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Luke 9

Ministry of the Twelve

1Now Jesus called together the twelve [disciples] and gave them [the right to exercise] power and authority over all the demons and to heal diseases. Then He sent them out [on a brief journey] to preach [a]the kingdom of God and to perform healing. And He said to them, “Take nothing for your journey [that might encumber you]—neither a walking stick, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not even have two [b]tunics apiece. Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that city [to go to another]. And as for all those who do not welcome you, when you leave that city, shake the dust off your feet [breaking all ties with them] as a testimony against them [that they rejected My message].” So they began going from village to village, preaching the gospel and healing the sick everywhere.

Now Herod [Antipas] the tetrarch [who governed a portion of Palestine including Galilee and Perea] heard about all that was being done [by Jesus], and he was thoroughly perplexed, because it was said by some that John [the Baptist whom he had ordered beheaded] had been raised from the dead, and by others that Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the [other] prophets of old had been resurrected. Herod said, “I personally had John beheaded. Who is this man about whom I hear such things?” And he kept trying to see Jesus.

10 When the apostles returned, they told Him all that they had done. He took them with Him and He privately withdrew [across the Jordan] to a city called Bethsaida. 11 But when the crowds learned of it, they followed Him; and He welcomed them and He began talking to them about the kingdom of God, and healing those who needed to be healed.

Five Thousand Fed

12 Now the day was ending, and the twelve [disciples] came and said to Him, “Send the crowd away, so that they may go into the surrounding villages and countryside and find lodging, and get provisions; because here we are in an isolated place.” 13 But He said to them, “You give them something to eat.” They said, “We have no more than five loaves and two fish—unless perhaps we go and buy food for all these people.” 14 (For there were [c]about 5,000 men.) And He said to His disciples, “Have them sit down to eat in groups of about fifty each.” 15 They did so, and had them all sit down. 16 Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and He looked up to heaven [and gave thanks] and blessed them, and broke them and kept giving them to the disciples to set before the crowd. 17 They all ate and were [completely] satisfied; and the broken pieces which they had left over were [abundant and were] picked up—twelve baskets full.

18 Now it happened that as Jesus was praying privately, the disciples were with Him, and He asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” 19 They answered, “John the Baptist, and some say, Elijah; but others, that one of the ancient prophets has come back to life.” 20 And He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter replied, “The Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed) of God!” 21 But He strictly warned and admonished them not to tell this to anyone, 22 saying, “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected [as the Messiah] by the elders and chief priests and scribes (Sanhedrin, Jewish High Court), and be put to death, and on the third day be raised up [from death to life].”

23 And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to follow Me [as My disciple], he must deny himself [set aside selfish interests], and take up his cross daily [expressing a willingness to endure whatever may come] and follow Me [believing in Me, conforming to My example in living and, if need be, suffering or perhaps dying because of faith in Me]. 24 For whoever wishes to save his life [in this world] will [eventually] lose it [through death], but whoever loses his life [in this world] for My sake, he is the one who will save it [from the consequences of sin and separation from God]. 25 For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world [wealth, fame, success], and loses or forfeits himself? 26 For whoever is ashamed [here and now] of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His glory and the glory of the [heavenly] Father and of the holy angels. 27 But I tell you truthfully, there are [d]some among those standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God.”

The Transfiguration

28 Now about eight days after these teachings, He took along Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray. 29 As He was praying, the appearance of His face became different [actually transformed], and His clothing became white and flashing with the brilliance of lightning. 30 And behold, two men were talking with Him; and they were Moses and Elijah, 31 who appeared in glory, and were speaking of His departure [from earthly life], which He was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem. 32 Now Peter and those who were with him had been overcome with sleep; but when they were fully awake, they saw His glory and splendor and majesty, and the two men who were standing with Him. 33 And as these [men, Moses and Elijah] were leaving Him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is delightful and good for us to be here; we should make three [sacred] tents; one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah”—not realizing what he was saying. 34 But even as he was saying this, a cloud formed and began to overshadow them; and they were [greatly] afraid as they entered the cloud. 35 Then [e]a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son, My Chosen One; listen and obey and yield to Him!” 36 When the voice had ceased, Jesus was found there alone. And they kept silent, and told no one at that time any of the things which they had seen [concerning the divine manifestation].

37 On the next day, when they came down from the mountain, a large crowd met Him. 38 And a man from the crowd shouted for help, “Teacher, I beg You to look at my son, because he is my only child; 39 and a spirit seizes him, and suddenly he cries out, and it throws him into a convulsion so that he foams at the mouth; and only with [great] difficulty does it leave him, mauling and bruising him as it leaves. 40 I begged Your disciples to cast it out, but they could not.” 41 Jesus answered, “You unbelieving and perverted generation! How long shall I be with you and put up with you? Bring your son here [to Me].” 42 Even while the boy was coming, the demon slammed him down and threw him into a [violent] convulsion. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the boy and gave him back to his father. 43 They were all amazed [practically overwhelmed] at the [evidence of the] greatness of God and His majesty and His wondrous work.

But while they were still awed by everything Jesus was doing, He said to His disciples, 44 “Let these words sink into your ears: the Son of Man is going to be betrayed and handed over to men [who are His enemies].” 45 However, they did not understand this statement. Its meaning was kept hidden from them so that they would not grasp it; and they were afraid to ask Him about it.

The Test of Greatness

46 An argument started among them as to which of them might be the greatest [surpassing the others in esteem and authority]. 47 But Jesus, knowing what they were thinking in their heart, took a child and had him stand beside Him, 48 and He told them, “Whoever welcomes this child in My name welcomes Me; and whoever welcomes Me [also] welcomes Him who sent Me; for the one who is least among all of you [that is, the one who is genuinely humble—the one with a realistic self-view]—he is the one who is [truly] great.”

49 John replied, “Master, we saw someone driving out demons in Your name; and we tried to stop him because he does not follow along with us.” 50 But Jesus told him, “Do not stop him; for he who is not against you is for you.”

51 Now when the time was approaching for Him to be taken up [to heaven], He was determined to go to Jerusalem [to fulfill His purpose]. 52 He sent messengers on ahead of Him, and they went into a Samaritan village to make arrangements for Him; 53 but the people would not welcome Him, [f]because He was traveling toward Jerusalem. 54 When His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and destroy them?” 55 But He turned and rebuked them [g][and He said, “You do not know what kind of spirit you are; 56 for the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them.”] And they journeyed on to another village.

Exacting Discipleship

57 As they were going along the road, someone said to Him, “I will follow You wherever You go.” 58 And Jesus told him, “Foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head.” 59 He said to another, “Follow Me [accepting Me as Master and Teacher].” But he said, “Lord, allow me first to go and [h]bury my father.” 60 But He said to him, “Allow the [spiritually] dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and spread the news about the kingdom of God.” 61 Another also said, “I will follow You, Lord [as Your disciple]; but first let me say goodbye to those at my home.” 62 But Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back [to the things left behind] is fit for the kingdom of God.”

Notas al pie

  1. Luke 9:2 Jesus as Israel’s Messiah.
  2. Luke 9:3 Simple slip-on garments made with or without sleeves, usually knee length and worn as either an under or outer garment in ancient times.
  3. Luke 9:14 The women and children were not included in this estimate.
  4. Luke 9:27 Perhaps a reference to Peter, John, and James who were to witness the transfiguration a few days later.
  5. Luke 9:35 See note Matt 3:17.
  6. Luke 9:53 Because of the religious conflict between Samaritans and Jews, the people of Samaria were generally inhospitable to Jews and did not offer overnight accommodations to those who were traveling to Jerusalem to participate in religious events.
  7. Luke 9:55 Late mss add this to v 55 and continue into v 56.
  8. Luke 9:59 See note Matt 8:21.

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Lukas 9

Jesus udsender de 12 apostle

1En dag kaldte Jesus de Tolv sammen og gav dem magt og autoritet til at uddrive alle slags dæmoner og til at helbrede de syge. Så sendte han dem ud for at forkynde budskabet om Guds rige og for at helbrede de syge. „I skal ikke tage noget med på rejsen,” sagde han, „hverken en stav eller en taske med mad, penge, og ekstra tøj. Når I bliver budt ind i et hjem, så bliv der, så længe I er i byen. Men hvis ingen vil tage imod jer, så forlad byen og ryst dens støv af jeres fødder som et tegn på, at de er overladt til deres egen skæbne.”

Så drog de af sted fra landsby til landsby, forkyndte budskabet om Guds rige og helbredte de syge alle vegne.

Kong Herodes funderer over, hvem Jesus er

Da kong Herodes[a] hørte om alle de undere, Jesus gjorde, vidste han ikke, hvad han skulle tro. Nogle mente, at det måtte være Johannes Døber, der var genopstået fra de døde. Andre mente, at det var profeten Elias, som nu var kommet, mens andre igen mente, at det var en af de andre gamle profeter, der var kommet til live igen.

„Johannes blev halshugget, det sørgede jeg selv for,” sagde Herodes. „Hvem er så den mand, som folk fortæller så meget mærkeligt om?” Og han søgte efter en anledning til at få Jesus at se.

Bespisningen af de 5000

10 Da apostlene kom tilbage til Jesus, fortalte de ham, hvad de havde udrettet. Derefter ville Jesus gerne være alene med dem, så de gik op i en båd og satte kurs mod Betsajda for at komme til et afsides område. 11 Da folkeskaren opdagede, at de var taget af sted, fulgte de efter dem inde på bredden. Senere bad Jesus disciplene lægge til land, og han underviste folkeskaren om Guds rige og helbredte de syge.

12 Sent på eftermiddagen kom de Tolv hen til Jesus og sagde: „Du må hellere lade folk gå nu, så de har tid til at nå hen til gårdene og landsbyerne, hvor de kan købe mad og finde husly. Det her er jo et øde sted.”

13 „Giv I dem noget at spise!” svarede Jesus.

„Jamen, vi har kun fem brød og to fisk,” protesterede de. „Du kan da ikke mene, at vi skal gå hen og købe mad til alle de mennesker!” 14 Der var omkring 5000 mænd til stede. Så sagde Jesus til dem: „Få folk til at sætte sig i rækker med 50 mænd i hver række.” 15 Det gjorde de så, og der var plads til, at alle kunne sidde ned.

16 Jesus tog de fem brød og de to fisk, så op mod himlen og takkede Gud. Så brækkede han brødene i stykker og gav stykkerne til sine disciple, for at de skulle give dem videre til de mange mennesker. 17 Alle spiste og blev mætte. Bagefter samlede disciplene de stykker sammen, som var tilovers, og 12 kurve blev fyldt op.

Peters åbenbaring om Jesus som Messias

18 En dag var Jesus alene sammen med disciplene, og han tilbragte en tid i bøn. Derefter spurgte han dem: „Hvem siger folk, at jeg er?” 19 De svarede: „Nogle siger, at du er Johannes Døber, andre, at du er Elias, og andre igen, at en anden af de gamle profeter må være genopstået fra de døde.”

20 „Og hvad siger I?” spurgte han. „Hvem tror I, at jeg er?”

„Du er Messias, den frelser, Gud har sendt!” svarede Peter.

21 Jesus forbød dem strengt at omtale ham på den måde over for andre, og han tilføjede: 22 „Menneskesønnen skal igennem mange lidelser og vil blive forkastet af ypperstepræsterne, de skriftlærde og de øvrige jødiske ledere. Til sidst dræber de mig, men på den tredje dag[b] bliver jeg oprejst fra de døde.”

Det koster dyrt at følge Guds vilje

23 Så sagde Jesus henvendt til alle, der var hos ham: „De, der ønsker at være mine disciple, skal lægge alt deres eget til side og følge mig hver dag, også selv om det koster livet. 24 De, der klamrer sig til det jordiske liv, vil miste det himmelske. Men de, der sætter livet til for min skyld, vil få det evige liv. 25 Hvad gavner det et menneske at vinde hele verden, hvis det selv går fortabt og mister alt? 26 Hvis I fornægter mig og mine ord, så vil jeg, Menneskesønnen, også fornægte jer, når jeg kommer i min Fars og de hellige engles herlighed. 27 Det siger jeg jer: Nogle af jer, der står her, skal ikke dø, før I har set Guds herredømme.”

Tre disciple ser et glimt af Jesus i hans herlighed

28 En uges tid senere tog Jesus Peter, Johannes og Jakob med op på et bjerg for at bede. 29 Mens han bad, begyndte hans ansigt at stråle, og hans lange kjortel blev blændende hvid. 30 Pludselig var der to mænd, som stod og talte med ham. Det var Moses og Elias. 31 De strålede af himmelsk herlighed, og de talte med ham om hans snarlige bortgang, der skulle finde sted i Jerusalem. 32 Peter og de andre var frygtelig døsige og kæmpede mod søvnen. Det lykkedes dem at holde sig vågne,[c] og de så, hvordan både Jesus og de to mænd udstrålede Guds herlighed. 33 Da Moses og Elias skulle til at forlade Jesus, udbrød Peter: „Mester, hvor er det skønt at være her. Lad os bygge tre hytter: en til dig, en til Moses og en til Elias.” Han vidste ikke, hvad han skulle sige. 34 I det samme kom der en sky ned over dem, og de blev bange, da de pludselig befandt sig midt inde i den. 35 Så lød der en stemme inde fra skyen: „Det er min elskede Søn.[d] Lyt til ham!” 36 Da stemmen lød, var der ingen andre at se end Jesus.

Den oplevelse holdt disciplene foreløbig for sig selv. Det var først lang tid senere, de fortalte andre om, hvad de havde set.

Manglende tro

37 Den næste dag, da de var nået hele vejen ned fra bjerget, kom en stor skare mennesker dem i møde. 38 En mand råbte: „Mester, vil du ikke nok komme og se til min søn? Han er mit eneste barn, 39 og der er en ond ånd, som bliver ved med at tage magten over ham. Den får ham til at udstøde de frygteligste skrig. Derpå kaster den ham til jorden, og han får krampe, og fråden står ham om munden. Altid er den ude efter ham, og den er lige ved at tage livet af ham. 40 Jeg bad dine disciple om at drive den onde ånd ud, men de kunne ikke.”

41 „Åh, I forvildede og vantro mennesker!” udbrød Jesus. „Hvor længe skal jeg blive hos jer? Hvor længe skal jeg bære over med jer? Kom herhen med din søn!”

42 Mens drengen var på vej derhen, hev og sled den onde ånd i ham, og han vred sig i krampeanfald. Jesus befalede den onde ånd at forlade drengen. Straks var han helbredt, og Jesus gav ham tilbage til faderen. 43 Folk var slået af forundring over et sådant Guds under.

Jesus taler igen om sin død

Mens alle stadig undrede sig over det, Jesus havde gjort, sagde han til disciplene: 44 „Hør godt efter og glem ikke, hvad jeg nu siger til jer: Det varer ikke længe, før Menneskesønnen bliver forrådt og overgivet i menneskers vold.” 45 Men disciplene forstod ikke, hvad han mente. Det var simpelt hen en gåde for dem, så de ikke kunne fatte det, men ingen af dem turde spørge ham.

Den største er den, som vil tjene

46 Disciplene begyndte nu at diskutere, hvem der var den mest betydningsfulde af dem. 47 Men da Jesus kendte deres tanker, fik han fat i et barn og stillede det ved siden af sig. 48 Så sagde han: „Enhver, der accepterer sådan et barn, fordi det hører mig til, har i virkeligheden accepteret mig; og den, der har accepteret mig, har accepteret min Far, som sendte mig. Den af jer, som er parat til at være den mindste, er i virkeligheden den største.”

Den, der ikke er imod, er for

49 Johannes sagde nu til Jesus: „Mester, vi så en mand drive onde ånder ud i dit navn, og vi sagde til ham, at det skulle han holde op med. Han var jo ikke en af dine disciple.”

50 Men Jesus svarede: „Lad være med at hindre ham. Den, som ikke er imod jer, er for jer.”

Guds Ånd forlanger ikke hævn

51 Da tiden nu nærmede sig, hvor Jesus skulle vende tilbage til Himlen, satte han kursen mod Jerusalem. 52 En dag sendte han nogle disciple i forvejen for at sørge for husly i en samaritansk landsby. 53 Men de blev afvist, fordi de var på vej til Jerusalem. 54 Da Jakob og Johannes hørte det, sagde de til Jesus: „Herre, vil du have, at vi skal kalde ild ned fra himlen og brænde dem op, ligesom Elias gjorde?”[e] 55 Men Jesus vendte sig om og irettesatte dem,[f] 56 og de gik videre til den næste landsby i stedet for.

En discipel af Jesus skal være parat til at lide afsavn

57 Mens de gik, var der en mand, som sagde til Jesus: „Jeg vil altid følge dig, hvor du end går hen.” 58 Jesus svarede: „Ræve har huler, og fugle har reder, men jeg, Menneskesønnen, har ingen steder, hvor jeg kan hvile ud og være i fred.”

59 Til en anden sagde Jesus: „Kom med mig!” Men han svarede: „Herre, jeg må først tage mig af min fars begravelse.” 60 „Lad de døde begrave deres døde,” svarede Jesus. „Gå du ud og forkynd budskabet om Guds rige!”

61 En tredje sagde: „Jeg ville egentlig gerne være discipel af dig, Herre, men lad mig først tage afsked med min familie.” 62 Jesus sagde til ham: „Når du begynder at pløje, skal du se fremad og ikke tilbage. De, der hele tiden ser sig tilbage, kan ikke arbejde i Guds rige.”

Notas al pie

  1. 9,7 Herodes Antipas, en søn af Herodes den Store.
  2. 9,22 I Mellemøsten og mange andre dele af verden tæller man dagene inklusivt. Det vil sige, at udtrykket „på den tredje dag” eller „tre dage efter” svarer til, når vi på dansk siger „to dage efter”. Vi ved jo også, at det drejer sig om tidsrummet fra fredag til søndag.
  3. 9,32 En alternativ oversættelse er: „…de blev overvældet af søvn, men da de vågnede op…”
  4. 9,35 Nogle håndskrifter siger: „min udvalgte Søn”.
  5. 9,54 Nogle håndskrifter mangler „ligesom Elias gjorde”, jf. 2.Kong. 1,9-16.
  6. 9,55 En del håndskrifter har følgende ord: og sagde: „I kender ikke den ånd, som er i jer. Menneskesønnen kom ikke for at tage menneskers liv, men for at frelse dem.”