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9:1 Then He called His twelve Talmidim together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
9:2 And He sent them to proclaim the Malkut Elohim, and to heal the sick.
9:3 And He said to them, "Take nothing for the journey, neither staffs nor bag nor bread nor money; and do not have two tunics apiece.
9:4 "Whatever house you enter, stay there, and from there depart.
9:5 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.
9:6 So they departed and went through the towns, proclaiming the good news and healing everywhere.
9:7 Now Herodes the tetrarches heard of all that was done by Him: and he was perplexed, because that it was said of some, that Yochanan was risen from the dead;
9:8 And of some, that Eliyahu had appeared; and of others, that one of the old Neviim was risen again.
9:9 And Herodes said, Yochanan have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him.
9:10 And the Shluchim, when they were 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 Beit-Tzaidah.
9:11 And the people, when they knew [it], followed him: and he received them, and spoke to them of the Malkut Elohim, and healed them that had need of healing.
9:12 And when the day began to wear away, then came the twelve, and said to 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.
9:13 But he said to them, Give ye them to eat. And they said, We have no more but five loaves and two fishes; except we should go and buy okhel (food) for all this people.
9:14 For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his Talmidim, Make them sit down by fifties in a company.
9:15 And they did so, and made them all sit down.
9:16 Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to shamayim, He said a bracha over them, and offered the betziat Halechem and gave to the Talmidim to set before the multitude.
9:17 And they did eat, and were all filled: and there was taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets.
9:18 And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his Talmidim were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am?
9:19 They answering said, Yochanan the Immerser; but some [say], Eliyahu; and others [say], that one of the old Neviim is risen again.
9:20 He said to them, But whom say ye that I am? Kefa answering said, The Mashiach of Elohim.
9:21 And He strictly warned and commanded them to tell this to no one,
9:22 Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief Kohenim and Sophrim, and be slain, and be raised the third day.
9:23 And He said to them all, If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his stauros (stake) daily, and follow Me.
9:24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for My sake, the same shall save it.
9:25 For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?
9:26 For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him Ben haAdam will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father's, and of the set apart messengers.
9:27 But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Malkut Elohim.
9:28 And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Kefa and Yochanan and Ya'akov, and went up into a mountain to pray.
9:29 And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment [was] white [and] glistering.
9:30 And, Hinei, there talked with him two men, which were Moshe and Eliyahu:
9:31 Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Yerushalayim.
9:32 But Kefa and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him.
9:33 And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Kefa said to Yehoshua (יהושע), Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Mosheh, and one for Eliyahu: not knowing what he said.
9:34 While he thus spoke, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud.
9:35 And there came a Voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear Him.
9:36 And when the voice was past, Yehoshua (יהושע) was found alone. And they kept [it] close, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen.
9:37 And it came to pass, that on the next day, when they were come down from the hill, much people met him.
9:38 Suddenly a man from the multitude cried out, saying, "Teacher, I implore You, look on my son, for he is my only child.
9:39 And behold, a spirit seizes him, and he suddenly cries out; it convulses him so that he foams at the mouth; and it departs from him with great difficulty, bruising him.
9:40 So I implored Your talmidim to cast it out, but they could not."
9:41 And Yehoshua (יהושע) answering said, "O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here."
9:42 And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare [him]. And Yehoshua (יהושע) rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.
9:43 And they were all amazed at the mighty power of Elohim. But while they wondered every one at all things which Yehoshua (יהושע) did, he said to his Talmidim,
9:44 Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men.
9:45 But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask him of that saying.
9:46 Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest.
9:47 And Yehoshua (יהושע), perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him,
9:48 And said to them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receives me: and whosoever shall receive me receives him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.
9:49 And Yochanan answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in Your Name; and we forbad him, because he follows not with us.
9:50 And Yehoshua (יהושע) said to him:
Forbid [him] not: for he that is not against us is for us.
9:51 Now it came to pass, when the time had come for Him to be received up, that He steadfastly set His face to go to Yerushalayim,
9:52 And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Shomron, to make ready for him.
9:53 And they did not receive Him, because His face was as though he would go to Yerushalayim.
9:54 And when his Talmidim Ya'akov and Yochanan saw [this], they said, Master, will You that we command fire to come down from shamayim, and consume them, even as Eliyahu did?
9:55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of ruach ye are of.
9:56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save [them]. And they went to another village.
9:57 Now it happened as they journeyed on the road, that someone said to Him, "Master, I will follow You wherever You go."
9:58 And Yehoshua (יהושע) said to him, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head."
9:59 Then He said to another, "Follow Me." But he said, "Master, let me first go and bury my father."
9:60 Yehoshua (יהושע) said to him, "Let the dead bury their dead: but you go and proclaim the Malkut Elohim."
9:61 And another also said, "Master, I will follow You, but let me first go and bid them farewell who are at my house."
9:62 And Yehoshua (יהושע) said to him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the Malkut Elohim.
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let the dead bury their own dead - Let the spiritually dead (those indifferent to their salvation) bury the physically dead. An unsaved person handle that kind of work. But there is a task which you alone can do. Give the best of your life to what really lasts. The true talmid must get his priorities straight.