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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
MATTHEW

CHAPTER 17


1 aAnd after six days Jesus btook with Him Peter and James and John his brother, and 1brought them up to a 2chigh mountain privately.

2 And He was 1atransfigured before them, and His face shone like the bsun, and His garments became as cwhite as the light.

3 And behold, 1aMoses and bElijah appeared to them, conversing with Him.

4 And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You are willing, I will make 1three atents here, one for You and one for Moses and one for Elijah.

5 While he was still speaking, behold, a bright acloud overshadowed them, and behold, a bvoice out of the cloud, saying, 1This is My Son, the cBeloved, in whom I have found My delight. dHear 2Him!

6 And when the disciples aheard this, they bfell on their face and were greatly frightened.

7 And Jesus came to them and atouched them and said, Arise, and do not be afraid.

8 And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw 1no one except Jesus Himself alone.

9 aAnd as they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, Tell the 1vision to no one until the bSon of Man is craised from the dead.

10 And the disciples asked Him, saying, Why then do the scribes say that 1aElijah must come first?

11 And He answered and said, 1Elijah indeed is coming and will arestore all things;

12 But I say to you that 1aElijah has already come; and they did not recognize him, but bdid with him the things they wished. So also the Son of Man is about to suffer by them.

13 Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them concerning John the Baptist.


d. The Casting Out of an Epileptic Demon
17:14-21


14 aAnd when they came to the crowd, a man came to Him, falling on his knees before Him and saying,

15 Lord, have mercy on my son, for he 1has epilepsy and suffers terribly; for often he falls into the fire and often into the water.

16 And I brought him to Your disciples, and they were not able to heal him.

17 And Jesus answered and said, O aunbelieving and bperverted generation! How long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.

18 And Jesus arebuked it, and the demon came out from him; and the boy was healed from that hour.

19 Then the disciples, coming to Jesus privately, said, Why were we not able to cast it out?

20 And He said to them, Because of your alittle faith; for truly I say to you, If you have faith like a bmustard seed, you will say to this cmountain, Move from here to there, and it will move; and nothing will be dimpossible to you.

21 1But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.


e. The Second Unveiling of the Crucifixion and Resurrection
17:22-23


22 aAnd while they 1were gathering together in bGalilee, Jesus said to them, The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men,

23 And they will akill Him, and on the third day He will be raised. And they were greatly grieved.


f. The Application of the Revelation and Vision of Christ's Sonship
17:24-27

24 And when they came to aCapernaum, those who take up the 1btemple tax came to Peter and said, Does not your Teacher pay the 1temple tax?

25 He said, 1Yes. And when he came into the house, Jesus 2anticipated him, saying, What do you athink, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth receive custom or poll tax, from their sons or from strangers?

26 And when he said, From strangers, Jesus said to him, So then the 1sons are free.

27 But that we do not astumble them, 1go 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 2stater; take that and 3give it to them for Me 4and you.