Mark 9:1-13 ICB

1Then Jesus said to the people, “I tell you the truth. Some of you standing here will see the kingdom of God come with power before you die.” 2Six days later Jesus took Peter, James, and John and went up on a high mountain. They were all alone there. While these followers watched, Jesus was changed. 3His clothes became shining white, whiter than any person could make them. 4Then two men appeared, talking with Jesus. The men were Moses and Elijah.# Two of the most important Jewish leaders in the past. 5Peter said to Jesus, “Teacher, it is good that we are here. We will put three tents here—one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” 6Peter did not know what to say, because he and the others were so frightened. 7Then a cloud came and covered them. A voice came from the cloud. The voice said, “This is my Son, and I love him. Obey him!” 8Then Peter, James, and John looked around, but they saw only Jesus there alone with them. 9As Jesus and his followers were walking back down the mountain, he commanded them, “Don’t tell anyone about the things you saw on the mountain. Wait till the Son of Man rises from death. Then you may tell.” 10So the followers obeyed Jesus and said nothing about what they had seen. But they discussed what Jesus meant about rising from death. 11They asked Jesus, “Why do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first?” 12Jesus answered, “They are right to say that Elijah must come first. Elijah makes all things the way they should be. But why does the Scripture say that the Son of Man will suffer much and that people will treat him as if he were nothing? 13I tell you that Elijah has already come. And people did to him whatever they wanted to do. The Scriptures said this would happen to him.”