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1And after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John, his brother, and brought them apart up into a high mountain2and [he] was transfigured before them, and his face shined as the sun, and his raiment was as white as the light.3And, behold, Moses and Elijah appeared unto them talking with him.4Then Peter answered and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to remain here; if thou desire, let us make three tabernacles here: one for thee and one for Moses and one for Elijah.5While he yet spoke, behold, a cloud of light overshadowed them, and, behold, a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.6And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces and feared greatly.7Then Jesus came and touched them and said, Arise and be not afraid.8And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no one except Jesus only.9And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no one until the Son of man is risen from the dead.10Then his disciples asked him, saying, Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?11And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elijah truly shall come first and restore all things.12But I say unto you, That Elijah is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatever they pleased. Likewise the Son of man shall also suffer of them.13Then the disciples understood that he spoke unto them of John the Baptist.
14And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,15Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is lunatic and suffers miserably; for many times he has fallen into the fire and often into the water.16And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.17Then Jesus answered and said, O unfaithful and crooked generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer you? Bring him here to me.18And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon departed out of him and the child was cured from that very hour.19Then the disciples came to Jesus apart and said, Why could not we cast him out?20And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unfaithfulness; for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove from here to yonder place, and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.21Howbeit this lineage of demons does not go out but by prayer and fasting.
22And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men;23and they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceeding sorry.
24And when they were come to Capernaum, those that received the two drachmas came to Peter and said, Does not your master pay the two drachmas?25He said, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus spoke unto him first, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own sons or of strangers?26Peter said unto him, Of strangers. Jesus said unto him, Then the sons are free.27Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea and cast a hook and take up the first fish that comes up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a stater, a coin worth four drachmas; take that, and give it unto them for me and thee.