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Mark 9 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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The Transfiguration

(Mat 16:28—17:13; Luk 9:27–36; 2Pe 1:16–18 )
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And Jesus was saying to them, “Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God having come in power.”

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And six days later, Jesus *took with Him Peter and James and John, and *brought them up on a high mountain alone by themselves. And He was transfigured before them;

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:3 - and His garments were shining intensely white, as no launderer on earth can whiten them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:4 - And Elijah appeared to them along with Moses and they were conversing with Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:5 - And Peter answered and *said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three [fn]booths, one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:6 - For he did not know what to answer; for they became terrified.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:7 - Then a cloud [fn]formed, overshadowing them, and a voice [fn]came out of the cloud, “This is My beloved Son, [fn]listen to Him!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:8 - And all at once when they looked around, they saw no one with them anymore, except Jesus alone.
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And as they were coming down from the mountain, He gave them orders not to recount to anyone what they had seen, [fn]until the Son of Man rose from the dead.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:10 - And they [fn]seized upon [fn]that statement, arguing with one another [fn]what rising from the dead meant.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:11 - And they began asking Him, saying, “Why is it that the scribes say that Elijah must come first?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:12 - And He said to them, “Elijah does first come and restore all things. And yet how is it written of the Son of Man that He will suffer many things and be treated with contempt?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:13 - “But I say to you that Elijah has [fn]indeed come, and they did to him whatever they wished, just as it is written of him.”

I Believe, Help My Unbelief

(Mat 17:14–21; Luk 9:37–42 )
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And when they came back to the disciples, they saw a large crowd around them, and scribes arguing with them.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:15 - And immediately, when the entire crowd saw Him, they were amazed. And as they ran up, they were greeting Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:16 - And He asked them, “What are you arguing with them?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:17 - And one of the crowd answered Him, “Teacher, I brought You my son, possessed with a spirit which makes him mute;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:18 - and [fn]whenever it seizes him, it [fn]slams him to the ground and he foams at the mouth, and grinds his teeth and [fn]becomes rigid. I told Your disciples to cast it out, and they could not do it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:19 - And He *answered them and *said, “O unbelieving generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring him to Me!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:20 - And they brought [fn]the boy to Him. When he saw Him, immediately the spirit threw him into a convulsion, and falling to the ground, he began rolling around, foaming at the mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:21 - And He asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:22 - “And it has often thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, take pity on us and help us!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:23 - And Jesus said to him, “‘If You can?’ All things are possible to him who believes.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:24 - Immediately the boy’s father cried out and was saying, “I do believe; help my unbelief.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:25 - Now when Jesus saw that a crowd was [fn]rapidly gathering, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “You mute and deaf spirit, [fn]I command you, come out of him and do not enter him [fn]again.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:26 - And after crying out and throwing him into terrible convulsions, it came out; and the boy became so much like a corpse that most of them said, “He is dead!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:27 - But Jesus took him by the hand and raised him; and he stood up.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:28 - And when He came into the house, His disciples began questioning Him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:29 - And He said to them, “This kind cannot come out by anything but prayer.”

Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection

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From there they went out and were going through Galilee, and He was not wanting anyone to know about it.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:31 - For He was teaching His disciples and telling them, “The Son of Man is to be [fn]delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill Him; and when He has been killed, He will rise again three days later.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:32 - But they [fn]did not understand this statement, and they were afraid to ask Him.
(Mat 18:1–5; Luk 9:46–48 )
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And they came to Capernaum; and when He [fn]was in the house, He began to question them, “What were you discussing on the way?”

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:34 - But they kept silent, for on the way they had discussed with one another which of them was the greatest.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:35 - And sitting down, He called the twelve and *said to them, “If anyone wants to be first, [fn]he shall be last of all and servant of all.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:36 - And taking a child, He set him [fn]before them. And taking him in His arms, He said to them,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:37 - “Whoever receives [fn]one child like this in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me does not receive Me, but Him who sent Me.”

Warnings About Discipleship

(Mat 10:40–42; Luk 9:49, 50 )
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John said to Him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name, and we tried to hinder him because he was not following us.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:39 - But Jesus said, “Do not hinder him, for there is no one who will perform a miracle in My name, and be able soon afterward to speak evil of Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:40 - “For he who is not against us is [fn]for us.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:41 - “For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink in My name because you are of Christ, truly I say to you, he will not lose his reward.
(Mat 18:6–9; Luk 17:1, 2 )
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“And whoever causes one of these [fn]little ones who believe to stumble, it [fn]would be better for him if, with a heavy millstone hung around his neck, he [fn]had been cast into the sea.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:43 - “And if your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life crippled, than, having your two hands, to go into [fn]hell, into the unquenchable fire,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:44 - [fn][and where THEIR WORM DOES NOT DIE, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED.]
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:45 - “And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame, than, having your two feet, to be cast into [fn]hell,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:46 - [fn][and where THEIR WORM DOES NOT DIE, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED.]
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:47 - “And if your eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, than, having two eyes, to be cast into [fn]hell,
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“For everyone will be salted with fire.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:50 - “Salt is good; but if the salt becomes unsalty, with what will you [fn]make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”
LSB Footnotes
Or tents, tabernacles, cf. Lev 23:34-43; Deut 16:13-15; Zech 14:16-19
Or occurred
Or occurred
Or give constant heed
Lit except when
Or kept to themselves
Lit the statement
Lit what was the rising from the dead
Lit also
Or wherever
Or tears him
Or withers away
Lit him
Or running together
Or I Myself command
Or from now on
Or betrayed
Lit were not knowing
Lit had come
Or let him be
Lit in their midst
Lit one of such children
Or on our side
Lit is better for him if a millstone turned by a donkey is hung
Lit has been thrown
Gr Gehenna
vv 44 and 46, which are identical to v 48, are not found in the early mss
Gr Gehenna
See v 44, note 1
Gr Gehenna
Lit season it
See the LSB Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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