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Mark 9

1 And he saying to them: Truly I say to you that there are some of [those] standing here who will not taste1 of death until they see the kingdom of God be come in power.

The Transfiguration

2 And after six days Jesus takes Peter and James and John, and he leads them to [a] high mountain privately alone. And he was transformed before them. 3 And his garments became shining very white, such as the bleacher on Earth is not able thus to whiten. 4 And there was seen by them Elijah with Moses, and he was speaking together with Jesus. 5 And answering Peter says to Jesus: Rabbi, it is good we are here, and let us make three shelters2, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah. 6 For he had not known what he should answer. For they became terrified. 7 And [a] cloud came to pass overshadowing them, and [a] voice came to pass out of the cloud; This is my agape-beloved son, Be hearing him. 8 And suddenly having looked [about] they no longer saw anything except Jesus alone with them.

9 And when they were coming down from the mountain, he ordered them that to no one what they saw should they recount, except when the son of man go up out of the clouds. 10 And they laid hold of the word to them, debating what is the going up out of the clouds.

11 And they asked him saying: Why do the scribes say the Elijah must first come? 12 But he said to them: Elijah indeed having come first will set everything in order. And how is it written [about] the son of man, in order that many [things] he should suffer and should be treated with contempt? 13 But I say to you that Elijah has come, and they did to him how much they wanted, just as it is written [about] him.

The Disciples' Failure to Heal

14 And having come to the disciples they saw [a] great crowd around them and scribes debating with them. 15 And straightway all the crowd when they saw him were amazed, and running up were clinging to him. 16 And he asked them, What do you debate with them? 17 And one out of the crowd answered him: Teacher, I brought my son to you, having [a] mute spirit, 18 and whenever he overtakes him, he throws him down, and froths at the mouth, and grinds his teeth, and wither; and I spoke to your disciples in order that they cast him out, and they had not the strength. 19 But answering he says to them: O unbelieving generation, until when will I be with you? Until when will I endure you? Be bringing him to me. 20 And they brought him to him. And when the spirit saw him, straightway he convulsed him, and having thrown [him] on the ground3 he was rolling, frothing at the mouth. 21 And he asked his father, How long [a] time is as this come to pass to him? But he said: From childhood. 22 And often even into fire he threw him and into the waters in order that he should destroy him; but if you are able, help him, having had compassion upon him. 23 But Jesus said to him: If you are able, everything [is] possible to the [one] believing. 24 Straightway the father of the child having cried out, with tears4 was saying: I believe, Be helping my unbelief.

25 And when Jesus saw that [the] crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit saying: Mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him and no longer may you enter into him. 26 And having cried out and greatly convulsed, he went out, and he became as dead, so that many said that he died. 27 But Jesus having laid hold of his hand raised him, and he stood.

28 And when he entered into the house his disciples privately asked him: Why were we not able to cast it out? 29 And he said to them: This type is able to come out of no one except by prayer and fasting5.

Second Prediction of Jesus' Death and Resurrection

30 And having gone out from there they were proceeding [about] Galilee, and he did not want that anyone know. 31 For he was teaching his disciples, and was saying to them that: The son of man will be delivered up into the hands of men, and they will kill him, and having been killed with three days he will arise. 32 But they were ignorant of the word, and were fearing to ask him.

Questions about the Greatest

33 And they came to Capernaum. And having come to pass in [a] house he asked them, What were you considering in the road? 34 But they were being silent, for they had been reasoning with each other in the road who [is] greater. 35 And having sat he called the twelve and says to them: Whoever would be first, he will be last of all and servant of all. 36 And having taken [a] child he stood him in their midst, and taking him in his arms he said to them, 37 Whoever receives one of such children in my name receives me; and whoever receive me, receives not me but the [one] having sent me.

On Jesus's Side

38 John said to him: Teacher, we saw someone in your name casting out demons, who follows us not, and we forbid him, for he did not follow us. 39 But Jesus said: Be not forbidding him, for there is no one who does [a] power in my name and is able at once to speak evil of me; 40 For whoever is not against us is for us. 41 For whoever give you [a] cup of water in [my] name, because you are of Christ, truly I say to you that he will not lose6 his reward.

42 And whoever should stumble one of these little [ones]believing, it is good to him rather to wear [a] donkey's millstone around his neck and be cast into the sea. 43 And if your hand stumble you, cut it off; It is good [that] deformed you enter into zoe-life7 than having your two hands depart into Gehenna8 , into the inextinguishable fire, 44 where their worm does not die and the fire does not extinguish. 45 And if your foot stumble you, cut it off, It is good [that] you enter into zoe-life7 crippled than having your two feet be thrown into Gehenna8 into the inextinguishable fire, 46 9 where their worms not die and the fire does not extinguish. 47 And if your eye stumble you, cast it out, for it is good [that] one-eyed you enter into the kingdom of God than having two eyes be thrown into Gehenna8, 48 where their worm does not die and the fire does not extinguish. 49 For all will be salted in10 fire. 50 The salt is good. But if the salt become saltless, with what will you season it? Be having in yourselves salt and be having peace with one another.

1the sense is not "taste a little bit", rather "experience something cognitively or emotionally, come to know something"

2or "booths", "shelters", referring to the temporary booths constructed in the celebration of the feast of Tabernacles.

3GE "GAY" (γη) "earth", "land" (remember that they didn't understand about the Earth being a planet floating in space yet), sometimes "ground" or "dirt".

4"with tears" DK vg; omit: p45ℵB

5"and fasting" p45 DWKH vg all; omit: ℵB

6APOLLUMI (απoλλυμι) To lose something that one previously possessed. Can also mean `ruin' or `destroy'—see Rev.9:11 where the angel of the Abyss is named `Apollyon' (same root word).

7from ZOE "ZOH-ay" (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected. Although it means 'life' in the conventional sense (for example: Matt.9:18, Matt.27:63, Luke.2:36, Acts.25:24, Rom.7:2, 2Cor.1:8, 1Thes.4:17, 1Tim.5:10, Rev.19:20), Jesus uses ZOE exclusively of 'life eternal' (with the possible exceptions of Luke.15:13, Luke.16:25). The other N.T. writers use ZOE in both senses—temporal and eternal, generally clear from the context. The Father is the 'zoe-living God' (see Matt.16:16). The Septuagint (LXX) in Gen.2:7 has "...[God] breathed into his nostrils the breath of zoe-life, and the man became a zoe-living psyche-life" (and see 1Cor.15:45); and Gen.3:20 (LXX) "And Adam called his wife's name ZOE, because she was the mother of all zoe-living." Contrast PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. See John.12:25 where both ZOE and PSYCHE occur. Greek also has the word BIOS (βιoς ) for 'life' in the sense of biological processes.

8"Gehenna" (γεεννα) was a garbage dump outside of Jerusalem that was perpetually on fire.

9include vs. 44,46: DK vg most; omit vs. 44,46: ℵBW

10or "by"