Matthew Chapter 17 Discussion

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  • Allen
    "21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting." This kind of unbelief ... Does not go out but by prayer and fasting.
  • Stanjett
    3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. How can Moses and Elias which was dead be talking to Jesus? They were resurrected and brought down from heaven for this purpose.
  • Shane
    if you be willing to read on in Matthew 7,8,9 you will see that the LOrd instruct them not to tell the VISION to no-one So jesus also touched them to wake them up and said do not be afraid... it was a vision not the presence...
  • Norman Victor
    He had to do it in order to fulfill all righteousness, you know every jot, and tittle.
  • Biblefan
    notice how jesus words are in red, but not the text of the voice in the clouds "this is my son in whom I am well pleased..." my inner voice is telling me that maybe it's not that important..probably more like "coffee talk"
  • Stanjett
    The red text was added by the writers that translated the bible so that we know when Jesus is speaking. not God or the angels that also speak to us . I don't think it was wrong that the writers did it. They didn't change any words.
  • Adam
    It's common to have Jesus' words in red among many Bibles throughout the world. To make an assumption that any quote not in red is somehow less important is a false conclusion. All the words of the Bible are important.
  • Erica
    I agree with your point. There are many instances where God spoke and the words are not in red. Take for instance the Genesis account where God spoke words which were so powerful that they created things, yet, none of those words was highlighted. Please remember that the bible was compiled by humans who have their individual interpretations and preferences.
  • Adam
    The words of Jesus, not God the father, are presented in red. This is a common to help readers know more easily which quotes are Jesus speaking. You can also read the KJV without it if you don't prefer red, or it will appear different shades depending on your device or monitor settings.
  • Frank
    The writers of the bible only put Jesus words in red text, not Gods.
  • Teri
    ch. 17: Clearly the disciples still did not recognize Jesus as Messiah. Neither did they understand that he had to press on to Jerusalem and suffer and die so that he could rise again. Their unbelief hindered their ability to do the "works" and regarding the tribute money, Peter wanted to answer correctly, to the collectors, but Jesus showed him the way tho they didn't have to pay!
  • Obbie Beal

    25 He saith, Yes, and when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? (I get it,I get it, this earth is not my home, so I am a stranger in a foreign-land, thereby I must pay them taxes.)
  • BSP
    Verse 5~Jehovah God made it known that he expects us to listen to his son. We can listen to Jesus by examining his teachings in the Bible and then working hard to apply them.
  • Blackmonarch7
    The complexities of the words help the masses to know the Lord's will. I think it's the best way of speaking out on God's grace. And these words are life if they are applied in a forthright fashion. The grace, mercy,peace and benevolence of our Lord and saviour be with you all. So I end with may God bless you keep you make his shine upon you and give his peace. And the Lord remains sovereign king.
  • Obbie Beal
    7 And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. (once again we are reminded of another deadly-enemy named fear; this 'fear' is a professional in rendering us ineffective in the work of Jehovah /GOD and our personal daily tasks;
  • Obbie Beal
    7:And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. (be not afraid is brought to our attention many, many, times in the bible by Jehovah / GOD because being in a state of fear causes us to be very ineffective each day of life plus release unbelief into our life, causing us to ineffective to/for our self and the work of GOD.
  • Stan jett
    Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.
    I like to fish. Every time I catch a fish I look into his mouth to see if theres any coins in there. Maybe one day they will be.
  • Bruce
    No way to Make it up to God, ever. The Only Way to be Right with Him is to be Cleansed by The Blood of The Lamb blood. When The Father Calls Ask Forgiveness. John 6:44 /The Lamb Will Wash Us in His Blood. Revelation 1:5 /He will Baptize You with The Holy Ghost. Mark 1:8 / If Any Man be in Christ, He is a New Creature--- All Things Will Become New. 2Corinthians 5:17 / You will Know, Impossible not to
  • Lilian
    If we have faith as the size of a mustard seeds and accept Jesus as your saviour i will surely be saved thank you Jesus my faith comes from you as a gift praise you Lord amen hallelujah
  • Sourabh Kumar
    It is a very good verse and it gave me hope at a time when My life is burdened with so many problems. I just hope it really goes that way for me and I am never unprotected. Coz I have like a 100 enemies both in person and in terms of challenges of the world. I just want to say sorry to God for the mistakes I made and I hope I will get a chance of make it upto him someday. Thanks to everyone and please pray for my well being. Cheers !!
  • Stephen B
    As much there is to learn from this chapter, one small thing many miss: Jesus, the Creator, had power over all of creation.

    For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things consist. Colossians 1: 16-17
  • Larry
    In verses 10 through13 we're told of the importance of John the Baptist to Jesus. Elijah was to proceed him. But according to Malachi 4 he wasn't supposed to die. And in doing so triggered a curse. And in Hosea 6 we're told Israel was to face a long term Leviticus 26 curse. These 3 sections of the bible are at the root of the fig tree parables. A winter for Israel followed by the fig tree leafs.
  • BSP
    Verse 20~The disciples had faith, but Jesus was helping them to see that they needed a greater amount of faith.
  • Van
    I look this verse up to get the comments of what people believe and teach others. I see that many believe it's referring to a demon and it just might be since its not clearly explained, but Jesus did respond with your unbelief . Remember also you only need a small amount of faith that's not hindered by unbelief to cast mountains. It's not clear but still the key to faith is non belief.
  • Wayne
    John, what don't you understand about the fish and the coin? Nothing about the fish dying and selling the dead fish for a coin. Jesus simply says open the fish mouth, take out the,band pay the tax. Pretty clear cut .
  • Jeff Berry
    Unlike the next chapter where Jesus uses an hyperbole to teach a truth (...if thy hand...offend thee) here He is speaking metaphorically. "If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed..." Do you have any "mountains" in your life? I do. And today I "say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place"!
  • A disciple
    The disciples were first called Christians because they were of Christ, and were like Christ. They took every word He said as the absolute Rule for every aspect of their character and conduct. In this chapter we can much from what Jesus said and did. 1. There is an appropriate time for telling others the vision you have received. 2. Belief and holy trustworthiness go together. 3. Honor Authority.
  • Oscar Nancy
    Comment*very good and inspiring
  • A disciple
    Vay; Thank you for speaking up! Nice to hear from you! YES! It is like the Sermon on the Mount, TOTALLY; and the Parable of the Sower, and the Wheat and the Tares, and the Wise and Foolish Virgins, and the Good and Faithful House Managers next to the One who went and hid his Lord's money. What's wrong with hypocrisy? Stage-playing, giving a misleading appearance meant to conceal one's true nature!
  • Vay
    You're right about the "whole point"! It's like the Sermon on the Mount, isn't it, where we're to give our cloaks if our coat is taken (stolen), go the extra mile, forgive and love and pray for our enemies. Examine and find ourselves faultless before making our self-offering! When we don't obey these Christian lessons from Jesus' Mountain-top Sermon, we're still taught them but through trials.

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