twelve baskets.
enquireth what opinion the world had of him:
Luke 9:18 And, it came to pass, when he was praying in solitude, the disciples, were with him. And he questioned them, sayingWho do the multitudes say that I am? Luke 9:19 And they, answering, said John the Immerser; But some, Elijah, and others, that, some prophet of the ancients, hath arisen. Luke 9:20 And he said to themBut who say, ye, that I am? And, Peter, answering, saidThe Christ of God! Luke 9:21 He, however, sternly admonishing them, gave charge that, unto no one, should they be telling this;
foretelleth his passion:
Luke 9:22 sayingThe Son of Man must needs suffer, many things, and be rejected by the Elders and High priests and Scribes, and be slain,and, on the third day, arise.
proposeth to all the pattern of his patience.
Luke 9:23 And he was saying, unto allIf any one intendeth after me to come, Let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily,and be following me. Luke 9:24 For, whosoever intendeth, his life, to save, shall lose it; but, whosoever shall lose his life for my sake, the same, shall save it? Luke 9:25 For what doth a man profit, who hath gained the whole world, but hath lost, or been made to forfeit, himself? Luke 9:26 For, whosoever shall be ashamed of me, and of my words, of him, the Son of Man, will be ashamed, whensoever he shall come in his glory, and that of the Father, and of the holy messengers. Luke 9:27 But I tell you of a truthThere, are, some of those, here, standing, who shall in nowise taste of death, until they see the kingdom of God.
Luke 9:28 And it came to pass, after these words, about eight days, taking with him Peter and John and James, he went up into the mountain to pray. Luke 9:29 And it came to pass, while he was praying, that, the appearance of his face, was changed, and, his clothing, became white, effulgent. Luke 9:30 And lo! two men, were conversing with him, who, indeed, were Moses and Elijah, Luke 9:31 who, appearing in glory, were speaking as to his departure, which he was about to fulfill in Jerusalem. Luke 9:32 Now, Peter, and they who were with him, had become heavy with sleep; but, waking up, they saw his glory, and the two men who were standing with him. Luke 9:33 And it came to pass, when they were being parted from him, Peter said unto JesusMaster! it is, delightful, for us to be, here: Let us, therefore, make three tents, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah:not knowing what he said. Luke 9:34 Now, while he was saying these things, there came a cloud, and it began to overshadow them,and they were overcome with fear as they entered into the cloud. Luke 9:35 And, a voice, came out of the cloud, sayingThis, is my Son, the Chosen One: Unto him, be hearkening. Luke 9:36 And, when the voice came, there was found, Jesus alone. And they held their peace, and, unto no one, reported they, in those days, any of the things which they had seen.
He healeth the lunatick:
Luke 9:37 And it came to pass, on the next day, when they came down from the mountain, that there met him a great multitude. Luke 9:38 And lo! a man from the multitude, uttered a cry, sayingTeacher! I beg of thee, to look upon my son, because, my only begotten, he is. Luke 9:39 And lo! a spirit, taketh him, and, suddenly, he crieth out,and it convulseth himwith foaming, and with difficulty departeth from him, sorely bruising him. Luke 9:40 And I begged of thy disciples, that they would cast it out, and they could not. Luke 9:41 And, making answer, Jesus saidO faithless and perverted generation! how long shall I be with you, and bear with you? Bring, hither, thy son. Luke 9:42 And, while yet he was coming, the demon tare him, and mangled him. But Jesus rebuked the impure spirit, and healed the boy, and gave him back to his father.
again forewarneth his disciples of his passion:
Luke 9:43 And they were all being struck with astonishment, at the majesty of God. And, while all were marveling at all things which he was doing, he said unto his disciples: Luke 9:44 Lay, ye, up in your ears, these words; for, the Son of Man, is about to be delivered up, into the hands of men. Luke 9:45 But, they, understood not this saying, and it had become veiled from them, that they might not grasp it,and they were afraid to question him, concerning this saying.
Luke 9:46 But there entered a reasoning among them, as to who of them should be greatest. Luke 9:47 And, Jesus, perceiving the reasoning of their heart, taking a child, placed it near himself, Luke 9:48 and said unto themWhosoever shall give welcome unto this child, on my name, unto me, giveth welcome; and, whosoever, unto me, giveth welcome, giveth welcome unto him that sent me forth. For, he who is least among you all, the same, is, great.
Luke 9:49 But John, answering, saidMaster! we saw some one, in thy name, casting out demons,and we forbade him, because he followeth not with us. Luke 9:50 And Jesus said unto himDo not forbid; for, whosoever is not against you, is, for you.
biddeth them to shew mildness towards all, without desire of revenge.
Luke 9:51 And it came to pass, when the days for taking him up were on the point of being fulfilled, even he himself, set, his face, to be journeying unto Jerusalem; Luke 9:52 and he sent messengers before his face,and, taking their journey, they entered into a village of Samaritans, so as to prepare for him. Luke 9:53 And they welcomed him not, because, his face, was for journeying unto Jerusalem. Luke 9:54 And the disciples James and John, seeing it, saidLord! wilt thou, that we bid fire come down from heaven, and destroy them? Luke 9:55 But, turning, he rebuked them. Luke 9:56 And they journeyed into a different village.
Divers would follow him, but upon conditions.
Luke 9:57 And, as they were journeying on the road, one said unto himI will follow thee, whithersoever thou shalt depart. Luke 9:58 And Jesus said unto himthe foxes, have, dens, and, the birds of heaven, nests; but, the Son of Man, hath not where, his head, he may recline. Luke 9:59 And he said unto anotherBe following me! But, he, saidSuffer me, first, to depart, and bury my father. Luke 9:60 And he said unto himLeave, the dead, to bury their own dead; but, thou, departing, be declaring the kingdom of God. Luke 9:61 And, yet another, saidI will follow thee, Lord; But, first, suffer me to bid adieu to them that are in my house. Luke 9:62 But Jesus said [unto him]No one, laying the hand on a plough and looking unto the things behind, is, fit, for the kingdom of God.