The transfiguration of Christ: he instructeth his disciples concerning the coming of Elias: healeth the lunatic, foretelleth his own passion, and payeth tribute.
1 And 1after six days Jesus taketh 2Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
2 1And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
3 1And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.
4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
5 1While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is 2my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; 3hear ye him.
6 And when the disciples heard it, 1they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.
7 And Jesus came and 1touched them, and said, Arise, and 2be not afraid.
8 And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only.
9 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus 1charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.
10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that 1Elias must first come?
11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, 1Elias truly shall first come, and 2restore all things.
12 But I say unto you, 1That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but 2have done unto him whatsoever they listed. 3Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.
13 Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.
14 ¶ 1And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,
15 1Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is 2lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.
16 And 1I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.
17 Then Jesus answered and said, 1O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.
18 1And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.
19 1Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?
20 And Jesus said unto them, 1Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, 2If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto 3this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and 4nothing shall be impossible unto you.
21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by 1prayer and 2fasting.
22 ¶ 1And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men:
23 And they shall kill him, and 1the third day he shall be raised again. And 2they were exceeding sorry.
24 ¶ 1And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master 2pay tribute?
25 He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus 1prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take 2custom or 3tribute? of their own children, or of strangers?
26 Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free.
27 Notwithstanding, lest we should 1offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.