Luke 9:29

29 And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was 1altered, and 2his clothing became dazzling white.

Luke 9:29 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 9:29

And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered,
&c.] It became exceeding bright and glorious, it shone like the sun, ( Matthew 17:2 ) and hereby his prayer was answered; and thus, as Christ was heard and answered, whilst he was yet speaking, so are his people sometimes; and even their countenance is altered, when they are favoured with communion with God, and instead of a sad and dejected countenance, they have a cheerful one. And his raiment was white and glistering;
it was as white as the light, as snow, and whiter than any fuller on earth could whiten, as the other evangelists say, and so glistened exceedingly; (See Gill on Matthew 17:2). (See Gill on Mark 9:3).

Luke 9:29 In-Context

27 But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God."
28 Now about eight days after these sayings he took with him Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray.
29 And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became dazzling white.
30 And behold, two men were talking with him, Moses and Elijah,
31 who appeared in glory and spoke of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Mark 16:12(Gk.)
  • 2. Daniel 7:9; [Psalms 104:2; Matthew 28:3]
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