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.'
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,
and his garments became glittering, white exceedingly, as snow, so as a fuller upon the earth is not able to whiten [them].
And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus.
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:'
for he was not knowing what he might say, for they were greatly afraid.
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;'
and suddenly, having looked around, they saw no one any more, but Jesus only with themselves.
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;
and the thing they kept to themselves, questioning together what the rising out of the dead is.
And they were questioning him, saying, that the scribes say that Elijah it behoveth to come first.
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?
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.'
And having come unto the disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and scribes questioning with them,
and immediately, all the multitude having seen him, were amazed, and running near, were saluting him.
And he questioned the scribes, `What dispute ye with them?'
and one out of the multitude answering said, `Teacher, I brought my son unto thee, having a dumb spirit;
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.'
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;'
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.
And he questioned his father, `How long time is it since this came to him?' and he said, `From childhood,
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.'
And Jesus said to him, `If thou art able to believe! all things are possible to the one that is believing;'
and immediately the father of the child, having cried out, with tears said, `I believe, sir; be helping mine unbelief.'
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;'
and having cried, and rent him much, it came forth, and he became as dead, so that many said that he was dead,
but Jesus, having taken him by the hand, lifted him up, and he arose.
And he having come into the house, his disciples were questioning him by himself -- `Why were we not able to cast it forth?'
And he said to them, `This kind is able to come forth with nothing except with prayer and fasting.'
And having gone forth thence, they were passing through Galilee, and he did not wish that any may know,
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,'
but they were not understanding the saying, and they were afraid to question him.
And he came to Capernaum, and being in the house, he was questioning them, `What were ye reasoning in the way among yourselves?'
and they were silent, for with one another they did reason in the way who is greater;
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.'
And having taken a child, he set him in the midst of them, and having taken him in his arms, said to them,
`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.'
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.'
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:
for he who is not against us is for us;
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;
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.
`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 --
where there worm is not dying, and the fire is not being quenched.
`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 --
where there worm is not dying, and the fire is not being quenched.
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 --
where their worm is not dying, and the fire is not being quenched;
for every one with fire shall be salted, and every sacrifice with salt shall be salted.
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.'
And having risen thence, he doth come to the coasts of Judea, through the other side of the Jordan, and again do multitudes come together unto him, and, as he had been accustomed, again he was teaching them.
And the Pharisees, having come near, questioned him, if it is lawful for a husband to put away a wife, tempting him,
and he answering said to them, `What did Moses command you?'
and they said, `Moses suffered to write a bill of divorce, and to put away.'
And Jesus answering said to them, `For the stiffness of your heart he wrote you this command,
but from the beginning of the creation, a male and a female God did make them;
on this account shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife,
and they shall be -- the two -- for one flesh; so that they are no more two, but one flesh;
what therefore God did join together, let not man put asunder.'
And in the house again his disciples of the same thing questioned him,
and he saith to them, `Whoever may put away his wife, and may marry another, doth commit adultery against her;
and if a woman may put away her husband, and is married to another, she committeth adultery.'
And they were bringing to him children, that he might touch them, and the disciples were rebuking those bringing them,
and Jesus having seen, was much displeased, and he said to them, `Suffer the children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the reign of God;
verily I say to you, whoever may not receive the reign of God, as a child -- he may not enter into it;'
and having taken them in his arms, having put [his] hands upon them, he was blessing them.
And as he is going forth into the way, one having run and having kneeled to him, was questioning him, `Good teacher, what may I do, that life age-during I may inherit?'
And Jesus said to him, `Why me dost thou call good? no one [is] good except One -- God;
the commands thou hast known: Thou mayest not commit adultery, Thou mayest do no murder, Thou mayest not steal, Thou mayest not bear false witness, Thou mayest not defraud, Honour thy father and mother.'
And he answering said to him, `Teacher, all these did I keep from my youth.'
And Jesus having looked upon him, did love him, and said to him, `One thing thou dost lack; go away, whatever thou hast -- sell, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven, and come, be following me, having taken up the cross.'
And he -- gloomy at the word -- went away sorrowing, for he was having many possessions.
And Jesus having looked round, saith to his disciples, `How hardly shall they who have riches enter into the reign of God!'
And the disciples were astonished at his words, and Jesus again answering saith to them, `Children, how hard is it to those trusting on the riches to enter into the reign of God!
It is easier for a camel through the eye of the needle to enter, than for a rich man to enter into the reign of God.'
And they were astonished beyond measure, saying unto themselves, `And who is able to be saved?'
And Jesus, having looked upon them, saith, `With men it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.'
And Peter began to say to him, `Lo, we left all, and we followed thee.'
And Jesus answering said, `Verily I say to you, there is no one who left house, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or fields, for my sake, and for the good news',
who may not receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brothers, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and fields, with persecutions, and in the age that is coming, life age-during;
and many first shall be last, and the last first.'
And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was going before them, and they were amazed, and following they were afraid. And having again taken the twelve, he began to tell them the things about to happen to him,
-- `Lo, we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man shall be delivered to the chief priests, and to the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the nations,
and they shall mock him, and scourge him, and spit on him, and kill him, and the third day he shall rise again.'
And there come near to him James and John, the sons of Zebedee, saying, `Teacher, we wish that whatever we may ask for ourselves, thou mayest do for us;'
and he said to them, `What do ye wish me to do for you?'
and they said to him, `Grant to us that, one on thy right hand and one on thy left, we may sit in thy glory;'
and Jesus said to them, `Ye have not known what ye ask; are ye able to drink of the cup that I drink of, and with the baptism that I am baptized with -- to be baptized?'
And they said to him, `We are able;' and Jesus said to them, `Of the cup indeed that I drink of, ye shall drink, and with the baptism that I am baptized with, ye shall be baptized;
but to sit on my right and on my left, is not mine to give, but -- to those for whom it hath been prepared.'
And the ten having heard, began to be much displeased at James and John,
but Jesus having called them near, saith to them, `Ye have known that they who are considered to rule the nations do exercise lordship over them, and their great ones do exercise authority upon them;
but not so shall it be among you; but whoever may will to become great among you, he shall be your minister,
and whoever of you may will to become first, he shall be servant of all;
for even the Son of Man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.'
And they come to Jericho, and as he is going forth from Jericho, with his disciples and a great multitude, a son of Timaeus -- Bartimaeus the blind -- was sitting beside the way begging,
and having heard that it is Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out, and to say, `The Son of David -- Jesus! deal kindly with me;'
and many were rebuking him, that he might keep silent, but the more abundantly he cried out, `Son of David, deal kindly with me.'
And Jesus having stood, he commanded him to be called, and they call the blind man, saying to him, `Take courage, rise, he doth call thee;'
and he, having cast away his garment, having risen, did come unto Jesus.
And answering, Jesus saith to him, `What wilt thou I may do to thee?' and the blind man said to him, `Rabboni, that I may see again;'
and Jesus said to him, `Go, thy faith hath saved thee:' and immediately he saw again, and was following Jesus in the way.
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