King James 2000
Jesus Sends Out the Twelve
1Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases.
2And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
3And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staff, nor bag, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece.
4And whatsoever house you enter into, there abide, and from there depart.
5And whosoever will not receive you, when you go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.
6And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing everywhere.
Herod Desires to See Jesus
7Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him: and he was perplexed, because it was said by some, that John was risen from the dead;
8And of some, that Elijah had appeared; and of others, that one of the old prophets was risen again.
9And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him.
Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand
10And the apostles, when they were returned, told him all that they had done. And he took them, and went aside privately into a desert place belonging to the city called Bethsaida.
11And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, and spoke unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing.
12And when the day began to wear away, then came the twelve, and said unto him, Send the multitude away, that they may go into the towns and country round about, and lodge, and get food: for we are here in a desert place.
13But he said unto them, Give you them to eat. And they said, We have no more but five loaves and two fishes; unless we should go and buy food for all this people.
14For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in companies.
15And they did so, and made them all sit down.
16Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and broke, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude.
17And they did eat, and were all filled: and there was taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets.
Peter's Great Confession
18And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am?
19They answering said, John the Baptist; but some say, Elijah; and others say, that one of the old prophets is risen again.
20He said unto them, But whom say you that I am? Peter answering said, The Christ of God.
The Son of Man Must Die
21And he sternly charged them, and commanded them to tell no man that thing;
22Saying, 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.
Taking Up the Cross
23And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
24For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
25For what is a man profited, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or suffer loss?
26For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.
27But I tell you a truth, there be some standing here, who shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.
28And it came to pass about eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.
29And as he prayed, the appearance of his countenance was altered, and his clothing was white and glistening.
30And, behold, there talked with him two men, who were Moses and Elijah:
31Who appeared in glory, and spoke of his death which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.
32But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him.
33And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Teacher, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah: not knowing what he said.
34While he thus spoke, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud.
35And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.
36And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And they kept it close, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen.
The Boy With an Unclean Spirit
37And it came to pass, that on the next day, when they were come down from the mountain, many people met him.
38And, behold, a man of the company cried out, saying, Teacher, I beseech you, look upon my son: for he is my only child.
39And, lo, a spirit takes him, and he suddenly cries out; and it convulses him so that he foams again, and bruising him seldom departs from him.
40And I besought your disciples to cast him out; and they could not.
41And Jesus answering said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and bear with you? Bring your son here.
42And as he was yet coming, the demon threw him down, and tore him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.
Jesus Again Predicts His Death
43And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. But while they wondered every one at all things which Jesus did, he said unto his disciples,
44Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men.
45But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask him about that saying.
46Then there arose a reasoning among them, as to which of them should be greatest.
47And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him beside him,
48And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receives me: and whosoever shall receive me receives him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.
49And John answered and said, Teacher, we saw one casting out demons in your name; and we forbade him, because he follows not with us.
50And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.
Samaritans Reject Jesus
51And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,
52And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.
53And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem.
54And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, will you that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elijah did?
55But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, You know not what manner of spirit you are of.
56For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.
The Cost of Following Jesus
57And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow you wherever you go.
58And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head.
59And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father.
60Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but you go and preach the kingdom of God.
61And another also said, Lord, I will follow you; but let me first go bid them farewell, who are at home at my house.
62And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.