Bishops' Bible

Matthew 17

The transfiguration of Christ.

Matthew 17:1 And after sixe dayes, Iesus taketh Peter, Iames, and Iohn his brother, and bryngeth them vp into an hye mountayne, out of the way, Matthew 17:2 And was transfigured before them, and his face did shyne as the sunne, and his clothes were as whyte as the lyght. Matthew 17:3 And beholde, there appeared vnto them, Moyses, and Elias talkyng with hym. Matthew 17:4 Then aunswered Peter, and sayde vnto Iesus: Lorde, it is good for vs to be here. If thou wylt, let vs make here three tabernacles: one for thee, and one for Moyses, and one for Elias. Matthew 17:5 Whyle he yet spake, beholde, a bryght cloude shadowed them: And beholde, [there came] a voyce out of the cloude, which sayde, this is my beloued sonne in whom I am well pleased, heare hym. Matthew 17:6 And when the disciples hearde [these thynges] they fell on their face, and were sore afrayde. Matthew 17:7 And Iesus came, and touched them, and sayde: aryse, and be not afrayde. Matthew 17:8 And when they had lyft vp their eyes, they sawe no man, saue Iesus only. Matthew 17:9 And when they came downe from the mountayne, Iesus charged them, saying: shewe the vision to no man, vntyll the sonne of man be rysen agayne from the dead. Matthew 17:10 And his disciples asked hym, saying: Why then say the scribes, that Elias must first come? Matthew 17:11 Iesus aunswered, & sayde vnto them: Elias truely shall first come, and restore all thynges: Matthew 17:12 But I say vnto you, that Elias is come alredy, and they knewe hym not, but haue done vnto hym, whatsoeuer they lusted. Matthew 17:13 Lykewyse, shall also the sonne of man suffer of them. Then the disciples vnderstode, that he spake vnto them of Iohn Baptist.

He healeth the lunatick,

Matthew 17:14 And when they were come to the people, there came to hym a certayne man, knelyng downe to hym, and saying: Matthew 17:15 Lorde, haue mercy on my sonne, for he is lunaticke, and sore vexed: for oft tymes he falleth into the fyre, and oft into the water. Matthew 17:16 And I brought hym to thy disciples, and they coulde not heale hym. Matthew 17:17 Iesus aunswered and sayde: O faythlesse and croked nation, howe long shall I be with you? howe long shal I suffer you? bryng hym hyther to me. Matthew 17:18 And Iesus rebuked the deuyll, and he departed out of hym: And the chylde was healed euen that same tyme. Matthew 17:19 Then came the disciples to Iesus secretely, and sayde: why coulde not we cast hym out? Matthew 17:20 Iesus sayde vnto them: because of your vnbeliefe. For veryly I say vnto you: If ye haue fayth as a grayne of mustarde seede, ye shall say vnto this mountayne: remoue hence to yonder place, and it shall remoue, neither shall any thyng be vnpossible vnto you. Matthew 17:21 Howebeit, this kynde goeth not out, but by prayer and fastyng.

foretelleth his own passion,

Matthew 17:22 Whyle they were occupyed in Galilee, Iesus sayde vnto them: it wyll come to passe, that the sonne of man shalbe betrayed into the handes of men: Matthew 17:23 And they shall kyll hym, & the thyrde day shall he ryse agayne: And they were exceadyng sory.

and payeth tribute.

Matthew 17:24 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that receaued tribute money, came to Peter, and sayde: Doth not your maister pay tribute? Matthew 17:25 He sayth: yes. And when he was come into the house, Iesus preuented hym, saying: What thynkest thou Simon? of whom do the kynges of the earth take tribute or toule? of the chyldren, or of straungers? Matthew 17:26 Peter sayth vnto hym: of straungers. Iesus sayth vnto hym: Then are the chyldren free. Matthew 17:27 Notwithstandyng, lest we shoulde offende them, go thou to the sea, and cast an angle, and take the fisshe that first commeth vp: and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt fynde a peece of twenty pence: that take, and geue it vnto them for me, and thee.

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