Matthew 17
Berean Literal Bible

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

1And after six days, Jesus takes with Him Peter, and James, and John his brother, and brings them up into a high mountain by themselves. 2And He was transfigured before them, and His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became white as the light.

3And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. 4And Peter answering said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If You wish, I will make here three tabernacles: one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”

5While yet he was speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and behold, a voice out of the cloud saying, “This is My Son, the beloved, in whom I am well pleased. Listen to Him!” 6And the disciples having heard it, fell upon their face and were greatly terrified.

7And Jesus having come to them and having touched them, said, “Rise up, and do not be afraid.” 8And having lifted up their eyes, they saw no one except Jesus Himself alone.

9And as they were descending from the mountain, Jesus instructed them, saying, “Tell to no one the vision, until the Son of Man is risen out from the dead.”

10And the disciples asked Him, saying, “Why then do the scribes say that it behooves Elijah to come first?”

11And answering He said, “Elijah indeed comes and will restore all things. 12But I say to you that Elijah already is come, and they did not know him, but did to him whatever they desired. Thus also, the Son of Man is about to suffer from them.” 13Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them concerning John the Baptist.

The Boy with a Demon
(Mark 9:14-29; Luke 9:37-42; Luke 17:5-10)

14And they having come to the crowd, a man came to Him kneeling down to Him 15and saying, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is epileptic and suffers miserably; for often he falls into the fire, and often into the water. 16And I brought him Your to disciples, and they were not able to heal him.”

17And Jesus answering said, “O unbelieving and perverted generation, how long will I be with you? How long will I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.” 18And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon went out from him, and the boy was healed from that hour.

19Then the disciples, having come to Jesus in private, said, “Why were we not able to cast it out?”

20And He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly I say to you, if you have faith as of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. And nothing will be impossible for you.”a

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

22And while they were abiding in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men, 23and they will kill Him, and on the third day He will be raised up.” And they were deeply grieved.

The Temple Tax

24And they having come to Capernaum, those collecting the didrachmas came to Peter and said, “Does your Teacher pay the didrachmas?”

25He says, “Yes.”

And he having entered into the house, Jesus anticipated him, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth receive custom or tribute? From their sons, or from strangers?”

26And he having said, “From the strangers,” Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are free. 27But that we might not offend them, having gone to the sea, cast a hook and take the first fish having come up, and having opened its mouth, you will find a stater.b Having taken that, give it to them for Me and yourself.”

a 20 See Mark 9:29. BYZ and TR include 21 But this kind does not come out except by prayer and fasting.
b 27 A silver coin worth four drachmas or approximately one shekel

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