Mark 9

Thomson(i) 1 Then he said to them, Verily I say to you, There are some of those standing here, who shall not taste death till they see the reign of God come with power. 2 Six days after this, Jesus taketh Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up, privately by themselves, to a high mountain, and was transfigured in their presence. 3 And his raiment became glittering white like snow, to such a degree as no fuller on earth could whiten. 4 And there appeared to them Elias with Moses, who were conversing with Jesus. 5 Whereupon Peter, addressing Jesus, said, Rabbi, It is well that we are here. Let us make three booths, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. 6 For he did not know what to say; for they were terrified. 7 Then there came a cloud which overshadowed them, and from the cloud came a voice, saying, This is my Son, the Beloved; hearken to him. 8 And instantly looking about, they saw no one anymore, but only Jesus with them. 9 And as they were coming down from the mountain, he strictly charged them not to tell anyone what they had seen, until the son of man is risen from the dead. 10 This expression they laid hold on, questioning among themselves what this rising from the dead could mean. 11 Then they asked him, saying, Why do the Scribes say that Elias must first come? 12 In reply to which, he said to them, Elias indeed having come first, finisheth and beginneth all anew, in a manner conformable to what is written of the son of man, that he may suffer many things, and be treated with contempt. 13 But I say to you, that Elias hath actually come; and they have done to him what they pleased, as it is written of him. 14 And as he was coming to his disciples, he saw a great crowd about them, and the Scribes disputing with them. 15 And all the people when they saw him, were instantly struck with awe, and ran to salute him. 16 Then he asked the Scribes, About what are you disputing with them? 17 And one of the multitude answering, said, O! Teacher, I brought to thee this my son, who hath a dumb spirit. 18 And whenever it seizeth him, it convulseth him; and he foameth, and grindeth his teeth, and is shrivelled up. I spoke indeed to thy disciples to cast it out, but they could not. 19 Thereupon Jesus, in reply to him, saith, O faithless generation! How long shall I be with you? How long am I to endure you! Bring him to me. 20 So he was brought to him. And soon as he saw Jesus, the spirit threw him into convulsions; and, falling on the ground, he rolled about and foamed. 21 And Jesus asked his father, How long since this befel him? And he said, From his childhood. 22 And oft times it hath cast him into fire, and into waters to destroy him. But if thou canst do anything, have compassion on us and help us. 23 Thereupon Jesus said to him, With regard to this canst thou believe? All things are possible for him who believeth. 24 Upon which the father of the child immediately cried out, and with tears said, I do believe: Help, O sir, my unbelief. 25 And when Jesus saw that the people were crowding upon him, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I command thee; Go out of him; and enter no more into him; 26 and the demon having screamed, and severely convulsed him, went out. And he was like one dead. So that many said, He is dead. 27 But Jesus, taking him by the hand, raised him, and he stood up. 28 And when he went into a house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast it out? 29 And he said to them, This kind [of power*] can go forth by nothing but by prayer and fasting, 30 Having left that place, they travelled through Galilee, and he did not desire that any should know; 31 for he was teaching his disciples. And he said to them, The son of man is about to be delivered up into the hands of men, and they will put him to death. And being put to death, he will rise again on the third day. 32 But they did not comprehend the meaning of this, and were afraid to ask him. 33 And when he came to Capernaum, and was in the house, he asked them. What was that, about which you were debating among yourselves on the road. 34 And they were silent. For on the road they had debated among themselves, Who should be greatest. 35 Then sitting down, he called the twelve, and saith to them, If any one desireth to be first, let him be last of all, and servant of all. 36 Then having taken a child, he placed it in the midst of them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, 37 Whosoever shall receive one of such children on my account, receiveth me; and whoever shall receive me, receiveth him who sent me. 38 Then John addressed him, saying, Teacher, we saw one who doth not accompany us, casting out demons in thy name, and we forbade him, because he doth not accompany us. 39 Whereupon Jesus said, Forbid him not, for there is no one who will do a miracle in my name, and be readily able to speak evil of me. 40 For whoever is not against us is for us. 41 For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink on my account, because you belong to Christ, verily I say to you, He shall not lose his reward. 42 And whoever shall cause one of these little ones, who believe in me, to stumble, better were it for him, that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea. 43 Therefore, if thy hand cause thee to fall, cut it off. It is better for thee to enter maimed into life, than having two hands, to go into hell, into the fire which is unextinguishable; 44 "Where their worm dieth not; and the fire is not extinguished! 45 And if thy foot cause thee to fall, cut it off, it b better for thee to enter lame into life, than, having two feet, to be cast into hell, into the fire which is unextinguishable; 46 where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not extinguished. 47 And if thine eye causeth thee to fall, pluck it out; it is better for thee to enter one eyed into the kingdom of God, than having two eyes, to be cast into the hell of that fire; 48 where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not extinguished. 49 For every one is to be salted for fire, as every sacrifice is to be salted with salt. 50 Salt is good; but if the salt become saltless, with what can you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and maintain peace with one another.