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Luke 9 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Jesus Sends Out the Twelve Apostles

(Mat 10:5–15 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:1 - And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:2 - and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:3 - And he said to them, “Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not have two tunics.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:4 - And whatever house you enter, stay there, and from there depart.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:5 - And wherever they do not receive you, when you leave that town shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:6 - And they departed and went through the villages, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere.

Herod Is Perplexed by Jesus

(Mat 14:1–12; Mar 6:14–29 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:7 - Now Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was happening, and he was perplexed, because it was said by some that John had been raised from the dead,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:8 - by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the prophets of old had risen.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:9 - Herod said, “John I beheaded, but who is this about whom I hear such things?” And he sought to see him.

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

(Mat 14:13–21; Mar 6:30–44; Jhn 6:1–15 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:10 - On their return the apostles told him all that they had done. And he took them and withdrew apart to a town called Bethsaida.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:11 - When the crowds learned it, they followed him, and he welcomed them and spoke to them of the kingdom of God and cured those who had need of healing.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:12 - Now the day began to wear away, and the twelve came and said to him, “Send the crowd away to go into the surrounding villages and countryside to find lodging and get provisions, for we are here in a desolate place.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:13 - But he said to them, “You give them something to eat.” They said, “We have no more than five loaves and two fish—unless we are to go and buy food for all these people.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:14 - For there were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, “Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:15 - And they did so, and had them all sit down.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:16 - And taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing over them. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:17 - And they all ate and were satisfied. And what was left over was picked up, twelve baskets of broken pieces.

Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ

(Mat 16:13–20; Mar 8:27–30 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:18 - Now it happened that as he was praying alone, the disciples were with him. And he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:19 - And they answered, “John the Baptist. But others say, Elijah, and others, that one of the prophets of old has risen.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:20 - Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” And Peter answered, “The Christ of God.”

Jesus Foretells His Death

(Mat 16:20–23; Mar 8:30–33 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:21 - And he strictly charged and commanded them to tell this to no one,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:22 - saying, “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.”

Take Up Your Cross and Follow Jesus

(Mat 16:24–27; Mar 8:34–38 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:23 - And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:24 - For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:25 - For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:26 - For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.
(Mat 16:28–17:9; Mar 9:2–10; 2Pe 1:16–18 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:27 - But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God.”

The Transfiguration

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:28 - Now about eight days after these sayings he took with him Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:29 - And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became dazzling white.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:30 - And behold, two men were talking with him, Moses and Elijah,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:31 - who appeared in glory and spoke of his departure,[fn] which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:32 - Now Peter and those who were with him were heavy with sleep, but when they became fully awake they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:33 - And as the men were parting from him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah”—not knowing what he said.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:34 - As he was saying these things, a cloud came and overshadowed them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:35 - And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, my Chosen One;[fn] listen to him!”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:36 - And when the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and told no one in those days anything of what they had seen.

Jesus Heals a Boy with an Unclean Spirit

(Mat 17:14–21; Mar 9:14–29 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:37 - On the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a great crowd met him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:38 - And behold, a man from the crowd cried out, “Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only child.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:39 - And behold, a spirit seizes him, and he suddenly cries out. It convulses him so that he foams at the mouth, and shatters him, and will hardly leave him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:40 - And I begged your disciples to cast it out, but they could not.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:41 - Jesus answered, “O faithless and twisted generation, how long am I to be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:42 - While he was coming, the demon threw him to the ground and convulsed him. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit and healed the boy, and gave him back to his father.
(Mat 17:22, 23; Mar 9:30–32 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:43 - And all were astonished at the majesty of God. But while they were all marveling at everything he was doing, Jesus[fn] said to his disciples,

Jesus Again Foretells His Death

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:44 - “Let these words sink into your ears: The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:45 - But they did not understand this saying, and it was concealed from them, so that they might not perceive it. And they were afraid to ask him about this saying.

Who Is the Greatest?

(Mat 18:1–5; Mar 9:33–37 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:46 - An argument arose among them as to which of them was the greatest.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:47 - But Jesus, knowing the reasoning of their hearts, took a child and put him by his side
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:48 - and said to them, “Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me. For he who is least among you all is the one who is great.”

Anyone Not Against Us Is For Us

(Mar 9:38–41 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:49 - John answered, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not follow with us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:50 - But Jesus said to him, “Do not stop him, for the one who is not against you is for you.”

A Samaritan Village Rejects Jesus

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:51 - When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:52 - And he sent messengers ahead of him, who went and entered a village of the Samaritans, to make preparations for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:53 - But the people did not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:54 - And when his disciples James and John saw it, they said, “Lord, do you want us to tell fire to come down from heaven and consume them?”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:55 - But he turned and rebuked them.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:56 - And they went on to another village.

The Cost of Following Jesus

(Mat 8:18–22 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:57 - As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:58 - And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:59 - To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:60 - And Jesus[fn] said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:61 - Yet another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but let me first say farewell to those at my home.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:62 - Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”
ESV Footnotes
Greek chiton, a long garment worn under the cloak next to the skin
Greek exodus
Some manuscripts my Beloved
Greek he
Some manuscripts add as Elijah did
Some manuscripts add And he said, “You do not know what manner of spirit you are of; 56 for the Son of Man came not to destroy people’s lives but to save them”
Greek he

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