Modern Literal Version
[Luke 9]

     {Mar 6:6b-13 & Mat 9:35-10:42 & Luk 9:1-6 Third circuit of Galilee.}

     9:1 Now having called the twelve together, he gave them power and authority over all demons and to heal diseases. 9:2 And he sent them forth to preach the kingdom of God and to heal those who are sick. 9:3 And he said to them, TakeĎ nothing *for yourĎ journey, neither staffs, nor knapsack, nor bread, nor silver; nor to have two tunics apiece. 9:4And into whatever house youĎenter, remainĎ there and then goĎ forth from there. 9:5And as many as may not accept youĎ, when*youĎ go forth from that city, shake-offĎ even the dust from yourĎ feet *for a testimony against them.9:6 Now going out, they were going throughout the villages, proclaiming the good-news and healing everywhere.

     {Mar 6:14-29 & Mat 14:1-12 & Luk 9:7-9.}

     9:7 Now Herod the Tetrarch heard of all the things happening by him, and was perplexed, because it was said by some, that John has been raised from the dead; 9:8 and by some, that Elijah had appeared, and by others, that one of the ancient prophets had risen*. 9:9 And Herod said, I beheaded John, but who is this one, concerning whom I am hearing such things? Now he was seeking to see him.

     {Mar 6:30-32 & Mat 14:13 & Luk 9:10 & Joh 6:1 East shore of Galilee.}

     9:10 And the apostles, having returned, described to him how-much they had done. Now he took them and departed privately into a desolate place of a city called Bethsaida.

     {Mar 6:33-44 & Mat 14:14-21 & Luk 9:11-17 & Joh 6:2-14.}

     9:11 But the crowds, having known it, followed him. And having accepted them, he was speaking to them concerning the kingdom of God, and he was healing those who had need of healing. 9:12 Now the day began to be far-spent, and the twelve came and said to him, Dismiss the crowd, in order that they may go into the circle of the villages and the rural-area, and may board and may find nutrition, because we are here in a desolate place.

     9:13 But he said to them, YouĎ, giveĎ them something to eat.

     But they said, We have no more than five loaves and two fish; lest we travel and should buy food *for all of these people. 9:14 For* they were approximately five thousand men.

     Now he said to his disciples, HaveĎ them recline in parties, approximately fifty apiece.9:15And they did so and they all reclined. 9:16 Now he took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he gave-thanks and broke them, and was giving them to the disciples to place beside the crowd. 9:17 And they ate and all were fed, and twelve baskets of broken pieces were lifted up, what was leftover by them.

     {Mar 8:27-30 & Mat 16:13-20 & Luk 9:18-21 Caesarea Philippi.}

     9:18 And it happened, while* he was praying alone, the disciples were together with him and he asked them, saying, Who do the crowds say that I am?

     9:19 But they answered and said, John the Immerser*, but others say, Elijah, and others, that someone from the ancient prophets has risen*.

     9:20 But he said to them, But who do youĎ say that I am?

     But Peter answered and said, The Christ of God.

     {Mar 8:31-9:1 & Mat 16:21-28 & Luk 9:22-27 Caesarea Philippi.}

     9:21 But he rebuked and commanded them to tell this thing to no one, 9:22 saying, It is essentialfor the Son of Man to suffer many things, and to be rejected* by the elders and high-priests and scribes, and to be killed and to rise in the third day.

     9:23 Now he said to all, If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself, and lift up his cross and follow me.9:24For* whoever wishes to save his life will be losing it, but whoever loses his life because of me, this one will be saving it.9:25For* what is a man profited, having gained the whole world, but has lost or forfeited himself?9:26For* whoever is ashamed of me, and of my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him whenever he comes in his own glory, and the glory of the Father and of the holy messengers.9:27But I tell youĎ truly, There are some of those who are standing here, who may never* taste of death, until they should see the kingdom of God.

     {Mar 9:2-13 & Mat 17:1-13 & Luk 9:28-36 Caesarea Philippi.}

     9:28 Now it happened approximately eight days after these words, that he took with him Peter and John and James, and went up into the mountain to pray. 9:29 And while* he was praying, the form of his face was a different form, and his garments became white and dazzling. 9:30 And behold, two men were speaking together with him, who were Moses and Elijah; 9:31 who appeared in glory, and were telling of his exodus which he was about to fulfill in Jerusalem. 9:32Now Peter and those who were together with him were heavy with sleep; but then having awaken thoroughly, they saw his glory and the two men standing together with him.

     9:33 And it happened, while* they were separating from him, Peter said to Jesus, Master*, it is good for us to be here, and we should make* three tabernacles: one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah; (not knowing exactly what he is saying).

     9:34 Now while saying these things, there became a cloud and overshadowed them, and they feared while* those men were entering into the cloud. 9:35 And a voice came* out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son; hearĎ him.9:36 And while* the voice happened, Jesus was found alone. And they were silent and reported to no one in those days, any of the things which they had seen.

     {Mar 9:14-29 & Mat 17:14-21 & Luk 9:37-43 Region of Caesarea Philippi.}

     9:37 Now it happened, on the next day, having come down from the mountain, a large crowd met him. 9:38 And behold, a man from the crowd cried, saying, Teacher, I beseech of you to look upon my son, because he is my only begotten child. 9:39 And behold, a spirit takes him and he suddenly cries out, and it convulses him with foaming from the mouth, and it departs from him with difficulty, bruising him. 9:40 And I besought of your disciples in order that they might cast it out, and they were not able.

     9:41 And, Jesus answered and said, O unbelieving and perverse generation, until when will I be with youĎ and tolerate youĎ? Lead your son here.9:42 But while coming near, still the demon ripped at him and convulsed him. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the boy and gave him back to his father.

     {Mar 9:30-32 & Mat 17:22-23 & Luk 9:43-45 Return to Galilee.}

     9:43 Now they were all being astounded at the majesty of God.

     But while all were marveling upon all the things which Jesus did, he said to his disciples, 9:44PlaceĎ these words into yourĎ ears; for* the Son of Man is about to be given up into the hands of men.9:45 But they were not considering this declaration, and it was hiding from them, in order that they might not comprehend it, and they were afraid to ask him concerning this declaration.

     {Mar 9:33-50 & Mat 18:1-14 & Luk 9:46-50 Sept., 29 AD.}

     9:46 Now there entered a reasoning among them, whoever of them was the greater. 9:47 But when* Jesus saw the reasoning of their heart, he took a little child and stood him beside himself,9:48 and said to them, Whoever accepts this little child in my name accepts me, and whoever accepts me, accepts the one who sent me; for* he who is* least among youĎ all, this one will be great.

     9:49 But John answered and said, Master*, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we did forbid him, because he is not following after us. 9:50 But Jesus said to him, DoĎ not forbid him; for* he who is not against us, is fighting on our behalf.

     {Luk 9:51-56 & Joh 7:10; Samaria, Sept., 29 AD.}

     9:51 Now it happened, when* the days were being fulfilled of his taking up, he established his face to travel to Jerusalem, 9:52 and sent messengers before his face, and they traveled and entered into a village of the Samaritans, so-then to prepare for him. 9:53 But they did not accept him, because his face was established to be traveling to Jerusalem.

     9:54 Now when* his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, do you will that we should tell the fire to come down from heaven and consume them as Elisha also did?

     9:55 But he turned and rebuked them, and said, YouĎ do not know of what spirit youĎ are. 9:56For* the Son of man did not come to destroy the lives of men, but to save them.

     {Luk 9:56b-62; no parallel. Similar: Mat 8:20-22}

     And they traveled to a different village. 9:57 Now it happened while traveling on the road, a certain man said to him, I will be following you wherever you go, Lord.

     9:58 And Jesus said to him, The foxes have burrows and the birds of the heaven have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere that he may bow his head.

     9:59 But he said to a different one, Follow me.

     But he said, Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father.

     9:60 But Jesus said to him, Leave the dead to bury their own dead, but while* you are going, thoroughly proclaim the kingdom of God.

     9:61 But a different one also said, I will be following you, Lord, but permit me first to bid farewell to those who are in my house.

     9:62 But Jesus said to him, No one, having put his hand upon the plow and looking behind, is fit *for the kingdom of God.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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