Now it came to pass, about six or eight days after these words, Jesus taketh with Him Peter, and James, and John his brother, and leadeth them up into a high mountain apart by themselves to pray. And it came to pass, while He was praying, He was transfigured before them. The appearance of His countenance was changed, and His face did shine like the sun; and His garments became resplendent, glittering, exceedingly white as the light, as no fuller on earth can whiten. And, behold, there appeared to them two men, Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus; who, appearing in glory, spake of His departure which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. Now Peter and those with him were heavy with sleep, but becoming fully awake, they saw His glory and the two men who stood with Him. And it came to pass, as they were departing from Him, Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, my Master, it is good for us to be here. If Thou wilt, let us make here three booths: one for Thee, one for Moses, and one for Elijah," not knowing what he said; because he knew not what he should answer, for they became greatly terrified. While he was yet speaking, a bright cloud came and overshadowed them, and as they entered into the cloud, they feared: and behold, there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, "This is My beloved Son, My Chosen, in Whom I am delighted; hear ye Him."
And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face and were exceedingly afraid. And when the voice was past, Jesus came and touched them and said, "Arise, and be not afraid." Then suddenly lifting up their eyes and looking around, they no longer saw any one, but Jesus only with themselves.
Now as they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus charged them that they should tell no one what they had seen until the Son of man should have arisen from the dead, saying, "Tell the vision to no one, till the Son of man be raised from the dead." And they kept silent, and told no one in those days anything of what they had seen, and kept the saying, questioning among themselves, "What is the rising from the dead?"
And His disciples asked Him, saying, "Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?" And He answered and said to them, Elijjah, indeed, coming first, restoreth all things. And how is it written concerning the Son of man? That He should suffer many things and be set at naught. But I say to you, that Elijah hath already come, and they knew him not, but did to him whatsoever they wished, as it is written of him. So also the Son of man is about to suffer by them." Then the disciples understood that He spake to them of John the Baptist.