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Luke 9 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Jesus Sends Out the Twelve

(Mat 10:5–15 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:1 - When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out 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 the sick.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:3 - He told them: “Take nothing for the journey—no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra shirt.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:4 - Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:5 - If people do not welcome you, leave their town and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:6 - So they set out and went from village to village, proclaiming the good news and healing people everywhere.
(Mat 14:1–12; Mar 6:14–29 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:7 - Now Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was going on. And he was perplexed because some were saying that John had been raised from the dead,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:8 - others that Elijah had appeared, and still others that one of the prophets of long ago had come back to life.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:9 - But Herod said, “I beheaded John. Who, then, is this I hear such things about?” And he tried 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 - When the apostles returned, they reported to Jesus what they had done. Then he took them with him and they withdrew by themselves to a town called Bethsaida,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:11 - but the crowds learned about it and followed him. He welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed healing.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:12 - Late in the afternoon the Twelve came to him and said, “Send the crowd away so they can go to the surrounding villages and countryside and find food and lodging, because we are in a remote place here.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:13 - He replied, “You give them something to eat.” They answered, “We have only five loaves of bread and two fish—unless we go and buy food for all this crowd.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:14 - (About five thousand men were there.) But he said to his disciples, “Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:15 - The disciples did so, and everyone sat down.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:16 - Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke them. Then he gave them to the disciples to distribute to the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:17 - They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.

Peter Declares That Jesus Is the Messiah

(Mat 16:13–20; Mar 8:27–30 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:18 - Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say I am?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:19 - They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to life.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:20 - “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “God’s Messiah.”

Jesus Predicts His Death

(Mat 16:20–23; Mar 8:30–33 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:21 - Jesus strictly warned them not to tell this to anyone.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:22 - And he said, “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.”
(Mat 16:24–27; Mar 8:34–38 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:23 - Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:24 - For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:25 - What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:26 - Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and in 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 - “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God.”

The Transfiguration

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:28 - About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:29 - As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:30 - Two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:31 - They spoke about his departure,[fn] which he was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:32 - Peter and his companions were very sleepy, but when they became fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:33 - As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to him, “Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” (He did not know what he was saying.)
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:34 - While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and covered them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:35 - A voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:36 - When the voice had spoken, they found that Jesus was alone. The disciples kept this to themselves and did not tell anyone at that time what they had seen.

Jesus Heals a Demon-Possessed Boy

(Mat 17:14–21; Mar 9:14–29 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:37 - The next day, when they came down from the mountain, a large crowd met him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:38 - A man in the crowd called out, “Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only child.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:39 - A spirit seizes him and he suddenly screams; it throws him into convulsions so that he foams at the mouth. It scarcely ever leaves him and is destroying him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:40 - I begged your disciples to drive it out, but they could not.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:41 - “You unbelieving and perverse generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you and put up with you? Bring your son here.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:42 - Even while the boy was coming, the demon threw him to the ground in a convulsion. But Jesus rebuked the impure spirit, healed the boy and gave him back to his father.
(Mat 17:22, 23; Mar 9:30–32 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:43 - And they were all amazed at the greatness of God. While everyone was marveling at all that Jesus did, he said to his disciples,

Jesus Predicts His Death a Second Time

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:44 - “Listen carefully to what I am about to tell you: The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:45 - But they did not understand what this meant. It was hidden from them, so that they did not grasp it, and they were afraid to ask him about it.
(Mat 18:1–5; Mar 9:33–37 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:46 - An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:47 - Jesus, knowing their thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:48 - Then he said to them, “Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For it is the one who is least among you all who is the greatest.”
(Mar 9:38–41 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:49 - “Master,” said John, “we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we tried to stop him, because he is not one of us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:50 - “Do not stop him,” Jesus said, “for whoever is not against you is for you.”

Samaritan Opposition

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:51 - As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:52 - And he sent messengers on ahead, who went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:53 - but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading for Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:54 - When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, “Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them[fn]?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:55 - But Jesus turned and rebuked them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:56 - Then he and his disciples went to another village.

The Cost of Following Jesus

(Mat 8:18–22 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:57 - As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:58 - Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:59 - He said to another man, “Follow me.” But he replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:60 - Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:61 - Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say goodbye to my family.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:62 - Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”
NIV Footnotes
Greek exodos
Some manuscripts them, just as Elijah did

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