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Mark 9

  20 So they brought the boy. But when the evil spirit saw Jesus, it threw the child into a violent convulsion, and he fell to the ground, writhing and foaming at the mouth.
  21 "How long has this been happening?" Jesus asked the boy's father.
  He replied, "Since he was a little boy.22 The spirit often throws him into the fire or into water, trying to kill him. Have mercy on us and help us, if you can."
  23 "What do you mean, 'If I can'?" Jesus asked. "Anything is possible if a person believes."
  24 The father instantly cried out, "I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!"
  25 When Jesus saw that the crowd of onlookers was growing, he rebuked the evil* spirit. "Listen, you spirit that makes this boy unable to hear and speak," he said. "I command you to come out of this child and never enter him again!"
  26 Then the spirit screamed and threw the boy into another violent convulsion and left him. The boy appeared to be dead. A murmur ran through the crowd as people said, "He's dead."27 But Jesus took him by the hand and helped him to his feet, and he stood up.
  28 Afterward, when Jesus was alone in the house with his disciples, they asked him, "Why couldn't we cast out that evil spirit?"
  29 Jesus replied, "This kind can be cast out only by prayer.*"

Jesus Again Predicts His Death
30 Leaving that region, they traveled through Galilee. Jesus didn't want anyone to know he was there,31 for he wanted to spend more time with his disciples and teach them. He said to them, "The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of his enemies. He will be killed, but three days later he will rise from the dead."32 They didn't understand what he was saying, however, and they were afraid to ask him what he meant.

The Greatest in the Kingdom
33 After they arrived at Capernaum and settled in a house, Jesus asked his disciples, "What were you discussing out on the road?"34 But they didn't answer, because they had been arguing about which of them was the greatest.35 He sat down, called the twelve disciples over to him, and said, "Whoever wants to be first must take last place and be the servant of everyone else."
  36 Then he put a little child among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them,37 "Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf* welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes not only me but also my Father who sent me."

Using the Name of Jesus
38 John said to Jesus, "Teacher, we saw someone using your name to cast out demons, but we told him to stop because he wasn't in our group."
  39 "Don't stop him!" Jesus said. "No one who performs a miracle in my name will soon be able to speak evil of me.40 Anyone who is not against us is for us.41 If anyone gives you even a cup of water because you belong to the Messiah, I tell you the truth, that person will surely be rewarded.
  42 "But if you cause one of these little ones who trusts in me to fall into sin, it would be better for you to be thrown into the sea with a large millstone hung around your neck.43 If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It's better to enter eternal life with only one hand than to go into the unquenchable fires of hell* with two hands.*45 If your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It's better to enter eternal life with only one foot than to be thrown into hell with two feet.*47 And if your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out. It's better to enter the Kingdom of God with only one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell,48 'where the maggots never die and the fire never goes out.'*
  49 "For everyone will be tested with fire.*50 Salt is good for seasoning. But if it loses its flavor, how do you make it salty again? You must have the qualities of salt among yourselves and live in peace with each other."

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Footnotes:

9:25 Greek unclean.
9:29 Some manuscripts read by prayer and fasting.
9:37 Greek in my name.
9:43a Greek Gehenna; also in 9:45, 47. 9:43b Some manuscripts add verse 44, 'where the maggots never die and the fire never goes out.' See 9:48.
9:45 Some manuscripts add verse 46, 'where the maggots never die and the fire never goes out.' See 9:48.
9:48 Isa 66:24.
9:49 Greek salted with fire; other manuscripts add and every sacrifice will be salted with salt.
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