Jesus Heals a Blind Man at Bethsaida

22 And they came (A)to Bethsaida. And some people brought to him a blind man and begged him to touch him. 23 And (B)he took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village, and when (C)he had (D)spit on his eyes and (E)laid his hands on him, he asked him, “Do you see anything?” 24 And he looked up and said, “I see people, but they look like trees, walking.” 25 Then Jesus[a] laid his hands on his eyes again; and he opened his eyes, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. 26 And he sent him to his home, saying, (F)“Do not even enter the village.”

Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ

27 (G)And Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 And they told him, (H)“John the Baptist; and others say, (I)Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.” 29 And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, (J)“You are (K)the Christ.” 30 (L)And he strictly charged them to tell no one about him.

Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection

31 (M)And he began to teach them that (N)the Son of Man must (O)suffer many things and (P)be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and (Q)after three days rise again. 32 And he said this (R)plainly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33 But turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, (S)“Get behind me, Satan! For you (T)are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.”

34 And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him (U)deny himself and (V)take up his cross and follow me. 35 For (W)whoever would save his life[b] will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake (X)and the gospel's will save it. 36 (Y)For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? 37 For (Z)what can a man give in return for his soul? 38 For (AA)whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this (AB)adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed (AC)when he comes in the glory of his Father with (AD)the holy angels.”

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 8:25 Greek he
  2. Mark 8:35 The same Greek word can mean either soul or life, depending on the context; twice in this verse and once in verse 36 and once in verse 37

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