Matthew 17 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Six days later Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and brought them to the top of a very high mountain. 1 After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.
2 He was transformed in front of them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as light. 2 There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light.
3 Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Jesus. 3 Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus.
4 Peter reacted to all of this by saying to Jesus, "Lord, it's good that we're here. If you want, I'll make three shrines: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." 4 Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters--one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah."
5 While he was still speaking, look, a bright cloud overshadowed them. A voice from the cloud said, "This is my Son whom I dearly love. I am very pleased with him. Listen to him!" 5 While he was still speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!"
6 Hearing this, the disciples fell on their faces, filled with awe. 6 When the disciples heard this, they fell facedown to the ground, terrified.
7 But Jesus came and touched them. "Get up," he said. "Don't be afraid." 7 But Jesus came and touched them. "Get up," he said. "Don't be afraid."
8 When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus. 8 When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.
9 As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them, "Don't tell anybody about the vision until the Human One is raised from the dead." 9 As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus instructed them, "Don't tell anyone what you have seen, until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead."
10 The disciples asked, "Then why do the legal experts say that Elijah must first come?" 10 The disciples asked him, "Why then do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first?"
11 Jesus responded, "Elijah does come first and will restore all things. 11 Jesus replied, "To be sure, Elijah comes and will restore all things.
12 In fact, I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they didn't know him. But they did to him whatever they wanted. In the same way the Human One is also going to suffer at their hands." 12 But I tell you, Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but have done to him everything they wished. In the same way the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands."
13 Then the disciples realized he was telling them about John the Baptist. 13 Then the disciples understood that he was talking to them about John the Baptist.
14 When they came to the crowd, a man met Jesus. He knelt before him, 14 When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him.
15 saying, "Lord, show mercy to my son. He is epileptic and suffers terribly, for he often falls into the fire or the water. 15 "Lord, have mercy on my son," he said. "He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water.
16 I brought him to your disciples, but they couldn't heal him." 16 I brought him to your disciples, but they could not heal him."
17 Jesus answered, "You faithless and crooked generation, how long will I be with you? How long will I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me." 17 "O unbelieving and perverse generation," Jesus replied, "how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me."
18 Then Jesus spoke harshly to the demon. And it came out of the child, who was healed from that time on. 18 Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed from that moment.
19 Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and said, "Why couldn't we throw the demon out?" 19 Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, "Why couldn't we drive it out?"
20 "Because you have little faith," he said. "I assure you that if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Go from here to there,' and it will go. There will be nothing that you can't do." 20 He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. "
22 When the disciples came together in Galilee, Jesus said to them, "The Human One is about to be delivered over into human hands. 22 When they came together in Galilee, he said to them, "The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of men.
23 They will kill him. But he will be raised on the third day." And they were heartbroken. 23 They will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised to life." And the disciples were filled with grief.
24 When they came to Capernaum, the people who collected the half-shekel temple tax came to Peter and said, "Doesn't your teacher pay the temple tax?" 24 After Jesus and his disciples arrived in Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma tax came to Peter and asked, "Doesn't your teacher pay the temple tax ?"
25 "Yes," he said. But when they came into the house, Jesus spoke to Peter first."What do you think, Simon? From whom do earthly kings collect taxes, from their children or from strangers?" 25 "Yes, he does," he replied. When Peter came into the house, Jesus was the first to speak. "What do you think, Simon?" he asked. "From whom do the kings of the earth collect duty and taxes--from their own sons or from others?"
26 "From strangers," he said. Jesus said to him, "Then the children don't have to pay. 26 "From others," Peter answered. "Then the sons are exempt," Jesus said to him.
27 But just so we don't offend them, go to the lake, throw out a fishing line and hook, and take the first fish you catch. When you open its mouth, you will find a shekel coin. Take it and pay the tax for both of us." 27 "But so that we may not offend them, go to the lake and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours."