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I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven, and
Whatever you shall bind on earth
Will be bound in heaven.
Will be loosed in heaven."
Then he charged the disciples not to tell any one he was the Christ.
From that time Jesus began to show to his disciples how he must go to Jerusalem and endure much suffering from the elders and chief priests and scribes, be killed, and the third day be raised up.
Peter took him and began to rebuke him :
“Let it be far from you, Lord. This shall never happen you."
But he turned and said to Peter :
“ Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling stone to me. For you are not regarding the things of God, but the things of men." Jesus then said to his disciples : “ If any one wishes to come after me, Let him deny himself, take up his cross, ,
And follow me.
For whoever wishes to save his life
Will lose it.
Will find it.
And forfeit his life?
In exchange for his life?
In the glory of his Father
According to his deeds.
There are some of those who stand here,
After six days Jesus takes with him Peter and James and John his brother, and brings them up into a high mountain apart.
And he was transformed before them, and his face shone like the sun and his garments became white as the light. And there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him.
“Lord,” Peter said to Jesus, “it is good for us
to be here. If you wish I shall make here three booths, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah."
While he was still speaking a bright cloud overshadowed them and a voice came out of the cloud :
“ This is my beloved Son.
In him I am well pleased.
Hear him." When the disciples heard it they fell on their faces and were very much afraid.
Jesus came and touched them, and said : “ Get up. Do not be afraid."
And raising their eyes they saw no one except Jesus himself alone. And as they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, and said :
'Do not tell the vision to any one till the Son of man has risen from the dead."
Why then do the scribes say Elijah must first come ?” his disciples asked him.
Elijah is indeed coming and will restore everything. But I tell you Elijah has already come, and they did anot recognize him, but did to him whatever they wished. And the Son of man is about to suffer in the same way at their hands."
Then the disciples understood he was speaking to them about John the Baptist.
17:14 When they had come to the crowd, a man came and knelt to him and said :
“ Lord take pity on my son, for he is epileptic and is sick. For he often falls into the fire and often into the water, and I brought him to your disciples, and they could not cure him."
“O faithless and perverse generation,” said Jesus. “ How long must I be with you? How long must I bear with you? Bring him here to me.”
Jesus rebuked him and the demon went out of him; and the boy was cured from that hour.
Then the disciples came to Jesus apart, and said :
“Why could not we drive it out?"
“ Because of your little faith. For to tell you the truth, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, Move from here, there, and it will remove, and nothing will be impossible to you."
While they were gathering themselves together in Galilee Jesus said to them :
“ The Son of man will be delivered up into the hands of men. They will kill him, and the third day he will be raised up."
They were exceedingly sorry.
When they had come to Caperraum, those who received the half shekel came to Peter, and said :
“ Does not your master pay the half shekel ?' “ Yes,” he said.
And when he came into the house Jesus spoke first to him, and said :
“ What do you think, Simon? The kings of the earth, from whom do they receive toll or tribute ? From their sons or from strangers ? ” “ From strangers.”
Surely then the sons are free. But lest we offend them, go to the sea and cast a hook and take
up the fish that first comes up, and when you have opened its mouth you will find a shekel. Take that and give to them for me and you."
At that time the disciples came to Jesus, and said :
“ Who then is greatest in the Kingdom of heaven ?"
He called to him a little child and set him among them, and said : “ To tell you the truth :
If you do not turn