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Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ

18 (A)Now it happened that as he was praying alone, the disciples were with him. And he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” 19 And they answered, (B)“John the Baptist. But others say, (C)Elijah, and others, that one of the prophets of old has risen.” 20 Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” And Peter answered, (D)“The Christ of God.”

Jesus Foretells His Death

21 (E)And he strictly charged and commanded them to tell this to no one, 22 (F)saying, (G)“The Son of Man must (H)suffer many things and (I)be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on (J)the third day be raised.”

Take Up Your Cross and Follow Jesus

23 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him (K)deny himself and (L)take up his cross (M)daily and follow me. 24 For (N)whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. 25 (O)For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself? 26 For (P)whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed (Q)when he comes in (R)his glory and the glory of the Father and of (S)the holy angels. 27 But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who will not (T)taste death (U)until they see the kingdom of God.”

The Transfiguration

28 (V)Now about eight days after these sayings he took with him (W)Peter and John and James and (X)went up on the mountain to pray. 29 And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was (Y)altered, and (Z)his clothing became dazzling white. 30 And behold, two men were talking with him, Moses and Elijah, 31 who appeared in glory and spoke of his departure,[a] which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. 32 Now Peter and those who were with him (AA)were heavy with sleep, but when they became fully awake (AB)they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him. 33 And as the men were parting from him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good that we are here. Let us make three (AC)tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah”—(AD)not knowing what he said. 34 As he was saying these things, (AE)a cloud came and overshadowed them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. 35 And (AF)a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, (AG)my Chosen One;[b] (AH)listen to him!” 36 And when the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. (AI)And they kept silent and told no one in those days anything of what they had seen.

Jesus Heals a Boy with an Unclean Spirit

37 (AJ)On the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a great crowd met him. 38 And behold, a man from the crowd cried out, “Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for (AK)he is my only child. 39 And behold, a spirit seizes him, and he suddenly cries out. It convulses him so that he foams at the mouth, and shatters him, and will hardly leave him. 40 And I begged your disciples to cast it out, but (AL)they could not.” 41 Jesus answered, “O (AM)faithless and twisted generation, (AN)how long am I to be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here.” 42 While he was coming, the demon threw him to the ground and convulsed him. But Jesus (AO)rebuked the unclean spirit and healed the boy, and (AP)gave him back to his father. 43 And all were astonished at (AQ)the majesty of God.

Jesus Again Foretells His Death

(AR)But while they were all marvelling at everything he was doing, Jesus[c] said (AS)to his disciples, 44 “Let these words sink into your ears: (AT)The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men.” 45 (AU)But they did not understand this saying, and (AV)it was concealed from them, so that they might not perceive it. And they were afraid to ask him about this saying.

Who Is the Greatest?

46 (AW)An argument arose among them as to which of them was the greatest. 47 But Jesus, knowing the reasoning of their hearts, took a child and put him by his side 48 and said to them, (AX)“Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and (AY)whoever receives me receives him who sent me. For (AZ)he who is least among all of you is the one who is great.”

Anyone Not Against Us Is For Us

49 (BA)John answered, “Master, we saw someone (BB)casting out demons in your name, and (BC)we tried to stop him, because he does not follow with us.” 50 But Jesus said to him, “Do not stop him, (BD)for the one who is not against you is for you.”

A Samaritan Village Rejects Jesus

51 When the days drew near for (BE)him to be taken up, (BF)he set his face (BG)to go to Jerusalem. 52 And (BH)he sent messengers ahead of him, who went and entered a village of (BI)the Samaritans, to make preparations for him. 53 But (BJ)the people did not receive him, because (BK)his face was set towards Jerusalem. 54 And when his disciples James and John saw it, they said, “Lord, do you want us to tell (BL)fire to come down from heaven and consume them?”[d] 55 But he turned and rebuked them.[e] 56 And they went on to another village.

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  1. Luke 9:31 Greek exodus
  2. Luke 9:35 Some manuscripts my Beloved
  3. Luke 9:43 Greek he
  4. Luke 9:54 Some manuscripts add as Elijah did
  5. Luke 9:55 Some manuscripts add and he said, “You do not know what manner of spirit you are of; for the Son of Man came not to destroy people's lives but to save them”