17 And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter and James and John his brother, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart;
2 and was transformed before them,—and his face shone as the sun, and his garments became white as the light.
3 And lo! there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, conversing with him.
4 And Peter answering said unto Jesus—Lord! it is delightful for us to be here,—If thou wilt I will make here three tents, For thee one and for Moses one and for Elijah one.
5 While yet he was speaking lo! a brightly shining cloud overshadowed them, and lo! a voice out of the cloud, saying—This is my Son the Beloved, in whom I delight,—Be hearkening to him.
6 And hearing it the disciples fell upon their face, and were caused to fear exceedingly.
7 And Jesus came near, and touching them said—Arise! and be not afraid.
8 And lifting up their eyes no one saw they, save Jesus himself alone.
9 And as they were coming down out of the mountain Jesus commanded them saying—Unto no one may ye tell the vision, Until the Son of Man from among the dead shall arise.
10 And the disciples questioned him, saying—Why then do the Scribes say, That Elijah must needs come first?
11 And he answering said—Elijah indeed cometh, and will restore all things;
12 But I say unto you—That Elijah just now came,—And they recognised him not, But did with him whatsoever they pleased: Thus the Son of Man also is destined to suffer by them.
13 Then perceived the disciples that concerning John the Immerser he spake to them.
14 And when they came unto the multitude there approached him a man falling on his knees to him,
15 and saying—Lord! have mercy upon my son,—because he is lunatic, and in a grievous condition; For many times falleth he into the fire, and many times into the water.
16 And I brought him unto thy disciples, and they could not cure him.
17 And Jesus answering said—O faithless and perverted generation! How long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him to me here.
18 And Jesus rebuked it; and the demon came out of him,—and cured was the boy from that hour.
19 Then the disciples coming near to Jesus, privately said—Wherefore could we not cast it out?
20 And he saith unto them—Because of your little faith. For verily I say unto you—If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed Ye shall say to this mountain, Remove hence yonder; and it shall be removed, And nothing shall be impossible to you.
22 And as they were being gathered together in Galilee Jesus said unto them—The Son of Man is about to be delivered up into the hands of men;
23 And they will slay him, And on the third day will he arise. And they were grieved exceedingly.
24 And when they came into Capernaum they who the half shekel were receiving came near unto Peter and said, Your teacher doth he not pay the half shekel?
25 He saith—Yea. And coming into the house Jesus anticipated him saying, How to thee doth it seem, Simon? The kings of the earth of whom receive they dues or tax? from their sons, or from the aliens?
26 And when he said, From the aliens Jesus said unto him, Well then free are the sons!
27 But that we may not cause them to stumble go unto the sea and cast in a hook, and the first fish that cometh up take, and opening its mouth thou shalt find a shekel,—that take and give to them for me and thee.