Chapter 33

Appearing in Glory: The Transfiguration

“Chapter 33: Appearing in Glory: The Transfiguration,” New Testament Stories (2005), 78–79


Jesus, Peter, James, and John walking

Jesus took Peter, James, and John to the top of a high mountain to pray.

Moses and Elias appearing to Jesus

As Jesus prayed, the glory of God came upon Him. His face was bright like the sun. Two Old Testament prophets named Moses and Elias appeared to Him. They talked about His coming death and resurrection.

Peter, James, and John sleeping

While Jesus was praying, the Apostles fell asleep.

Jesus, Moses, and Elias appearing to Apostles

When they awoke, they saw the glory of Jesus Christ, Moses, and Elias. They heard Heavenly Father’s voice testify, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.”

Jesus reaching toward Apostles

The Apostles were afraid and fell to the ground. Jesus touched them and told them not to fear. When they looked up, the heavenly messengers were gone. Jesus told the Apostles not to tell anyone what they had seen until after He had died and been resurrected.