Matthew 17:1-9 (Also found in Mark 9:2-9 and Luke 9:28-36)
Matthew 17:1-2 And after six days (Matthew and Mark say “after six days;” Luke says “after about eight days”) Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and brought them up into a high mountain apart (to pray – Luke), And (as he prayed – Luke) Jesus was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light (shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them – Mark) (and glistering – Luke).
A fuller (vs 2) was a person who cleansed and whitened garments.
30] And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elijah:
31] Who appeared in glory, and spoke of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.
32] But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him.
Matthew 17:4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if you will, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah: (not knowing what he said – Luke).
Peter didn’t realize what he said. His proposal suggestions that Moses and Elijah are Christ’s equals. I have always heard this preached that Peter was suggesting they build altars for the three. That would definitely be inappropriate since no man is worthy of worship, only God.
5] While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them (and they feared as they entered into the cloud – Luke): and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
“This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” This is the second time these words were spoken; the first was at Jesus’ baptism. (Matthew 3:17)
6] And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.
7] And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.
8] And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only.
9] And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.
Mark 9:10 And they kept that saying with themselves (and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen – Luke), questioning one with another what the rising from the dead should mean.