Matthew 17

ABU(i) 1 AND after six days Jesus takes with him Peter, and James, and John his brother, and brings 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 for us to be here. If thou wilt, let us make here three tents; one 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 am well pleased; hear ye him. 6 And the disciples, hearing it, fell on their face, and were exceedingly afraid. 7 And Jesus coming to them touched them, and said: Arise, and be not afraid. 8 And lifting up their eyes, they saw no one save Jesus only. 9 And as they came down out of the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying: Tell no one the vision, until the Son of man is risen from the dead. 10 And his disciples asked him, saying: Why then say the scribes that Elijah must first come? 11 And he answering said: Elijah indeed comes, and will restore all things. 12 But I say to you, that Elijah is already come, and they knew him not, but did with him whatever they would. So also is the Son of man about to suffer by them. 13 Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them of John the Immerser. 14 And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a man, kneeling down to him, and saying: 15 Lord, have mercy on my son; for he is lunatic, and is sorely afflicted; for ofttimes he falls into the fire, and oft into the water. 16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. 17 And Jesus answering said: O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him hither to me. 18 And Jesus rebuked him; and the demon went out from him, and the child was cured from that hour. 19 Then the disciples, coming to Jesus apart, said: Why could not we cast him out? 20 And he said to them: Because of your want of faith. For verily I say to you, if ye have faith as a grain of mustard, ye shall say to this mountain, remove hence to yonder place, and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you. 21 But this kind goes not forth, except by prayer and fasting. 22 And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said to them: The Son of man is about to be delivered into the hands of men 23 and they will put him to death, and he will rise on the third day. And they were exceedingly sorrowful. 24 And they having come to Capernaum, those who received the half-shekel came to Peter, and said: Does not your teacher pay the half-shekel? 25 He says, Yes. And when he came into the house, Jesus anticipated him, saying: What thinkest thou, Simon? Of whom do the kings of the earth take customs, or tribute? Of their sons, or of strangers? 26 He says to him: Of strangers. Jesus said to him: Then are the sons free. 27 But that we may not offend them, go to the sea and cast a hook, and take the fish that first comes up; and opening its mouth thou wilt find a shekel; that take, and give to them for me and thee.