Some Women Accompany Jesus
8 1 And it came to pass thereafter, that he was going through every city and village, preaching and proclaiming good news of the reign of God, and the twelve 'are' with him, 2 and certain women, who were healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary who is called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone forth, 3 and Joanna wife of Chuza, steward of Herod, and Susanna, and many others, who were ministering to him from their substance.
The Parable of the Sower
4 And a great multitude having gathered, and those who from city and city were coming unto him, he spake by a simile: 5 'The sower went forth to sow his seed, and in his sowing some indeed fell beside the way, and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the heaven did devour it. 6 'And other fell upon the rock, and having sprung up, it did wither, through not having moisture. 7 'And other fell amidst the thorns, and the thorns having sprung up with it, did choke it. 8 'And other fell upon the good ground, and having sprung up, it made fruit an hundred fold.' These things saying, he was calling, 'He having ears to hear—let him hear.' 9 And his disciples were questioning him, saying, 'What may this simile be?' 10 And he said, 'To you it hath been given to know the secrets of the reign of God, and to the rest in similes; that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand. 11 'And this is the simile: The seed is the word of God, 12 and those beside the way are those hearing, then cometh the Devil, and taketh up the word from their heart, lest having believed, they may be saved. 13 'And those upon the rock: They who, when they may hear, with joy do receive the word, and these have no root, who for a time believe, and in time of temptation fall away. 14 'And that which fell to the thorns: These are they who have heard, and going forth, through anxieties, and riches, and pleasures of life, are choked, and bear not to completion. 15 'And that in the good ground: These are they, who in an upright and good heart, having heard the word, do retain 'it', and bear fruit in continuance.
A Light under a Vessel
16 'And no one having lighted a lamp doth cover it with a vessel, or under a couch doth put 'it'; but upon a lamp-stand he doth put 'it', that those coming in may see the light, 17 for nothing is secret, that shall not become manifest, nor hid, that shall not be known, and become manifest. 18 'See, therefore, how ye hear, for whoever may have, there shall be given to him, and whoever may not have, also what he seemeth to have, shall be taken from him.'
Jesus' Mother and Brethren
19 And there came unto him his mother and brethren, and they were not able to get to him because of the multitude, 20 and it was told him, saying, 'Thy mother and thy brethren do stand without, wishing to see thee;' 21 and he answering said unto them, 'My mother and my brethren! they are those who the word of God are hearing, and doing.'
Jesus Calms a Storm
22 And it came to pass, on one of the days, that he himself went into a boat with his disciples, and he said unto them, 'We may go over to the other side of the lake;' and they set forth, 23 and as they are sailing he fell deeply asleep, and there came down a storm of wind to the lake, and they were filling, and were in peril. 24 And having come near, they awoke him, saying, 'Master, master, we perish;' and he, having arisen, rebuked the wind and the raging of the water, and they ceased, and there came a calm, 25 and he said to them, 'Where is your faith?' and they being afraid did wonder, saying unto one another, 'Who, then, is this, that even the winds he doth command, and the water, and they obey him?'
The Gadarene Demoniac Healed
26 And they sailed down to the region of the Gadarenes, that is over-against Galilee, 27 and he having gone forth upon the land, there met him a certain man, out of the city, who had demons for a long time, and with a garment was not clothed, and in a house was not abiding, but in the tombs, 28 and having seen Jesus, and having cried out, he fell before him, and with a loud voice, said, 'What—to me and to thee, Jesus, Son of God Most High? I beseech thee, mayest thou not afflict me!' 29 For he commanded the unclean spirit to come forth from the man, for many times it had caught him, and he was being bound with chains and fetters—guarded, and breaking asunder the bonds he was driven by the demons to the deserts. 30 And Jesus questioned him, saying, 'What is thy name?' and he said, 'Legion,' (because many demons were entered into him,) 31 and he was calling on him, that he may not command them to go away to the abyss, 32 and there was there a herd of many swine feeding in the mountain, and they were calling on him, that he might suffer them to enter into these, and he suffered them, 33 and the demons having gone forth from the man, did enter into the swine, and the herd rushed down the steep to the lake, and were choked. 34 And those feeding 'them', having seen what was come to pass, fled, and having gone, told 'it' to the city, and to the fields; 35 and they came forth to see what was come to pass, and they came unto Jesus, and found the man sitting, out of whom the demons had gone forth, clothed, and right-minded, at the feet of Jesus, and they were afraid; 36 and those also having seen 'it', told them how the demoniac was saved. 37 And the whole multitude of the region of the Gadarenes round about asked him to go away from them, because with great fear they were pressed, and he having entered into the boat, did turn back. 38 And the man from whom the demons had gone forth was beseeching of him to be with him, and Jesus sent him away, saying, 39 'Turn back to thy house, and tell how great things God did to thee;' and he went away through all the city proclaiming how great things Jesus did to him.
Jairus' Daughter and the Woman Who Touched Jesus' Garment
40 And it came to pass, in the turning back of Jesus, the multitude received him, for they were all looking for him, 41 and lo, there came a man, whose name 'is' Jairus, and he was a chief of the synagogue, and having fallen at the feet of Jesus, was calling on him to come to his house; 42 because he had an only daughter about twelve years 'old', and she was dying. And in his going away, the multitudes were thronging him, 43 and a woman, having an issue of blood for twelve years, who, having spent on physicians all her living, was not able to be healed by any, 44 having come near behind, touched the fringe of his garment, and presently the issue of her blood stood. 45 And Jesus said, 'Who 'is' it that touched me?' and all denying, Peter and those with him said, 'Master, the multitudes press thee, and throng 'thee', and thou dost say, Who 'is' it that touched me!' 46 And Jesus said, 'Some one did touch me, for I knew power having gone forth from me.' 47 And the woman, having seen that she was not hid, trembling, came, and having fallen before him, for what cause she touched him declared to him before all the people, and how she was healed presently; 48 and he said to her, 'Take courage, daughter, thy faith hath saved thee, be going on to peace.' 49 While he is yet speaking, there doth come a certain one from the chief of the synagogue's 'house', saying to him—'Thy daughter hath died, harass not the Teacher;' 50 and Jesus having heard, answered him, saying, 'Be not afraid, only believe, and she shall be saved.' 51 And having come to the house, he suffered no one to go in, except Peter, and James, and John, and the father of the child, and the mother; 52 and they were all weeping, and beating themselves for her, and he said, 'Weep not, she did not die, but doth sleep; 53 and they were deriding him, knowing that she did die; 54 and he having put all forth without, and having taken hold of her hand, called, saying, 'Child, arise;' 55 and her spirit came back, and she arose presently, and he directed that there be given to her to eat; 56 and her parents were amazed, but he charged them to say to no one what was come to pass.
The Mission of the Twelve
9 1 And having called together his twelve disciples, he gave them power and authority over all the demons, and to cure sicknesses, 2 and he sent them to proclaim the reign of God, and to heal the ailing. 3 And he said unto them, 'Take nothing for the way, neither staff, nor scrip, nor bread, nor money; neither have two coats each; 4 and into whatever house ye may enter, there remain, and thence depart; 5 and as many as may not receive you, going forth from that city, even the dust from your feet shake off, for a testimony against them.' 6 And going forth they were going through the several villages, proclaiming good news, and healing everywhere.
The Death of John the Baptist
7 And Herod the tetrarch heard of all the things being done by him, and was perplexed, because it was said by certain, that John hath been raised out of the dead; 8 and by certain, that Elijah did appear, and by others, that a prophet, one of the ancients, was risen; 9 and Herod said, 'John I did behead, but who is this concerning whom I hear such things?' and he was seeking to see him.
The Feeding of the Five Thousand
10 And the apostles having turned back, declared to him how great things they did, and having taken them, he withdrew by himself to a desert place of a city called Bethsaida, 11 and the multitudes having known did follow him, and having received them, he was speaking to them concerning the reign of God, and those having need of service he cured. 12 And the day began to decline, and the twelve having come near, said to him, 'Let away the multitude, that having gone to the villages and the fields round about, they may lodge and may find provision, because here we are in a desert place.' 13 And he said unto them, 'Give ye them to eat;' and they said, 'We have no more than five loaves, and two fishes: except, having gone, we may buy for all this people victuals;' 14 for they were about five thousand men. And he said unto his disciples, 'Cause them to recline in companies, in each fifty;' 15 and they did so, and made all to recline; 16 and having taken the five loaves, and the two fishes, having looked up to the heaven, he blessed them, and brake, and was giving to the disciples to set before the multitude; 17 and they did eat, and were all filled, and there was taken up what was over to them of broken pieces, twelve baskets.
18 And it came to pass, as he is praying alone, the disciples were with him, and he questioned them, saying, 'Who do the multitudes say me to be?' 19 And they answering said, 'John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and others, that a prophet, one of the ancients, was risen;' 20 and he said to them, 'And ye—who do ye say me to be?' and Peter answering said, 'The Christ of God.'
Jesus Foretells His Death
21 And having charged them, he commanded 'them' to say this to no one, 22 saying—'It behoveth the Son of Man to suffer many things, and to be rejected by the elders, and chief priests, and scribes, and to be killed, and the third day to be raised.' 23 And he said unto all, 'If any one doth will to come after me, let him disown himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me; 24 for whoever may will to save his life, shall lose it, and whoever may lose his life for my sake, he shall save it; 25 for what is a man profited, having gained the whole world, and having lost or having forfeited himself? 26 'For whoever may be ashamed of me, and of my words, of this one shall the Son of Man be ashamed, when he may come in his glory, and the Father's, and the holy messengers'; 27 and I say to you, truly, there are certain of those here standing, who shall not taste of death till they may see the reign of God.'
28 And it came to pass, after these words, as it were eight days, that having taken Peter, and John, and James, he went up to the mountain to pray, 29 and it came to pass, in his praying, the appearance of his face became altered, and his garment white—sparkling. 30 And lo, two men were speaking together with him, who were Moses and Elijah, 31 who having appeared in glory, spake of his outgoing that he was about to fulfil in Jerusalem, 32 but Peter and those with him were heavy with sleep, and having waked, they saw his glory, and the two men standing with him. 33 And it came to pass, in their parting from him, Peter said unto Jesus, 'Master, it is good to us to be here; and we may make three booths, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah,' not knowing what he saith: 34 and as he was speaking these things, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them, and they feared in their entering into the cloud, 35 and a voice came out of the cloud saying, 'This is My Son—the Beloved; hear ye him;' 36 and when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone; and they were silent, and declared to no one in those days anything of what they have seen.
Jesus Heals a Boy with an Unclean Spirit
37 And it came to pass on the next day, they having come down from the mount, there met him a great multitude, 38 and lo, a man from the multitude cried out, saying, 'Teacher, I beseech thee, look upon my son, because he is my only begotten; 39 and lo, a spirit doth take him, and suddenly he doth cry out, and it teareth him, with foaming, and it hardly departeth from him, bruising him, 40 and I besought thy disciples that they might cast it out, and they were not able.' 41 And Jesus answering said, 'O generation, unstedfast and perverse, till when shall I be with you, and suffer you? bring near hither thy son;' 42 and as he is yet coming near, the demon rent him, and tore 'him' sore, and Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the youth, and gave him back to his father.
43 And they were all amazed at the greatness of God, and while all are wondering at all things that Jesus did, he said unto his disciples,
Jesus Again Foretells His Death
44 'Lay ye to your ears these words, for the Son of Man is about to be delivered up to the hands of men.' 45 And they were not knowing this saying, and it was veiled from them, that they might not perceive it, and they were afraid to ask him about this saying.
Who Is the Greatest?
46 And there entered a reasoning among them, this, Who may be greater of them? 47 and Jesus having seen the reasoning of their heart, having taken hold of a child, set him beside himself, 48 and said to them, 'Whoever may receive this child in my name, doth receive me, and whoever may receive me, doth receive Him who sent me, for he who is least among you all—he shall be great.'
He That Is Not against Us Is for Us
49 And John answering said, 'Master, we saw a certain one in thy name casting forth the demons, and we forbade him, because he doth not follow with us;' 50 and Jesus said unto him, 'Forbid not, for he who is not against us, is for us.'
Jesus Rebukes James and John
51 And it came to pass, in the completing of the days of his being taken up, that he fixed his face to go on to Jerusalem, 52 and he sent messengers before his face, and having gone on, they went into a village of Samaritans, to make ready for him, 53 and they did not receive him, because his face was going on to Jerusalem. 54 And his disciples James and John having seen, said, 'Sir, wilt thou 'that' we may command fire to come down from the heaven, and to consume them, as also Elijah did?' 55 and having turned, he rebuked them, and said, 'Ye have not known of what spirit ye are; 56 for the Son of Man did not come to destroy men's lives, but to save;' and they went on to another village.
The Would-be Followers of Jesus
57 And it came to pass, as they are going on in the way, a certain one said unto him, 'I will follow thee wherever thou mayest go, sir;' 58 and Jesus said to him, 'The foxes have holes, and the fowls of the heaven places of rest, but the Son of Man hath not where he may recline the head.' 59 And he said unto another, 'Be following me;' and he said, 'Sir, permit me, having gone away, first to bury my father;' 60 and Jesus said to him, 'Suffer the dead to bury their own dead, and thou, having gone away, publish the reign of God.' 61 And another also said, 'I will follow thee, sir, but first permit me to take leave of those in my house;' 62 and Jesus said unto him, 'No one having put his hand on a plough, and looking back, is fit for the reign of God.'