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The Gospel according to Saint Matthew, chapter 17, New English Translation and King James Version

Chapter 17

New English Translation

   The Transfiguration
   1 Six days later Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John the brother of James, and led them privately up a high mountain. 2 And he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. 3 Then Moses and Elijah also appeared before them, talking with him. 4 So Peter said to Jesus, "LORD, it is good for us to be here. If you want, I will make three shelters - one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." 5 While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my one dear Son, in whom I take great delight. Listen to him!" 6 When the disciples heard this, they were overwhelmed with fear and threw themselves down with their faces to the ground. 7 But Jesus came and touched them. "Get up, " he said. "Do not be afraid." 8 When they looked up, all they saw was Jesus alone.
   9 As they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, "Do not tell anyone about the vision until the Son of Man is raised from the dead." 10 The disciples asked him, "Why then do the experts in the law say that Elijah must come first?" 11 He answered, "Elijah does indeed come first and will restore all things. 12 And I tell you that Elijah has already come. Yet they did not recognize him, but did to him whatever they wanted. 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 Disciples' Failure to Heal
   14 When they came to the crowd, a man came to him, knelt before him, 15 and said, "LORD, have mercy on my son, because he has seizures and suffers terribly, for he often falls into the fire and into the water. 16 I brought him to your disciples, but they were not able to heal him." 17 Jesus answered, "You unbelieving and perverse generation! How much longer must I be with you? How much longer must I endure you? Bring him here to me." 18 Then Jesus rebuked the demon and it came out of him, and the boy was healed from that moment. 19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, "Why couldn't we cast it out?" 20 He told them, "It was because of your little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there, ' and it will move; nothing will be impossible for you."
   Second Prediction of Jesus' Death and Resurrection
   22 When they gathered together in Galilee, Jesus told them, "The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of men. 23 They will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised." And they became greatly distressed.
   The Temple Tax
   24 After they arrived in Capernaum, the collectors of the temple tax came to Peter and said, "Your teacher pays the double drachma tax, doesn't he?" 25 He said, "Yes." When Peter came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, "What do you think, Simon? From whom do earthly kings collect tolls or taxes - from their sons or from foreigners?" 26 After he said, "From foreigners, " Jesus said to him, "Then the sons are free. 27 But so that we don't offend them, go to the lake and throw out a hook. Take the first fish that comes up, and when you open its mouth, you will find a four drachma coin. Take that and give it to them for me and you."

King James Version

   1 And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
   2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
   3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.
   4 Then answered Peter, and said unto 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 Elias.
   5 While he yet spake, 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.
   6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.
   7 And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.
   8 And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only.
   9 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.
   10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?
   11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.
   12 But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.
   13 Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.
   14 ¶ And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,
   15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.
   16 And I brought him to thy 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 suffer you? bring him hither to me.
   18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.
   19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?
   20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
   21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
   22 ¶ And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto 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 exceeding sorry.
   24 ¶ And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute?
   25 He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers?
   26 Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free.
   27 Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.

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