1 And, after six days, Jesus taketh with Him Peter, and James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart; 2 and He was transfigured before them; and His face shone as the sun, and His garments became white as the light. 3 And, behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah talking with Him.
4 And Peter, answering, said to Jesus," Lord, it is good that we are here. If Thou wilt, I will make here three tents??ne for Thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
5 While he was yet speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them. And, behold, a voice out of the cloud, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in Whom I delighted; hear Him."
6 And the disciples, hearing it, fell on their face, and were exceedingly afraid.
7 And Jesus came near, and, touching them, said, "Arise, and be not afraid." 8 And lifting up their eyes, they saw no one, except Jesus only. 9 And, as they were coming down out of the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, "Tell the vision to no one, until the Son of Man be raised from among the dead."
10 And His disciples asked Him, saying, "Why, then, do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"
11 And He, answering, said, "Elijah, indeed, comes, and will restore all things; 12 but I say to you that Elijah already came, and they recognized him not, but did with him whatsoever they wished: so also the Son of Man is about to suffer by them." 13 Then the disciples understood that He spake to them concerning John the Immerser.
14 And, when they came to the multitude, there approached Him a man, kneeling to Him, and saying, 15 "Lord, have mercy on my son, because he is lunatic, and suffers grievously; for often he falls into the fire, and often into the water. 16 And I brought him to Thy disciples, and they could not heal him."
17 And Jesus, answering, said, "O faithless and perverted generation! How long shall I be with you? Bring him here to Me." 18 And Jesus rebuked it, and the demon went out of him, and the boy was healed from that hour.
19 Then the disciples, coming near, said to Jesus privately, "Why could not we cast it out?"
20 And He saith to them, "Because of your little faith. For verily I say to you, if ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say to this mountain, 'Remove hence yonder,' and it will be removed, and nothing shall be impossible to you." 21 ["But this kind goes not out, except by prayer and fasting.]
22 And, while they were assembled together in Galilee, Jesus said to them, "The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men; 23 and they will kill Him, and on the third day He will be raised up." And they were grieved exceedingly.
24 And, when they came into Capernaum, those receiving the half-shekel came to Peter, and said, "Doth not your Teacher pay the half-shekel?"
25 He says, "Yes." And Jesus anticipated him as he came into the house, saying, "What do you think, Simon? the kings of the earth, from whom do they receive tax or tribute? from their sons, or from the aliens?"
26 And, when he said, "From the aliens," Jesus said to him, "Consequently the sons are free; 27 but, that we may not cause them to stumble; having gone to the sea, cast a hook, and take up the fish first coming up; and, opening its mouth, you will find a shekel; taking that, give it to them for Me and you."