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Luke 9 : 37 - 62

Chapter 9

37Now it happened on the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, that a great multitude met Him.
38Suddenly a man from the multitude cried out, saying, "Teacher, I implore You, look on my son, for he is my only child.
39And 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.
40So I implored Your disciples to cast it out, but they could not."
41Then Jesus answered and said, "O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here."
42And as he was still coming, the demon threw him down and convulsed him. Then Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, healed the child, and gave him back to his father.
43And they were all amazed at the majesty of God. But while everyone marveled at all the things which Jesus did, He said to His disciples,
44"Let these words sink down into your ears, for the Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men."
45But they did not understand this saying, and it was hidden from them so that they did not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask Him about this saying.
46Then a dispute arose among them as to which of them would be greatest.
47And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a little child and set him by Him,
48and 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 will be great."
49Now John answered and said, "Master, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name, and we forbade him because he does not follow with us."
50But Jesus said to him, "Do not forbid him, for he who is not against us is on our side."
51Now it came to pass, when the time had come for Him to be received up, that He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem,
52and sent messengers before His face. And as they went, they entered a village of the Samaritans, to prepare for Him.
53But they did not receive Him, because His face was set for the journey to Jerusalem.
54And when His disciples James and John saw this, they said, "Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, just as Elijah did?"
55But He turned and rebuked them, and said, "You do not know what manner of spirit you are of.
56For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men's lives but to save them." And they went to another village.
57Now it happened as they journeyed on the road, that someone said to Him, "Lord, I will follow You wherever You go."
58And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head."
59Then He said to another, "Follow Me." But he said, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father."
60Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and preach the kingdom of God."
61And another also said, "Lord, I will follow You, but let me first go and bid them farewell who are at my house."
62But Jesus said to him, "No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God."

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