Matthew 17 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Six days later Jesus took Peter and the two brothers, James and John, and led them up a 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 As the men watched, Jesus' appearance changed so that his face shone like the sun, and his clothing became dazzling white. 2 There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light.
3 Suddenly, Moses and Elijah appeared and began talking with Jesus. 3 Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus.
4 Peter blurted out, "Lord, this is wonderful! If you want me to, 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 But even as he said it, a bright cloud came over them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my beloved Son, and I am fully 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 The disciples were terrified and fell face down on the ground. 6 When the disciples heard this, they fell facedown to the ground, terrified.
7 Jesus came over 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 And when they looked, they saw only Jesus with them. 8 When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.
9 As they descended the mountain, Jesus commanded them, "Don't tell anyone what you have seen until I, the Son of Man, have been 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 His disciples asked, "Why do the teachers of religious law insist that Elijah must return before the Messiah comes ?" 10 The disciples asked him, "Why then do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first?"
11 Jesus replied, "Elijah is indeed coming first to set everything in order. 11 Jesus replied, "To be sure, Elijah comes and will restore all things.
12 But I tell you, he has already come, but he wasn't recognized, and he was badly mistreated. And soon the Son of Man will also 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 had been speaking of John the Baptist. 13 Then the disciples understood that he was talking to them about John the Baptist.
14 When they arrived at the foot of the mountain, a huge crowd was waiting for them. A man came and knelt before Jesus and said, 14 When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him.
15 "Lord, have mercy on my son, because he has seizures and suffers terribly. He often falls into the fire or into 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 So 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 replied, "You stubborn, faithless people! How long must I be with you until you believe? How long must I put up with you? Bring the boy 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 rebuked the demon in the boy, and it left him. From that moment the boy was well. 18 Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed from that moment.
19 Afterward the disciples asked Jesus privately, "Why couldn't we cast out that demon?" 19 Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, "Why couldn't we drive it out?"
20 "You didn't have enough faith," Jesus told them. "I assure you, even if you had faith as small as a mustard seed you could say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it would move. Nothing would be impossible." 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. "
21 21 When they came together in Galilee, he said to them, "The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of men.
22 One day after they had returned to Galilee, Jesus told them, "The Son of Man is going to be betrayed. 22 They will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised to life." And the disciples were filled with grief.
23 He will be killed, but three days later he will be raised from the dead." And the disciples' hearts were filled with grief. 23 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 ?"
24 On their arrival in Capernaum, the tax collectors for the Temple tax came to Peter and asked him, "Doesn't your teacher pay the Temple tax?" 24 "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?"
25 "Of course he does," Peter replied. Then he went into the house to talk to Jesus about it. But before he had a chance to speak, Jesus asked him, "What do you think, Peter? Do kings tax their own people or the foreigners they have conquered?" 25 "From others," Peter answered. "Then the sons are exempt," Jesus said to him.
26 "They tax the foreigners," Peter replied. "Well, then," Jesus said, "the citizens are free! 26 "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."
27 However, we don't want to offend them, so go down to the lake and throw in a line. Open the mouth of the first fish you catch, and you will find a coin. Take the coin and pay the tax for both of us." 27