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them, and went aside privately into a desert place, belonging to the city called Bethsaida. 11 And the people, when they knew it, followed him and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them 12 who had need of healing. And when the day began to wear away, the twelve came and said unto him, Send away the multitude, that they may go into the towns and country round about, and lodge, and get victuals: for 13 we are here in a desert place. But he said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they said, We have no more but five loaves and two fishes; except we should go and buy 14 meat for all this people. For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a com15 pany. And they did so, and made them all 16 sit down. Then he took the five loaves and
the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed God, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude. 17 And they did eat, and were all filled and there was taken up of fragments that remained twelve baskets.
And it came to pass, as he was apart praying with his disciples, he asked them, saying, 19 Who do the people say that I am? They answering, said, John the Baptist; but some say, Elijah; and others say, that one of the old pro20 phets is risen again. He said unto them, But who say ye that I am? Peter answering,
That is, he blessed God for them. See Mark, viii. 6.
21 said, The Christ of God.*
And he strictly
charged them, and commanded them to tell no 22 man that thing, saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and chief priests, and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day.
And he said unto them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take 24 up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life, shall lose it: whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the 25 same shall save it. For what is a man profited if he gain the whole world, and be lost 26 himself, or cast away? For whosoever shall be ashamed of me, and of my words, of him will the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in that of his Father, 27 and of the holy angels. But I tell you of a truth, there are some standing here, who shall not taste of death till they see the kingdom of God.t
And it came to pass about eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up to a mountain to pray. 29 And as he prayed, the appearance of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white 30 and glittering. And behold there talked with him two men, who were Moses and Elias : 31 Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jeru
That is, the anointed, the Messiah.
The kingdom of God, or gospel dispensation, was fully established after the ascension of Christ, and of the gifts of the holy Spirit,
32 salem. But Peter, and they that were with him, were heavy with sleep and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two 33 men that stood with him. And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for 34 Elijah not knowing what he said. While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them and they feared as they 35 entered into the cloud. And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my 36 beloved Son: hear him. And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And they kept this secret, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen. And it came to pass, that on the next day, when they were come down from the hill, 38 much people met him. And behold one of the company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech thee look upon my son: for he is mine only 39 child. And lo, a spirit taketh him, and
suddenly he crieth out, and is convulsed and foameth; and bruising him, hardly departeth 40 from him. And I besought thy disciples to 41 cast him out; and they could not. And Jesus answering, said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and 42 suffer you? Bring thy son hither. And as he was coming, the demon threw him down, and he was convulsed. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.
And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. But while they wondered every one at all things which Jesus did, he said 44 unto his disciples, Let these words sink down into your ears for the Son of man shall be 45 delivered into the hands of men. But they understood not, and it was hidden from them, that they perceived it not and they feared to inquire of him as to that declaration.
46 Then there was a dispute among them, 47 which of them should be greatest.* And Jesus, perceiving the thoughts of their heart, 48 took a child, and set him by him; and said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name, receiveth me; and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth him that sent me : for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.
And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out demons in thy name; and we forbade him, because he followeth not us. 50 And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not, for he that is not against us, is for us.
Now when the time was fulfilled, that he should be received up, he resolutely set his 52 face to go to Jerusalem; and sent messengers before him; and as they went, they entered into a village of the Samaritans to make ready 53 for him. But they did not receive him, because his object was to go to Jerusalem. 54 And when his disciples, James and John, saw
The disciples still had worldly and ambitious views.
this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and 55 consume them, even as Elijah did? But he turned and rebuked them, saying, Ye know 56 not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. Then they went to another village.
And it came to pass, as they were on the road, some one said unto him, Lord, I will follow 58 thee whithersoever thou goest. And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath 59 not where to lay his head. And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer 60 me first to go and bury my father. Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead but go thou and preach the kingdom of God. 61 And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them adicu who 62 are at home at my bouse. And Jesus said unto him, No man having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
AFTER these things, the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before him into every city, and place, 2 whither he himself would go. And he said unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labor