The Gospel According to Matthew Chapter 17:1-27
Matthew 17:1 After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.
Matthew 17:2 And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light.
Matthew 17:3 And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, conversing with him.
Matthew 17:4 Then Peter said to Jesus in reply, "Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
Matthew 17:5 While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud cast a shadow over them, then from the cloud came a voice that said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him."
Matthew 17:6 When the disciples heard this, they fell prostrate and were very much afraid.
Matthew 17:7 But Jesus came and touched them, saying, "Rise, and do not be afraid."
Matthew 17:8 And when the disciples raised their eyes, they saw no one else but Jesus alone.
Matthew 17:9 As they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, "Do not tell the vision to anyone until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead."
Matthew 17:10 Then the disciples asked him, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"
Matthew 17:11 He said in reply, "Elijah will indeed come and restore all things;
Matthew 17:12 but I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him but did to him whatever they pleased. So also will the Son of Man suffer at their hands."
Matthew 17:13 Then the disciples understood that he was speaking to them of John the Baptist.
Matthew 17:14 When they came to the crowd a man approached, knelt down before him,
Matthew 17:15 and said, "Lord, have pity on my son, for he is a lunatic and suffers severely; often he falls into fire, and often into water.
Matthew 17:16 I brought him to your disciples, but they could not cure him."
Matthew 17:17 Jesus said in reply, "O faithless and perverse generation, how long will I be with you? How long will I endure you? Bring him here to me."
Matthew 17:18 Jesus rebuked him and the demon came out of him, and from that hour the boy was cured.
Matthew 17:19 Then the disciples approached Jesus in private and said, "Why could we not drive it out?"
Matthew 17:20 He said to them, "Because of your little faith. Amen, I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."
Matthew 17:22 As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, "The Son of Man is to be handed over to men,
Matthew 17:23 and they will kill him, and he will be raised on the third day." And they were overwhelmed with grief.
Matthew 17:24 When they came to Capernaum, the collectors of the temple tax approached Peter and said, "Doesn't your teacher pay the temple tax?"
Matthew 17:25 "Yes," he said. When he came into the house, before he had time to speak, Jesus asked him, "What is your opinion, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth take tolls or census tax? From their subjects or from foreigners?"
Matthew 17:26 When he said, "From foreigners," Jesus said to him, "Then the subjects are exempt.
Matthew 17:27 But that we may not offend them, go to the sea, drop in a hook, and take the first fish that comes up. Open its mouth and you will find a coin worth twice the temple tax. Give that to them for me and for you."