Luke 9:18-36 New American Standard Bible

Peter's Declaration

18  And it happened that while He was praying alone , the disciples were with Him, and He questioned them, saying , "Who do the people say that I am ?" 19  They answered and said , "John the Baptist , and others say Elijah ; but others , that one of the prophets of old has risen again ." 20  And He said to them, "But who do you say that I am ?" And Peter answered and said , " The Christ of God ."

Jesus Foretells His Death

21  But He warned them and instructed them not to tell this to anyone , 22  saying , " The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes , and be killed and be raised up on the third day ." 23  And He was saying to them all , " If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself , and take up his cross daily e and follow Me. 24  "For whoever e wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever e loses his life for My sake , he is the one who will save it. 25  "For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world , and loses or forfeits himself ? 26  " For whoever e is ashamed of Me and My words , the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His glory , and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels . 27  "But I say to you truthfully , there are some of those standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God ."

The Transfiguration

28  Some eight days after these sayings , He took along Peter and John and James , and went up on the mountain to pray . 29  And while He was praying , the appearance of His face became different , and His clothing became white and gleaming . 30  And behold , two men were talking with Him; and they were Moses and Elijah , 31  who , appearing in glory , were speaking of His departure which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem . 32  Now Peter and his companions e had been overcome with sleep ; but when they were fully awake , they saw His glory and the two men standing with Him. 33  And as these were leaving Him, Peter said to Jesus , " Master , it is good for us to be here ; let us make three tabernacles : one for You, and one for Moses , and one for Elijah "- not realizing what he was saying . 34  While he was saying this , a cloud formed and began to overshadow them; and they were afraid as they entered the cloud . 35  Then a voice came out of the cloud , saying , " This is My Son , My Chosen One; listen to Him!" 36  And when the voice had spoken , Jesus was found alone . And they kept silent , and reported to no one in those days any of the things which they had seen .

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