Matthew 17:4

And Peter answered (apokriqei de o Petro). "Peter to the front again, but not greatly to his credit" (Bruce). It is not clear what Peter means by his saying: "It is good for us to be here" (kalon estin hma wde einai). Luke ( Luke 9:33 ) adds "not knowing what he said," as they "were heavy with sleep." So it is not well to take Peter too seriously on this occasion. At any rate he makes a definite proposal. I will make (paihsw). Future indicative though aorist subjunctive has same form. Tabernacles (skhna), booths. The Feast of Tabernacles was not far away. Peter may have meant that they should just stay up here on the mountain and not go to Jerusalem for the feast.