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Chapter 17

Matt. 17:1 After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and brought them up to a high mountain alone,

Matt. 17:2 and was transfigured before them: and His face shone as the sun, and His clothing was white as the light.

Matt. 17:3 And, behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah talking with Him.

Matt. 17:4 Then answered Peter, and said to Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if You will, let us make here three tabernacles; one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.

Matt. 17:5 While he yet spoke, 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 Him.

Matt. 17:6 When the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces, and were very afraid.

Matt. 17:7 But Jesus came and touched them, and said, arise, and be not afraid.

Matt. 17:8 When they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, except Jesus only.

Matt. 17:9 As they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, and said, tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.

Matt. 17:10 So His disciples asked Him, and said, why then say the scribes that Elijah must first come?

Matt. 17:11 Then Jesus answered and said to them, Elijah truly will first come, and restore all things.

Matt. 17:12 But I say to you, that Elijah has come already, and they did not know him, but have done to him whatever they desired. Likewise also the Son of man is about to suffer by them.

Matt. 17:13 Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them about John the Immerser.

Matt. 17:14 When they had come to the multitude, there came to Him a certain man, kneeling down to Him, and saying,

Matt. 17:15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is an epileptic, and suffers intensely: for frequently he falls into the fire, and often into the water.

Matt. 17:16 So I brought him to Your disciples, and they could not cure him.

Matt. 17:17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long will I be with you? How long will I endure you? Bring him here to Me.

Matt. 17:18 Then Jesus rebuked the demon; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.

Matt. 17:19 Then came the disciples to Jesus alone, and said, why could we not cast him out?

Matt. 17:20 So 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 will say to this mountain, move from here to there; and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.

Matt. 17:21 But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.

Matt. 17:22 While they stayed in Galilee, Jesus said to them, The Son of man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men:

Matt. 17:23 and they will kill Him, and the third day He will rise again. So they were exceedingly sorrowful.

Matt. 17:24 When they had come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, does not your Master pay tribute?

Matt. 17:25 He said, yes. And when he had come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, what think you, Simon? Of who do the kings of the earth take taxes or tribute? From their own children, or from strangers?

Matt. 17:26 Peter said to Him, from strangers. Jesus said to him, then are the children free.

Matt. 17:27 Notwithstanding, unless we should offend them, go to the sea, and cast in a hook, and take up the fish that first comes up; and when you have opened his mouth, you will find a piece of money: take it and give it to them for you and Me.