(Mark 9:1–13; Luke 9:28–36; 2 Peter 1:16–21)
1 After six days Jesus took with Him Peter, James, and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2 There He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light.
3 Suddenly Moses and Elijah appeared before them, talking with Jesus. 4 Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If You wish, I will put up three shelters a—one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
5 While Peter was still speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. b Listen to Him!” 6 When the disciples heard this, they fell facedown in terror.
9 As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them,
10 The disciples asked Him, “Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?”
11 Jesus replied,
13 Then the disciples understood that He was speaking to them about John the Baptist.
The Boy with a Demon
(Mark 9:14–29;Luke 9:37–42)
14 When they came to the crowd, a man came up to Jesus and knelt before Him. 15 “Lord, have mercy on my son,” he said. “He has seizures and is suffering terribly. He often falls into the fire or into the water. 16 I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not heal him.”
The Power of Faith
19 Afterward the disciples came to Jesus privately and asked, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?”
The Second Prediction of the Passion
(Mark 9:30–32;Luke 9:43–45)
22 When they gathered together in Galilee, Jesus told them,
The Temple Tax
25 “Yes,” he answered.
When Peter entered the house, Jesus preempted him.
26 “From others,” Peter answered.
4 a Or three tabernacles
5 b Cited in 2 Peter 1:17
20 c BYZ and TR include 21But this kind does not come out except by prayer and fasting ; see Mark 9:29.
24 d Greek the didrachma ; twice in this verse
27 e Greek a stater ; that is, a silver coin worth approximately one shekel