Mark 8-9 Young’s Literal Translation

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The Feeding of the Four Thousand

8 1  In those days the multitude being very great, and not having what they may eat, Jesus having called near his disciples, saith to them, 2  'I have compassion upon the multitude, because now three days they do continue with me, and they have not what they may eat; 3  and if I shall let them away fasting to their home, they will faint in the way, for certain of them are come from far.' 4  And his disciples answered him, 'Whence shall any one be able these here to feed with bread in a wilderness?' 5  And he was questioning them, 'How many loaves have ye?' and they said, 'Seven.' 6  And he commanded the multitude to sit down upon the ground, and having taken the seven loaves, having given thanks, he brake, and was giving to his disciples that they may set before 'them'; and they did set before the multitude. 7  And they had a few small fishes, and having blessed, he said to set them also before 'them'; 8  and they did eat and were filled, and they took up that which was over of broken pieces—seven baskets; 9  and those eating were about four thousand. And he let them away,

10  and immediately having entered into the boat with his disciples, he came to the parts of Dalmanutha,

The Demand for a Sign

11  and the Pharisees came forth, and began to dispute with him, seeking from him a sign from the heaven, tempting him; 12  and having sighed deeply in his spirit, he saith, 'Why doth this generation seek after a sign? Verily I say to you, no sign shall be given to this generation.' 13  And having left them, having entered again into the boat, he went away to the other side;

The Leaven of the Pharisees

14  and they forgot to take loaves, and except one loaf they had nothing with them in the boat, 15  and he was charging them, saying, 'Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod,' 16  and they were reasoning with one another, saying—'Because we have no loaves.' 17  And Jesus having known, saith to them, 'Why do ye reason, because ye have no loaves? do ye not yet perceive, nor understand, yet have ye your heart hardened? 18  Having eyes, do ye not see? and having ears, do ye not hear? and do ye not remember? 19  When the five loaves I did brake to the five thousand, how many hand-baskets full of broken pieces took ye up?' they say to him, 'Twelve.' 20  'And when the seven to the four thousand, how many hand-baskets full of broken pieces took ye up?' and they said, 'Seven.' 21  And he said to them, 'How do ye not understand?'

A Blind Man Healed at Bethsaida

22  And he cometh to Bethsaida, and they bring to him one blind, and call upon him that he may touch him, 23  and having taken the hand of the blind man, he led him forth without the village, and having spit on his eyes, having put 'his' hands on him, he was questioning him if he doth behold anything: 24  and he, having looked up, said, 'I behold men, as I see trees, walking.' 25  Afterwards again he put 'his' hands on his eyes, and made him look up, and he was restored, and discerned all things clearly, 26  and he sent him away to his house, saying, 'Neither to the village mayest thou go, nor tell 'it' to any in the village.'

Peter's Confession

27  And Jesus went forth, and his disciples, to the villages of Cesarea Philippi, and in the way he was questioning his disciples, saying to them, 'Who do men say me to be?' 28  And they answered, 'John the Baptist, and others Elijah, but others one of the prophets.' 29  And he saith to them, 'And ye—who do ye say me to be?' and Peter answering saith to him, 'Thou art the Christ.' 30  And he strictly charged them that they may tell no one about it,

Jesus Foretells His Death

31  and began to teach them, that 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 after three days to rise again; 32  and openly he was speaking the word. And Peter having taken him aside, began to rebuke him, 33  and he, having turned, and having looked on his disciples, rebuked Peter, saying, 'Get behind me, Adversary, because thou dost not mind the things of God, but the things of men.' 34  And having called near the multitude, with his disciples, he said to them, 'Whoever doth will to come after me—let him disown himself, and take up his cross, and follow me; 35  for whoever may will to save his life shall lose it; and whoever may lose his life for my sake and for the good news' sake, he shall save it; 36  for what shall it profit a man, if he may gain the whole world, and forfeit his life? 37  Or what shall a man give as an exchange for his life? 38  for whoever may be ashamed of me, and of my words, in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man also shall be ashamed of him, when he may come in the glory of his Father, with the holy messengers.'

9 1  And he said to them, 'Verily I say to you, That there are certain of those standing here, who may not taste of death till they see the reign of God having come in power.'

The Transfiguration

2  And after six days doth Jesus take Peter, and James, and John, and bringeth them up to a high mount by themselves, alone, and he was transfigured before them, 3  and his garments became glittering, white exceedingly, as snow, so as a fuller upon the earth is not able to whiten 'them'. 4  And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus. 5  And Peter answering saith to Jesus, 'Rabbi, it is good to us to be here; and we may make three booths, for thee one, and for Moses one, and for Elijah one:' 6  for he was not knowing what he might say, for they were greatly afraid. 7  And there came a cloud overshadowing them, and there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, 'This is My Son—the Beloved, hear ye him;' 8  and suddenly, having looked around, they saw no one any more, but Jesus only with themselves. 9  And as they are coming down from the mount, he charged them that they may declare to no one the things that they saw, except when the Son of Man may rise out of the dead; 10  and the thing they kept to themselves, questioning together what the rising out of the dead is. 11  And they were questioning him, saying, that the scribes say that Elijah it behoveth to come first. 12  And he answering said to them, 'Elijah indeed, having come first, doth restore all things; and how hath it been written concerning the Son of Man, that many things he may suffer, and be set at nought? 13  But I say to you, That also Elijah hath come, and they did to him what they willed, as it hath been written of him.'

Jesus Heals a Boy with an Unclean Spirit

14  And having come unto the disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and scribes questioning with them, 15  and immediately, all the multitude having seen him, were amazed, and running near, were saluting him. 16  And he questioned the scribes, 'What dispute ye with them?' 17  and one out of the multitude answering said, 'Teacher, I brought my son unto thee, having a dumb spirit; 18  and wherever it doth seize him, it doth tear him, and he foameth, and gnasheth his teeth, and pineth away; and I spake to thy disciples that they may cast it out, and they were not able.' 19  And he answering him, said, 'O generation unbelieving, till when shall I be with you? till when shall I suffer you? bring him unto me;' 20  and they brought him unto him, and he having seen him, immediately the spirit tare him, and he, having fallen upon the earth, was wallowing—foaming. 21  And he questioned his father, 'How long time is it since this came to him?' and he said, 'From childhood, 22  and many times also it cast him into fire, and into water, that it might destroy him; but if thou art able to do anything, help us, having compassion on us.' 23  And Jesus said to him, 'If thou art able to believe! all things are possible to the one that is believing;' 24  and immediately the father of the child, having cried out, with tears said, 'I believe, sir; be helping mine unbelief.' 25  Jesus having seen that a multitude doth run together, rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, 'Spirit—dumb and deaf—I charge thee, come forth out of him, and no more thou mayest enter into him;' 26  and having cried, and rent him much, it came forth, and he became as dead, so that many said that he was dead, 27  but Jesus, having taken him by the hand, lifted him up, and he arose. 28  And he having come into the house, his disciples were questioning him by himself—'Why were we not able to cast it forth?' 29  And he said to them, 'This kind is able to come forth with nothing except with prayer and fasting.'

Jesus Again Foretells His Death

30  And having gone forth thence, they were passing through Galilee, and he did not wish that any may know, 31  for he was teaching his disciples, and he said to them, 'The Son of Man is being delivered to the hands of men, and they shall kill him, and having been killed the third day he shall rise,' 32  but they were not understanding the saying, and they were afraid to question him.

Who Is the Greatest?

33  And he came to Capernaum, and being in the house, he was questioning them, 'What were ye reasoning in the way among yourselves?' 34  and they were silent, for with one another they did reason in the way who is greater; 35  and having sat down he called the twelve, and he saith to them, 'If any doth will to be first, he shall be last of all, and minister of all.' 36  And having taken a child, he set him in the midst of them, and having taken him in his arms, said to them, 37  'Whoever may receive one of such children in my name, doth receive me, and whoever may receive me, doth not receive me, but Him who sent me.'

He That Is Not against Us Is for Us

38  And John did answer him, saying, 'Teacher, we saw a certain one in thy name casting out demons, who doth not follow us, and we forbade him, because he doth not follow us.' 39  And Jesus said, 'Forbid him not, for there is no one who shall do a mighty work in my name, and shall be able readily to speak evil of me: 40  for he who is not against us is for us;

41  for whoever may give you to drink a cup of water in my name, because ye are Christ's, verily I say to you, he may not lose his reward;

Temptations to Sin

42  and whoever may cause to stumble one of the little ones believing in me, better is it for him if a millstone is hanged about his neck, and he hath been cast into the sea. 43  'And if thy hand may cause thee to stumble, cut it off; it is better for thee maimed to enter into the life, than having the two hands, to go away to the gehenna, to the fire—the unquenchable— 44  where there worm is not dying, and the fire is not being quenched. 45  'And if thy foot may cause thee to stumble, cut it off; it is better for thee to enter into the life lame, than having the two feet to be cast to the gehenna, to the fire—the unquenchable— 46  where there worm is not dying, and the fire is not being quenched. 47  And if thine eye may cause thee to stumble, cast it out; it is better for thee one-eyed to enter into the reign of God, than having two eyes, to be cast to the gehenna of the fire— 48  where their worm is not dying, and the fire is not being quenched; 49  for every one with fire shall be salted, and every sacrifice with salt shall be salted. 50  The salt 'is' good, but if the salt may become saltless, in what will ye season 'it'? Have in yourselves salt, and have peace in one another.'

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