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Transfiguration of Christ Jesus.

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Matthew 17:1-13 Mark 9:2-13 Luke 9:28-36
1And after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and brought them up into a high mountain apart. 2And He was transfigured before them. And His face shone as the sun, and His clothing was white as the light. 3And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah talking with Him. 4And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here. If You will, let us make here three tabernacles; one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah. 5While he yet spoke, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them. And behold a voice out of the cloud which said, This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased, hear Him. 6And when the disciples heard, they fell on their face and were greatly terrified. 7And Jesus came and touched them and said, Arise and do not be terrified. 8And lifting up their eyes, they saw no one except Jesus alone. 9And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, Tell the vision to no one until the Son of Man has risen from the dead. 10And His disciples asked Him, saying, Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first? 11And answering Jesus said to them, Elijah truly shall come first and restore all things. 12But I say to you that Elijah has come already, and they did not know him, but have done to him whatever they desired. Likewise also the Son of Man shall suffer from them. 13Then His disciples understood that He spoke to them about John the Baptist.
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2And after six days Jesus took Peter and James and John and led them up into a high mountain, apart by themselves. And He was transfigured before them. 3And His clothing became shining, exceedingly white as snow such as no fuller on earth could whiten them. 4And Elijah with Moses was seen by them, and they were talking with Jesus. 5And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. And let us make three tabernacles, one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah. 6For he did not know what to say, for they were very much afraid. 7And there was a cloud that overshadowed them. And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is My beloved Son. Hear Him. 8And suddenly, looking around, they did not see anyone any more, except Jesus alone with themselves. 9And as they came down from the mountain, He commanded them that they should, tell no one the things that they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from the dead. 10And they kept that saying within themselves, debating with one another what the rising from the dead is. 11And they asked Him, saying, Why do the scribes say that Elijah must first come? 12And He answered and told them, Elijah truly does come first and restores all things. And how has it been written of the Son of Man that He should suffer many things and be despised? 13But I say to you that Elijah has indeed come, and they have done to him whatever they desired, as it is written of him.
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28And about eight days after these sayings, He took Peter and John and James and went up into a mountain to pray. 29And as He prayed, the appearance of His countenance was altered, and His clothing was dazzling white. 30And behold, two men talked with Him, who were Moses and Elijah, 31who appeared in glory and spoke of His exodus, which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. 32But Peter and those with him were heavy with sleep. But fully awakening, they saw His glory, and the two men who stood with Him. 33And in their parting from Him, it happened that Peter said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here. And let us make three tabernacles, one for You and one for Moses and one for Elijah, not knowing what he said. 34And as he was saying these things, a cloud came and overshadowed them. And they feared as they entered into the cloud. 35And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is My Son, the Beloved, hear Him. 36And when the voice occurred, Jesus was found alone. And they were silent, and told no one in those days anything which they had seen.
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Insights
  • Peter, James and John, were the (inner three), They were close to Jesus, He chose to put His trust in them. All three disciples have written books in the New Testament.
  • Jesus told them, not to tell anyone of this event until the Son of Man is risen. This act would have also shown His deity. And to a great extent would have been like the temptation of; Throw yourself down from this high peak, and if you are the Son of God, angels will bear you up. Jesus also commanded His disciples that they should tell no one that He was Jesus the Christ, Matthew 16:17, Mark 9:9.
  • The transfiguration of Jesus is not recorded in John's gospel. Possibly because the transfiguration was meant to present a proof to the disciples, that Jesus was the Son of God.