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Matthew 17

The Transfiguration
1 # For ver. 1-8, see Mark 9:2-8; Luke 9:28-36 And after six days Jesus took with him #ch. 26:37; Mark 5:37Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2And he was #[2 Cor. 3:18 (Gk.)] transfigured before them, and #Rev. 1:16; 10:1 his face shone like the sun, and #Dan. 7:9; [ch. 28:3; Ps. 104:2]his clothes became white as light. 3And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. 4And Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you and one for Moses and one for #[Mal. 4:5]Elijah.” 5He was still speaking when, behold, #2 Pet. 1:17; [Ex. 24:15, 16] a bright cloud overshadowed them, and #2 Pet. 1:17; [Ex. 24:15, 16] a voice from the cloud said, #See ch. 3:17 “This is my beloved Son,#17:5 Or my Son, my (or the) Beloved with whom I am well pleased; #Acts 3:22listen to him.” 6When #2 Pet. 1:18 the disciples heard this, #[Gen. 17:3; Ezek. 1:28; Rev. 1:17]they fell on their faces and were terrified. 7But Jesus came and #Dan. 8:18; 10:10, 18 touched them, saying, “Rise, and #ch. 14:27have no fear.” 8And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only.
9 # For ver. 9-13, see Mark 9:9-13 And as they were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them, #See ch. 8:4; 12:16“Tell no one the vision, until the Son of Man is raised from the dead.” 10And the disciples asked him, “Then why do the scribes say #See ch. 11:14; Mal. 4:5, 6that first Elijah must come?” 11He answered, “Elijah does come, and #Luke 1:16, 17; [Acts 1:6; 3:21]he will restore all things. 12But I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but #ch. 14:3, 10 did to him whatever they pleased. #ch. 16:21So also the Son of Man will certainly suffer at their hands.” 13#ch. 16:12Then the disciples understood that he was speaking to them of John the Baptist.
Jesus Heals a Boy with a Demon
14 # For ver. 14-19, see Mark 9:14-28; Luke 9:37-42 And when they came to the crowd, a man came up to him and, kneeling before him, 15said, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he has #ch. 4:24seizures and he suffers terribly. For often he falls into the fire, and often into the water. 16And I brought him to your disciples, and #[ch. 10:1; Mark 6:7; Luke 10:17]they could not heal him.” 17And Jesus answered, “O faithless and #Phil. 2:15; [John 20:27] twisted generation, how long am I to be with you? #[John 14:9]How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me.” 18And Jesus #ch. 8:26; Zech. 3:2; Mark 1:25; Luke 4:35, 39; Jude 9 rebuked the demon,#17:18 Greek it and it#17:18 Greek the demon came out of him, and #See ch. 9:22the boy was healed instantly.#17:18 Greek from that hour 19Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” 20He said to them, #[John 11:40]; See ch. 6:30 “Because of your little faith. For #ch. 21:21, 22; Mark 11:23 truly, I say to you, #Luke 17:6; [ch. 13:31] if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, #ver. 9; [1 Cor. 13:2] you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and #Mark 9:23nothing will be impossible for you.”#17:20 Some manuscripts insert verse 21: But this kind never comes out except by prayer and fasting
Jesus Again Foretells Death, Resurrection
22 # For ver. 22, 23, see Mark 9:30-32; Luke 9:43-45; [ch. 16:21-28; 20:17-19] As they were gathering#17:22 Some manuscripts remained in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men, 23and they will kill him, and he will be raised on #See Mark 8:31the third day.” And they were greatly distressed.
The Temple Tax
24 # Mark 9:33 When they came to Capernaum, the collectors of #Ex. 30:13; 38:26the two-drachma tax went up to Peter and said, “Does your teacher not pay the tax?” 25He said, “Yes.” And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, #ch. 18:12; 21:28 “What do you think, Simon? From whom do kings of the earth take toll or #ch. 22:17, 19; Mark 12:14; Rom. 13:7tax? From their sons or from others?” 26And when he said, “From others,” Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are free. 27However, not to give offense to them, go to the sea and cast a hook and take the first fish that comes up, and when you open its mouth you will find a shekel.#17:27 Greek stater, a silver coin worth four drachmas or approximately one shekel Take that and give it to them for me and for yourself.”

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