Mark 9

CLV(i) 1 And He said to them, "Verily, I am saying to you that there are some of those standing here who under no circumstances should be tasting death till they should be perceiving the kingdom of God having come in power." 2 And after six days, Jesus is taking aside Peter and James and John and is bringing them up into a very high mountain, privately, alone. And He was transformed in front of them." 3 And His garments became glistening, very white, as snow, such as no fuller on earth is able thus to whiten." 4 And Elijah, together with Moses, was seen by them, and they were conferring with Jesus." 5 And answering, Peter is saying to Jesus, "Rabbi, it is ideal for us to be here! And we should be making three tabernacles: for Thee one, and for Moses one, and for Elijah one." 6 For he was not aware what he may answer, for they became terrified." 7 And there came a cloud overshadowing them. And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is My Son, the Beloved. Hear Him!" 8 And suddenly, looking about, they no longer perceived anyone, except Jesus only, with themselves." 9 And at their descending from the mountain, He cautions them that they should be relating to no one what they perceived, except whenever the Son of Mankind may be rising from among the dead." 10 And they hold the word, discussing with themselves what is the rising from among the dead." 11 And they inquired of Him, saying that "The Pharisees and the scribes are saying that Elijah must come first." 12 Now He averred to them, "Elijah, indeed, coming first, is restoring all. And how is it written of the Son of Mankind that much may He be suffering and may be scorned? 13 But I am saying to you that even Elijah has come, and they do to him whatever they would, according as it is written of him." 14 And coming to the disciples, they perceived a vast throng about them, and scribes discussing with them." 15 And straightway the entire throng, perceiving Him, were overawed, and, racing toward Him, saluted Him." 16 And He inquires of the scribes, "What are you discussing with yourselves? 17 And one out of the throng answered Him, "Teacher, I bring my son to Thee, having a dumb spirit." 18 And wheresoever it may be getting him down, it is tearing him, and he is frothing and grating his teeth, and is withering away. And I say to Thy disciples that they should be casting it out, and they are not strong enough." 19 Now He, answering, is saying to them, "O unbelieving generation! Till when shall I be with you? Till when shall I be with you? Bring him to Me." 20 And they bring him to Him. And perceiving Him, the spirit straightway violently convulses him, and, falling on the earth, he wallowed, frothing." 21 And He inquires of his father, "How much time is it since this has come to him?Now he said, "From a little boy." 22 And often it casts him into the fire also, and into waters, that it should be destroying him. But if Thou art in any way able, help us, having compassion on us!" 23 Now Jesus said to him, "Why the if? You are able to believe. All is possible to him who is believing." 24 Straightway, crying, the father of the little boy said, with tears, "I am believing! Help my unbelief!" 25 Now Jesus, perceiving that the throng is racing on together, rebukes the unclean spirit, saying to it, "Dumb and deaf-mute spirit, I am enjoining you to come out of him, and by no means may you be entering into him any longer." 26 And crying and convulsing him much, it came out. And he became as if dead, so that the majority are saying that he died." 27 Now Jesus, holding his hand, rouses him, and he rose." 28 And at His entering the house, His disciples inquired of Him privately, "Wherefore could we not cast it out? 29 And He said to them, "This species can come out by nothing except by prayer." 30 And coming out thence, they went along through Galilee, and He did not want that anyone may know." 31 For He taught His disciples and said to them that "The Son of Mankind is being given up into the hands of men, and they will be killing Him. And, being killed, after three days He will be rising." 32 Yet they were ignorant of the declaration, and they feared to inquire of Him." 33 And they came into Capernaum, and, coming to be in the house, He inquired of them, "What did you reason with yourselves on the road? 34 Yet they were silent, for they argued with one another on the road as to who is greatest." 35 And, being seated, He summons the twelve and is saying to them, "If anyone is wanting to be first, he will be last of all, and servant of all." 36 And, taking a little child, He stands it in their midst, and, clasping it in His arms, said to them, 37 Whoever should be receiving one of such little children in My name, is receiving Me, and whosoever may be receiving Me is not receiving Me, but Him Who commissions Me." 38 John averred to Him, saying, "Teacher, we perceived someone casting out demons in Thy name, who is not following us, and we forbade him, for he followed not with us." 39 Yet Jesus said, "Be not forbidding him, for there is no one who will be doing a powerful deed in My name, and will be able swiftly to speak evil of Me." 40 For who is not against us is for us. 41 For whosoever should be giving you a cup of water to drink in the Name, seeing that you are Christ's, verily I am saying to you that by no means should he be losing his wages." 42 And whosoever should be snaring one of these little ones who are believing in Me, ideal is it for him rather if a millstone requiring an ass to turn it were lying about his neck and he were cast into the sea." 43 And if your hand should ever be snaring you, strike it off. It is ideal for you to be entering into life maimed, rather than, having two hands, to come away into Gehenna, into the unextinguished fire" 44 where their worm is not deceasing and the fire is not going out. 45 And if your foot should be snaring you, strike it off. For it is ideal for you to be entering into life maimed or lame, rather than, having two feet, to be cast into Gehenna, into the unextinguished fire, 46 where their worm is not deceasing and the fire is not going out. 47 And if your eye should be snaring you, cast it out. It is ideal for you to be entering into the kingdom of God one-eyed, rather than, having two eyes, to be cast into the Gehenna of fire, 48 where their worm is not deceasing and the fire is not going out. 49 For everyone will be salted with fire, and every sacrifice will be salted with salt. " 50 Ideal is the salt, yet if the salt should be becoming savorless, with what will you be seasoning it? Have salt in yourselves and be at peace with one another."