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Mark 9 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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The Transfiguration

(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 say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see that the kingdom of God has come with power."
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:2 - And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves; and he was transfigured before them,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:3 - and his garments became glistening, intensely white, as no fuller on earth could bleach them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:4 - And there appeared to them Eli'jah with Moses; and they were talking to Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:5 - And Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it is well that we are here; let us make three booths, one for you and one for Moses and one for Eli'jah."
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:6 - For he did not know what to say, for they were exceedingly afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:7 - And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, "This is my beloved Son; listen to him."
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:8 - And suddenly looking around they no longer saw any one with them but Jesus only.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:9 - And as they were coming down the mountain, he charged them to tell no one what they had seen, until the Son of man should have risen from the dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:10 - So they kept the matter to themselves, questioning what the rising from the dead meant.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:11 - And they asked him, "Why do the scribes say that first Eli'jah must come?"
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:12 - And he said to them, "Eli'jah does come first to restore all things; and how is it written of the Son of man, that he should suffer many things and be treated with contempt?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:13 - But I tell you that Eli'jah has come, and they did to him whatever they pleased, as it is written of him."

All Things Possible

(Mat 17:14–21; Luk 9:37–42 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:14 - And when they came to the disciples, they saw a great crowd about them, and scribes arguing with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:15 - And immediately all the crowd, when they saw him, were greatly amazed, and ran up to him and greeted him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:16 - And he asked them, "What are you discussing with them?"
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:17 - And one of the crowd answered him, "Teacher, I brought my son to you, for he has a dumb spirit;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:18 - and wherever it seizes him, it dashes him down; and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid; and I asked your disciples to cast it out, and they were not able."
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:19 - And he answered them, "O faithless generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him to me."
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:20 - And they brought the boy to him; and when the spirit saw him, immediately it convulsed the boy, and he fell on the ground and rolled about, foaming at the mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:21 - And Jesus asked his father, "How long has he had this?" And he said, "From childhood.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:22 - And it has often cast him into the fire and into the water, to destroy him; but if you can do anything, have 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 father of the child cried out and said, "I believe; help my unbelief!"
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:25 - And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, "You dumb and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him, and never enter him again."
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:26 - And after crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like a corpse; so that most of them said, "He is dead."
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:27 - But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:28 - And when he had entered the house, his disciples asked him privately, "Why could we not cast it out?"
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:29 - And he said to them, "This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer."

Death and Resurrection Foretold

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:30 - They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And he would not have any one know it;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:31 - for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, "The Son of man will be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him; and when he is killed, after three days he will rise."
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:32 - But they did not understand the saying, and they were afraid to ask him.
(Mat 18:1–5; Luk 9:46–48 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:33 - And they came to Caper'na-um; and when he was in the house he asked them, "What were you discussing on the way?"
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:34 - But they were silent; for on the way they had discussed with one another who was the greatest.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:35 - And he sat down and called the twelve; and he said to them, "If any one would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all."
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:36 - And he took a child, and put him in the midst of them; and taking him in his arms, he said to them,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:37 - "Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me."

Dire Warnings

(Mat 10:40–42; Luk 9:49, 50 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:38 - John said to him, "Teacher, we saw a man casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he was not following us."
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:39 - But Jesus said, "Do not forbid him; for no one who does a mighty work in my name will be able soon after to speak evil of me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:40 - For he that is not against us is for us.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:41 - For truly, I say to you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ, will by no means lose his reward.
(Mat 18:6–9; Luk 17:1, 2 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:42 - "Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung round his neck and he were 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 with two hands to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:44 - Other ancient authorities insert verse 44, where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:45 - And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame than with two feet to be thrown into hell.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:46 - Other ancient authorities insert verse 46, where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:47 - And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:48 - where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:49 - For every one will be salted with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:50 - Salt is good; but if the salt has lost its saltness, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another."
RSV Footnotes
Other ancient authorities insert verse 44, [where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.]
Other ancient authorities insert verse 46, [where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.]

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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