Scripture Readings for Mar 03, 2019    (New Revised Standard Version)
Transfiguration Sunday

Exodus 34:29-35  •  Psalm 99
2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2  •  Luke 9:28-36, (37-43a)

Exodus 34:29-35
34:29 Moses came down from Mount Sinai. As he came down from the mountain
with the two tablets of the covenant in his hand, Moses did not know that the skin
of his face shone because he had been talking with God.

34:30 When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, the skin of his face was
shining, and they were afraid to come near him.

34:31 But Moses called to them; and Aaron and all the leaders of the congregation
returned to him, and Moses spoke with them.

34:32 Afterward all the Israelites came near, and he gave them in commandment
all that the LORD had spoken with him on Mount Sinai.

34:33 When Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil on his face;

34:34 but whenever Moses went in before the LORD to speak with him, he would
take the veil off, until he came out; and when he came out, and told the Israelites
what he had been commanded,

34:35 the Israelites would see the face of Moses, that the skin of his face was
shining; and Moses would put the veil on his face again, until he went in to speak with
him.

Psalm 99
99:1 The LORD is king; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the
cherubim; let the earth quake!

99:2 The LORD is great in Zion; he is exalted over all the peoples.

99:3 Let them praise your great and awesome name. Holy is he!

99:4 Mighty King, lover of justice, you have established equity; you have executed
justice and righteousness in Jacob.

99:5 Extol the LORD our God; worship at his footstool. Holy is he!

99:6 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.

99:7 He spoke to them in the pillar of cloud; they kept his decrees, and the
statutes that he gave them.

99:8 O LORD our God, you answered them; you were a forgiving God to them, but
an avenger of their wrongdoings.

99:9 Extol the LORD our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the LORD our
God is holy.

2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2
3:12 Since, then, we have such a hope, we act with great boldness,

3:13 not like Moses, who put a veil over his face to keep the people of Israel from
gazing at the end of the glory that was being set aside.

3:14 But their minds were hardened. Indeed, to this very day, when they hear the
reading of the old covenant, that same veil is still there, since only in Christ is it set
aside.

3:15 Indeed, to this very day whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their minds;

3:16 but when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed.

3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is
freedom.

3:18 And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though
reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree
of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit.

4:1 Therefore, since it is by God's mercy that we are engaged in this ministry, we
do not lose heart.

4:2 We have renounced the shameful things that one hides; we refuse to practice
cunning or to falsify God's word; but by the open statement of the truth we
commend ourselves to the conscience of everyone in the sight of God.

Luke 9:28-36, (37-43a)
9:28 Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John
and James, and went up on the mountain to pray.

9:29 And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes
became dazzling white.

9:30 Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him.

9:31 They appeared in glory and were speaking of his departure, which he was
about to accomplish at Jerusalem.

9:32 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.

9:33 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" -- not knowing what he said.

9:34 While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were
terrified as they entered the cloud.

9:35 Then from the cloud came a voice that said, "This is my Son, my Chosen; listen
to him!"

9:36 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.

9:37 On the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a great crowd
met him.

9:38 Just then a man from the crowd shouted, "Teacher, I beg you to look at my
son; he is my only child.

9:39 Suddenly a spirit seizes him, and all at once he shrieks. It convulses him until
he foams at the mouth; it mauls him and will scarcely leave him.

9:40 I begged your disciples to cast it out, but they could not."

9:41 Jesus answered, "You faithless and perverse generation, how much longer
must I be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here."

9:42 While he was coming, the demon dashed him to the ground in convulsions. But
Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, healed the boy, and gave him back to his father.

9:43a And all were astounded at the greatness of God.