Matthew 17

The Transfiguration

1 aAnd after six days Jesus took with him bPeter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2And he was ctransfigured before them, and dhis face shone like the sun, and ehis clothes became white as light. 3And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. 4And Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you and one for Moses and one for fElijah.” 5He was still speaking when, behold, ga bright cloud overshadowed them, and ha voice from the cloud said, iThis is my beloved Son,
Or  my Son, my (or the) Beloved
with whom I am well pleased; klisten to him.”
6When lthe disciples heard this, mthey fell on their faces and were terrified. 7But Jesus came and ntouched them, saying, Rise, and ohave no fear.” 8And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only.

9 pAnd as they were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them, qTell no one the vision, until the Son of Man is raised from the dead.” 10And the disciples asked him, “Then why do the scribes say rthat first Elijah must come?” 11He answered, Elijah does come, and she will restore all things. 12But I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but tdid to him whatever they pleased. uSo also the Son of Man will certainly suffer at their hands.” 13 vThen the disciples understood that he was speaking to them of John the Baptist.

Jesus Heals a Boy with a Demon

14 wAnd when they came to the crowd, a man came up to him and, kneeling before him, 15said, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he xhas seizures and he suffers terribly. For often he falls into the fire, and often into the water. 16And I brought him to your disciples, and ythey could not heal him.” 17And Jesus answered, O faithless and ztwisted generation, how long am I to be with you? aaHow long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me.” 18And Jesus abrebuked the demon,
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and it
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came out of him, and aethe boy was healed instantly.
Greek from that hour
19Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” 20He said to them, agBecause of your little faith. For ahtruly, I say to you, aiif you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, ajyou will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and aknothing will be impossible for you.”
Some manuscripts insert verse 21: But this kind never comes out except by prayer and fasting

Jesus Again Foretells Death, Resurrection

22 amAs they were gathering
Some manuscripts remained
in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men,
23and they will kill him, and he will be raised on aothe third day.” And they were greatly distressed.

The Temple Tax

24 apWhen they came to Capernaum, the collectors of aqthe two-drachma tax went up to Peter and said, “Does your teacher not pay the tax?” 25He said, “Yes.” And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, arWhat do you think, Simon? From whom do kings of the earth take toll or astax? From their sons or from others?” 26And when he said, “From others,” Jesus said to him, Then the sons are free. 27However, not to give offense to them, go to the sea and cast a hook and take the first fish that comes up, and when you open its mouth you will find a shekel.
Greek stater, a silver coin worth four drachmas or approximately one shekel
Take that and give it to them for me and for yourself.”

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