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 ."
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 .