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IX.  And he said to them: Verily I say to you, that there are some of those standing here, who shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God already come with power.

2And after six days Jesus takes with him Peter, and James, and John, and brings them up into a high mountain apart by themselves. And he was transfigured before them.

3And his garments became shining, exceeding white as snow, such as no fuller on earth can whiten.

4And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses; and they were talking with Jesus.

5And Peter answering said to Jesus: Master, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three tents, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.

6For he knew not what to say; for they were sore afraid.

7And there came a cloud overshadowing them; and a voice came out of the cloud: This is my beloved Son; hear ye him.

8And suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw any one, but Jesus only with themselves.

9And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them that they should relate what they had seen to no one, except when the Son of man shall have risen from the dead.

10And they kept the saying, questioning among themselves, what is the rising from the dead.

11And they asked him, saying: Why say the scribes that Elijah must first come?

12And he said to them: Elijah indeed comes first, and restores all things. And how is it written of the Son of man? That he must suffer many things, and be set at naught.

13But I say to you, that Elijah also has come, and they did to him whatever they would, as it is written of him.

14And coming to his disciples he saw a great multitude about them, and scribes questioning with them.

15And straightway all the multitude seeing him were greatly amazed, and running to him saluted him.

16And he asked them: What question ye with them?

17And one of the multitude answered him: Teacher, I brought to thee my son, having a dumb spirit.

18And wherever it lays hold of him, it tears him, and he foams, and gnashes his teeth, and he pines away. And I spoke to thy disciples, that they should cast it out; and they could not.

19And he answering, says to them: O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him to me.

20And they brought him to him. And seeing him, straightway the spirit rent him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.

21And he asked his father: How long is it, since this came upon him? And he said: From a child.

22And ofttimes it cast him both into the fire, and into the water, to destroy him. But if thou art able to do anything, have compassion on us, and help us.

23Jesus said to him: If thou art able! All things are possible to the believing.

24And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said: I believe; help thou my unbelief.

25And Jesus, seeing that a multitude came running together, rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to him: Dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter into him no more.

26And crying out, and rending him sorely, it came out of him. And he became as one dead; so that many said: He is dead.

27But Jesus taking him by the hand, raised him, and he stood up.

28And when he had come into the house, his disciples asked him privately: Why could not we cast it out?

29And he said to them: This kind can go out by nothing, except by prayer and fasting.

30And going forth from thence, they passed through Galilee and he would not that any one should know it.

31For he taught his disciples, and said to them: The Son of man is delivered up into the hands of men, and they will kill him and when he is killed, after three days he will rise again.

32But they understood not the saying, and were afraid to ask him.

33And they came to Capernaum. And having come into the house he inquired of them: Of what were ye reasoning among yourselves by the way?

34But they were silent; for by the way they had disputed with one another, who was greatest.

35And sitting down, he called the twelve, and says to them: If any one desires to be first, he shall be last of all, and servant of all.

36And taking a child, he placed it in the midst of them; and folding it in his arms, he said to them:

37Whoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receives me and whoever shall receive me, receives not me, but him who sent me.

38And John answered him, saying: Teacher, we saw one casting out demons in thy name, who follows not us; and we forbade him, because he follows not us.

39But Jesus said: Forbid him not; for there is no one who shall do a miracle in my name, and can lightly speak evil of me.

40For he that is not against us is for us.

41For whoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in that name, that ye are Christ's, verily I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.

42And whoever shall cause one of these little ones that believe on me to offend, it is better for him that an upper millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

43And if thy hand cause thee to offend, cut it off. It is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having the two hands to go into hell, into the fire that is unquenchable;

44where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched.

45And if thy foot cause thee to offend, cut it off. It is better for thee to enter into life lame, than having the two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that is unquenchable;

46where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched.

47And if thine eye cause thee to offend, pluck it out. It is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell-fire;

48where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched.

49For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.

50Salt is good; but if the salt become saltless, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.