Matthew 171 And after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and brought them up a high mountain where they were alone, 2 And was transfigured before them: and his face shone like the sun, and his clothing was white as the light. 3 And, behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. 4 Then Peter answered, and said to Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if you wish, let us make three tabernacles here; one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah. 5 While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and a voice out of the cloud said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear him. 6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces, and were very afraid. 7 And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and do not be afraid. 8 And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no one, except Jesus only. 9 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no one, until the Son of man has risen again from the dead. 10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first? 11 And Jesus answered them, Elijah truly shall come first, and restore all things. 12 But I say to you, That Elijah has already come, and they did not know him, but have done to him whatever they pleased. Likewise shall the Son of man suffer at their hands. 13 Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them of John the Baptist. 14 And when they had come to the multitude, a certain man came to him, kneeling down before him, and saying, 15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is epileptic, and severely vexed: for often he falls into the fire, and often into the water. 16 And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not cure him. 17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I endure you? bring him here to me. 18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and it departed out of him: and the boy was cured from that very hour. 19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately, and said, Why could we not cast it out? 20 And Jesus said to them, Because of your unbelief: for truly I say to you, If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, Move from here to there; and it shall move; and nothing shall be impossible for you. 21 [Yet this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.] 22 And when they came together in Galilee, Jesus said to them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men: 23 And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceedingly sorry. 24 And when they had come to Capernaum, those who collected the tax came to Peter, and said, Does not your teacher pay the tax? 25 He said, Yes. And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, What do you think, Simon? from whom do the kings of the earth take customs or tribute? from their own sons, or from strangers? 26 Peter said to him, From strangers. Jesus said to him, Then the sons are free. 27 But lest we offend them, go to the sea, and cast in a hook, and take the first fish that comes up; and when you have opened its mouth, you shall find a shekel: take that, and give it to them for me and you.
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