Modern Literal Version
[Mark 9]9:1 And he was saying to them, Assuredly I am saying to youĎ, There are some of those standing here, who may never* taste of death, until they should see the kingdom of God having come in power.

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

     9:2 And after six days Jesus takes with him Peter and James and John and brings them up alone into a high mountain privately, and he was transfigured before them; 9:3 and his garments became gleaming, exceedingly white like snow, such-as no launderer upon the earth is able to whiten. 9:4And Elijah, together with Moses, appeared to them, and they were speaking together with Jesus.

     9:5 And Peter answered and says to Jesus, Rabbi, 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. 9:6 For* he did not know what he would {Greek: will} say; for* they were fearful.

     9:7 And there became a cloud overshadowing them, and a voice came out of the cloud, saying,This is my beloved Son; hearĎ him!9:8 And suddenly, having looked around, they saw no one anymore, but only Jesus with themselves.

     9:9 Now while coming down from the mountain, he ordered them in order that they should describe to no one what they saw, except whenever the Son of Man rises* up from the dead. 9:10And they took-hold of the word for themselves, debating together with themselves, What is the rising* up from the dead? 9:11 And they asked him, saying, How is it that the scribes say that it is essential for Elijah to come first?

     9:12 But he answered and said to them, Elijah indeed comes first and restores all things, and how it has been written of the Son of Man, in order that he should suffer many things and should be scorned,9:13But I am saying to youĎ, that Elijah has come, and they have also done to him as many things as they willed, just-as it has been written of him.

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

     9:14 And when* he came back to the disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and scribes debating together with them. 9:15 And immediately all the crowd, having seen him, were utterly amazed, and running up to him, they were greeting him. 9:16 And he asked the scribes, What are youĎ debating together with them?

     9:17 And one out of the crowd answered and said, Teacher, I brought my son to you, who has a mute spirit; 9:18 and wherever it overtakes him, it rips at him and he foams and grinds his teeth and he is dried up, and I spoke to your disciples in order that they might cast it out, and yet they were not strong-enough.

     9:19 But he answered and says, O unbelieving generation, until when shall I be with youĎ? Until when shall I tolerate youĎ? BringĎ him to me.9:20 And they brought him to him, and when*he saw him, immediately the spirit convulsed him, and he fell upon the earth. He was wallowingС foaming. 9:21 Now he asked his father, How much time has things like this happened to him?

     And he said, From childhood. 9:22 And often it has cast him both into fire and into waters, in order that it might destroy him, but if you are able to do anything, help us and have compassion upon us.

     9:23 Now Jesus said to him, If you are able to believe. All things are possible to the one who believes.

     9:24 And immediately the father of the child cried out with tears and said, I believe; Lord, helpme with my unbelief.

     9:25 Now when* Jesus saw that a crowd was running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to him, I command you, the mute and deaf spirit, come out of him and enter into him no longer.

     9:26 And having cried out and convulsed him much, it came out, and the boy became like onedead; so-that many said, He is dead.

     9:27 But having taken-hold of him by the hand, Jesus lifted him up, and he stood up. 9:28 And having entered into the house, his disciples asked him privately, How is it that we were not able to cast it out?

     9:29 And he said to them, This variety is not able to come out by anything, except in prayer and fasting.

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

     9:30 And they went forth from there, and were traveling through Galilee, and he did not wish that* anyone should know it. 9:31 For* he was teaching his disciples and was saying to them, The Son of Man is to be given up into the hands of men, and they will be killing him, and having been killed, he will be risen* in the third day.9:32 But they were not considering the declaration, and were afraid to ask him.

     {Mat 17:24-27 Capernaum Sept. 29 AD.}

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

     9:33 And he came to Capernaum, and when* he happened to be in the house he asked them,What were youĎ reasoning among yourselves by the road?9:34 But they were silent; for* they had reasoned with one another on the road, who was greater. 9:35 And having sat down, he summoned the twelve, and he said to them, If anyone wishes to be first, he will be last of all and servant of all.9:36 And having taken a little child, he stood it in the midst of them. And having wrapped it inhis arms, he said to them, 9:37Whoever accepts one little child of such in my name, accepts me, and whoever accepts me, does not accept me, but he who sent me.

     9:38 Now John answered him, saying, Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, who is not following us, and we did forbid him because he is not following us.

     9:39 But Jesus said, DoĎ not forbid him; for* there is no one who will be doing a miracle in my name, and be able to speak evil of me quickly.9:40For* he who is not against youĎ is working on yourĎ behalf.9:41For* whoever gives youĎ a cup of water to drink in my name, because youĎ are of Christ, assuredly I am saying to youĎ, He may never* lose his reward. 9:42And whoever offends one of these little ones who believe in me, it is good for him rather if a mill's stone encompassed his neck, and he has been cast into the sea.

     9:43And if your hand offends you, cut it off. It is good for you to enter into life crippled,rather than having your two hands, and to go into hell, into the unquenchable fire, 9:44where a maggot of them is not dead* and the fire is not quenched.9:45And if your foot offends you, cut it off. It is good for you to enter into life lame, rather than having your two feet, and to be cast into hell, into the unquenchable fire, 9:46where a maggot is not dead* and the fire is not quenched. 9:47And if your eye offends you, cast it out. It is good for you to enter into the kingdom of God one-eyed, rather than having two eyes, and to be cast into the hell of fire, 9:48where a maggot of them is not dying and the fire is not quenched. 9:49For* everyone will be salted with fire and every sacrifice will be salted with salt.9:50 The salt is good, but if the salt has become non-salty, in what shall youĎ season it? HaveĎ salt in yourselves and beĎ at peace one with* another.

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