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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 9:35

And there came, a voice out of the cloud ,.... See Gill on Matthew 17:5 . read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Luke 9:35

This is my beloved Son - Instead of ὁ αγαπητος , the beloved one, some MSS. and versions have εκλεκτος , the chosen one: and the Ethiopic translator, as in several other cases, to be sure of the true reading, retains both. In whom I am well pleased, or have delighted - is added by some very ancient MSS. Perhaps this addition is taken from Matthew 17:5 . 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 9:35

And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him . The reading here of the older authorities must be adopted. Instead of the voice out of the cloud saying, "This is my beloved Son," we must substitute," This is my Elect." As SS . Matthew and Mark both read, "my beloved Son," we have here another of the many proofs that each of the three records of the Transfiguration is a distinct and separate memory of itself. The voice was evidently for the disciples—one... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 9:35

The wisdom of hearing Christ. Three things are clear to us, preliminarily. 1 . Jesus Christ is addressing us. From his home and throne on high our Saviour stoops to call us, to instruct us, to bless us. He is saying to us , " Come unto me;" " Abide in me;" " Follow me. " 2 . We need not hear him if we choose not to do so. As in a room where many groups of people are conversing, we only hear the voice of treat company to which we join ourselves and listen, so in the... 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

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