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1 And he said to them, “Truly I say to you, that there are some of those standing here who will never experience death until they see the kingdom of God having come with power.”
The Transfiguration
2And after six days, Jesus took along Peter and James and John, and led them to a high mountain by themselves alone. And he was transfigured before them, 3and his clothing became radiant—extremely white, like no cloth refiner on earth can make so white.#Literally “make white like this” 4And Elijah appeared to them together with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus. 5And Peter answered and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“answered”) has been translated as a finite verb said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good that we are here! And let us make three shelters, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” 6(For he did not know what he should answer, because they were terrified.) 7And a cloud came, overshadowing them, and a voice came from the cloud, “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him!” 8And suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone with them but Jesus alone.
9And as#*Here “as” is supplied as a component of the temporal genitive absolute participle (“were coming down”) they were coming down from the mountain, he ordered them that they should tell no one the things that they had seen, except when the Son of Man had risen from the dead. 10And they kept the matter to themselves, discussing what this rising from the dead meant.#Literally “is” 11And they asked him, saying, “Why do#Literally “what is it that” the scribes say that Elijah must come first?” 12And he said to them, “Elijah indeed does come first and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“does come”) has been translated as a finite verb restores all things. And how is it written concerning the Son of Man that he should suffer many things and be treated with contempt? 13But I tell you that indeed Elijah has come, and they did to him whatever they wanted, just as it is written about him.”
A Demon-possessed Boy Healed
14And when they#*Here “when” is supplied as a component of the participle (“came”) which is understood as temporal came to the disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and scribes arguing with them. 15And immediately the whole crowd, when they#*Here “when” is supplied as a component of the participle (“saw”) which is understood as temporal saw him, were amazed, and ran up to him#*Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“ran up to”) has been translated as a finite verb greeted him. 16And he asked them, “What are you arguing about with them?” 17And one individual from the crowd answered him, “Teacher, I brought to you my son who has a spirit that makes him mute.#Literally “a mute spirit” 18And whenever it seizes him, it throws him down and he foams at the mouth and grinds his#Literally “the”; the Greek article is used here as a possessive pronoun teeth and becomes paralyzed. And I told your disciples that they should expel it, and they were not able to do so.#*The words “to do so” are not in the Greek text but are implied 19And he answered them and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“answered”) has been translated as a finite verb said, “O unbelieving generation! How long#Literally “until when” will I be with you? How long#Literally “until when” must I put up with you? Bring him to me!” 20And they brought him to him. And when he#*Here “when” is supplied as a component of the participle (“saw”) which is understood as temporal saw him, the spirit immediately convulsed him, and falling on the ground, he began to roll around, foaming at the mouth. 21And he asked his father how long it was since this had been happening to him. And he said, “From childhood. 22And often it has thrown him both into fire and into water, in order that it could destroy him. But if you are able to do anything, have compassion on us and#*Here “and” is supplied and the following participle (“have compassion”) has been translated as a finite verb and placed before the verb “help” in keeping with English style help us!” 23But Jesus said to him, “If you are able! All things are possible for the one who believes!” 24Immediately the father of the child cried out and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“cried out”) has been translated as a finite verb said, “I believe! Help my unbelief!” 25Now when#*Here “when” is supplied as a component of the participle (“saw”) which is understood as temporal Jesus saw that a crowd was running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “Mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him, and enter into him no more!” 26And it came out, screaming and convulsing him#*Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation greatly, and he became as if he were dead, so that most of them said, “He has died!” 27But Jesus took hold of his hand and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“took hold of”) has been translated as a finite verb raised him up, and he stood up. 28And after#*Here “after” is supplied as a component of the temporal genitive absolute participle (“had entered”) he had entered into the house, his disciples asked him privately, “Why were we not able to expel it?” 29And he said to them, “This kind can come out by nothing except by prayer.”#Some manuscripts add “and fasting”
Jesus Predicts His Death and Resurrection a Second Time
30And from there they went out and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“went out”) has been translated as a finite verb passed through Galilee. And he did not want anyone to know, 31for he was teaching his disciples and was telling them, “The Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he#*Here “when” is supplied as a component of the participle (“is killed”) which is understood as temporal is killed, after three days he will rise.” 32But they did not understand the statement, and they were afraid to ask him.
The Question About Who Is Greatest
33And they came to Capernaum. And after he#*Here “after” is supplied as a component of the participle (“was”) which is understood as temporal was in the house, he asked them, “What were you discussing on the way?” 34But they were silent, because they had argued with one another on the way about who was greatest. 35And he sat down and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“sat down”) has been translated as a finite verb called the twelve and said to them, “If anyone wants to be first, he will be last of all and servant of all.” 36And he took a young child and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“took”) has been translated as a finite verb had him stand among them.#Literally “in the midst of them” And taking him in his arms, he said to them, 37“Whoever welcomes one of the young children such as these in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me, but the one who sent me.”
Whoever Is Not Against Us Is for Us
38John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone expelling demons in your name, and we tried to prevent him because he was not following us.” 39But Jesus said, “Do not prevent him, because there is no one who does a miracle in my name and will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me. 40For whoever is not against us is for us. 41For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink in my name because you are Christ’s, truly I say to you that he will never lose his reward.
Temptations to Sin
42“And whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it is better for him if instead a large millstone#Literally “a millstone of a donkey” is placed around his neck and he is thrown into the sea. 43And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off! It is better for you to enter into life crippled than, having two hands, to go into hell—into the unquenchable fire!#Most later Greek manuscripts add v. 44 after v. 43, “where their worm does not die and the fire is not extinguished” (identical to v. 48) 45And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off! It is better for you to enter into life lame than, having two feet, to be thrown into hell!#Most later Greek manuscripts add v. 46 after v. 45, “where their worm does not die and the fire is not extinguished” (identical to v. 48) 47And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out! It is better for you to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye than, having two eyes, to be thrown into hell, 48‘where their worm does not die and the fire is not extinguished.’#A quotation from Isa 66:24 49For everyone will be salted with fire. 50Salt is good, but if the salt becomes deprived of its salt content, by what can you make it salty? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”
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