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Matthew 17 WNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Six day later, Jesus took with Him Peter and the brothers James and John, and brought them up a high mountain to a solitary place. 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 There in their presence His form underwent a change; His face shone like the sun, and His raiment became as white as the light. 2 There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light.
3 And suddenly Moses and Elijah appeared to them conversing with Him. 3 Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus.
4 Then Peter said to Jesus, "Master, we are thankful to you that we are here. If you approve, I will put up three tents here, 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 He was still speaking when a luminous cloud spread over them; and a voice was heard from within the cloud, which said, "This is My Son dearly beloved, in whom is My delight. 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 On hearing this voice, the disciples fell on their faces and were filled with terror. 6 When the disciples heard this, they fell facedown to the ground, terrified.
7 But Jesus came and touched them, and said, "Rouse yourselves and have no fear." 7 But Jesus came and touched them. "Get up," he said. "Don't be afraid."
8 So they looked up, and saw no one but Jesus. 8 When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.
9 As they were descending the mountain, Jesus laid a command upon them. "Tell no one," He said, "of the sight you have seen till the Son of Man has risen from among 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 "Why then," asked the disciples, "do the Scribes 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 "Elijah was indeed to come," He replied, "and would reform everything. 11 Jesus replied, "To be sure, Elijah comes and will restore all things.
12 But I tell you that he has already come, and they did not recognize him, but dealt with him as they chose. And before long the Son of Man will be treated by them in a similar way." 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 it dawned upon the disciples that it was John the Baptist about whom He had spoken to them. 13 Then the disciples understood that he was talking to them about John the Baptist.
14 When they had returned to the people, there came to Him a man who fell on his knees before Him and besought Him. 14 When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him.
15 "Sir," he said, "have pity on my son, for he is an epileptic and is very ill. Often he falls into the fire and often 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 I have brought him to your disciples, and they have not been able to cure him." 16 I brought him to your disciples, but they could not heal him."
17 "O unbelieving and perverse generation!" replied Jesus; "how long shall I be with you? how long shall I endure you? Bring him 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 reprimanded the demon, and it came out and left him; and the boy was cured from that moment. 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 privately and asked Him, "Why could not we expel the demon?" 19 Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, "Why couldn't we drive it out?"
20 "Because your faith is so small," He replied; "for I solemnly declare to you that if you have faith like a mustard-seed, you shall say to this mountain, `Remove from this place to that,' and it will remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you. 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 But an evil spirit of this kind is only driven out by prayer and fasting." 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 As they were travelling about in Galilee, Jesus said to them, "The Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men; 22 They will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised to life." And the disciples were filled with grief.
23 they will put Him to death, but on the third day He will be raised to life again." And they were exceedingly distressed. 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 After their arrival at Capernaum the collectors of the half-shekel came and asked Peter, "Does not your Teacher pay the half-shekel?" 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 "Yes," he replied, and then went into the house. But before he spoke a word Jesus said, "What think you, Simon? From whom do this world's kings receive customs or capitation tax? from their own children, or from others?" 25 "From others," Peter answered. "Then the sons are exempt," Jesus said to him.
26 "From others," he replied. "Then the children go free," said Jesus. 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, lest we cause them to sin, go and throw a hook into the Lake, and take the first fish that comes up. When you open its mouth, you will find a shekel in it: bring that coin and give it to them for yourself and me." 27