1 And having called His twelve talmidim together, He gave them power and authority over all demons, and to heal diseases.

2 And He sent them to proclaim the reign of Elohim and to heal the sick.

3 And He said to them, “Take naught for the journey, neither staffs nor bag nor bread nor silver – neither have two undergarments.

4 “And whatever house you enter, stay there, and go out from there.

5 “And as for those who do not receive you, when you go out of that city, shake off the dust from your feet as a witness against them.”

6 And going out they went through the villages, bringing the Good News and healing everywhere.

7 And Hĕrodĕs the district ruler heard of all that was done by Him, and was perplexed, because it was said by some that Yoḥanan had been raised from the dead,

8 and by some that Ĕliyahu had appeared, and by others that one of the old neḇi’im has risen up.

9 And Hĕrodĕs said, “Yoḥanan I have beheaded, but who is this of whom I hear such?” And he was seeking to see Him.

10 And the emissaries, when they had returned, related to Him all that they had done. And He took them and they withdrew by themselves to a city called Bĕyth Tsaiḏa.

11 And when the crowds knew it, they followed Him. And having received them, He was speaking to them about the reign of Elohim, and healed those who had need of healing.

12 And as the day began to decline, the twelve came and said to Him, “Send the crowd away, that going into the surrounding villages and country, they might lodge and get food, because here we are in a lonely place.”

13 But He said to them, “You give them to eat.” And they said, “We have no more than five loaves and two fish, unless we go and buy food for all these people.”

14 For there were about five thousand men. And He said to His talmidim, “Make them sit down in groups of fifty.”

15 And they did so, and made them all sit down.

16 And taking the five loaves and the two fish, having looked up to the shamayim, He baraḵ and broke them, and gave them to the talmidim to put before the crowd.

17 So they all ate and were satisfied, and twelve baskets of the broken pieces were picked up by them.

18 And it came to be, as He was alone praying, the talmidim were with Him, and He asked them, saying, “Who do the crowds say that I am?”

19 And they answering, said, “Yoḥanan the Immerser, but others Ĕliyahu, and others say that one of the old neḇi’im has risen up.”

20 And He said to them, “And you, who do you say I am?” And Kĕpha answering, said, “Ha’Mashiaḥ of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.”

21 And strictly warning them, He commanded them to say this to no one,

22 saying, “The Bĕn of Aḏam has to suffer much, and to be rejected by the elders and chief kohenim and scribes, and to be killed, and to be raised the third day.”

23 And He said to them all, “If anyone wants to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his stake daily, and follow Me.

24 “For whoever wants to save his life shall lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake shall save it.

25 “For what is a man profited if he gains all the world, and is himself destroyed or lost?

26 “For whoever is ashamed of Me and My Words, of him the Bĕn of Aḏam shall be ashamed when He comes in His esteem, and in His Father’s, and of the qodesh messengers.

27 “But truly I say to you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death at all till they see the reign of Elohim:”

28 And it came to be, about eight days after these words, taking with Him Kĕpha and Yoḥanan and Ya’aqoḇ, He went up to the mountain to pray.

29 And it came to be, as He prayed, the appearance of His face changed, and His garment radiant white.

30 And see, two men were talking with Him, who were Mosheh and Ĕliyahu,

31 who having appeared in esteem, spoke of His death which He was about to complete at Yerushalayim.

32 But Kĕpha and those with him were heavy with sleep. And having awakened, they saw His esteem and the two men standing with Him.

33 And it came to be, as they were parting from Him, Kĕpha said to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏, “Aḏonai, it is good for us to be here. And let us make three booths: one for You, and one for Mosheh, and one for Ĕliyahu,” not knowing what he said.

34 And as he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them. And they were afraid as they entered the cloud.

35 And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My Bĕn, the Beloved. Hear Him!”

36 And when the voice had spoken, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 was found alone. And they were silent, and reported to no one in those days any of what they had seen.

37 And it came to be on the next day, when they came down from the mountain, that a large crowd met Him.

38 And see, a man from the crowd cried out, saying, “Teacher, I beg You, look at my son, for he is my only child.

39 “And see, a spirit seizes him, and he suddenly cries out, and it convulses him, with foaming, and scarcely leaves him, bruising him.

40 “And I begged Your talmidim to cast it out, but they were unable.”

41 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 answering, said, “O generation, unbelieving and corrupted, how long shall I be with you and put up with you? Bring your son here.”

42 And as he was still coming, the demon threw him down in convulsions. And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and gave him back to his father.

43 And they were all amazed at the greatness of Elohim. And while all were marvelling at all that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 did, He said to His talmidim,

44 “Lay up in your ears these words, for the Bĕn of Aḏam is about to be delivered into the hands of men.”

45 But they did not understand this saying, and it was veiled from them so that they did not perceive it. And they were afraid to ask Him about this saying.

46 And a reasoning arose among them, who might be the greater of them.

47 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏, having seen the reasoning of their heart, took a little child and placed him by His side,

48 and said to them, “Whoever receives this little child in My Name receives Me. And whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me. For he who is least among you all, he shall be great.”

49 And Yoḥanan answering, said, “Aḏonai, we saw someone casting out demons in Your Name, and we forbade him because he does not follow with us.”

50 But 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 said to him, “Do not forbid him, for he who is not against us is for us.”

51 And it came to be, when the days of His taking up were being completed, even He turned His face to go to Yerushalayim,

52 and He sent messengers ahead of Him. And they went and entered into a village of the Shomeronites, to prepare for Him.

53 And they did not receive Him, because His face was turned for the journey to Yerushalayim.

54 And His talmidim, Ya’aqoḇ and Yoḥanan, seeing it said, “Aḏonai, do You want us to command fire to come down from the shamayim and destroy them, as also Ĕliyahu did?”

55 But having turned, He rebuked them and said, “You do not know of what spirit you are,

56 for the Bĕn of Aḏam did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them.” And they went on to another village.

57 And it came to be, as they journeyed on the way, that someone said to Him, “Aḏonai, I shall follow You wherever You go.”

58 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 said to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the shamayim nests, but the Bĕn of Aḏam has nowhere to lay His head.”

59 And He said to another, “Follow Me,” but he said, “Aḏonai, let me first go and bury my father.”

60 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and announce the reign of Elohim.”

61 And another also said, “Aḏonai, I shall follow You, but let me first say good-bye to those in my house.”

62 But 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the reign of Elohim.”