20 So Jesus said to them, “Because of your [a]unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, (A)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. 21 [b]However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”

Jesus Again Predicts His Death and Resurrection(B)

22 (C)Now while they were [c]staying in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men, 23 and they will kill Him, and the third day He will be raised up.” And they were exceedingly (D)sorrowful.

Peter and His Master Pay Their Taxes

24 (E)When they had come to [d]Capernaum, those who received the [e]temple tax came to Peter and said, “Does your Teacher not pay the temple tax?”

25 He said, “Yes.”

And when he had come into the house, Jesus anticipated him, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth take customs or taxes, from their sons or from (F)strangers?”

26 Peter said to Him, “From strangers.”

Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are free. 27 Nevertheless, lest we offend them, go to the sea, cast in a hook, and take the fish that comes up first. And when you have opened its mouth, you will find a [f]piece of money; take that and give it to them for Me and you.”

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  1. Matthew 17:20 NU little faith
  2. Matthew 17:21 NU omits v. 21.
  3. Matthew 17:22 NU gathering together
  4. Matthew 17:24 NU Capharnaum, here and elsewhere
  5. Matthew 17:24 Lit. double drachma
  6. Matthew 17:27 Gr. stater, the exact temple tax for two

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