About eight days after Jesus said this, he went up on a mountain to pray. He took Peter, John and James with him.
As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed. His clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning.
Two men, Moses and Elijah,
appeared in shining glory. Jesus and the two of them talked together. They spoke about his coming death. He was going to die soon in Jerusalem.
Peter and his companions had been very sleepy. But then they became completely awake. They saw Jesus' glory and the two men standing with him.
As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter spoke up. "Master," he said to him, "it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters. One will be for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." He didn't really know what he was saying.
While Jesus was speaking, a cloud appeared. It surrounded them. The disciples were afraid as they entered the cloud.
A voice came from the cloud. It said, "This is my Son, and I have chosen him. Listen to him."
When the voice had spoken, they found that Jesus was alone. The disciples kept quiet about this. They didn't tell anyone at that time what they had seen.