The Gospel According to St Matthew

Chapter 17

Jesus is transfigured before Peter, James, and John on the mount—Jesus heals a lunatic, tells of His coming death, and pays taxes in a miraculous manner.

 And after six days Jesus taketh aPeter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,

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

 And, behold, there appeared unto them aMoses and bElias talking with him.

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

 While he yet spake, behold, a bright acloud overshadowed them: and behold a bvoice out of the cloud, which said, This is my cbeloved dSon, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

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

 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.

 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the avision to no bman, until the Son of man be risen again from the cdead.

 10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?

 11 aAnd Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and brestore all things.

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

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

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

 15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatic, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he afalleth into the fire, and oft into the water.

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

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

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

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

 20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your aunbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have bfaith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this cmountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be dimpossible unto you.

 21 Howbeit this akind goeth not out but by prayer and bfasting.

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

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

 24 ¶And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay atribute?

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

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

 27 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 amoney: that take, and bgive unto them for me and thee.