Mark 8-9 Darby’s Translation

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The Feeding of the Four Thousand

8 1  In those days, there being again a great crowd, and they having nothing that they could eat, having called his disciples to [him], he says to them, 2  I have compassion on the crowd, because they have stayed with me already three days and they have not anything they can eat, 3  and if I should dismiss them to their home fasting, they will faint on the way; for some of them are come from far. 4  And his disciples answered him, Whence shall one be able to satisfy these with bread here in a desert place? 5  And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven. 6  And he commanded the crowd to sit down on the ground. And having taken the seven loaves, he gave thanks, and broke [them] and gave [them] to his disciples, that they might set [them] before [them]; and they set [them] before the crowd. 7  And they had a few small fishes, and having blessed them, he desired these also to be set before [them]. 8  And they ate and were satisfied. And they took up of fragments that remained seven baskets. 9  And they [that had eaten] were about four thousand; and he sent them away.

10  And immediately going on board ship with his disciples, he came into the parts of Dalmanutha.

The Demand for a Sign

11  And the Pharisees went out and began to dispute against him, seeking from him a sign from heaven, tempting him. 12  And groaning in his spirit, he says, Why does this generation seek a sign? Verily I say unto you, A sign shall in no wise be given to this generation. 13  And he left them, and going again on board ship, went away to the other side.

The Leaven of the Pharisees

14  And they forgot to take bread, and save one loaf, they had not [any] with them in the ship. 15  And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and [of] the leaven of Herod. 16  And they reasoned with one another, [saying], It is because we have no bread. 17  And Jesus knowing [it], says to them, Why reason ye because ye have no bread? Do ye not yet perceive nor understand? Have ye your heart [yet] hardened? 18  Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember? 19  When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many hand-baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say to him, Twelve. 20  And when the seven for the four thousand, the filling of how many baskets of fragments took ye up? And they said, Seven. 21  And he said to them, How do ye not yet understand?

A Blind Man Healed at Bethsaida

22  And he comes to Bethsaida; and they bring him a blind man, and beseech him that he might touch him. 23  And taking hold of the hand of the blind man he led him forth out of the village, and having spit upon his eyes, he laid his hands upon him, and asked him if he beheld anything. 24  And having looked up, he said, I behold men, for I see [them], as trees, walking. 25  Then he laid his hands again upon his eyes, and he saw distinctly, and was restored and saw all things clearly. 26  And he sent him to his house, saying, Neither enter into the village, nor tell [it] to any one in the village.

Peter's Confession

27  And Jesus went forth and his disciples, into the villages of Caesarea-Philippi. And by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Who do men say that I am? 28  And they answered him, saying, John the baptist; and others, Elias; but others, One of the prophets. 29  And he asked them, But ye, who do ye say that I am? And Peter answering says to him, Thou art the Christ. 30  And he charged them straitly, in order that they should tell no man about him.

Jesus Foretells His Death

31  And he began to teach them that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and of the chief priests and of the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise [again]. 32  And he spoke the thing openly. And Peter, taking him to [him], began to rebuke him. 33  But he, turning round and seeing his disciples, rebuked Peter, saying, Get away behind me, Satan, for thy mind is not on the things that are of God, but on the things that are of men. 34  And having called the crowd with his disciples, he said to them, Whoever desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me. 35  For whosoever shall desire to save his life shall lose it, but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's shall save it. 36  For what shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his soul? 37  for what should a man give in exchange for his soul? 38  For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him shall the Son of man also be ashamed when he shall come in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

9 1  And he said to them, Verily I say unto you, There are some of those standing here that shall not taste death until they shall have seen the kingdom of God come in power.

The Transfiguration

2  And after six days Jesus takes with [him] Peter and James and John, and takes them up on a high mountain by themselves apart. And he was transfigured before them: 3  and his garments became shining, exceeding white [as snow], such as fuller on earth could not whiten [them]. 4  And there appeared to them Elias with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus. 5  And Peter answering says to Jesus, Rabbi, it is good that we should be here; and let us make three tabernacles, for thee one, and for Moses one, and for Elias one. 6  For he knew not what he should say, for they were filled with fear. 7  And there came a cloud overshadowing them, and there came a voice out of the cloud, This is my beloved Son: hear him. 8  And suddenly having looked around, they no longer saw any one, but Jesus alone with themselves. 9  And as they descended from the mountain, he charged them that they should relate to no one what they had seen, unless when the Son of man should be risen from among [the] dead. 10  And they kept that saying, questioning among themselves, what rising from among [the] dead was. 11  And they asked him saying, Why do the scribes say that Elias must first have come? 12  And he answering said to them, Elias indeed, having first come, restores all things; and how is it written of the Son of man that he must suffer much, and be set at nought: 13  but I say unto you that Elias also is come, and they have done to him whatever they would, as it is written of him.

Jesus Heals a Boy with an Unclean Spirit

14  And when he came to the disciples he saw a great crowd around them, and scribes disputing against them. 15  And immediately all the crowd seeing him were amazed, and running to [him], saluted him. 16  And he asked them, What do ye question with them about? 17  And one out of the crowd answered him, Teacher, I brought to thee my son, who has a dumb spirit; 18  and wheresoever it seizes him it tears him, and he foams and gnashes his teeth, and he is withering away. And I spoke to thy disciples, that they might cast him out, and they could not. 19  But he answering them says, O unbelieving generation! how long shall I be with you? how long shall I bear with you? bring him to me. 20  And they brought him to him. And seeing him the spirit immediately tore him; and falling upon the earth he rolled foaming. 21  And he asked his father, How long a time is it that it has been like this with him? And he said, From childhood; 22  and often it has cast him both into fire and into waters that it might destroy him: but if thou couldst [do] anything, be moved with pity on us, and help us. 23  And Jesus said to him, The 'if thou couldst' is [if thou couldst] believe: all things are possible to him that believes. 24  And immediately the father of the young child crying out said [with tears], I believe, help mine unbelief. 25  But Jesus, seeing that [the] crowd was running up together, rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I command thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him. 26  And having cried out and torn [him] much, he came out; and he became as if dead, so that the most said, He is dead. 27  But Jesus, having taken hold of him by the hand, lifted him up, and he arose. 28  And when he was entered into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Wherefore could not we cast him out? 29  And he said to them, This kind can go out by nothing but by prayer and fasting.

Jesus Again Foretells His Death

30  And going forth from thence they went through Galilee; and he would not that any one knew it; 31  for he taught his disciples and said to them, The Son of man is delivered into men's hands, and they shall kill him; and having been killed, after three days he shall rise again. 32  But they understood not the saying, and feared to ask him.

Who Is the Greatest?

33  And he came to Capernaum, and being in the house, he asked them, Of what were ye reasoning by the way? 34  And they remained silent, for by the way they had been reasoning with one another who [was] greatest. 35  And sitting down he called the twelve; and he says to them, If any one would be first, he shall be last of all, and minister of all. 36  And taking a little child he set it in their midst, and having taken it in his arms he said to them, 37  Whosoever shall receive one of such little children in my name, receives me; and whosoever shall receive me, does not receive me, but him who sent me.

He That Is Not against Us Is for Us

38  And John answered him saying, Teacher, we saw some one casting out demons in thy name, who does not follow us, and we forbad him, because he does not follow us. 39  But Jesus said, Forbid him not; for there is no one who shall do a miracle in my name, and be able soon [after] to speak ill of me; 40  for he who is not against us is for us.

41  For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in [my] name, because ye are Christ's, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

Temptations to Sin

42  And whosoever shall be a snare to one of the little ones who believe [in me], it were better for him if a millstone were hung about his neck, and he cast into the sea. 43  And if thy hand serve as a snare to thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having thy two hands to go away into hell, into the fire unquenchable; 44  [where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched]. 45  And if thy foot serve as a snare to thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life lame, than having thy two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire unquenchable; 46  [where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched]. 47  And if thine eye serve as a snare to thee, cast it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into the hell of fire, 48  where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched. 49  For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt. 50  Salt [is] good, but if the salt is become saltless, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.

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