Exodus 24:12-18 (NRSV)
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.’
13 So Moses set out with his assistant Joshua, and Moses
went up into the mountain of God.
14 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.’
15 Then Moses went up on the mountain, and the cloud covered
16 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.
17 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 Israel.
18 Moses entered the cloud, and went up on the mountain.
Moses was on the mountain for forty days and forty nights.
Matthew 17:1-9 (NRSV)
1 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and
his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves.
2 And he was transfigured
before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became
3 Suddenly there
appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him.
4 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.’
5 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!’
6 When the disciples
heard this, they fell to the ground and were overcome by fear.
7 But Jesus came
and touched them, saying, ‘Get up and do not be afraid.’
8 And when they
looked up, they saw no one except Jesus himself alone.
9 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