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Matthew 17 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Transfiguration of Christ
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:1 - Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:2 - and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:3 - And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:4 - Then Peter answered and said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, let us[fn] make here three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:5 - While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:6 - And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces and were greatly afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:7 - But Jesus came and touched them and said, “Arise, and do not be afraid.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:8 - When they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:9 - Now as they came down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, “Tell the vision to no one until the Son of Man is risen from the dead.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:10 - And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:11 - Jesus answered and said to them, “Indeed, Elijah is coming first[fn] and will restore all things.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:12 - “But I say to you that Elijah has come already, and they did not know him but did to him whatever they wished. Likewise the Son of Man is also about to suffer at their hands.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:13 - Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them of John the Baptist.
A Boy Is Healed
(Mark 9:14–29; Luke 9:37–42 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:14 - And when they had come to the multitude, a man came to Him, kneeling down to Him and saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:15 - “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic[fn] and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:16 - “So I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:17 - Then Jesus answered and said, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:18 - And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour.
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 - So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief;[fn] for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:21 - “However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”[fn]
Jesus Again Predicts His Death and Resurrection
(Mark 9:30–32; Luke 9:43–45 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:22 - Now while they were staying[fn] in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:23 - “and they will kill Him, and the third day He will be raised up.” And they were exceedingly sorrowful.
Peter and His Master Pay Their Taxes
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:24 - When they had come to Capernaum,[fn] those who received the temple tax came to Peter and said, “Does your Teacher not pay the temple tax?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:25 - He said, “Yes.” And when he had come into the house, Jesus anticipated him, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth take customs or taxes, from their sons or from strangers?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:26 - Peter said to Him, “From strangers.” Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are free.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:27 - “Nevertheless, lest we offend them, go to the sea, cast in a hook, and take the fish that comes up first. And when you have opened its mouth, you will find a piece of money;[fn] take that and give it to them for Me and you.”
NKJV Footnotes
NU-Text reads I will.
NU-Text omits first.
Literally moonstruck
NU-Text reads little faith.
NU-Text omits this verse.
NU-Text reads gathering together.
NU-Text reads Capharnaum (here and elsewhere).
Greek stater, the exact amount to pay the temple tax (didrachma) for two

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