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Matthew 17:6

    Matthew 17:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And at these words the disciples went down on their faces in great fear.

    Webster's Revision

    And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.

    World English Bible

    When the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces, and were very afraid.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 17:6

    Fell on their face - Dismayed by the voice, and dazzled by the glory of the cloud. So Daniel, Daniel 8:17, and Saul of Tarsus, Acts 9:4.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 17:6

    They fell on their face - They entered into the cloud, or the cloud enveloped them, Luke 9:34. "They were therefore afraid." They were awed at the presence of God, and prostrated themselves in solemn adoration on the ground, and their fears were removed only by the voice of their beloved Master. No man can see God and live; and it is only the glory of God, as it shines in the face of Christ (see 2 Corinthians 4:6), that mortals can bear.