Mark 9:4-14 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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4 Elijah, along with Moses, came into view, in deep conversation with Jesus. 4 And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus.
5 Peter interrupted, "Rabbi, this is a great moment! Let's build three memorials - one for you, one for Moses, one for Elijah." 5 Peter said to Jesus, "Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters--one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah."
6 He blurted this out without thinking, stunned as they all were by what they were seeing. 6 (He did not know what to say, they were so frightened.)
7 Just then a light-radiant cloud enveloped them, and from deep in the cloud, a voice: "This is my Son, marked by my love. Listen to him." 7 Then a cloud appeared and enveloped them, and a voice came from the cloud: "This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!"
8 The next minute the disciples were looking around, rubbing their eyes, seeing nothing but Jesus, only Jesus. 8 Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus.
9 Coming down the mountain, Jesus swore them to secrecy. "Don't tell a soul what you saw. After the Son of Man rises from the dead, you're free to talk." 9 As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus gave them orders not to tell anyone what they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from the dead.
10 They puzzled over that, wondering what on earth "rising from the dead" meant. 10 They kept the matter to themselves, discussing what "rising from the dead" meant.
11 Meanwhile they were asking, "Why do the religion scholars say that Elijah has to come first?" 11 And they asked him, "Why do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first?"
12 Jesus replied, "Elijah does come first and get everything ready for the coming of the Son of Man. They treated this Elijah like dirt, much like they will treat the Son of Man, who will, according to Scripture, suffer terribly and be kicked around contemptibly." 12 Jesus replied, "To be sure, Elijah does come first, and restores all things. Why then is it written that the Son of Man must suffer much and be rejected?
13 13 But I tell you, Elijah has come, and they have done to him everything they wished, just as it is written about him."
14 When they came back down the mountain to the other disciples, they saw a huge crowd around them, and the religion scholars cross-examining them. 14 When they came to the other disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and the teachers of the law arguing with them.