Luke 9:18-36 Bible in Basic English

Peter's Declaration

18  And it came about that when he was in prayer, by himself, and the disciples were with him, he put a question to them, saying, Who do the people say I am? 19  And they, answering, said, John the Baptist; but others say Elijah; and others, that one of the old prophets has come back. 20  And he said, But who do you say that I am? And Peter, answering, said, The Christ of God.

Jesus Foretells His Death

21  But he gave them special orders, not to say this to any man; 22  Saying, The Son of man will undergo much and be put on one side by the rulers and the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and be put to death, and on the third day he will come back to life. 23  And he said to them all, If any man has a desire to come after me, let him give up all, and take up his cross every day, and come after me. 24  For whoever has a desire to keep his life will have it taken from him, but whoever gives up his life because of me, will keep it. 25  For what profit will a man have if he gets all the world, but undergoes loss or destruction himself? 26  For if any man has a feeling of shame because of me or of my words, the Son of man will have shame because of him when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. 27  But truly I say to you, Some of those who are here now will have no taste of death till they see the kingdom of God.

The Transfiguration

28  And about eight days after he had said these things, he took Peter and John and James with him and went up into the mountain for prayer. 29  And while he was in prayer, his face was changed and his clothing became white and shining. 30  And two men, Moses and Elijah, were talking with him; 31  Who were seen in glory and were talking of his death which was about to take place in Jerusalem. 32  Now Peter and those who were with him were overcome with sleep: but when they were fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men who were with him. 33  And when they were about to go away from him, Peter said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here; let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah: having no knowledge of what he was saying. 34  And while he said these things, the shade of a cloud came over them, and they were full of fear when they went into the cloud. 35  And there was a voice from the cloud saying, This is my Son, the man of my selection; give ear to him. 36  And after the voice was gone they saw that Jesus was by himself. And they kept quiet, and said nothing at that time to anyone of the things which they had seen.


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