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Matthew 17

The transfiguration of Christ.

Matthew 17:1 And after six days, Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them upon a high mountain apart. Matthew 17:2 And [he] was transfigured before them: and his face shone as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. Matthew 17:3 And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah talking with him. Matthew 17:4 Then 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. Matthew 17:5 While 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. Matthew 17:6 And when the disciples heard [it], they fell on their face, and were in great fear. Matthew 17:7 And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. Matthew 17:8 And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only. Matthew 17:9 And as they were descending the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be raised again from the dead. Matthew 17:10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes, that Elijah must first come? Matthew 17:11 And Jesus answered and said to them, Elijah truly will first come, and restore all things: Matthew 17:12 But I say to you, that Elijah is come already, and they knew him not, but have done to him whatever they pleased: likewise will also the Son of man suffer by them. Matthew 17:13 Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them concerning John the Baptist.

He healeth the lunatick,

Matthew 17:14 And when they had come to the multitude, there came to him a [certain] man kneeling down to him, and saying, Matthew 17:15 Lord, have mercy on my son; for he is lunatic, and grievously distressed; for often he falleth into the fire, and often into the water. Matthew 17:16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. Matthew 17:17 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. Matthew 17:18 And Jesus rebuked the demon, and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. Matthew 17:19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? Matthew 17:20 And 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, Remove hence to yonder place, and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you. Matthew 17:21 However, this kind goeth not out, but by prayer and fasting.

foretelleth his own passion,

Matthew 17:22 And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said to them, The Son of man will be betrayed into the hands of men: Matthew 17:23 And they will kill him, and the third day he will be raised again: And they were exceedingly grieved.

and payeth tribute.

Matthew 17:24 And when they had come to Capernaum, they that received tribute-[money], came to Peter, and said, Doth not your Master pay tribute? Matthew 17:25 He saith, Yes. And when he had come into the house, Jesus anticipated him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? from whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? from their own children, or from strangers? Matthew 17:26 Peter saith to him, From strangers. Jesus saith to him, Then are the children free. Matthew 17:27 Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast a 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.

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