2 Peter 1:16-21
24:12 The LORD said to
Moses, "Come up to me on the mountain, and wait there; and I
will give you the tablets of stone, with the law and the
commandment, which I have written for their instruction."
So Moses set out with his assistant Joshua, and Moses went up into
the mountain of God.
To the elders he had said, "Wait here for us, until we come
to you again; for Aaron and Hur are with you; whoever has a
dispute may go to them."
Then Moses went up on the mountain, and the cloud covered the
The glory of the LORD settled on Mount Sinai, and the cloud
covered it for six days; on the seventh day he called to Moses out
of the cloud.
Now the appearance of the glory of the LORD was like a devouring
fire on the top of the mountain in the sight of the people of
Moses entered the cloud, and went up on the mountain. Moses was on
the mountain for forty days and forty nights.
2:1 Why do the nations
conspire, and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel
together, against the LORD and his anointed, saying,
"Let us burst their bonds asunder, and cast their cords from
He who sits in the heavens laughs; the LORD has them in derision.
Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his
"I have set my king on Zion, my holy hill."
I will tell of the decree of the LORD: He said to me, "You
are my son; today I have begotten you.
Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends
of the earth your possession.
You shall break them with a rod of iron, and dash them in pieces
like a potter's vessel."
Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth.
Serve the LORD with fear, with trembling kiss his feet, or he will
be angry, and you will perish in the way; for his wrath is quickly
kindled. Happy are all who take refuge in him.
1:16 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.
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
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.
First of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of
scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation,
because no prophecy ever came by human will, but men and women
moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.
17:1 Six days later,
Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led
them up a high mountain, by themselves.
And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the
sun, and his clothes became dazzling white.
Suddenly there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with
Then Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good for us to be
here; if you wish, I will make three dwellings here, one for you,
one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
While he was still speaking, suddenly a bright cloud overshadowed
them, and from the cloud a voice said, "This is my Son, the
Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!"
When the disciples heard this, they fell to the ground and were
overcome by fear.
But Jesus came and touched them, saying, "Get up and do not
And when they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus himself
As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus ordered them,
"Tell no one about the vision until after the Son of Man has
been raised from the dead."