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Matthew 17 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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The Transfiguration

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:1 - And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:2 - And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:3 - And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:4 - And 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 Elijah.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:5 - He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son,[fn] with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:6 - When the disciples heard this, they fell on their faces and were terrified.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:7 - But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Rise, and have no fear.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:8 - And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:9 - And as they were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them, “Tell no one the vision, until the Son of Man is raised from the dead.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:10 - And the disciples asked him, “Then why do the scribes say that first Elijah must come?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:11 - He answered, “Elijah does come, and he will restore all things.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:12 - But I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but did to him whatever they pleased. So also the Son of Man will certainly suffer at their hands.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:13 - Then the disciples understood that he was speaking to them of John the Baptist.

Jesus Heals a Boy with a Demon

(Mar 9:14–29; Luk 9:37–42 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:14 - And when they came to the crowd, a man came up to him and, kneeling before him,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:15 - said, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he has seizures and he suffers terribly. For often he falls into the fire, and often into the water.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:16 - And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not heal him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:17 - And Jesus answered, “O faithless and twisted generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:18 - And Jesus rebuked the demon,[fn] and it[fn] came out of him, and the boy was healed instantly.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:19 - Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:20 - He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”[fn]

Jesus Again Foretells Death, Resurrection

(Mar 9:30–32; Luk 9:43–45 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:22 - As they were gathering[fn] in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:23 - and they will kill him, and he will be raised on the third day.” And they were greatly distressed.

The Temple Tax

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:24 - When they came to Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma tax went up to Peter and said, “Does your teacher not pay the tax?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:25 - He said, “Yes.” And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do kings of the earth take toll or tax? From their sons or from others?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:26 - And when he said, “From others,” Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are free.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:27 - However, 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.[fn] Take that and give it to them for me and for yourself.”
ESV Footnotes
Or my Son, my (or the) Beloved
Greek it
Greek the demon
Greek from that hour
Some manuscripts insert verse 21: But this kind never comes out except by prayer and fasting
Some manuscripts remained
Greek stater, a silver coin worth four drachmas or approximately one shekel
BLB Footnotes
Some Greek manuscripts exclude this verse. The ESV related footnote for 17:20 states:
Some manuscripts insert verse 21: But this kind never comes out except by prayer and fasting  

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