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Matthew 17:1

    Matthew 17:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And after six days Jesus takes Peter, James, and John his brother, and brings them up into an high mountain apart,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And after six days Jesus takes with him Peter, and James, and John, his brother, and makes them go up with him into a high mountain by themselves.

    Webster's Revision

    And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart:

    World English Bible

    After six days, Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John his brother, and brought them up into a high mountain by themselves.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart:

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 17:1

    After six days - Mark 9:2, has the same number; but Luke says, Luke 9:28, after eight days. The reason of this difference seems to be the following: Matthew and Mark reckon the days from that mentioned in the preceding chapter, to that mentioned in this; Luke includes both days, as well as the six intermediate: hence, the one makes eight, the other six, without any contradiction.

    Peter, James, and John - He chose those that they might be witnesses of his transfiguration: two or three witnesses being required by the Scripture to substantiate any fact. Eminent communications of the Divine favor prepare for, and entitle to, great services and great conflicts. The same three were made witnesses of his agony in the garden, Matthew 26:37.

    A high mountain - This was one of the mountains of Galilee; but whether Mount Tabor or not, is uncertain. Some think it was Mount Hermon. St. Luke says, Christ and his disciples went up into the mountain to pray, Luke 9:28.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 17:1

    Matthew 17:1-9. See also Mark 9:2-10; Luke 9:28-36.

    And after six days - That is, six days from the conversation recorded in the last chapter.

    Luke Luk 9:28 says, about an eight days after. Matthew mentions the six days that intervened between the day of the conversation and the transfiguration. Luke includes both those days, and thus reckons eight. Besides, Luke does not pretend to fix the precise time. He says, "about an eight days after."

    Taketh Peter, and James, and John - These three disciples were with him, also, in the garden of Gethsemane, Mark 14:33. He designed to prepare them in an eminent degree for the work of the gospel ministry by the previous manifestations of his glory, and of his patience in suffering.

    Into a high mountain apart - That is, apart from the other disciples. It is commonly supposed that this was Mount Tabor, a high mountain in Galilee. The name of the mountain is not, however, mentioned in the New Testament. Luke adds Luke 9:28 that he went up there to pray. Our Saviour prayed much. When he did it he chose to be alone. For this purpose he often ascended mountains or went into the deserts. There is something in the solitude and deep and awful stillness of a lofty mountain favorable to devotion.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 17:1

    17:1 A high mountain - Probably Mount Tabor. Mark 9:2; Luke 9:28.