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“They saw Moses and Elijah go up into the cloud” -Bible4

The Annunciation of Luke the Evangelist – Chapter 9
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1 And Jesus called his twelve, and gave them power and authority over all demons and diseases, to heal [them].
2 And he sent them forth, to proclaim the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
3 And he said to them:
Take nothing for the journey, neither a staff, nor a wallet, nor bread, nor money; neither have two tunics.
4 And into whatever house ye enter, there stay, and thence depart.
5 And against them that receive you not, when ye go out of that city, shake off even the dust of your feet against them, for a testimony.
6 And the Legates went forth, and travelled about the villages and cities, and preached and healed everywhere.
7 And Herod the Tetrarch heard of all the things done by him, and he was disturbed; because some said, that John had arisen from the dead.
8 But others said, that Elijah hath appeared; and others, that a prophet from among the ancient prophets hath arisen.
9 And Herod said:
The head of John, I have cut off; but who is this, of whom I hear these things? And he was desirous to see him.
10 And when the Legates returned, they narrated, to Jesus all they had done. And he took them aside, to the desert part of Bethsaida.
11 And when the multitude knew [it], they followed him:
and he received them, and conversed with them respecting the kingdom of God:
and such as had need of healing, he healed.
12 And when the day began to decline, his disciples came near, and said to him:
Send away the multitude, that they may go to the villages around us and to the towns, to lodge in them, and to procure themselves food, for we are in a desert place.
13 Jesus said to then:
Give ye them to eat.
And they say:
We have no more than five loaves and two fishes; unless we go and buy food for all this people:
14 for they were about five thousand men. Jesus said to them:
Make them recline by companies, fifty persons in a company.
15 And the disciples did so, and made them all recline.
16 And Jesus took the five loaves and two fishes, and looked towards heaven, and blessed, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before the multitudes.
17 And they all ate, and were satisfied:
and they took up the fragments of remains, twelve baskets.
18 And as he was praying in private with his disciples, he asked them, and said:
Who, do the multitudes say of me, that I am ?
19 They answer and say to him:
John the Baptizer; others, Elijah and others, a prophet, one of the ancient prophets arisen.
20 He said to them:
But who, do ye say, that I am?
Simon answered, and said:
The Messiah of God.
21 And he chided them, and charged them, that they should say this to no one.
22 And he said to them:
The Son of man is to suffer many things, and to be rejected by the Elders and the chief priests and Scribes; and they will kill him; and on the third day, he will arise.
23 And he said before all the people:
He that would follow me, must deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and [so] come after me.
24 For he that will preserve his life, shall lose it; but he that shall lose his life, for my sake, will preserve it.
25 For, what will a man be profited, if he gain the whole world, and lose his life or be deprived [of it]?
26 And whoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father, with his holy angels.
27 I tell you the truth, that there are some standing here, who will not taste death, until they shall see the kingdom of God.
28 And it was about eight days after these discourses, that Jesus took Simon and James and John, and went up a mountain to pray.
29 And while he prayed, the aspect of his countenance was changed, and his garments became white and brilliant.
30 And lo, two men were talking with him:
and they were Moses and Elijah,
31 who appeared in glory. And they were conversing on his departure, which was to be consummated at Jerusalem.
32 And Simon and those with him were oppressed with drowsiness; and being scarcely awake, they saw his glory, and those two men who stood near him.
33 And when they began t to retire from him, Simon said to Jesus:
Rabbi, it is delightful for us to be here. And let us make here three booths, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah. But he knew not what he said.
34 And as he thus spoke, there was a cloud; and it overshadowed them; and they were afraid, when they saw Moses and Elijah go up into the cloud.
35 And there was a voice from the cloud, which said:
This is my beloved Son; hear ye him.
36 And when the voice had passed, Jesus was found to be alone. And they kept silence, and told no one in those days what they had seen.
37 And the next day, as they came down from the mountain, a great multitude met them.
38 And a man from the throng cried out, and said:
Teacher, I beseech thee, turn thyself to me. Here is my only son:
39 and a spirit cometh upon him, and he suddenly crieth out, and gnasheth his teeth, and foameth; and he hardly leaveth him, when he hath crushed him.
40 And I requested thy disciples to expel him; and they could not.
41 And Jesus answered, and said:
O the unbelieving and perverse generation! How long shall I be with you, and bear with you? Bring hither thy son.
42 And while he was bringing him, the demon threw him down, and convulsed him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the lad, and delivered him to his father.
43 And they were all amazed at the majesty of God. And while every one admired at all that Jesus did, he said to his disciples:
44 Lay up these words in your minds:
for the Son of man is to be delivered into the hands of men.
45 But they understood not that speech; because it was hidden from them, that they should not know it: and they feared to ask him concerning that speech.
46 And the thought arose among them, which of them [was to be] the greatest.
47 And Jesus knew the thought of their heart:
and he took a child, and placed him near to him;
48 and said to them:
Whoever receiveth a child like this, in my name, receiveth me; and he that receiveth me, receiveth him that sent me. For he that shall be least among you all, he will be the great one.
49 And John answered, and said:
Our Rabbi, we saw a man casting out demons in thy name; and we forbad him, because he doth not, with us, follow thee.
50 Jesus said to them:
Forbid not:
for, whoever is not against you, is for you.
51 And when the days for his ascension were completed, so it was, that he set his face to go up to Jerusalem.
52 And he sent messengers before his face; and they went, and entered a village of the Samaritans, to prepare [lodgings] for him.
53 And they received him not, because he had set his face to go up to Jerusalem.
54 And when his disciples James and John saw [it], they said to him:
Our Lord, wilt thou that we speak, and fire come down from heaven, and consume them, as also did Elijah?
55 And he turned and rebuked them, and said:
Ye know not of what spirit ye are.
56 For the Son of man hath not come to destroy souls; but to quicken [them]. And they went to another village.
57 And as they went by the way, one said to him:
I will follow thee to whatever place thou goest, my Lord.
58 Jesus said to him:
The foxes have holes, and the birds of heaven have coverts; but the Son of man hath not where he may lay his head.
59 And he said to another:
Come thou after me.
And he said to him:
My Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father.
60 And Jesus said to him:
Allow the dead to bury their dead; and go thou and proclaim the kingdom of God.
61 Another said to him:
I will follow thee, my Lord; but allow me first to bid adieu to my household, and I will come.
62 Jesus said to him:
No man putting his hand to the ox-plough, and looking backward, is fit for the kingdom of God.
Ben Sira 49
1 The remembrance of Josias is like the composition of the perfume that is made by the art of the apothecary: it is sweet as honey in all mouths, and as musick at a banquet of wine.
2 He behaved himself uprightly in the conversion of the people, and took away the abominations of iniquity.
3 He directed his heart unto the Lord, and in the time of the ungodly he established the worship of God.
4 All, except David and Ezekias and Josias, were defective: for they forsook the law of the most High, even the kings of Juda failed.
5 Therefore he gave their power unto others, and their glory to a strange nation.
6 They burnt the chosen city of the sanctuary, and made the streets desolate, according to the prophecy of Jeremias.
7 For they entreated him evil, who nevertheless was a prophet, sanctified in his mother’s womb, that he might root out, and afflict, and destroy; and that he might build up also, and plant.
8 It was Ezekiel who saw the glorious vision, which was shewed him upon the chariot of the cherubims.
9 For he made mention of the enemies under the figure of the rain, and directed them that went right.
10 And of the twelve prophets let the memorial be blessed, and let their bones flourish again out of their place: for they comforted Jacob, and delivered them by assured hope.
11 How shall we magnify Zorobabel? even he was as a signet on the right hand:
12 So was Jesus the son of Josedec: who in their time builded the house, and set up an holy temple to the Lord, which was prepared for everlasting glory.
13 And among the elect was Neemias, whose renown is great, who raised up for us the walls that were fallen, and set up the gates and the bars, and raised up our ruins again.
14 But upon the earth was no man created like Enoch; for he was taken from the earth.
15 Neither was there a young man born like Joseph, a governor of his brethren, a stay of the people, whose bones were regarded of the Lord.
16 Sem and Seth were in great honour among men, and so was Adam above every living thing in creation.
Ben Sira 49 KJVA
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