Matthew 17
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The Transfiguration
(Mark 9:1–13; Luke 9:28–36; 2 Peter 1:16–21)

1After six days, Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, in private to the top of a high mountain. 2and was transfigured before them; his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. 3and presently they saw Moses and Elias conversing with him. 4then Peter address'd himself to Jesus, Lord, said he, it is good for us to stay here: if you please, let us make three tabernacles here; one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elias. 5while he was speaking, a bright cloud surrounded them: and suddenly a voice broke out of the cloud, saying, "this is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him." 6and when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were in a terrible fright. 7but Jesus came and touched them, and said, arise, be not afraid. 8and when they had lift up their eyes, they saw Jesus all alone.

9As they went down the mountain, Jesus gave them this charge, don't speak of the vision, said he, to any body, till the son of man be risen again from the dead: but his disciples asked him, 10why then do the Scribes say, that Elias must first come? 11Jesus answered, 'tis true, Elias was to come first and set all things right. 12but I tell you, that Elias is already come, tho' they knew him not, but treated him in an arbitrary manner; with such usage as the son of man shall likewise suffer at their hands. 13then the disciples perceiv'd, that what he said was meant of John the Baptist.

The Boy with a Demon
(Mark 9:14–29; Luke 9:37–42)

14And when they were come to the multitude, a man came kneeling to him, and cry'd, 15Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is grievously afflicted with the epilepsy; he often falls into the fire, and frequently into the water. 16I presented him to your disciples, but they could not cure him. 17upon which Jesus answered, incredulous and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? 18bring him hither to me, and Jesus rebuked the demon, and he departed out of him: so that the child was cured from that very hour.

The Power of Faith
(Luke 17:5–10)

19then came the disciples to Jesus in private, and said, why could not we cast him out? 20because of your incredulity, said Jesus: for I tell you truly, if ye had ever so little faith, ye might say to this mountain, remove hence to yonder place, and it should remove; and nothing would be too difficult for you. 21however, such a distemper is not to be removed but by prayer and fasting.

The Second Prediction of the Passion
(Mark 9:30–32; Luke 9:43–45)

22Some time after, while they were in Galilee, Jesus said to them, the son of man will be betrayed into the hands of men: 23they will kill him, but the third day he shall be raised again, at which they were exceeding sorry.

The Temple Tax

24And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute for the temple came to Peter, and said, does not your master pay tribute? 25he said, yes, and when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, what think you Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of others? 26Peter said, of others. Jesus answered, then are the children free.

27however, lest we should give offence, go you to the sea, throw in a book, and take the first fish that strikes: then open its jaws, and you will find a piece of money: that take, and give it to them for me and thee.

Daniel Mace New Testament (1729)

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