1Some eight days after these sayings, He took along 2Peter and John and James, and 3went up on the mountain 4to pray.
And while He was 5praying, the appearance of His face 6became different, and His clothing became white and gleaming.
And behold, two men were talking with Him; and they were Moses and Elijah,
who, appearing in glory, were speaking of His 7departure which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.
Now Peter and his companions 8had been overcome with sleep; but when they were fully awake, they saw His glory and the two men standing with Him.
And as these were leaving Him, Peter said to Jesus, "9Master, it is good for us to be here; 10let us make three tabernacles: one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah "-11not realizing what he was saying.
While he was saying this, a cloud formed and began to overshadow them; and they were afraid as they entered the cloud.
Then 12a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "13This is My Son, My Chosen One; listen to Him!"
And when the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And 14they kept silent, and reported to no one in those days any of the things which they had seen.
15On the next day, when they came down from the mountain, a large crowd met Him.
And a man from the crowd shouted, saying, "Teacher, I beg You to look at my son, for he is my only boy,
and a spirit seizes him, and he suddenly screams, and it throws him into a convulsion with foaming at the mouth; and only with difficulty does it leave him, mauling him as it leaves.
"I begged Your disciples to cast it out, and they could not."
And Jesus answered and said, "You unbelieving and perverted generation, how long shall I be with you and put up with you? Bring your son here."
While he was still approaching, the demon slammed him to the ground and threw him into a convulsion. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the boy and gave him back to his father.
And they were all amazed at the 16greatness of God. 17But while everyone was marveling at all that He was doing, He said to His disciples,
"Let these words sink into your ears; 18for the Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men."
But 19they did not understand this statement, and it was concealed from them so that they would not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask Him about this statement.