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Mark 9 :: New International Version (NIV)

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(Mat 16:28—17:13; Luk 9:27–36; 2Pe 1:16–18 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:1 - And he said to them, “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see that the kingdom of God has come with power.”

The Transfiguration

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:2 - After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:3 - His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:4 - And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:5 - Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:6 - (He did not know what to say, they were so frightened.)
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:7 - Then a cloud appeared and covered them, and a voice came from the cloud: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:8 - Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:9 - As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus gave them orders not to tell anyone what they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from the dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:10 - They kept the matter to themselves, discussing what “rising from the dead” meant.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:11 - And they asked him, “Why do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:12 - Jesus replied, “To be sure, Elijah does come first, and restores all things. Why then is it written that the Son of Man must suffer much and be rejected?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:13 - But I tell you, Elijah has come, and they have done to him everything they wished, just as it is written about him.”

Jesus Heals a Boy Possessed by an Impure Spirit

(Mat 17:14–21; Luk 9:37–42 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:14 - When they came to the other disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and the teachers of the law arguing with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:15 - As soon as all the people saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with wonder and ran to greet him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:16 - “What are you arguing with them about?” he asked.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:17 - A man in the crowd answered, “Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:18 - Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid. I asked your disciples to drive out the spirit, but they could not.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:19 - “You unbelieving generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy to me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:20 - So they brought him. When the spirit saw Jesus, it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion. He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:21 - Jesus asked the boy’s father, “How long has he been like this?” “From childhood,” he answered.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:22 - “It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:23 - “ ‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:24 - Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:25 - When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the impure spirit. “You deaf and mute spirit,” he said, “I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:26 - The spirit shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out. The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, “He’s dead.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:27 - But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:28 - After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:29 - He replied, “This kind can come out only by prayer.[fn]

Jesus Predicts His Death a Second Time

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:30 - They left that place and passed through Galilee. Jesus did not want anyone to know where they were,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:31 - because he was teaching his disciples. He said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men. They will kill him, and after three days he will rise.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:32 - But they did not understand what he meant and were afraid to ask him about it.
(Mat 18:1–5; Luk 9:46–48 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:33 - They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the road?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:34 - But they kept quiet because on the way they had argued about who was the greatest.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:35 - Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:36 - He took a little child whom he placed among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:37 - “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”

Whoever Is Not Against Us Is for Us

(Mat 10:40–42; Luk 9:49, 50 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:38 - “Teacher,” said John, “we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:39 - “Do not stop him,” Jesus said. “For no one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:40 - for whoever is not against us is for us.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:41 - Truly I tell you, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to the Messiah will certainly not lose their reward.

Causing to Stumble

(Mat 18:6–9; Luk 17:1, 2 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:42 - “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:43 - If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:45 - And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:47 - And if your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:48 - where “ ‘the worms that eat them do not die, and the fire is not quenched.’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:49 - Everyone will be salted with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:50 - “Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with each other.”
NIV Footnotes
Some manuscripts prayer and fasting
Some manuscripts include here the words of verse 48.
Some manuscripts include here the words of verse 48.
Isaiah 66:24
BLB Footnotes
Some Greek manuscripts exclude this verse. The NIV related footnote for 9:43 states:
Some manuscripts include here the words of verse 48.  
Some Greek manuscripts exclude this verse. The NIV related footnote for 9:45 states:
Some manuscripts include here the words of verse 48.  

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