Day 17

Matthew 17


17:1 After six days, Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John his brother, and brought them up into a high mountain by themselves. 

17:2 He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his garments became as white as the light. 

17:3 Behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them talking with him. 

17:4 Peter answered, and said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you want, let's make three tents here: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." 

17:5 While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them. Behold, a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Listen to him." 

17:6 When the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces, and were very afraid. 

17:7 Jesus came and touched them and said, "Get up, and don't be afraid." 

17:8 Lifting up their eyes, they saw no one, except Jesus alone. 

17:9 As they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, "Don't tell anyone what you saw, until the Son of Man has risen from the dead." 

17:10 His disciples asked him, saying, "Then why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?" 

17:11 Jesus answered them, "Elijah indeed comes first, and will restore all things, 

17:12 but I tell you that Elijah has come already, and they didn't recognize him, but did to him whatever they wanted to. Even so the Son of Man will also suffer by them." 

17:13 Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them of John the Baptizer. 

17:14 When they came to the multitude, a man came to him, kneeling down to him, saying, 

17:15 "Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is epileptic, and suffers grievously; for he often falls into the fire, and often into the water. 

17:16 So I brought him to your disciples, and they could not cure him." 

17:17 Jesus answered, "Faithless and perverse generation! How long will I be with you? How long will I bear with you? Bring him here to me." 

17:18 Jesus rebuked him, the demon went out of him, and the boy was cured from that hour. 

17:19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately, and said, "Why weren't we able to cast it out?" 

17:20 He said to them, "Because of your unbelief. For most certainly I tell you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will tell this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. 

17:21 But this kind doesn't go out except by prayer and fasting." 

17:22 While they were staying in Galilee, Jesus said to them, "The Son of Man is about to be delivered up into the hands of men, 

17:23 and they will kill him, and the third day he will be raised up." They were exceedingly sorry. 

17:24 When they had come to Capernaum, those who collected the didrachma coins{A didrachma is a Greek silver coin worth 2 drachmas, about as much as 2 Roman denarii, or about 2 days' wages. It was commonly used to pay the half-shekel temple tax, because 2 drachmas were worth one half shekel of silver.} came to Peter, and said, "Doesn't your teacher pay the didrachma?" 

17:25 He said, "Yes." When he came into the house, Jesus anticipated him, saying, "What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth receive toll or tribute? From their children, or from strangers?" 

17:26 Peter said to him, "From strangers." Jesus said to him, "Therefore the children are exempt. 

17:27 But, lest we cause them to stumble, go to the sea, cast a hook, and take up the first fish that comes up. When you have opened its mouth, you will find a stater coin.{A stater is a silver coin equivalent to four Attic or two Alexandrian drachmas, or a Jewish shekel: just exactly enough to cover the half-shekel temple tax for two people.} Take that, and give it to them for me and you." 

 


Romans

5:1 Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ; 

5:2 through whom we also have our access by faith into this grace in which we stand. We rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 

5:3 Not only this, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering works perseverance; 

5:4 and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope: 

5:5 and hope doesn't disappoint us, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. 

5:6 For while we were yet weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 

5:7 For one will hardly die for a righteous man. Yet perhaps for a righteous person someone would even dare to die. 

5:8 But God commends his own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 

5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we will be saved from God's wrath through him. 

5:10 For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we will be saved by his life. 

5:11 Not only so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation. 

5:12 Therefore, as sin entered into the world through one man, and death through sin; and so death passed to all men, because all sinned. 

5:13 For until the law, sin was in the world; but sin is not charged when there is no law. 

5:14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam until Moses, even over those whose sins weren't like Adam's disobedience, who is a foreshadowing of him who was to come. 

5:15 But the free gift isn't like the trespass. For if by the trespass of the one the many died, much more did the grace of God, and the gift by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many. 

5:16 The gift is not as through one who sinned: for the judgment came by one to condemnation, but the free gift came of many trespasses to justification. 

5:17 For if by the trespass of the one, death reigned through the one; so much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one, Jesus Christ. 

5:18 So then as through one trespass, all men were condemned; even so through one act of righteousness, all men were justified to life. 

5:19 For as through the one man's disobedience many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the one, many will be made righteous. 

5:20 The law came in besides, that the trespass might abound; but where sin abounded, grace abounded more exceedingly; 

5:21 that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

 



Romans 6

6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 

6:2 May it never be! We who died to sin, how could we live in it any longer? 

6:3 Or don't you know that all we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 

6:4 We were buried therefore with him through baptism to death, that just like Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we also might walk in newness of life. 

6:5 For if we have become united with him in the likeness of his death, we will also be part of his resurrection; 

6:6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with him, that the body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be in bondage to sin. 

6:7 For he who has died has been freed from sin. 

6:8 But if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him; 

6:9 knowing that Christ, being raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no more has dominion over him! 

6:10 For the death that he died, he died to sin one time; but the life that he lives, he lives to God. 

6:11 Thus consider yourselves also to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

6:12 Therefore don't let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. 

6:13 Neither present your members to sin as instruments of unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God, as alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. 

6:14 For sin will not have dominion over you. For you are not under law, but under grace. 

6:15 What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under law, but under grace? May it never be! 

6:16 Don't you know that to whom you present yourselves as servants to obedience, his servants you are whom you obey; whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness? 

6:17 But thanks be to God, that, whereas you were bondservants of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching whereunto you were delivered. 

6:18 Being made free from sin, you became bondservants of righteousness. 

6:19 I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh, for as you presented your members as servants to uncleanness and to wickedness upon wickedness, even so now present your members as servants to righteousness for sanctification. 

6:20 For when you were servants of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. 

6:21 What fruit then did you have at that time in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. 

6:22 But now, being made free from sin, and having become servants of God, you have your fruit of sanctification, and the result of eternal life. 

6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.