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Matthew 17:1-27

The Transfiguration

1After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. 3Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus.

4Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.”

5While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!”

6When the disciples heard this, they fell facedown to the ground, terrified. 7But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.” 8When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.

9As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus instructed them, “Don’t tell anyone what you have seen, until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”

10The disciples asked him, “Why then do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first?”

11Jesus replied, “To be sure, Elijah comes and will restore all things. 12But I tell you, Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but have done to him everything they wished. In the same way the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands.” 13Then the disciples understood that he was talking to them about John the Baptist.

Jesus Heals a Demon-Possessed Boy

14When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him. 15“Lord, have mercy on my son,” he said. “He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water. 16I brought him to your disciples, but they could not heal him.”

17“You unbelieving and perverse generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me.” 18Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed at that moment.

19Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?”

20He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” 2117:21 Some manuscripts include here words similar to Mark 9:29.

Jesus Predicts His Death a Second Time

22When they came together in Galilee, he said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men. 23They will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised to life.” And the disciples were filled with grief.

The Temple Tax

24After Jesus and his disciples arrived in Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma temple tax came to Peter and asked, “Doesn’t your teacher pay the temple tax?”

25“Yes, he does,” he replied.

When Peter came into the house, Jesus was the first to speak. “What do you think, Simon?” he asked. “From whom do the kings of the earth collect duty and taxes—from their own children or from others?”

26“From others,” Peter answered.

“Then the children are exempt,” Jesus said to him. 27“But so that we may not cause offense, go to the lake and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours.”

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

Mateo 17:1-27

Yesu Anuonyam Hyerɛn

1Nnansia akyi no Yesu faa Petro, Yakobo ne ne nua Yohane de wɔn kɔɔ bepɔw tenten bi a so yɛ dinn atifi. 2Wɔwɔ hɔ no, wohuu sɛ ne nipadua asakra ama nʼanim ahyerɛn sɛ owia, ma nʼatade ayɛ fitafita sɛ nwera. 3Prɛko pɛ, Mose ne Elia bepuee hɔ a na wɔne Yesu rekasa.

4Petro kae se, “Awurade, ɛyɛ nwonwa sɛ yɛn nso yɛwɔ ha bi. Sɛ wopɛ a, anka mɛbɔ asese abiɛsa na mede baako ama wo, na mede baako ama Mose, na mede baako ama Elia.”

5Petro gu so rekasa no, omununkum hann bi bɛkataa wɔn so na nne bi fi omununkum no mu kae se, “Oyi ne me Dɔba a ɔsɔ mʼani. Muntie no!”

6Asuafo no tee nne no, wɔbɔɔ hu ma wɔde wɔn anim butubutuw fam. 7Yesu baa wɔn nkyɛn, besusoo wɔn mu kae se, “Monsɔre! Munnsuro!” 8Wɔmaa wɔn ani so no, wɔanhu obiara sɛ Yesu nko ara.

9Ɛbaa sɛ wɔresian afi bepɔw no so no, Yesu bɔɔ wɔn ano se, “Monnka nea moahu no nkyerɛ obiara kosi sɛ menyan afi awufo mu.”

Elia Ba A Ɛto So Abien Ho Asɛm

10Yesu asuafo no bisaa no se, “Adɛn nti na daa Yudafo mpanyin ka ti mu se, ɛsɛ sɛ Elia san ba ansa na Agyenkwa no aba?”

11Yesu buaa wɔn se, “Nea wɔreka no wɔ mu. Ɛsɛ sɛ Elia di kan ba bɛtoto nneɛma yiye. 12Na nokware ni, Elia aba dedaw na wɔanhu no, na dodow no ara ne no anni no yiye. Na me, Agyenkwa no nso, mehu amane wɔ wɔn nsam saa ara.” 13Afei asuafo no hui sɛ Osuboni Yohane ho asɛm na ɔreka no.

Otwafo Bi Ayaresa

14Bere a osian duu bepɔw no ase no, ohuu sɛ nnipadɔm retwɛn no. Ɔbarima bi bebuu Yesu nkotodwe kae se, 15“Owura, hu me ba bi a otwa mmɔbɔ, efisɛ ɔwɔ ɔhaw kɛse mu. Sɛ otwa no ba a, etumi twa no hwe ogya anaa nsu mu. 16Enti mede no brɛɛ wʼasuafo no sɛ wɔnsa no yare; nanso wɔantumi.”

17Yesu kae se, “Mo nnɛ mma asoɔdenfo a munni gyidi! Me ne mo ntena nkosi da bɛn? Momfa no mmrɛ me wɔ ha.” 18Yesu teɛteɛɛ honhommɔne a ɛwɔ abarimaa no mu no ma etu fii ne mu ma amono mu hɔ ara ne ho tɔɔ no.

Gyidi Mu Tumi

19Afei asuafo no baa Yesu nkyɛn wɔ kokoa mu bebisaa no se, “Adɛn nti na yɛantumi antu honhommɔne no?”

20Yesu buaa wɔn se, “Efisɛ mo gyidi sua.” Ɔtoaa so se, “Sɛ mowɔ gyidi sɛ onyaa aba17.20 egyina hɔ ma sinapi aba. a esua koraa no a, anka mubetumi aka akyerɛ bepɔw yi se, ‘Tutu kɔ nohɔ!’ na ebetutu akɔ akyirikyiri. 21Na saa honhommɔne a ɛte sɛɛ yi de, ɛrentumi ntu da, gye sɛ monam mpaebɔ ne mmuadadi so.”

Yesu Hyɛ Ne Wu Ho Nkɔm A Ɛto So Abien

22Da bi a Yesu ne nʼasuafo no wɔ Galilea no, ɔka kyerɛɛ nʼasuafo no se, “Wɔrebeyi Onipa Ba no de no ahyɛ wɔn a 23wɔwɔ tumi no nsa, na wɔakum no na ne nnansa so no, wanyan aba nkwa mu bio.” Asuafo no tee saa asɛm yi no, wɔn werɛ howee, na wɔn koma nso tui.

Yesu Tua Asɔredan Mu Tow

24Bere a wobeduu Kapernaum no nso, ɛhɔ asɔre no mu towgyefo baa Petro nkyɛn bebisaa no se, “Enti wo wura tua tow?”

25Petro buaa no se, “Yiw otua.”

Petro fii hɔ no, ɔkɔɔ fie kɔbɔɔ Yesu amanneɛ a ɛfa towtua no ho. Yesu amma nʼano ansi koraa na obisaa no se, “Na wo Petro, wo nso wudwen ho dɛn? Ahemfo twa tow ma wɔn ara wɔn manfo tua anaasɛ wotwa ma ahɔho a wodi wɔn so no?”

26Petro buaa se, “Wotwa tow no ma ahɔho no.”

Yesu nso buae se, “Petro mo! Ɛno de na ɛnsɛ sɛ ɔman mma no tua tow biara. 27Na mmom, esiane sɛ mempɛ sɛ wɔfa yɛn ho abufuw no nti, kɔ asu no mu kɔto darewa. Apataa a wubeyi no adi kan no, bue nʼanom. Wubehu sika a ɛbɛso me ne wo tow no tua sɛ ɛhyɛ nʼanom; yi na fa kotua ma wɔn.”