Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter, and the brothers James and John, and led them up a high mountain alone. There his appearance was transformed before their eyes; his face shown like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. And all at once Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Jesus. read more.
"Master," exclaimed Peter, interposing, "it is good to be here; if you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." While he was still speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and there was a voice from the cloud that said-- "This is my Son, the Beloved, in whom I delight; him you must hear." The disciples, on hearing this, fell on their faces, greatly afraid. But Jesus came and touched them, saying as he did so: "Rise up, and do not be afraid." When they raised their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus himself alone. As they were going down the mountain side, Jesus gave them this warning-- "Do not speak of this vision to any one, until the Son of Man has risen from the dead." "How is it," his disciples asked, "that our Teachers of the Law say that Elijah has to come first?" "Elijah indeed does come," Jesus replied, "and will restore everything; And I tell you that Elijah has already come, and people have not recognized him, but have treated him just as they pleased. In the same way, too, the Son of Man is destined to undergo suffering at men's hands." Then the disciples understood that it was of John the Baptist that he had spoken to them.

Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John, and led them up a high mountain alone by themselves. There his appearance was transformed before their eyes, And his clothes became of a more dazzling white than any bleacher in the world could make them. And Elijah appeared to them, in company with Moses; and they were talking with Jesus. read more.
"Rabbi," said Peter, interposing, "it is good to be here; let us make three tents, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." For he did not know what to say, because they were much afraid. Then a cloud came down and enveloped them; and from the cloud there came a voice--"This is my Son, the Beloved; him you must hear." And suddenly, on looking round, they saw that there was now no one with them but Jesus alone. As they were going down the mountain-side, Jesus cautioned them not to relate what they had seen to any one, till after the Son of Man should have risen again from the dead. They seized upon these words and discussed with one another what this 'rising from the dead' meant. "How is it," they asked Jesus, "that our Teachers of the Law say that Elijah has to come first?" "Elijah does indeed come first," answered Jesus, "and re-establish everything; and does not Scripture speak, with regard to the Son of Man, of his undergoing much suffering and being utterly despised? But I tell you that Elijah has come, and people have treated him just as they pleased, as Scripture says of him."

About eight days after speaking these words, Jesus went up the mountain to pray, taking with him Peter, John, and James. As he was praying, the aspect of his face was changed, and his clothing became of a glittering whiteness. And all at once two men were talking with Jesus; they were Moses and Elijah, read more.
Who appeared in a glorified state, and spoke of his departure, which was destined to take place at Jerusalem. Peter and his companions had been overpowered by sleep but, suddenly becoming wide awake, they saw Jesus glorified and the two men who were standing beside him. And, as Moses and Elijah were passing away from Jesus, Peter exclaimed: "Sir, it is good to be here; let us make three tents, one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah." He did not know what he was saying; And, while he was speaking, a cloud came down and enveloped them; and they were afraid, as they passed into the cloud; And from the cloud came a voice which said--"This is my Son, the Chosen One; him you must hear." And, as the voice ceased, Jesus was found alone. The Apostles kept silence, and told no one about any of the things that they had seen.


It is another who bears testimony to me, and I know that the testimony which he bears to me is trustworthy. You have yourselves sent to John, and he as testified to the Truth. But the testimony which I receive is not from man; I am saying this for your Salvation. read more.
He was the 'Lamp that was burning' and shining, and you were ready to rejoice, for a time, in his light.

For when John came to you, walking in the path of righteousness, you did not believe him, but tax-gatherers and prostitutes did; and yet you, though you saw this, even then were not sorry, nor did you believe him.

But I tell you that Elijah has come, and people have treated him just as they pleased, as Scripture says of him."

And I tell you that Elijah has already come, and people have not recognized him, but have treated him just as they pleased. In the same way, too, the Son of Man is destined to undergo suffering at men's hands." Then the disciples understood that it was of John the Baptist that he had spoken to them.