Modern Literal Version
[Matthew 17]

     {Mar 9:2-13 & Mat 17:1-13 & Luk 9:28-36 Caesarea Philippi.}

     17:1 And after six days Jesus takes with him Peter and James and John his brother, and privately brings them up into a high mountain. 17:2 And he was transfigured before them, and his face shined like the sun, and his garments became white like the light. 17:3 And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, speaking together with him.

     17:4 Now Peter answered and said to Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here; if you will it. Should we make* three tabernacles here; one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah?

     17:5While he is still speaking, behold, a radiant cloud overshadowed them, and behold, a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am delighted; hearĎ him!

     17:6 And when* the disciples heard it, they fell upon their face, and were extremely afraid. 17:7 And Jesus came and touched them and said, AriseĎ and doĎ not be afraid.17:8 Now they saw no one, having lifting up their eyes, except Jesus only.

     17:9 And while coming down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, Tell the vision to no one, until the Son of Man should rise* from the dead.

     17:10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Therefore why do the scribes say that it is essential forElijah to come first?

     17:11 Now Jesus answered and said to them, Indeed Elijah comes first and will be restoring all things. 17:12But I am saying to youĎ, that Elijah already came, and they did not recognize him, but did as many things as they wished to him. So the Son of Man is also about to suffer by them.17:13Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them concerning John the Immerser*.

     {Mar 9:14-29 & Mat 17:14-21 & Luk 9:37-43 Region of Caesarea Philippi.}

     17:14 And having gone to the crowd, a man came to him, kneeling down to him, saying, 17:15 Lord, show-mercy to my son, because he is epileptic, and suffers evilly; for* he often falls into the fire and often into the water. 17:16 And I brought him to your disciples, and they were not able to heal him.

     17:17 But Jesus answered and said, O unbelieving and perverse generation, until when shall I be with youĎ? Until when shall I tolerate youĎ? BringĎ him here to me.17:18 And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon went out of him, and the boy was healed from that hour.

     17:19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, Why were we not able to cast it out?

     17:20 Now Jesus said to them, Because of yourĎ unbelief. For* assuredly I am saying to youĎ, If youĎhave faith like a kernel of a mustard-seed, youĎ will say to this mountain, Proceed from here to overthere, and it will proceed, and nothing will be impossible for youĎ. 17:21But this variety of demondoes not travel out except in prayer and fasting.

     {Mar 9:30-32 & Mat 17:22-23 & Luk 9:43-45 Return to Galilee.}

     17:22 Now while conducting work in Galilee, Jesus said to them, The Son of Man is about to be given up into the hands of men; 17:23and they will be killing him, and he will be arisen in the third day. And they were extremely sorrowful.

     {Mat 17:24-27 Capernaum Sept. 29 AD; no parallel.}

     17:24 Now they came to Capernaum, those who receive the four-denarii tax came to Peter and said, Does yourĎ teacher not pay thefour-denarii tax?

     17:25 He says, Yes.

     And when he entered into the house, Jesus anticipated him, saying, What do you think, Simon? The kings of the earth, from whom do they receive taxes or tribute? From their sons or from the aliens?

     17:26 And Peter says to him, From aliens.

     Jesus said to him, Consequently*, the sons are free. 17:27But in order that we might not offend them, you travel to the sea and cast a fishhook, and lift out the fish that ascends first, and when* you have opened its mouth, you will find a four-denarii coin. Take that, and give it to them in exchange-for you and me.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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