And Jesus, having come to the parts of Cesarea Philippi, was asking his disciples, saying, `Who do men say me to be -- the Son of Man?'
and they said, `Some, John the Baptist, and others, Elijah, and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.'
He saith to them, `And ye -- who do ye say me to be?'
and Simon Peter answering said, `Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.'
And Jesus answering said to him, `Happy art thou, Simon Bar-Jona, because flesh and blood did not reveal [it] to thee, but my Father who is in the heavens.
`And I also say to thee, that thou art a rock, and upon this rock I will build my assembly, and gates of Hades shall not prevail against it;
and I will give to thee the keys of the reign of the heavens, and whatever thou mayest bind upon the earth shall be having been bound in the heavens, and whatever thou mayest loose upon the earth shall be having been loosed in the heavens.'
Then did he charge his disciples that they may say to no one that he is Jesus the Christ.
From that time began Jesus to shew to his disciples that it is necessary for him to go away to Jerusalem, and to suffer many things from the elders, and chief priests, and scribes, and to be put to death, and the third day to rise.
And having taken him aside, Peter began to rebuke him, saying, `Be kind to thyself, sir; this shall not be to thee;'
and he having turned, said to Peter, `Get thee behind me, adversary! thou art a stumbling-block to me, for thou dost not mind the things of God, but the things of men.'
Then said Jesus to his disciples, `If any one doth will to come after me, let him disown himself, and take up his cross, and follow me,
for whoever may will to save his life, shall lose it, and whoever may lose his life for my sake shall find it,
for what is a man profited if he may gain the whole world, but of his life suffer loss? or what shall a man give as an exchange for his life?
`For, the Son of Man is about to come in the glory of his Father, with his messengers, and then he will reward each, according to his work.
Verily I say to you, there are certain of those standing here who shall not taste of death till they may see the Son of Man coming in his reign.'
And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, and James, and John his brother, and doth bring them up to a high mount by themselves,
and he was transfigured before them, and his face shone as the sun, and his garments did become white as the light,
and lo, appear to them did Moses and Elijah, talking together with him.
And Peter answering said to Jesus, `Sir, it is good to us to be here; if thou wilt, we may make here three booths -- for thee one, and for Moses one, and one for Elijah.'
While he is yet speaking, lo, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and lo, a voice out of the cloud, saying, `This is My Son, -- the Beloved, in whom I did delight; hear him.'
And the disciples having heard, did fall upon their face, and were exceedingly afraid,
and Jesus having come near, touched them, and said, `Rise, be not afraid,'
and having lifted up their eyes, they saw no one, except Jesus only.
And as they are coming down from the mount, Jesus charged them, saying, `Say to no one the vision, till the Son of Man out of the dead may rise.'
And his disciples questioned him, saying, `Why then do the scribes say that Elijah it behoveth to come first?'
And Jesus answering said to them, `Elijah doth indeed come first, and shall restore all things,
and I say to you -- Elijah did already come, and they did not know him, but did with him whatever they would, so also the Son of Man is about to suffer by them.'
Then understood the disciples that concerning John the Baptist he spake to them.
And when they came unto the multitude, there came to him a man, kneeling down to him,
and saying, `Sir, deal kindly with my son, for he is lunatic, and doth suffer miserably, for often he doth fall into the fire, and often into the water,
and I brought him near to thy disciples, and they were not able to heal him.'
And Jesus answering said, `O generation, unstedfast and perverse, till when shall I be with you? till when shall I bear you? bring him to me hither;'
and Jesus rebuked him, and the demon went out of him, and the lad was healed from that hour.
Then the disciples having come to Jesus by himself, said, `Wherefore were we not able to cast him out?'
And Jesus said to them, `Through your want of faith; for verily I say to you, if ye may have faith as a grain of mustard, ye shall say to this mount, Remove hence to yonder place, and it shall remove, and nothing shall be impossible to you,