And having called together his twelve disciples, he gave them power and authority over all the demons, and to cure sicknesses,
and he sent them to proclaim the reign of God, and to heal the ailing.
And he said unto them, `Take nothing for the way, neither staff, nor scrip, nor bread, nor money; neither have two coats each;
and into whatever house ye may enter, there remain, and thence depart;
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.'
And going forth they were going through the several villages, proclaiming good news, and healing everywhere.
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;
and by certain, that Elijah did appear, and by others, that a prophet, one of the ancients, was risen;
and Herod said, `John I did behead, but who is this concerning whom I hear such things?' and he was seeking to see him.
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,
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.
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.'
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;'
for they were about five thousand men. And he said unto his disciples, `Cause them to recline in companies, in each fifty;'
and they did so, and made all to recline;
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;
and they did eat, and were all filled, and there was taken up what was over to them of broken pieces, twelve baskets.
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?'
And they answering said, `John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and others, that a prophet, one of the ancients, was risen;'
and he said to them, `And ye -- who do ye say me to be?' and Peter answering said, `The Christ of God.'
And having charged them, he commanded [them] to say this to no one,
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.'
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;
for whoever may will to save his life, shall lose it, and whoever may lose his life for my sake, he shall save it;
for what is a man profited, having gained the whole world, and having lost or having forfeited himself?
`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';
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.'
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,
and it came to pass, in his praying, the appearance of his face became altered, and his garment white -- sparkling.
And lo, two men were speaking together with him, who were Moses and Elijah,
who having appeared in glory, spake of his outgoing that he was about to fulfil in Jerusalem,
but Peter and those with him were heavy with sleep, and having waked, they saw his glory, and the two men standing with him.
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:
and as he was speaking these things, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them, and they feared in their entering into the cloud,
and a voice came out of the cloud saying, `This is My Son -- the Beloved; hear ye him;'
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.
And it came to pass on the next day, they having come down from the mount, there met him a great multitude,
and lo, a man from the multitude cried out, saying, `Teacher, I beseech thee, look upon my son, because he is my only begotten;
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,
and I besought thy disciples that they might cast it out, and they were not able.'
And Jesus answering said, `O generation, unstedfast and perverse, till when shall I be with you, and suffer you? bring near hither thy son;'
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.
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,
`Lay ye to your ears these words, for the Son of Man is about to be delivered up to the hands of men.'
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.
And there entered a reasoning among them, this, Who may be greater of them?
and Jesus having seen the reasoning of their heart, having taken hold of a child, set him beside himself,
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.'
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;'
and Jesus said unto him, `Forbid not, for he who is not against us, is for us.'
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,
and he sent messengers before his face, and having gone on, they went into a village of Samaritans, to make ready for him,
and they did not receive him, because his face was going on to Jerusalem.
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?'
and having turned, he rebuked them, and said, `Ye have not known of what spirit ye are;
for the Son of Man did not come to destroy men's lives, but to save;' and they went on to another village.
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;'
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.'
And he said unto another, `Be following me;' and he said, `Sir, permit me, having gone away, first to bury my father;'
and Jesus said to him, `Suffer the dead to bury their own dead, and thou, having gone away, publish the reign of God.'
And another also said, `I will follow thee, sir, but first permit me to take leave of those in my house;'
and Jesus said unto him, `No one having put his hand on a plough, and looking back, is fit for the reign of God.'
And after these things, the Lord did appoint also other seventy, and sent them by twos before his face, to every city and place whither he himself was about to come,
then said he unto them, `The harvest indeed [is] abundant, but the workmen few; beseech ye then the Lord of the harvest, that He may put forth workmen to His harvest.
`Go away; lo, I send you forth as lambs in the midst of wolves;
carry no bag, no scrip, nor sandals; and salute no one on the way;
and into whatever house ye do enter, first say, Peace to this house;
and if indeed there may be there the son of peace, rest on it shall your peace; and if not so, upon you it shall turn back.
`And in that house remain, eating and drinking the things they have, for worthy [is] the workman of his hire; go not from house to house,
and into whatever city ye enter, and they may receive you, eat the things set before you,
and heal the ailing in it, and say to them, The reign of God hath come nigh to you.
`And into whatever city ye do enter, and they may not receive you, having gone forth to its broad places, say,
And the dust that hath cleaved to us, from your city, we do wipe off against you, but this know ye, that the reign of God hath come nigh to you;
and I say to you, that for Sodom in that day it shall be more tolerable than for that city.
`Wo to thee, Chorazin; wo to thee, Bethsaida; for if in Tyre and Sidon had been done the mighty works that were done in you, long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes, they had reformed;
but for Tyre and Sidon it shall be more tolerable in the judgment than for you.
`And thou, Capernaum, which unto the heaven wast exalted, unto hades thou shalt be brought down.
`He who is hearing you, doth hear me; and he who is putting you away, doth put me away; and he who is putting me away, doth put away Him who sent me.'
And the seventy turned back with joy, saying, `Sir, and the demons are being subjected to us in thy name;'
and he said to them, `I was beholding the Adversary, as lightning from the heaven having fallen;
lo, I give to you the authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and on all the power of the enemy, and nothing by any means shall hurt you;
but, in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subjected to you, but rejoice rather that your names were written in the heavens.'
In that hour was Jesus glad in the Spirit, and said, `I do confess to thee, Father, Lord of the heaven and of the earth, that Thou didst hide these things from wise men and understanding, and didst reveal them to babes; yes, Father, because so it became good pleasure before Thee.
`All things were delivered up to me by my Father, and no one doth know who the Son is, except the Father, and who the Father is, except the Son, and he to whom the Son may wish to reveal [Him].'
And having turned unto the disciples, he said, by themselves, `Happy the eyes that are perceiving what ye perceive;
for I say to you, that many prophets and kings did wish to see what ye perceive, and did not see, and to hear what ye hear, and did not hear.'
And lo, a certain lawyer stood up, trying him, and saying, `Teacher, what having done, life age-during shall I inherit?'
And he said unto him, `In the law what hath been written? how dost thou read?'
And he answering said, `Thou shalt love the Lord thy God out of all thy heart, and out of all thy soul, and out of all thy strength, and out of all thy understanding, and thy neighbour as thyself.'
And he said to him, `Rightly thou didst answer; this do, and thou shalt live.'
And he, willing to declare himself righteous, said unto Jesus, `And who is my neighbour?'
and Jesus having taken up [the word], said, `A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, and having stripped him and inflicted blows, they went away, leaving [him] half dead.
`And by a coincidence a certain priest was going down in that way, and having seen him, he passed over on the opposite side;
and in like manner also, a Levite, having been about the place, having come and seen, passed over on the opposite side.
`But a certain Samaritan, journeying, came along him, and having seen him, he was moved with compassion,
and having come near, he bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine, and having lifted him up on his own beast, he brought him to an inn, and was careful of him;
and on the morrow, going forth, taking out two denaries, he gave to the innkeeper, and said to him, Be careful of him, and whatever thou mayest spend more, I, in my coming again, will give back to thee.
`Who, then, of these three, seemeth to thee to have become neighbour of him who fell among the robbers?'
and he said, `He who did the kindness with him,' then Jesus said to him, `Be going on, and thou be doing in like manner.'
And it came to pass, in their going on, that he entered into a certain village, and a certain woman, by name Martha, did receive him into her house,
and she had also a sister, called Mary, who also, having seated herself beside the feet of Jesus, was hearing the word,
and Martha was distracted about much serving, and having stood by him, she said, `Sir, dost thou not care that my sister left me alone to serve? say then to her, that she may partake along with me.'
And Jesus answering said to her, `Martha, Martha, thou art anxious and disquieted about many things,
but of one thing there is need, and Mary the good part did choose, that shall not be taken away from her.'