And after six days Jesus took with Him Peter and James and John his brother and He brought them up on a high mountain by themselves;
and He was transfigured before them, and shone His face like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah talking with Him.
Then responding Peter said to Jesus; «Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You want, let us make here three tabernacles, one for You and one for Moses and one for Elijah».
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; listen to Him»; And when the disciples heard it they fell on their faces and were greatly afraid.
But Jesus came and touched them and said; «Arise, and do not be afraid». And lifting up their eyes they saw no one except Jesus alone. And 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».
And Jesus answered and said to them; «Indeed, Elijah is coming first and will restore all things»; 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». Then the disciples understood that about John the Baptist He spoke to them.
And when they had come to the crowd a man came to Him kneeling down to Him and saying; «Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water. And I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him».
Then answering Jesus said; «O faithless generation and perverse! how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me». And Jesus rebuked it, and it came out of him the demon and the child was cured from that hour.
Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and said; «Why were we not able to cast it out?» And Jesus said to them; «Because of your unbelief. 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.
Now while they were staying in Galilee Jesus said to them; «The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men and they will kill Him, and the third day He will be raised up». And they were exceedingly sorrowful.
And when they had come to Capernaum they came those who received the temple tax to Peter and said; «Does your Teacher not pay the temple tax?»
He said, «Yes». And when he came into the house, He anticipated him Jesus saying; «What do you think, Simon? The kings of the earth from whom do they take customs or taxes? From their sons or from strangers?»
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