The Transfiguration

17 After six days(A) Jesus took Peter, James, and his brother John and led them up on a high mountain by themselves.(B) He was transformed[a] in front of them, and His face shone like the sun. Even His clothes became as white as the light.(C) Suddenly, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him.

Then Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it’s good for us to be here! If You want, I will make[b] three tabernacles here: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”(D)

While he was still speaking, suddenly a bright cloud covered[c] them, and a voice from the cloud said:

This is My beloved Son.
I take delight in Him.
Listen to Him!(E)

When the disciples(F) heard it, they fell facedown and were terrified.

Then Jesus came up, touched them, and said, “Get up; don’t be afraid.”(G) When they looked up they saw no one except Him[d]—Jesus alone.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 17:2 Or transfigured
  2. Matthew 17:4 Other mss read wish, let’s make
  3. Matthew 17:5 Or enveloped; Ex 40:34-35
  4. Matthew 17:8 Other mss omit Him

The Transfiguration

After(A) six days(B) Jesus took Peter, James, and John(C) and led them up on a high mountain(D) by themselves to be alone. He was transformed[a](E) in front of them, and His clothes(F) became dazzling—extremely white(G) as no launderer on earth could whiten(H) them. Elijah(I) appeared to them with Moses,(J) and they were talking with Jesus.

Then Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi,(K) it’s good(L) for us to be here! Let us make three tabernacles:(M) one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah”— because he did not know what he should say,(N) since they were terrified.(O)

A cloud(P) appeared, overshadowing(Q) them, and a voice(R) came from the cloud:(S)

This is My beloved(T) Son;(U)
listen to Him!(V)

Then suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus alone.

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 9:2 Or transfigured