Bible: Mark 9:2-13

The Transfiguration

9:2 Six days later 1  Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John and led them alone up a high mountain privately. And he was transfigured before them, 2  9:3 and his clothes became radiantly white, more so than any launderer in the world could bleach them. 9:4 Then Elijah appeared before them along with Moses, 3  and they were talking with Jesus. 9:5 So 4  Peter said to Jesus, 5 Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us make three shelters 6 one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” 9:6 (For they were afraid, and he did not know what to say.) 7  9:7 Then 8  a cloud 9  overshadowed them, 10  and a voice came from the cloud, “This is my one dear Son. 11  Listen to him! 12  9:8 Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them any more except Jesus.

9:9 As they were coming down from the mountain, he gave them orders not to tell anyone what they had seen until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead. 9:10 They kept this statement to themselves, discussing what this rising from the dead meant.

9:11 Then 13  they asked him, 14 Why do the experts in the law 15  say that Elijah must come first? 9:12 He said to them, “Elijah does indeed come first, and restores all things. And why is it written that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be despised? 9:13 But I tell you that Elijah has certainly come, and they did to him whatever they wanted, just as it is written about him.”

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