I watched, thrones were set in place, and an Ancient One took his
throne, his clothing was white as snow, and the hair of his head
like pure wool; his throne was fiery flames, and its wheels were
burning fire. 10 A stream of fire issued and flowed out from
his presence. A thousand thousands served him, and ten thousand
times ten thousand stood attending him. The court sat in judgment,
and the books were opened. 13 As I watched in the night
visions, I saw one like a human being coming with the clouds of
heaven. And he came to the Ancient One and was presented before
him. 14 To him was given dominion and glory and kingship,
that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him. His
dominion is an everlasting dominion that shall not pass away, and
his kingship is one that shall never be destroyed.
The Lord is king; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon
the cherubim; let the earth quake! 2 The Lord is great in Zion; he
is exalted over all the peoples. 3 Let them praise your great and
awesome name. Holy is he! 4 Mighty King, lover of justice, you
have established equity; you have executed justice and
righteousness in Jacob. 5 Extol the Lord our God; worship at his
footstool. Holy is he!
Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel also was among
those who called on his name. They cried to the Lord, and he
answered them. 7 He spoke to them in the pillar of cloud; they
kept his decrees, and the statutes that he gave them. 8 O Lord our
God, you answered them; you were a forgiving God to them, but an
avenger of their wrongdoings. 9 Extol the Lord our God, and
worship at his holy mountain; for the Lord our God is holy.
For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to
you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been
eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17 For he received honor and glory
from God the Father when that voice was conveyed to him by the
Majestic Glory, saying, "This is my Son, my Beloved, with
whom I am well pleased." 18 We ourselves heard this voice
come from heaven, while we were with him on the holy mountain.
So we have the prophetic message more fully confirmed. You will do
well to be attentive to this as to a lamp shining in a dark place,
until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter
and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. 29 And
while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his
clothes became dazzling white. 30 Suddenly they saw two men, Moses
and Elijah, talking to him. 31 They appeared in glory and were
speaking of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at
Jerusalem. 32 Now Peter and his companions were weighed down with
sleep; but since they had stayed awake, they saw his glory and the
two men who stood with him. 33 Just as they were leaving him,
Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it is good for us to be here;
let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one
for Elijah"ónot knowing what he said. 34 While he was
saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were
terrified as they entered the cloud. 35 Then from the cloud came a
voice that said, "This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to
him!" 36 When the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone.
And they kept silent and in those days told no one any of the
things they had seen.