Mark 9:2

The Transfiguration

2 1And after six days Jesus took with him 2Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was 3transfigured before them,

Mark 9:2 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 9:2

And after six days
Six days after this discourse with his disciples, in their way to Caesarea Philippi, and after they were come into those parts:

Jesus taketh with him Peter, James, and John;
favourite disciples, and a sufficient number, to be witnesses of his transfiguration:

and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves;
where he and they were alone. This was not Mount Tabor, as is generally said, but either the mountain which Caesarea was at the foot of, or it may be Mount Lebanon; (See Gill on Matthew 17:1);

and he was transfigured before them;
the above three disciples; (See Gill on Matthew 17:2).

Mark 9:2 In-Context

1 And he said to them, "Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power."
2 And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them,
3 and his clothes became radiant, intensely white, as no one on earth could bleach them.
4 And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus.
5 And Peter said to Jesus, "Rabbi, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah."

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Cross References 3

  • 1. For ver. 2-8, see Matthew 17:1-8; Luke 9:28-36
  • 2. Mark 5:37; Mark 14:33
  • 3. [2 Corinthians 3:18(Gk.)]
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