19Then the disciplescame to Jesusprivately and said, "Whycould we not drive it out?"
And He said to them, "Because of the littleness of your faith ; for truly I say to you, 1if you havefaithathe size of 2a mustardseed, you will say to 3thismountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move ; and 4nothing will be impossible to you.21
["b5But thiskind does not go out except by prayer and fasting."]
226And while they were gatheringtogether in Galilee, Jesussaid to them, "The Son of Man is going to be cdelivered into the hands of men ;23and 7they will kill Him, and He will be raised on the thirdday." And they were deeplygrieved.
When they came to Capernaum, those who collected8the dtwo-drachma tax came to Peter and said, "Does your teacher not pay9the etwo-drachma tax?"
He said, "Yes." And when he came into the house, Jesusspoke to him first, saying, "What do you think, Simon ? From whom do the kings of the earthcollect10customsor11poll-tax, from their sonsor from strangers ?"26
When Peter said, "From strangers," Jesussaid to him, "Then the sons are fexempt.27"However, so that we do not g12offend them, go to the sea and throw in a hook, and take the firstfish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will findha shekel. Take that and give it to them for you and Me."