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And He said to them, “Truly I say to you that there are some of those who stand here who shall not taste of death till they have seen the Kingdom of God come with power.”

And six days later, Jesus took with Him Peter, and James, and John, and brought them up into a high mountain, out of the way, alone. And His shape was changed before them.

And His clothing shined, and was very white, as snow; whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them.

And Elijah appeared to them, with Moses. And they were talking with Jesus.

Then Peter answered, and said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us make three tabernacles; one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”

Yet he did not know what he said. For they were afraid.

And there was a cloud that shadowed them. And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son. Hear Him.”

And suddenly they looked around and saw no one, except Jesus.

And as they came down from the mountain, He instructed them to tell no one what they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from the dead again.

10 So they kept that matter to themselves and asked each another what the ‘rising from the dead again’ might mean.

11 Also they asked Him, saying, “Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?”

12 And He answered, and said to them, “Elijah truly shall come first, and restore all things. And as it is written of the Son of Man, He must suffer many things and be rejected.

13 “But I say to you, that Elijah has come, and they have done to him whatever they would, as it is written of him.”

14 And when He came to His disciples, He saw a great multitude around them, and the scribes disputing with them.

15 And immediately all the people, when they saw Him, were amazed and ran to Him and greeted Him.

16 Then He asked the Scribes, “What are you disputing among yourselves?”

17 And one of the crowd answered, and said, “Master, I have brought my son to You, who has a mute spirit!

18 And wherever I have taken him, the spirit has seized him. And he foams and gnashes his teeth and pines away. And I asked Your disciples to cast him out and they could not.”

19 Then Jesus answered him, and said, “O faithless generation! How long now shall I be with you? How long now shall I put up with you?! Bring him to Me.”

20 So they brought him to Jesus. And as soon as the spirit saw Him, he seized the child. And he fell down on the ground wallowing and foaming.

21 Then He asked his father, “How long has he been this way?” And he said, “His whole childhood.

22 “And often he casts him into the fire, or into the water, to destroy him. But if You can do anything, help us and have compassion upon us.”

23 And Jesus said to him, “If you can believe it, all things are possible to the one who believes.”

24 And immediately the father of the child crying with tears, said, “Lord, I believe! Help my unbelief!”

25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to him, “You dumb and deaf spirit, I command you come out of him! And enter into him no more!”

26 Then the spirit cried, and seized the child again, and came out. And the child was as one dead; so much so that many said, “He is dead.”

27 But Jesus took his hand and lifted him up. And he arose.

28 And when He had come into the house, His disciples asked Him secretly, “Why couldn’t we cast him out?”

29 And He said to them, “This kind can come forth by no other means but prayer and fasting.”

30 And they left there, and went together through Galilee. And He would not allow them to tell anyone.

31 For He taught His disciples, and said to them, “The Son of Man shall be delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill Him. But after He is killed, He shall rise again the third day.”

32 But they did not understand that saying and were afraid to ask Him.

33 After that, He came to Capernaum. And when He was in the house, He asked them, “What were you disputing among you on the way?”

34 And they kept silent. For along the way they had debated who should be the first among them.

35 And He sat down and called the twelve, and said to them, “If anyone desires to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant to all.”

36 And He took a little child and set him in the midst of them. And He took him in His arms and said to them,

37 “Whoever shall receive one of these little children in My Name, receives Me. And whoever receives Me, receives not Me, but He who sent Me.

38 Then John answered Him, saying, “Master, we saw one casting out demons by Your Name, who does not follow us. And we forbade him, because he does not follow us.”

39 But Jesus said, “Do no forbid him. For there is no one who can do a miracle by My Name, who can lightly speak evil of Me.

40 “For whoever is not against us, is on our side.

41 “And whoever shall give you a cup of water to drink for My Name’s sake (because you belong to Christ), truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.

42 “And whoever shall cause one of these little ones who believes in Me to stumble, it were better for him if a millstone were hanged around his neck and that he were cast into the sea.

43 “So if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed, than to have two hands and go into hell; into the fire that never shall be quenched,

44 ‘Where their worm dies not, and the fire never goes out.’

45 “Likewise, if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame, than to have two feet and be cast into hell; into the fire that never shall be quenched,

46 ‘Where their worm dies not, and the fire never goes out.’

47 “And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to go into the Kingdom of God with one eye, than to have two eyes and be cast into hell fire,

48 ‘Where their worm dies not, and the fire never goes out.’

49 “For everyone shall be salted with fire. And every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.

50 “Salt is good, but if the salt is tasteless, with what shall it be seasoned? Have salt in yourselves and have peace one with another.”

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