1 After six days, Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, in private to the top of a high mountain. 2 and was transfigured before them; his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. 3 and presently they saw Moses and Elias conversing with him.
4 then Peter address'd himself to Jesus, Lord, said he, it is good for us to stay here: if you please, let us make three tabernacles here; one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elias.
5 while he was speaking, a bright cloud surrounded them: and suddenly a voice broke out of the cloud, saying, "this is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him."
6 and when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were in a terrible fright.
7 but Jesus came and touched them, and said, arise, be not afraid. 8 and when they had lift up their eyes, they saw Jesus all alone. 9 As they went down the mountain, Jesus gave them this charge, don't speak of the vision, said he, to any body, till the son of man be risen again from the dead: but his disciples asked him,
10 why then do the Scribes say, that Elias must first come?
11 Jesus answered, 'tis true, Elias was to come first and set all things right. 12 but I tell you, that Elias is already come, tho' they knew him not, but treated him in an arbitrary manner; with such usage as the son of man shall likewise suffer at their hands. 13 then the disciples perceiv'd, that what he said was meant of John the Baptist.
14 And when they were come to the multitude, a man came kneeling to him, and cry'd, 15 Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is grievously afflicted with the epilepsy; he often falls into the fire, and frequently into the water. 16 I presented him to your disciples, but they could not cure him.
17 upon which Jesus answered, incredulous and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? 18 bring him hither to me. and Jesus rebuked the demon, and he departed out of him: so that the child was cured from that very hour.
19 then came the disciples to Jesus in private, and said, why could not we cast him out?
20 because of your incredulity, said Jesus: for I tell you truly, if ye had ever so little faith, ye might say to this mountain, remove hence to yonder place, and it should remove; and nothing would be too difficult for you. 21 however, such a distemper is not to be removed but by prayer and fasting.
22 Some time after, while they were in Galilee, Jesus said to them, the son of man will be betrayed into the hands of men: 23 they will kill him, but the third day he shall be raised again. at which they were exceeding sorry.
24 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute for the temple came to Peter, and said, does not your master pay tribute?
25 he said, yes. and when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, what think you Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of others?
26 Peter said, of others. Jesus answered, then are the children free. 27 however, lest we should give offence, go you to the sea, throw in a book, and take the first fish that strikes: then open its jaws, and you will find a piece of money: that take, and give it to them for me and thee.