Luke 9:1-17 Darby’s Translation

The Mission of the Twelve

9 1  And having called together the twelve, he gave them power and authority over all demons, and to heal diseases, 2  and sent them to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. 3  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. 4  And into whatsoever house ye enter, there abide and thence go forth. 5  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. 6  And going forth they passed through the villages, announcing the glad tidings and healing everywhere.

The Death of John the Baptist

7  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, 8  and by some that Elias had appeared, and by others that one of the old prophets had risen again. 9  And Herod said, John I have beheaded, but who is this of whom I hear such things? and he sought to see him.

The Feeding of the Five Thousand

10  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. 11  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. 12  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. 13  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; 14  for they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down in companies by fifties. 15  And they did so, and made them all sit down. 16  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. 17  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.


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