Jesus took Peter with James and his brother John, withdrawn into a high mountain.
And His appearance underwent a change in their presence; and His face shone clear and bright like the sun, and His clothing became as white as light.
And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, who kept talking with Him.
Then Peter began to speak and said to Jesus, Lord, it is good and delightful that we are here; if You approve, I will put up three booths here--one for You and one for Moses and one for Elijah.
While he was still speaking, behold, a shining cloud [ composed of light] overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, This is My Son, My Beloved, with Whom I am [and have always been] delighted. Listen to Him!
When the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces and were seized with alarm and struck with fear.
But Jesus came and touched them and said, Get up, and do not be afraid.
And when they raised their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only.
And as they were going down the mountain, Jesus cautioned and commanded them, Do not mention to anyone what you have seen, until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.
The disciples asked Him, Then why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?
He replied, Elijah does come and will get everything restored and ready.
But I tell you that Elijah has come already, and they did not know or recognize him, but did to him as they liked. So also the Son of Man is going to be treated and suffer at their hands.
Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them about John the Baptist.