Matthew 17

1And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up upon an high mountain by themselves, 2And he was transfigured before them: and his face shone as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. 3And, behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah talking with him. 4Then answered Peter, and said to Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah. 5While he was yet speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. 6And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were greatly afraid. 7And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. 8And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, except Jesus only. 9And as they came down the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man is risen from the dead. 10And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elijah must first come? 11And Jesus answered and said to them, Elijah truly shall first come, and restore all things. 12But I say to you, That Elijah is come already, and they knew him not, but have done to him whatever they desired. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer by them. 13Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them concerning John the Baptist.

14And when they had come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying, 15Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatic, and greatly distressed: for often he falleth into the fire, and often into the water. 16And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. 17Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I bear with you? bring him here to me. 18And Jesus rebuked the demon; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. 19Then came the disciples to Jesus privately, and said, Why could not we cast him out? 20And Jesus said to them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say to you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say to this mountain, Move from here to yonder place; and it shall move; and nothing shall be impossible to you. 21However this kind goeth not out except by prayer and fasting.

22And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said to them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men: 23And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceedingly sorrowful.

24And when they had come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute?
tribute: called in the original, didrachma, being in value fifteen pence sterling; about thirty seven cents
25He saith, Yes. And when he had come into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? from whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? from their own children, or from strangers? 26Peter saith to him, From strangers. Jesus saith to him, Then are the children free. 27However, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: take that, and give to them for me and thee.
a piece...: or, a stater: it is half an ounce of silver, in value two shillings and six pence, sterling; about fifty five cents

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