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Chapter 17

1And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, and James, and John his brother, and doth bring them up to a high mount by themselves, 2and he was transfigured before them, and his face shone as the sun, and his garments did become white as the light, 3and lo, appear to them did Moses and Elijah, talking together with him. 4And Peter answering said to Jesus, `Sir, it is good to us to be here; if thou wilt, we may make here three booths -- for thee one, and for Moses one, and one for Elijah.` 5While he is yet speaking, lo, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and lo, a voice out of the cloud, saying, `This is My Son, -- the Beloved, in whom I did delight; hear him.` 6And the disciples having heard, did fall upon their face, and were exceedingly afraid, 7and Jesus having come near, touched them, and said, `Rise, be not afraid,` 8and having lifted up their eyes, they saw no one, except Jesus only. 9And as they are coming down from the mount, Jesus charged them, saying, `Say to no one the vision, till the Son of Man out of the dead may rise.` 10And his disciples questioned him, saying, `Why then do the scribes say that Elijah it behoveth to come first?` 11And Jesus answering said to them, `Elijah doth indeed come first, and shall restore all things, 12and I say to you -- Elijah did already come, and they did not know him, but did with him whatever they would, so also the Son of Man is about to suffer by them.` 13Then understood the disciples that concerning John the Baptist he spake to them. 14And when they came unto the multitude, there came to him a man, kneeling down to him, 15and saying, `Sir, deal kindly with my son, for he is lunatic, and doth suffer miserably, for often he doth fall into the fire, and often into the water, 16and I brought him near to thy disciples, and they were not able to heal him.` 17And Jesus answering said, `O generation, unstedfast and perverse, till when shall I be with you? till when shall I bear you? bring him to me hither;` 18and Jesus rebuked him, and the demon went out of him, and the lad was healed from that hour. 19Then the disciples having come to Jesus by himself, said, `Wherefore were we not able to cast him out?` 20And Jesus said to them, `Through your want of faith; for verily I say to you, if ye may have faith as a grain of mustard, ye shall say to this mount, Remove hence to yonder place, and it shall remove, and nothing shall be impossible to you, 21and this kind doth not go forth except in prayer and fasting.` 22And while they are living in Galilee, Jesus said to them, `The Son of Man is about to be delivered up to the hands of men, 23and they shall kill him, and the third day he shall rise,` and they were exceeding sorry. 24And they having come to Capernaum, those receiving the didrachms came near to Peter, and said, `Your teacher -- doth he not pay the didrachms?` He saith, `Yes.` 25And when he came into the house, Jesus anticipated him, saying, `What thinkest thou, Simon? the kings of the earth -- from whom do they receive custom or poll-tax? from their sons or from the strangers?` 26Peter saith to him, `From the strangers.` Jesus said to him, `Then are the sons free; 27but, that we may not cause them to stumble, having gone to the sea, cast a hook, and the fish that hath come up first take thou up, and having opened its mouth, thou shalt find a stater, that having taken, give to them for me and thee.`

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