(96) The Transfiguration
Mathew 17:1-13, Mark 9:2-13, Luke 9:28-36
[A]Now after six days, about eight days after Jesus said these things, He took Peter, James, and John (the brother of James), and led them up into a high mountain to pray by themselves. [B]And as He prayed, He was transfigured before them. The appearance of His face was altered. It was shinning like the sun. And His clothes became exceedingly white, like snow. They became as a glistening white light, whiter than any launderer on earth could bleach them.
[C]And behold! There appeared to them two men, Moses and Elijah; and they were talking with Jesus. They appeared in glory and spoke of His death, which He would accomplish at Jerusalem.
[D]Now Peter and those who were with him were sound asleep, but they woke up and saw His glory, and the two men who stood with Him. [E]And it came about, as the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to Him, “Master, it is good for us to be here; if you wish, let us make three tabernacles here: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
Peter, not knowing what to say, said this without understanding why; for they were very afraid. [F]And while he was still speaking, look, a bright cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were filled with fear as they entered the cloud. And behold, a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Listen to Him!”
[G]Now when the disciples heard the voice, they were terrified and fell face down to the ground. [H]But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Arise, and do not be afraid.”
[I]They suddenly looked up and around, but they didn’t see anyone except Jesus. For after the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone.
[J]As they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone about the things they had seen. “Tell the vision to no one,” He said, “until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”
[K]In those days they didn’t tell anyone the things which they had seen and kept this saying to themselves, discussing with one another what the rising from the dead meant. [L]And they asked Him, “Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?”
[M]Jesus answered and told them, “Elijah truly is coming first and will restore all things. But I say to you that Elijah has indeed already come, but they did not know him. They did to him whatever they wished, just as it is written of him. And it is also written that the Son of Man must likewise suffer many things from them and be treated with contempt.” [N]Then the disciples understood that He was speaking to them about John the Baptist.
(96) The Transfiguration
Mathew 17:1-13, KJV
And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, 2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. 3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. 4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. 5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. 6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. 7 And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. 8 And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only. 9 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead. 10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come? 11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things. 12 But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. 13 Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.
(96) The Transfiguration
Mark 9:2-13, KJV
2 And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them. 3 And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them. 4 And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus. 5 And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. 6 For he wist not what to say; for they were sore afraid. 7 And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him. 8 And suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw no man any more, save Jesus only with themselves. 9 And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of man were risen from the dead. 10 And they kept that saying with themselves, questioning one with another what the rising from the dead should mean. 11 And they asked him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elias must first come? 12 And he answered and told them, Elias verily cometh first, and restoreth all things; and how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought. 13 But I say unto you, That Elias is indeed come, and they have done unto him whatsoever they listed, as it is written of him.
(96) The Transfiguration
Luke 9:28-36, KJV
28 And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray. 29 And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering. 30 And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias: 31 Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem. 32 But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him. 33 And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias: not knowing what he said. 34 While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud. 35 And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him. 36 And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And they kept it close, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen.
(1) This might be rendered, "Then the disciples thought that..."
[A] Mt 17:1, Mk 9:2a, Lk 9:28 [B] Mt 17:2, Mk 9:2b-3, Lk 9:29 [C] Mt 17:3, Mk 9:4, Lk 9:30-31 [D] Lk 9:32 [E] Mt 17:4, Mk 9:5-6, Lk 9:33 [F] Mt 17:5, Mk 9:7, Lk 9:34-35 [G] Mt 17:6 [H] Mt 17:7 [I] Mt 17:8, Mk 9:8, Lk 9:36a [J] Mt 17:9, Mk 9:9 [K] Mk 9:10, Lk 9:36b [L] Mt 17:10, Mk 9:11 [M] Mt 17:11-12, Mk 9:12-13 [N] Mt 17:13
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