Luke 9:18-36 Revised Standard Version

Peter's Declaration

18  Now it happened that as he was praying alone the disciples were with him; and he asked them, "Who do the people say that I am?" 19  And they answered, "John the Baptist; but others say, Eli'jah; and others, that one of the old prophets has risen." 20  And he said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" And Peter answered, "The Christ of God."

Jesus Foretells His Death

21  But he charged and commanded them to tell this to no one, 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 on the third day be raised." 23  And he said to all, "If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. 24  For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake, he will save it. 25  For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself? 26  For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. 27  But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God."

The Transfiguration

28  Now about eight days after these sayings he took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. 29  And as he was praying, the appearance of his countenance was altered, and his raiment became dazzling white. 30  And behold, two men talked with him, Moses and Eli'jah, 31  who appeared in glory and spoke of his departure, which he was to accomplish at Jerusalem. 32  Now Peter and those who were with him were heavy with sleep, and when they wakened they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him. 33  And as the men were parting from him, Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it is well that we are here; let us make three booths, one for you and one for Moses and one for Eli'jah" --not knowing what he said. 34  As he said this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. 35  And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!" 36  And when the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silence and told no one in those days anything of what they had seen.

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