Matthew 17

The Transfiguration

After six days Jesus took with [Him] Peter, James, and John the brother of [James] , and led them up a high mountain by themselves. [There] He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. Suddenly Moses and Elijah appeared before them, talking with [Jesus] . Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If You wish, I will put up three shelters: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” While [Peter] was {still} speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Listen to Him!” When the disciples heard [this] , they fell facedown in terror. Then Jesus came over and touched them. “Get up,” He said. “ - Do not be afraid.” And when they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus. As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus instructed them, “Do not tell anyone [about this] vision until the Son of Man has been raised from [the] dead.” 10  The disciples asked Him, “Why then {do} the scribes say that Elijah must come first?” 11  [Jesus] replied, “Elijah {does} indeed come, and he will restore all things. 12  But I tell you that Elijah {has} already come, and they did not recognize him, but have done to him whatever they wished. In the same way, the Son of Man will suffer at their hands.” 13  Then the disciples understood that He was speaking to them about John the Baptist.

The Boy with a Demon

14  When they came to the crowd, a man came up to [Jesus] [and] knelt before Him. 15  “Lord, have mercy on my son,” he said. “ - He has seizures and is suffering terribly. He often falls into the fire [or] into the water. 16  I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not heal him.” 17  “O unbelieving and perverse generation!” Jesus replied. “How long must I remain with you? How long must I put up with you? Bring [the boy] here to Me.” 18  Then Jesus rebuked [the demon] , and [it] came out of [the boy] , and [he] was healed from that moment. 19  Afterward the disciples came to Jesus privately [and] asked, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?” 20  “Because you [have] so little faith,” He answered. “For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
See Mark 9:29. BYZ and TR include 21 But this kind does not come out except by prayer and fasting.

The Second Prediction of the Passion

22  When they gathered together in Galilee, Jesus told them, “The Son of Man is about to be delivered into [the] hands of men. 23  They will kill Him, and on the third day He will be raised [to life] .” And [the disciples] were deeply grieved.

The Temple Tax

24  After they had arrived in Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma [tax] came to Peter and asked, “ {Does} your Teacher pay the two drachmas?” 25  “Yes,” he answered. When [Peter] entered the house, Jesus preempted him. “What do you think, Simon?” He asked. “From whom {do} the kings of the earth collect customs [and] taxes: from their [own] sons, or from others?” 26  “From others,” [Peter] answered. “Then the sons are exempt,” Jesus declared. 27  “But so that we may not offend them, go to the sea, cast a hook, and take the first fish you catch. When you open its mouth, you will find a four-drachma coin.
Greek stater, a silver coin worth approximately one shekel
Take [it] [and] give [it] to them for My tax and yours.”
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