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How rude!

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!’ Matthew 17:4-5

While he was still speaking… how rude of God, to interrupt. And to interrupt with the words “listen to him” – shut up, stop talking, start listening….

Or is the voice giving Moses and Elijah a slap down? Peter would build three tabernacles, one for each of them; Moses, Elijah, Jesus: but the voice says “this is my Son – not the other two – listen to him“…