And after six days Jesus takes Peter, and James, and John his brother, and brings· them ·up into a high mountain by▫ themselves▵,
and was transformed before▵ them; and His face shone as the sun, and◦ His garments became white as the light.
And, behold◦, there was seen by them Moses and Elijah, speaking with Him.
And◦ Peter answering said to Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here; if Thou willest, let us make here three tabernacles: one for Thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.
While he was yet speaking, behold◦, an illuminated 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.
And the disciples hearing, fell on their face, and feared exceedingly◦.
And Jesus coming touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.
And◦ lifting··up◦ their eyes, they saw◦ no··one, except Jesus only.
And as they came··down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, Tell the vision▵ to no··one◦, until the Son of Man rise··again◦ from◦ the dead◦.
And His disciples asked Him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elijah must first come?
And◦ Jesus answering said◦ to them, Elijah indeed comes first, and shall restore all things.
But◦ I say unto you that Elijah has already come, and they did not know him, but have done unto him whatever they willed; so also the Son of Man is··about to suffer by them.
Then understood the disciples that He spoke to them concerning John the Baptist.
And when they had come to the crowd, there came to Him a man kneeling··before Him, and saying,
Lord, have··mercy on my son, for he is··a··lunatic, and suffers badly; for often he falls into the fire, and often into the water.
And I brought· him ·to Thy disciples, and they could not cure him.
And◦ Jesus answering said◦, O faithless and perverse generation, till when▫ shall I be with you? Till when▫ shall I bear··with you? Bring him hither to Me.
And Jesus rebuked him; and the demon came··out of him; and the boy was cured from that▵ very hour.
Then the disciples coming··to Jesus by▫ themselves▵, said◦, Why◦ could not we cast· him ·out?
And◦ Jesus said◦ to them, Because of your unbelief; for◦ amen I say to you, If you have faith as a grain of mustard··seed, you shall say▵ unto this mountain, Pass··on from here to there; and it shall pass··on; and nothing shall be impossible to you.
But◦ this kind goes· not ·out, except by◦ prayer and fasting.
And◦ while they were occupied in Galilee, Jesus said to them, The Son of Man is about to be delivered up into the hands of men;
and they shall kill Him; and on the third day He shall be raised··up. And they sorrowed greatly.
And◦ when they were come to◦ Capernaum, they who received the didrachma* came to Peter, and said◦, Does not your Teacher pay the didrachma?
He says, Yes. And when he had come into the house, Jesus came··before▵ him, saying, What◦ thinkest thou, Simon? From whom◦ do the kings of the earth take tribute or duty◦? From their own sons, or from strangers?
Peter says to Him, From strangers. Jesus declares◦ to him, Therefore◦ the sons are free.
But◦ lest◦ we should offend them, go thou to◦ the sea, cast a hook, and take··up the fish that first comes··up, and when thou hast opened its mouth, thou shalt find a stater*; that▵ take, and give unto them for▫ Me and thee.