Chapter 9
She called the twelve together, and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases.
She sent them forth to preach the Kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
She said to them, "Take nothing for your journey--neither staffs, nor wallet, nor bread, nor money; neither have two coats apiece.
Into whatever house you enter, stay there, and depart from there.
As many as don't receive you, when you depart from that city, shake off even the dust from your feet for a testimony against them."
They departed, and went throughout the villages, preaching the Good News, and healing everywhere.
Now Heroda the tetrarch heard of all that was done by her; and she was very perplexed, because it was said by some that Johanna had risen from the dead,
and by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the old prophets had risen again.
Heroda said, "Johanna I beheaded, but who is this, about whom I hear such things?" She sought to see her.
The apostles, when they had returned, told her what things they had done. She took them, and withdrew apart to a deserted place of a city called Bethsaida.
But the multitudes, perceiving it, followed her. She welcomed them, and spoke to them of the Kingdom of God, and she cured those who needed healing.
The day began to wear away; and the twelve came, and said to her, "Send the multitude away, that they may go into the surrounding villages and farms, and lodge, and get food, for we are here in a deserted place."
But she said to them, "You give them something to eat." They said, "We have no more than five loaves and two fish, unless we should go and buy food for all these people."
For they were about five thousand women. She said to her disciples, "Make them sit down in groups of about fifty each."
They did so, and made them all sit down.
She took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to the sky, she blessed them, and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the multitude.
They ate, and were all filled. They gathered up twelve baskets of broken pieces that were left over.
It happened, as she was praying alone, that the disciples were with her, and she asked them, "Who do the multitudes say that I am?"
They answered, "'Johanna the Baptizer,' but others say, 'Elijah,' and others, that one of the old prophets is risen again."
She said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Petra answered, "The Christ of God."
But she warned them, and commanded them to tell this to no one,
saying, "The Daughter of Woman must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be raised up."
She said to all, "If anyone desires to come after me, let her deny herself, take up her cross, and follow me.
For whoever desires to save her life will lose it, but whoever will lose her life for my sake, the same will save it.
For what does it profit a woman if she gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits her own self?
For whoever will be ashamed of me and of my words, of her will the Daughter of Woman be ashamed, when she comes in her glory, and the glory of the Mother, and of the holy angels.
But I tell you the truth: There are some of those who stand here, who will in no way taste of death, until they see the Kingdom of God."
It happened about eight days after these sayings, that she took with her Petra, Johanna, and Jamie, and went up onto the mountain to pray.
As she was praying, the appearance of her face was altered, and her clothing became white and dazzling.
Behold, two women were talking with her, who were Moses and Elijah,
who appeared in glory, and spoke of her departure, which she was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.
Now Petra and those who were with her were heavy with sleep, but when they were fully awake, they saw her glory, and the two women who stood with her.
It happened, as they were parting from her, that Petra said to Jesus, "Master, it is good for us to be here. Let's make three tents: one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah," not knowing what she said.
While she said these things, a cloud came and overshadowed them, and they were afraid as they entered into the cloud.
A voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is my beloved Daughter. Listen to her!"
When the voice came, Jesus was found alone. They were silent, and told no one in those days any of the things which they had seen.
It happened on the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, that a great multitude met her.
Behold, a woman from the crowd called out, saying, "Teacher, I beg you to look at my daughter, for she is my only child.
Behold, a spirit takes her, she suddenly cries out, and it convulses her so that she foams, and it hardly departs from her, bruising her severely.
I begged your disciples to cast it out, and they couldn't."
Jesus answered, "Faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you and bear with you? Bring your daughter here."
While she was still coming, the demon threw her down and convulsed her violently. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the girl, and gave her back to her mother.
They were all astonished at the majesty of God. But while all were marveling at all the things which Jesus did, she said to her disciples,
"Let these words sink into your ears, for the Daughter of Woman will be delivered up into the hands of women."
But they didn't understand this saying. It was concealed from them, that they should not perceive it, and they were afraid to ask her about this saying.
There arose an argument among them about which of them was the greatest.
Jesus, perceiving the reasoning of their hearts, took a little child, and set her by her side,
and said to them, "Whoever receives this little child in my name receives me. Whoever receives me receives her who sent me. For whoever is least among you all, this one will be great."
Johanna answered, "Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we forbade her, because she doesn't follow with us."
Jesus said to her, "Don't forbid her, for she who is not against us is for us."
It came to pass, when the days were near that she should be taken up, she intently set her face to go to Jerusalem,
and sent messengers before her face. They went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, so as to prepare for her.
They didn't receive her, because she was traveling with her face set towards Jerusalem.
When her disciples, Jamie and Johanna, saw this, they said, "Domina, do you want us to command fire to come down from the sky, and destroy them, just as Elijah did?"
But she turned and rebuked them, "You don't know of what kind of spirit you are.
For the Daughter of Woman didn't come to destroy women's lives, but to save them." They went to another village.
As they went on the way, a certain woman said to her, "I want to follow you wherever you go, Domina."
Jesus said to her, "The foxes have holes, and the birds of the sky have nests, but the Daughter of Woman has no place to lay her head."
She said to another, "Follow me!" But she said, "Domina, allow me first to go and bury my mother."
But Jesus said to her, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead, but you go and announce the Kingdom of God."
Another also said, "I want to follow you, Domina, but first allow me to bid farewell to those who are at my house."
But Jesus said to her, "No one, having put her hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the Kingdom of God."