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1And having called His twelve taught ones together, He gave them power and authority over all demons, and to heal diseases.
2And He sent them to proclaim the reign of Elohim and to heal the sick.
3And He said to them, “Take no matter at all for the journey, neither staffs nor bag nor bread nor money – neither have two undergarments.
4“And whatever house you enter, stay there, and go out from there.
5“And as for those who do not receive you, when you go out of that city, shake off the dust from your feet as a witness against them.”
6And going out they went through the villages, bringing the Good News and healing everywhere.
7And Herodes the district ruler heard of all that was done by Him, and was perplexed, because it was said by some that Yoḥanan had been raised from the dead,
8and by some that Ěliyahu had appeared, and by others that one of the old prophets has risen up.
9And Herodes said, “Yoḥanan I have beheaded, but who is this of whom I hear such reports?” And he was seeking to see Him.
10And the emissaries, when they had returned, related to Him all that they had done. And He took them and they withdrew by themselves to a city called Bĕyth Tsaiḏa.
11And when the crowds knew it, they followed Him. And having received them, He was speaking to them about the reign of Elohim, and healed those who had need of healing.
12And as the day began to decline, the twelve came and said to Him, “Send the crowd away, that going into the surrounding villages and country, they might lodge and get food, because here we are in a lonely place.”
13But He said to them, “You give them to eat.” And they said, “We have no more than five loaves and two fishes, unless we go and buy food for all these people.”
14For there were about five thousand men. And He said to His taught ones, “Make them sit down in groups of fifty.”
15And they did so, and made them all sit down.
16And taking the five loaves and the two fishes, having looked up to the heaven, He blessed and broke them, and gave them to the taught ones to set before the crowd.
17So they all ate and were satisfied, and twelve baskets of the broken pieces were picked up by them.
18And it came to be, as He was alone praying, the taught ones were with Him, and He asked them, saying, “Who do the crowds say that I am?”
19And they answering, said, “Yoḥanan the Immerser, but others Ěliyahu, and others say that one of the old prophets has risen up.”
20And He said to them, “And you, who do you say I am?” And Kĕpha answering, said, “The Messiah of Elohim.”
21And strictly warning them, He commanded them to say this to no one,
22saying, “The Son of Aḏam has to suffer much, and to be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and to be killed, and to be raised the third day.”
23And He said to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his stake daily, and follow Me.
24“For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake shall save it.
25“For what is a man profited if he gains all the world, and is himself destroyed or lost?
26“For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Aḏam shall be ashamed when He comes in His esteem, and in His Father’s, and of the set-apart messengers.
27“But truly I say to you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death at all till they see the reign of Elohim:”
28And it came to be, about eight days after these words, taking with Him Kĕpha and Yoḥanan and Ya‛aqoḇ, He went up to the mountain to pray.
29And it came to be, as He prayed, the appearance of His face changed, and His garment dazzling white.
30And see, two men were talking with Him, who were Mosheh and Ěliyahu,#Mk. 9:4.
31who having appeared in esteem, spoke of His death which He was about to complete at Yerushalayim.
32But Kĕpha and those with him were heavy with sleep. And having awakened, they saw His esteem and the two men standing with Him.
33And it came to be, as they were parting from Him, Kĕpha said to יהושע, “Master, it is good for us to be here. And let us make three booths: one for You, and one for Mosheh, and one for Ěliyahu,” not knowing what he said.
34And as he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them. And they were afraid as they entered the cloud.
35And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My Son, the Beloved. Hear Him!”
36And when the voice had spoken, יהושע was found alone. And they were silent, and reported to no one in those days any of what they had seen.
37And it came to be on the next day, when they came down from the mountain, that a large crowd met Him.
38And see, a man from the crowd cried out, saying, “Teacher, I beg You, look at my son, for he is my only child.
39“And see, a spirit seizes him, and he suddenly cries out, and it convulses him, with foaming, and scarcely leaves him, bruising him.
40“And I begged Your taught ones to cast it out, but they were unable.”
41And יהושע answering, said, “O generation, unbelieving and perverse, how long shall I be with you and put up with you? Bring your son here.”
42And as he was still coming, the demon threw him down in convulsions. And יהושע rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and gave him back to his father.
43And they were all amazed at the greatness of Elohim. And while all were marvelling at all that יהושע did, He said to His taught ones,
44“Lay up in your ears these words, for the Son of Aḏam is about to be delivered into the hands of men.”
45But they did not understand this saying, and it was veiled from them so that they did not perceive it. And they were afraid to ask Him about this saying.
46And a reasoning arose among them, who might be the greater of them.
47And יהושע, having seen the reasoning of their heart, took a little child and placed him by His side,
48and said to them, “Whoever receives this little child in My Name receives Me. And whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me. For he who is least among you all, he shall be great.”
49And Yoḥanan answering, said, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in Your Name, and we forbade him because he does not follow with us.”
50But יהושע said to him, “Do not forbid him, for he who is not against us is for us.”
51And it came to be, when the days of His taking up were being completed, even He set His face to go to Yerushalayim,
52and He sent messengers ahead of Him. And they went and entered into a village of the Shomeronites, to prepare for Him.
53And they did not receive Him, because His face was set for the journey to Yerushalayim.
54And His taught ones, Ya‛aqoḇ and Yoḥanan, seeing it said, “Master, do You wish us to command fire to come down from the heaven and destroy them, as also Ěliyahu did?”
55But having turned, He rebuked them and said, “You do not know of what spirit you are,
56for the Son of Aḏam did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them.” And they went on to another village.
57And it came to be, as they journeyed on the way, that someone said to Him, “Master, I shall follow You wherever You go.”
58And יהושע said to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the heaven nests, but the Son of Aḏam has nowhere to lay His head.”
59And He said to another, “Follow Me,” but he said, “Master, let me first go and bury my father.”
60And יהושע said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and announce the reign of Elohim.”
61And another also said, “Master, I shall follow You, but let me first say good-bye to those in my house.”
62But יהושע said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the reign of Elohim.”#Lk. 14:26, John 12:24-26.
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