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Luke 8-9 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

And it came to pass afterward that He went throughout every city and village, preaching and showing the glad tidings of the Kingdom of God. And the twelve were with Him,

and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,

and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others who ministered unto Him from their substance.

And when many people had gathered together and had come to Him out of every city, He spoke by a parable:

“A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the wayside, and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.

And some fell upon a rock, and as soon as it had sprung up, it withered away because it lacked moisture.

And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it.

And other fell on good ground, and sprang up and bore fruit a hundredfold.” And when He had said these things, He cried, “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear!”

And His disciples asked Him, saying, “What might this parable mean?”

10 And He said, “Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of God; but to others in parables, that ‘seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.’

11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the Word of God.

12 Those by the wayside are they that hear; then cometh the devil and taketh away the Word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.

13 The seed on the rock are they that, when they hear, receive the Word with joy, but they have no root: they for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.

14 And that which fell among thorns are they that, when they have heard, go forth and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.

15 But that on the good ground are they that, in an honest and good heart, having heard the Word, keep it and bring forth fruit with patience.

16 “No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel or putteth it under a bed, but setteth it on a candlestick, that they that enter in may see the light.

17 For nothing is secret that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid that shall not be known and come abroad.

18 Take heed therefore how ye hear, for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.”

19 Then came to Him His mother and His brethren, and could not come near Him because of the crowd.

20 And it was told to Him by certain ones, who said, “Thy mother and thy brethren stand outside, desiring to see thee.”

21 And He answered and said unto them, “My mother and My brethren are these who hear the Word of God, and do it.”

22 Now it came to pass on a certain day, that He went into a boat with His disciples. And He said unto them, “Let us go over unto the other side of the lake.” And they launched forth.

23 But as they sailed, He fell asleep. And there came down a storm of wind on the lake, and they were filling with water and were in jeopardy.

24 And they came to Him and awoke Him, saying, “Master, Master, we perish!” Then He arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water; and they ceased, and there was a calm.

25 And He said unto them, “Where is your faith?” And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, “What manner of man is this? For He commandeth even the winds and the water, and they obey Him!”

26 And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee.

27 And when He went forth to land, there met Him from the city a certain man who had had devils a long time, and wore no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs.

28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before Him, and with a loud voice said, “What have I to do with Thee, Jesus, Thou Son of God Most High? I beseech Thee, torment me not!”

29 (For He had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him, and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he broke the bands and was driven by the devil into the wilderness.)

30 And Jesus asked him, saying, “What is thy name?” And he said, “Legion,” because many devils had entered into him.

31 And they besought Him that He would not command them to go out into the deep.

32 And there was there a herd of many swine feeding on the mountain. And they besought Him that He would suffer them to enter into them. And He suffered them.

33 Then went the devils out of the man and entered into the swine, and the herd ran violently down a steep slope into the lake and were choked.

34 When those who fed them saw what was done, they fled and went and told it in the city and in the country.

35 Then they went out to see what was done. And they came to Jesus, and found the man out of whom the devils had departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind. And they were afraid.

36 Those also who had seen it told them by what means he that had been possessed by the devils was healed.

37 Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes and round about besought Him to depart from them, for they were taken with great fear. And He went up into the boat, and returned back again.

38 Now the man out of whom the devils had departed besought Him that he might be with Him. But Jesus sent him away, saying,

39 “Return to thine own house, and show what great things God hath done unto thee.” And he went his way, and proclaimed throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done unto him.

40 And it came to pass that when Jesus had returned, the people gladly received Him, for they were all waiting for Him.

41 And behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue. And he fell down at Jesus’ feet and besought Him that He would come into his house,

42 for he had one daughter only, about twelve years of age, and she lay dying. But as He went, the people thronged Him.

43 And a woman having an issue of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her living upon physicians but could not be healed by any,

44 came behind Him and touched the border of His garment; and immediately her issue of blood was stanched.

45 And Jesus said, “Who touched Me?” When all denied it, Peter and those who were with him said, “Master, the multitudes throng Thee and press Thee, and sayest Thou, ‘Who touched Me?’”

46 And Jesus said, “Somebody hath touched Me, for I perceive that virtue is gone out of Me.”

47 And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before Him, she declared unto Him before all the people for what cause she had touched Him, and how she was healed immediately.

48 And He said unto her, “Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. Go in peace.”

49 While He yet spoke, there came one from the ruler of the synagogue’s house, saying to him, “Thy daughter is dead. Trouble not the Master.”

50 But when Jesus heard it, He answered him, saying, “Fear not; believe only, and she shall be made whole.”

51 And when He came into the house, He suffered no man to go in save Peter and James and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden.

52 And all wept and bewailed her, but He said, “Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth.”

53 And they laughed Him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.

54 And He put them all out, and took her by the hand and called, saying, “Maid, arise.”

55 And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway, and He commanded to give her meat.

56 And her parents were astonished, but He charged them that they should tell no man what was done.

Then He called His twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils and to cure diseases.

And He sent them to preach the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick.

And He said unto them, “Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor pack, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece.

And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide and thence depart.

And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.”

And they departed and went through the towns, preaching the Gospel and healing everywhere.

Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that had been done by Him. And he was perplexed, because it was said by some that John was risen from the dead;

and by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the old prophets was risen again.

And Herod said, “John have I beheaded, but who is this of whom I hear such things?” And he desired to see Him.

10 And the apostles, when they had 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.

11 And the people, when they learned of it, followed Him. And He received them and spoke unto them of the Kingdom of God, and healed those who had need of healing.

12 And 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 victuals, for we are here in a desert place.

13 But He said unto them, “Give ye them to eat.” And they said, “We have no more than five loaves and two fishes, unless we should go and buy meat for all these people.”

14 For they were about five thousand men. And He said to His disciples, “Make them sit down by fifties in a company.”

15 And they did so, and made them all sit down.

16 Then He took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to Heaven, He blessed them and broke, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude.

17 And they ate and were all filled, and there were taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets.

18 And it came to pass as He was alone praying, His disciples were with Him, and He asked them, saying, “Who say the people that I am?”

19 They answering said, “John the Baptist; but some say Elijah, and others say that one of the old prophets has risen again.”

20 He said to them, “But who say ye that I am?” Peter answering said, “The Christ of God!”

21 And He strictly charged them and commanded them to tell no man this thing,

22 saying, “The Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and scribes, and be slain and be raised the third day.”

23 And 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.

24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever will lose his life for My sake, the same shall save it.

25 For what is a man advantaged if he gain the whole world, and lose himself or be cast away?

26 For 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.

27 But I tell you in truth, there are some standing here that shall not taste of death till they see the Kingdom of God.”

28 And it came to pass about eight days after these sayings, He took Peter and John and James, and went up onto a mountain to pray.

29 And as He prayed, the appearance of His countenance was altered, and His raiment was white and glistening.

30 And behold, there talked with Him two men, who were Moses and Elijah,

31 who appeared in glory and spoke of His decease which He should accomplish at Jerusalem.

32 But Peter and those who were with him were heavy with sleep. And when they were awake, they saw His glory and the two men who stood with Him.

33 And it came to pass as they departed from Him, Peter said unto Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three tabernacles: one for Thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah” — not knowing what he was saying.

34 While he thus spoke, there came a cloud and overshadowed them, and they were afraid as they entered into the cloud.

35 And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, “This Is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!”

36 And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen.

37 And it came to pass that on the next day, when they had come down from the hill, many people met Him.

38 And behold, a man of the company cried out, saying, “Master, I beseech Thee, look upon my son, for he is mine only child.

39 And lo, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out; and it teareth him so that he foameth again, and bruising him, hardly departeth from him.

40 And I besought Thy disciples to cast him out, and they could not.”

41 And Jesus answering said, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you and suffer you? Bring thy son hither.”

42 And as he was yet coming, the devil threw him down and tore him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.

43 And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. But while they wondered every one at all the things which Jesus did, He said unto His disciples,

44 “Let these sayings sink down into your ears, for the Son of Man shall be delivered into the hands of men.”

45 But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not; and they were afraid to ask Him about that saying.

46 Then there arose a reasoning among them as to which of them should be greatest.

47 And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child and set him by Him,

48 and said unto them, “Whosoever shall receive this child in My name receiveth Me; and whosoever shall receive Me receiveth Him that sent Me. For he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.”

49 And John answered and said, “Master, we saw one casting out devils in Thy name, and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us.”

50 And Jesus said unto him, “Forbid him not; for he that is not against us, is for us.”

51 And it came to pass, when the time had come that He should be received up, He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem,

52 and He sent messengers before His face. And they went and entered into a village of the Samaritans to make ready for Him.

53 But they did not receive Him, because His face was set as though He would go to Jerusalem.

54 And when His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, wilt Thou that we command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, even as Elijah did?”

55 But He turned and rebuked them and said, “Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.

56 For the Son of Man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them.” And they went to another village.

57 And it came to pass that, as they went along the way, a certain man said unto Him, “Lord, I will follow Thee whithersoever Thou goest.”

58 And Jesus said unto him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man hath nowhere to lay His head.”

59 And He said unto another, “Follow Me.” But he said, “Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.”

60 Jesus said unto him, “Let the dead bury their dead, but go thou and preach the Kingdom of God.”

61 And another also said, “Lord, I will follow Thee, but let me first go bid those farewell who are at home at my house.”

62 And Jesus said unto him, “No man, having put his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the Kingdom of God.”

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