Mark 9:7

7 And 1a cloud overshadowed them, and 2a voice came out of the cloud, 3"This is my beloved Son;[a]4listen to him."

Mark 9:7 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 9:7

And there was a cloud that overshadowed them
Jesus, Moses, and Elias, and also the disciples; who, according to Luke, entered into it, and so were covered by it.

And a voice came out the cloud, saying, this is my beloved Son, hear
This was the voice of God the Father, bearing a testimony to the sonship of Christ; and was directed, not to Moses and Elias, but to the disciples, enjoining them to hear and obey him, who was the end of the law and prophets; was the great prophet Moses had spoken of, and was to be hearkened to, and whom all the prophets had testified of, and in whom they all centred; (See Gill on Matthew 17:5).

Mark 9:7 In-Context

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."
6 For he did not know what to say, for they were terrified.
7 And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, "This is my beloved Son;listen to him."
8 And suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone with them but Jesus only.
9 And as they were coming down the mountain, he charged them to tell no one what they had seen, until the Son of Man had risen from the dead.

Cross References 4

  • 1. 2 Peter 1:17; [Exodus 24:15, 16]
  • 2. 2 Peter 1:17; [Exodus 24:15, 16]
  • 3. Mark 12:6; See Matthew 3:17
  • 4. Acts 3:22

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or my Son, my (or the) Beloved
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