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him, with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny

himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. . 35 For whosoever will save his life, shall lose it ;

but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake 36 and the gospel's, the same shall save it. For

what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the 37 whole world, and lose his own soul ? Or

what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? 38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me,

and of my words, in this adulterous and sinful generation ; of him alsó shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father, with the holy angels.

CHAP. IX.

1 AND he said unto them, Verily I say unto

you, that there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with

power. *

And after six days, Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them

up into an high mountain apart by themselves : 3 and he was transfigured before them. And

his raiment became shining, exceeding white as SioW ;

so as no fuller on earth can white hy them. And there appeared unto them Elijah,

with Moses: and they were talking with Je

* Refering to the miraculous gifts conferred on the aposa tles after his resurrectiop.

5 sus.

And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us

make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one 6 for Moses, and one for Elijah. For he knew

not what to say, for they were sore afraid. 7 And there was a cloud that overshadowed

them: and a voice came out of the cloud,

saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him. 8 And suddenly, when they had looked round

about, they saw no man any more, save Jesus 9 only with themselves. And as they came

down from the mountain, he charged them that they should tell no man what things they

had seen till the Son of man were risen from 10 the dead. And they kept that saying with

themselves, questioning one with another what

the rising from the dead should mean. 11 And they asked him, saying, Why do the 12 scribes say that Elijah must first come? And

he answered and said unto them, Elijah verily cometh first, and restoreth all things; and how

it is written of the Son of man, that he must 13 suffer many things, and be set at nought. * But

I say unto you, that Elijah is indeed come, and they have done unto him whatsoever they

chose, as it is written of him. 14 And when he came to his disciples, he saw

a great multitude about them, and the scribes 15 questioning with them. And immediately all

the people, when they beheld him, were greatly amazed, and running to him, saluted him. * He refers to John the Baptist, who came in the spirit of Elijah.

16 And he asked the scribes, What question ye 17 with them? And one of the multitude an.

swered and said, Master, I have brought unto 18 thee my son who hath a dumb spirit :* And

wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him ; and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away ; and I spake to thy disciples,

that they should cast him out, and they could 19 not.

He answered him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you ?

how long shall I suffer you ? bring him unto 20 me.

And they brought him unto him ; and when he saw him, immediately the spirit tare

him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed, 21 foaming. And he asked his father, How long

is it ago since this came unto him? And he 22 said, Of a child. And oft-times it hath cast

him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy

him : but if thou canst do anything, have 23 compassion on us, and help us.

Jesus said unto him, If-thou canst believe, all things are 24 possible to him that believeth. And immedi

ately the father of the child cried out, and said

with tears, Lord, I believe ; help thou mine 25 unbelief. When Jesus saw that the people

came running together, he rebuked the foult spirit, saying unto them, Thou dunib and

deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, 26 and enter no more into him. And the spirit

cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him :

* That is, is dumb. The ehild appears to have been dumb and subject to fits.

+ Unclean or evil.

and he was as one dead ; insomuch that many 27 said, He is dead. But Jesus took him by the 28 hand, and lifted him up ; and he arose. And

when he was come into the house, his disciples

asked him privately, Why could not we cast 29 him.out? And he said unto them, This kind

can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and

fasting 30 And they departed thence, and passed

through Galilee, and he would not that any 31 man should know it. For he taught his dis

ciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall

kill him : and after he is killed, he shall 32 rise the third day. But they understood not

that saying, and were afraid to ask him. 33 And he came to Capernaum : and being in

the house, he asked them, What was it that

ye disputed among yourselves by the way ? 34 But they held their peace : for by the way they

had disputed among themselves, who should 35 be the greatest. And he sat down and called

the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man

desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, 36 and a servant of all. And he took a child and

set hiin in the midst of them, and when he had

taken him in his arms, he said unto them, 37 Whosoever shall receive one of such children

in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me only, but

him that sent me. 38 And John answered him, saying, Master, we

saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us : and we forbad him, because

39 he followeth not us. But Jesus said, Forbid

him not : for there is no man who shall do a

miracle in my name, that can readily speak 40 evil of me. For he that is not against us, is 41 on our part. For whosoever shall give you

a cup of water to drink in my name, because

ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he 42 shall not lose his reward. And whosoever

shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were

hanged about his neck, and he were cast into 43 the sea.

And if thy hand ensnare thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands, to go into

hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched : 44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is 45 not quenched. And if thy foot cause thee to

offend, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet, to be cast into

hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched. 46 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not 47 quenched. And if thine eye cause thee to

offend, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than

having two eyes, to be cast into hell-fire : 48 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not 49 quenched. For every one shall be salted with

fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt. 50 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his salt

ness, wherewith will ye season it ? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.

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