The Transfiguration

1 1Six days later Jesus took with Him 2Peter and James and John his brother, and led them up on a high mountain by themselves.
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2 And He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light.
3 And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him.
4 Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, 3I will make three tabernacles here, one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
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    • b 17:4 - Or "sacred tents"
      5 While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold, 4a voice out of the cloud said, "5This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!"
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      6 When the disciples heard this, they fell face down to the ground and were terrified.
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        • c 17:6 - Lit "on their faces"
          7 And Jesus came to them and touched them and said, "Get up, and 6do not be afraid."
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          8 And lifting up their eyes, they saw no one except Jesus Himself alone.
          9 7As they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, "8Tell the vision to no one until 9the Son of Man has 10risen from the dead."
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          10 And His disciples asked Him, "Why then do the scribes say that 11Elijah must come first?"
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          11 And He answered and said, "Elijah is coming and will restore all things;
          12 but I say to you that Elijah already came, and they did not recognize him, but did to him whatever they wished. So also 12the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands."
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            • d 17:12 - Lit "in him;" or "in his case"
            • e 17:12 - Lit "by them"
              13 Then the disciples understood that He had spoken to them about John the Baptist.

              The Demoniac

              14 13When they came to the crowd, a man came up to Jesus, falling on his knees before Him and saying,
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              15 "Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is a 14lunatic and is very ill *; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water.
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                • f 17:15 - Or "Sir"
                • g 17:15 - Or moonstruck; Gr "seleniazo"
                  16 "I brought him to Your disciples, and they could not cure him."
                  17 And Jesus answered and said, "You unbelieving and perverted generation, how long * shall I be with you? How long * shall I put up with you? Bring him here to Me."
                  18 And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon came out of him, and the boy was cured at once *.
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                    • h 17:18 - Lit "from that hour"
                      19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately * and said, "Why * could we not drive it out?"
                      20 And He said to them, "Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, 15if you have faith the size of 16a mustard seed, you will say to 17this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and 18nothing will be impossible to you.
                      21 ["19But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting."]
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                        • j 17:21 - Early mss do not contain this v
                          22 20And while they were gathering together in Galilee, Jesus said to them, "The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men;
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                          23 and 21they will kill Him, and He will be raised on the third day." And they were deeply grieved.
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                          The Tribute Money

                          24 When they came to Capernaum, those who collected 22the two-drachma tax came to Peter and said, "Does your teacher not pay 23the two-drachma tax?"
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                            • l 17:24 - Equivalent to two denarii or two days' wages, paid as a temple tax
                            • m 17:24 - Equivalent to two denarii or two days' wages, paid as a temple tax
                              25 He said, "Yes." And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, "What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth collect 24customs or 25poll-tax, from their sons or from strangers?"
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                              26 When Peter said, "From strangers," Jesus said to him, "Then the sons are exempt.
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                                  27 "However, so * that we do not 26offend them, go to the sea and throw in a hook, and take the first fish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will find a shekel. Take that and give it to them for you and Me."
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                                    • o 17:27 - Lit "cause them to stumble"
                                    • p 17:27 - Lit "standard coin," which was a shekel