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Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And after six days Yeshua took Kaypha, Yaqob and Yohannan his brother and brought them up to a high mountain by themselves.
And Yeshua was transformed before them and his face shone like the sun but his garments became white like light.
And Moses and Elijah appeared to them as they were speaking with him.
But Kaypha answered and said to Yeshua, “My Lord, it is beautiful for us that we should be here, and if you wish, we will make here three booths, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.”
And while he was speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them and a voice came from the cloud, which said, “This is my Son, The Beloved, in whom I delight; hear him.”
And when the disciples heard, they fell on their faces, and they were very afraid.
And Yeshua came to them and he touched them and said, “Arise, do not be afraid.”
And they lifted their eyes and did not see anyone except Yeshua by himself.
9And as they descended from the mountain, Yeshua ordered them and he said to them, “Do not tell this vision in the presence of any man until The Son of Man will rise from the dead.”
10And his disciples asked him and they were saying to him, “Why do the Scribes therefore say that Elijah must come first?”
11Yeshua answered and he said to them, “Elijah does come first so that everything may end.”
12But I say to you, behold, Elijah has come, and they did not know him, and they have done unto him everything whatsoever they wished; likewise also The Son of Man is going to suffer from them.
13Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them about Yohannan The Baptizer.
14And when they came to the multitude, a man came unto him and knelt on his knees.
15And he said to him, “My lord, have mercy on me, my son has a lunatic demon and has become ill, for he has fallen many times into fire and many times into water.”
16“And I brought him to your disciples and they were not able to heal him.”
17Yeshua answered and he said, “Oh, faithless and twisted generation! How long shall I be with you, and how long shall I endure you? Bring him here to me.”
18And Yeshua rebuked it and the demon went out from him and The Boy was healed from that moment.
19Then the disciples came to Yeshua himself alone and they said to him, “Why were we not able to heal him?”
20Yeshua said to them, “Because of your unbelief, for amen, I say to you, that if you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you may say to this mountain, 'Move from here', and it will move, and nothing will be difficult for you”.
21“But this kind does not go out except by fasting and by prayer.”
22When they were traveling in Galilee, Yeshua said to them, “The Son of Man will be betrayed to the hands of men.
23And they will murder him, and the third day he will arise.”And it grieved them greatly.
24And when they came to Kapernahum, those who take the two-each quarter-shekels head tax came to Kaypha and said to him: “Does not your Rabbi pay the two quarter-shekels?”
25And he said to them, “Yes.” And when Kaypha entered the house, Yeshua anticipated him and he said to him, “How does it seem to you Shimeon? From whom do the Kings of the earth take taxes and head money? From their children or from strangers?”
26And Shimeon said to him, “From strangers.” Then Yeshua said to him, “Then the children are free.”
27“But lest we give offense to them, go to the sea and cast a fish hook, and the first fish that comes up, open its mouth and you will find a shekel. Take that and give for me and for you.”