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Matthew 17

The transfiguration of Christ.

Matthew 17:1 And after six days Jesus taketh unto him Peter and James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart: Matthew 17:2 And he was transfigured before them. And his face did shine as the sun: and his garments became white as snow. Matthew 17:3 And behold there appeared to them Moses and Elias talking with him. Matthew 17:4 And Peter answering, 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 Elias. Matthew 17:5 And as he was yet speaking, behold a bright cloud overshadowed them. And lo a voice out of the cloud, saying: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: hear ye him. Matthew 17:6 And the disciples hearing fell upon their face, and were very much afraid. Matthew 17:7 And Jesus came and touched them: and said to them: Arise, and fear not. Matthew 17:8 And they lifting up their eyes, saw no one, but only Jesus. Matthew 17:9 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying: Tell the vision to no man, till the Son of man be risen from the dead. Matthew 17:10 And his disciples asked him, saying: Why then do the scribes say that Elias must come first? Matthew 17:11 But he answering, said to them: Elias indeed shall come, and restore all things. Matthew 17:12 But I say to you, that Elias is already come, and they knew him not, But have done unto him whatsoever they had a mind. So also the Son of man shall suffer from them. Matthew 17:13 Then the disciples understood, that he had spoken to them of John the Baptist.

He healeth the lunatick,

Matthew 17:14 And when he was come to the multitude, there came to him a man falling down on his knees before him saying: Matthew 17:15 Lord, have pity on my son, for he is a lunatic, and suffereth much: for he falleth often 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 unbelieving 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 him, and the devil went out of him, and the child was cured from that hour. Matthew 17:19 Then came the disciples to Jesus secretly, and said: Why could not we cast him out? Matthew 17:20 Jesus said to them: Because of your unbelief. For, amen I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain: Remove from hence hither, and it shall remove: and nothing shall be impossible to you. Matthew 17:21 But this kind is not cast out but by prayer and fasting.

foretelleth his own passion,

Matthew 17:22 And when they abode together in Galilee, Jesus said to them: The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men: Matthew 17:23 And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall rise again. And they were troubled exceedingly.

and payeth tribute.

Matthew 17:24 And when they were come to Capharnaum, they that received the didrachmas, came to Peter, and said to him: Doth not your master pay the didrachma? Matthew 17:25 He said: Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying: What is thy opinion, Simon? The kings of the earth, of whom do they receive tribute or custom, of their own children, or of strangers? Matthew 17:26 And he said: Of strangers. Jesus said to him: Then the children are free. Matthew 17:27 But that we may not scandalize them, go to the sea, and cast in a hook: and that fish which shall first come up, take: and when thou hast opened it's mouth, thou shalt find a stater: take that, and give it to them for me and thee.

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