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Mark 9 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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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 when it has come with power.”

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

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:3 - and His garments became radiant and exceedingly 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 talking with Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:5 - Peter responded and *said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good that we are here; let’s make three [fn]tabernacles, one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:6 - For he did not know how to reply; 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 suddenly they looked around and saw no one with them anymore, except Jesus alone.
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As they were coming down from the mountain, He gave them orders not to relate to anyone what they had seen, [fn]until the Son of Man rose from the dead.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:10 - They [fn]seized upon [fn]that statement, discussing with one another [fn]what rising from the dead meant.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:11 - And they asked 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 come first and he restores 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 wanted, just as it is written of him.”

All Things Possible

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

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:15 - Immediately, when the entire crowd saw Him, they were amazed and began running up to greet Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:16 - And He asked them, “What are you disputing with them?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:17 - And one person from the crowd answered Him, “Teacher, I brought You my son, because he has a spirit that makes him unable to speak;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:18 - and [fn]whenever it seizes him, it slams him to the ground, and he foams at the mouth and grinds his teeth and becomes stiff. And I told Your disciples so that they would cast it out, but 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, the spirit immediately threw him into convulsions, and falling to the ground, he began rolling around and 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 - “It has often thrown him both into the fire and into the water to kill him. But if You can do anything, take pity on us and help us!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:23 - But Jesus said to him, “‘If You can’? All things are possible for the one who believes.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:24 - Immediately the boy’s father cried out and said, “I do believe; help my unbelief!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:25 - When Jesus saw that a crowd was [fn]rapidly gathering, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “You mute and deaf spirit, I [fn]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 got up.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:28 - When He came into the house, His disciples began asking Him privately, “Why is it that we could not cast it out?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:29 - And He said to them, “This kind cannot come out by anything except prayer.”

Death and Resurrection Foretold

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And from there they went out and began to go through Galilee, and He did not want 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]handed over to men, and they will kill Him; and when He has been killed, He will rise 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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They came to Capernaum; and when He 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, he shall be last of all and servant of all.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:36 - And He took a child and placed him among them, and taking him in His arms, He said to them,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:37 - “Whoever [fn]receives [fn]one child like this in My name [fn]receives Me; and whoever [fn]receives Me does not [fn]receive Me, but Him who sent Me.”

Dire Warnings

(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 prevent 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 the one who is not against us is [fn]for us.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:41 - “For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink [fn]because of your name as followers of Christ, truly I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward.
(Mat 18:6–9; Luk 17:1, 2 )
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“Whoever causes one of these [fn]little ones who believe in Me to [fn]sin, it is better for him if a heavy millstone is hung around his neck and he [fn]is thrown into the sea.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:43 - “And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life maimed, than, having your two hands, to go into [fn]hell, into the unquenchable fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:45 - “And if your foot is causing you to sin, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life without a foot, than, having your two feet, to be thrown into [fn]hell.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:47 - “And if your eye is causing you to sin, throw it away; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, than, having two eyes, to be thrown into [fn]hell,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:49 - “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.”
NASB20 Footnotes
Or Jacob
I.e., visibly changed
Or sacred tents
Lit occurred
Lit occurred
Or give constant heed
Lit except when
Or kept to themselves
Lit the word
Lit what was the rising from the dead
Lit even
Or wherever
Lit him
Lit running together
Or Myself command
Or from now on
Or betrayed
Lit were not knowing
Or welcomes
Lit one of such children
Or welcomes
Or welcomes
Or welcome
Or on our side
Lit in a name that you are Christ’s
Or lowly
Or stumble
Lit has been thrown (intensified)
Gr Gehenna
Late mss repeat v 48 here as v 44
Gr Gehenna
Late mss repeat v 48 here as v 46; cf. note 2 v 43
Gr Gehenna
Lit season it
See the NASB20 Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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