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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Luke 9:28-36

We have here the narrative of Christ's transfiguration, which was designed for a specimen of that glory of his in which he will come to judge the world, of which he had lately been speaking, and, consequently, an encouragement to his disciples to suffer for him, and never to be ashamed of him. We had this account before in Matthew and Mark, and it is well worthy to be repeated to us, and reconsidered by us, for the confirmation of our faith in the Lord Jesus, as the brightness of his Father's... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - Luke 9:28-36

9:28-36 About eight days after these words, Jesus took Peter and John and James and went up into a mountain to pray. While he was praying the appearance of his face became different and his clothing became white as the lightning's flash. And--look you--two men were talking with him, who were Moses and Elijah. They appeared in glory, and they talked about the departure which he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem. Peter and his friends were heavy with sleep. When they were fully awake they... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Luke 9:32

But Peter, and they that were with him ,.... The other two disciples, James and John; were heavy with sleep ; as they afterwards were in the garden, while Christ was praying, as he had been now; being weary with the labours of the day past, and it being now night, as is very probable, since that was an usual time Christ spent in prayer: and when they were awake , The Syriac version reads, "scarcely awake"; they were so heavy with sleep, that it was with difficulty they were awaked... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 9:18-36

The Saviour's secret revelations. After the miracle of the loaves Jesus resumes his season of devotion, and in the course of it he asks the disciples who had just returned from their mission-tour what reports are being circulated about him. They tell him that some say he is John Baptist, some Elias, some one of the prophets risen again. This shows that they regarded his present life as preliminary only. The idea of his being the real Messiah, "the Christ of God," was not entertained by... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 9:28-36

The Transfiguration. "When, in the desert, he was girding himself for the work of life, angels of life came and ministered to him. Now, in the fair world, when he is girding himself for the work of death, the ministrants come to him from the grave, but from the grave conquered—one from that tomb under Abarim which his own hand had sealed long ago, the other from the rest into which he had entered without seeing corruption. 'There stood by him Moses and Elias, and spake of his decease.' And... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 9:32

And the two men that stood with him . It has been asked—How did the disciples know the names which those glorified ones had once borne? Three replies are at least probable. read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Luke 9:28-36

See an account of the transfiguration in Matthew 17:1-13, and Mark 9:2-13.Luke 9:29The fashion - The “appearance.”Glistering - Shining like lightning - of a bright, dazzling whiteness. As Mark says, “more white than any fuller could make it.”Luke 9:31In glory - Of a glorious appearance. Of an appearance like that which the saints have in heaven.His decease - literally, his “exit” or “departure.” The word translated here “decease” - that is, exit, or “going out” - is elsewhere used to denote... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Luke 9:28-36

Luke 9:28-36. It came to pass about eight days after Including the day on which the discourse, recorded in the preceding chapter, was delivered, and that on which the fact, here mentioned, took place: otherwise, exclusively of these two days, it was six days after, as Matthew has it. See the following account of our Lord’s transfiguration, explained at large in the notes on Matthew 17:1-8, with some additional observations on Mark 9:2-10. Moses and Elias, who appeared in glory Like... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Luke 9:28-36

75. The transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-13; Mark 9:2-13; Luke 9:28-36)Jesus’ transfiguration took place on a high mountain, possibly Mount Hermon, which was not far from Caesarea Philippi. The event was a revelation of Christ’s glory and was witnessed by only three chosen apostles. In coming into the world as a human being, Jesus had laid his divine glory aside, but now it reappeared briefly through a human body. It gave an indication of the glory he would receive after he had finished the work... read more

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