Mattithyahu (Matthew) 17
1And after six days יהושע took Kĕpha, and Ya‛aqoḇ, and Yoḥanan his brother, and brought them up on a high mountain by themselves,
2and He was transformed before them, and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as the light.
3And see, Mosheh and Ěliyahu appeared to them, talking with Him.
4And Kĕpha answering, said to יהושע, “Master, it is good for us to be here. If You wish, let us make here three booths: one for You, one for Mosheh, and one for Ěliyahu.”#See Mark. 9:4
5While he was still speaking, see, a bright cloud overshadowed them. And see, a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My Son, the Beloved, in whom I did delight. Hear Him!”
6And when the taught ones heard, they fell on their faces and were much afraid.
7But יהושע came near and touched them and said, “Rise, and do not be afraid.”
8And having lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but יהושע only.
9And as they were coming down from the mountain, יהושע commanded them, saying, “Do not mention the vision to anyone until the Son of Aḏam is raised from the dead.”
10And His taught ones asked Him, saying, “Why then do the scribes say that Ěliyahu has to come first?”
11And יהושע answering, said to them, “Ěliyahu is indeed coming first, and shall restore all.#See Mark 9:12 and Acts 3:21 in particular.
12“But I say to you that Ěliyahu has already come, and they did not recognise him but did to him whatever they wished. In this way the Son of Aḏam is also about to suffer by them.
13Then the taught ones understood that He had spoken to them about Yoḥanan the Immerser.
14And when they came to the crowd, a man came up to Him, kneeling down to Him and saying,
15“Master, have compassion on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers badly, for he often falls into the fire and often into the water.
16“And I brought him to Your taught ones, but they were unable to heal him.”
17And יהושע answering, said, “O generation, unbelieving and perverted, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring him here to Me.”
18And יהושע rebuked the demon, and he came out of him. And the child was healed from that hour.
19Then the taught ones came to יהושע by Himself and said, “Why were we unable to cast him out?”
20And יהושע said to them, “Because of your unbelief, for truly, I say to you, if you have belief as a mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it shall move. And no matter shall be impossible for you.
21“But this kind does not go out except through prayer and fasting.”
22And while they were staying in Galil, יהושע said to them, “The Son of Aḏam is about to be delivered up into the hands of men,
23and they shall kill Him, and the third day He shall be raised up.” And they were deeply grieved.
24And when they came into Kephar Naḥum, those who received the tax came to Kĕpha and said, “Does your Teacher not pay the tax?”
25He said, “Yes.” And when he came into the house, יהושע spoke to him first, saying, “What do you think, Shim‛on? From whom do the sovereigns of the earth take toll or tax, from their own sons or from the strangers?”
26Kĕpha then said to Him, “From the strangers.” יהושע said to him, “Then the sons are exempt.
27“But, lest we cause them to stumble, go to the sea, cast in a hook, and take the fish that comes up first. And when you have opened its mouth, you shall find a stater.#A coin. Take that and give it to them for Me and you.”

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