Matthew 17 ©

1 Christ, in the presence of Moses and Elijah, is glorified upon the Mount before His disciples. 5 And from heaven declared to be the Son of God. 10 Teaches that John is that Elijah who was to come. 14 Heals a lunatic possessed person, whom the disciples were not able to cure. 20 Declares the power of faith, and of prayer. 22 Foretells His death and resurrection. 24 Pays tribute for Himself and for Peter.


AND aftera1six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high 2mountain 3apart,


And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.


And, behold, there appeared unto them 4Moses and Elias 5talking with him.


Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: 6if thou wilt, let us make here three 7tabernacles;b one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.


While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed 8them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, Thisc is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; heard ye him.


And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.


And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.


And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only.


Ande as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the 9vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.


Andf his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Eliasg must first come?


And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly 10shall first come, and 11restore all things.


But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they 12knew him not, but have done unto him 13whatsoever they listed.h Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.


Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.


¶Andi when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,


Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is 14lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.


And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.


Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.


And Jesus rebuked the devil; and 15he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.


Thenj came the disciples to Jesus 16apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?


And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: fork verily I say unto you, If ye have 17faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.


Howbeit 18this kind goeth not out but by 19prayer and fasting.


¶Andl while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men:


And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceeding sorry.


¶And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received 20tribute moneym came to 21Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute?


He saith, Yes.n And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do 22the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of 23strangers?


Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free.


Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of 24money:o that take, and give unto them for me and thee.