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Mark 9 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 9:1-8 – The Transfiguration


[“Glory and Greatness”]
Key word: Humility

Mark 9:1-8 – The Transfiguration

|| Matthew 17:1-8;[1] Luke 9:28-36

MK9:1 Now Jesus said to them: “I tell you this truth: Some of you standing here will not experience death[2] until you have seen God’s Kingdom already ruling.”[3] MK9:2 Six days later Jesus took Peter, James and John[4] with him and lead them up into a lofty mountain where they were alone. Then he was transfigured[5] before them, MK9:3 and his garments became dazzling white like snow, whiter than any human clothes cleaner could ever make them. MK9:4 Then they saw Elijah appear with Moses[6] and they were talking with Jesus. MK9:5 Now Peter responded and asked Jesus: “Rabbi, it is outstanding we are all here together! Let us put up three tents – one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah!” MK9:6 For Peter had no idea what to say for they were all so frightened. MK9:7 Then a cloud came and overshadowed them. And a Voice came from the cloud, saying: “This is my beloved Son![7] Listen to him!”[8] MK9:8 And then suddenly when they looked around they saw no one but Jesus alone with them.


[1] Matthew 17:1-8: For details see notes in Nazarene Commentary 2000 on Matthew.

[2] Some of you standing here will not experience death: That is, will still be alive when.

[3] Until you have seen God’s Kingdom already ruling: These disciples would still be living when Christ begins his rule in fulfillment to Psalm 2:6, Psalm 110:1, and Daniel 7:13. Christ begins his rule upon his ascension to heaven in the year 33 AD. [1 Corinthians 15:24; Ephesians 1:19-22] Compare notes on Matthew 16:28 and Acts 13:33.

[4] Peter, James and John: It is the taking of these three that may later bring up the issue of “who is the greatest.” See notes below.

[5] Transfigured: Or, changed. The Greek is METAMORPHOTHE.

[6] Elijah appear with Moses: Many see these two as representing the Prophets and the Law respectively and their fulfillment in Christ. Others carry it further. See notes on Revelation 11:4-6.

[7] Son: That is, the created and begotten son of Proverbs 8:22-30. Elijah and Moses are not living beings here, for in Matthew it is called a “vision.”

[8] Listen to him: Or, hear, obey. This is the real purpose behind the whole transfiguration vision – to confirm to these three apostles the Sonship of Christ and God’s approval of him. The language echoes Psalm 2:6.




Matthew 17 Calvin’s view on the days of spectatorship

Matthew 17:1-9 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Transfiguration Vision

Matthew 24:29-35 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: The Answer Part Two – Sign 2: The Parousia. A Sign after the Great Oppression

Mark 1 – Additional Bible Students notes on Mark 1:9-11 – An Approved Son Baptized

Mark 8 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Review Questions on Chapter Eight


Additional reading

  1. Who do you say Jesus is
  2. Today’s thought “Do you believe this?” (April 18)
  3. Not About The Name Of The Godhead Of Jesus
  4. The Dead — Where Are They? 15 Moses and Elijah at the Transfiguration
  5. How should we worship God? #13 Transfiguration
  6. Today’s thought “Rise and have no fear” (July 16)




  1. Following Jesus Up And Down The Mountain (Mark 9:2-9)
  2. The Mountaintop
  3. What A Day
  4. Transfiguration
  5. The Transfiguration
  6. Transfiguration and disfiguration
  7. The Transfiguration of Christ
  8. The Transfiguration of the Lord
  9. The Transfiguration of the Lord. Catholic Inspiration
  10. Mark 9: 2 – 13 The transfiguration
  11. Why did the Transfiguration happen?
  12. The Transfiguration of Jesus
  13. The meaning and importance of the transfiguration
  14. Luke 9- The Transfiguration
  15. View from the Other Side
  16. Feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus
  17. Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord
  18. Aug 6, 2021: Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord (B)
  19. Friday, August 6, 2021
  20. After the clouds the sunshine
  21. Listen Up!
  22. “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!” ~God
  23. “Listen to Him”
  24. Listen to Him
  25. Trust What He Says
  26. Transformation
  27. The Great and Quiet Transformation
  28. The Church, faith is one continuous, joyful repetition of this “it is good for us to be here”, is a plea for the everlasting light, a thirst for this illumination and transfiguration. Fr. Alexander Schmemann
  29. The Glory of the Transfiguration
  30. A Better View of Jesus
  31. A Glimpse of His Glory
  32. Christ’s Transfiguration and Our Transfiguration | Daily Office Devotional 2021/8/5
  33. The Loving Gaze of God
  34. Let Us Retire from the World and Turn to the Creator
  35. That’s Supernatural!
  36. Why Does Jesus Give More To Seers Than To Other Laity?

Matthew 21:10-11 Who Is This? – a Question still posed today #2



“10 And when He had entered Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, “Who is this?” 11 And the multitudes were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth in Galilee.”” (Mt 21:10-11 NAS)

“These things His disciples did not understand at the first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written of Him, and that they had done these things to Him.” (Joh 12:16 NAS)

“And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, “Who is this man who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?”” (Lu 5:21 NAS)

“And those who were reclining at the table with Him began to say to themselves, “Who is this man who even forgives sins?”” (Lu 7:49 NAS)

“And Herod said, “I myself had John beheaded; but who is this man about whom I hear such things?” And he kept trying to see Him.” (Lu 9:9 NAS)

“and they spoke, saying to Him, “Tell us by what authority You are doing these things, or who is the one who gave You this authority?”” (Lu 20:2 NAS)

“The Jews therefore answered and said to Him, “What sign do You show to us, seeing that You do these things?”” (Joh 2:18 NAS)

“And he said, “Who art Thou, Lord?” And He said, “I am Jesus whom you are persecuting,” (Ac 9:5 NAS)

“13  Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He began asking His disciples, saying, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but still others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.”” (Mt 16:13-14 NAS)

“15  “The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your countrymen, you shall listen to him. 16 “This is according to all that you asked of the LORD your God in Horeb on the day of the assembly, saying, ’Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, let me not see this great fire anymore, lest I die.’ 17 “And the LORD said to me, ’They have spoken well. 18 ’I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. 19 ’And it shall come about that whoever will not listen to My words which he shall speak in My name, I Myself will require it of him.” (De 18:15-19 NAS)

“And fear gripped them all, and they began glorifying God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and, “God has visited His people!”” (Lu 7:16 NAS)

“Some of the multitude therefore, when they heard these words, were saying, “This certainly is the Prophet.”” (Joh 7:40 NAS)

“They *said therefore to the blind man again, “What do you say about Him, since He opened your eyes?” And he said, “He is a prophet.”” (Joh 9:17 NAS)

“22 “Moses said, ’THE LORD GOD SHALL RAISE UP FOR YOU A PROPHET LIKE ME FROM YOUR BRETHREN; TO HIM YOU SHALL GIVE HEED in everything He says to you. 23 ’And it shall be that every soul that does not heed that prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.’” (Ac 3:22-23 NAS)

“”This is the Moses who said to the sons of Israel, ’GOD SHALL RAISE UP FOR YOU A PROPHET LIKE ME FROM YOUR BRETHREN.’” (Ac 7:37 NAS)

“and came and resided in a city called Nazareth, that what was spoken through the prophets might be fulfilled, “He shall be called a Nazarene.”” (Mt 2:23 NAS)

“45 Philip *found Nathanael and *said to him, “We have found Him of whom Moses in the Law and also the Prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” 46 And Nathanael *said to him, “Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?” Philip *said to him, “Come and see.”” (Joh 1:45-46 NAS)

“When therefore the people saw the sign which He had performed, they said, “This is of a truth the Prophet who is to come into the world.”” (Joh 6:14 NAS)




In the 16th chapter of Matthew’s gospel the writer told about the time when Jesus came into the parts of Caesarea Philippi and there he asked his disciples, saying,

“Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?”

In our previous postings you could see that there where different opinions about this Nazarene master teacher.

“Some say John the Baptizer, some, Elijah, and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.”” (Mt 16:13-14 WEB)

In the ancient Hebrew Scriptures was already told that Jehovah as the God of gods would raise up to the people a prophet from the midst of them to whom they had to listen to. It was God Who would raise them up a prophet from among their brothers, and would put His words in his mouth. People remembered what Moses had said to the fathers, that the Most High  God was going to raise up a prophet for the like Moses. When Jesus walked around and taught, he said to the people that he was not just saying his words, but the words his heavenly Father had demanded to bring to the world. He did like it was written

and he shall speak to them all that I shall command him. 19 It shall happen, that whoever will not listen to my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.” (De 18:15-19 WEB)

Jesus told the people he came to declare the heavenly Father and show His Works. At several occasions people could see the wonderful things he could do. Also when they heard him speaking they became convinced that

“This is truly the prophet.”” (Joh 7:40 WEB)

Remembering the warnings from Moses that people had to listen to that coming prophet in all things whatever he was going to say to them, they got afraid because it was fore-said that

It will be, that every soul that will not listen to that prophet will be utterly destroyed from among the people.’ {#De 18:15,18-19 } (Ac 3:22-23 WEB)


“Fear took hold of all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and, “God has visited his people!”” (Lu 7:16 WEB)

When Jesus had opened the eyes of a blind man he also had claimed to have seen a prophet. (John 9:17) They knew that speaker and miracle-worker came and lived in a city called Nazareth; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophets:

“He will be called a Nazarene.”” (Mt 2:23 WEB)

Remember also how Philip found Nathanael, and said to him,

“We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, wrote: Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” (Joh 1:45 WEB)

The many signs which Jesus did made people also to say that this man truly had to be the prophet who comes into the world according to the Scriptures. (John 6:14). The actions and remarks that Jesus gave were not well received by the Pharisees and the scribes who began to reason, saying,

“Who is this that speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?”” (Lu 5:21 WEB)

like others who also questioned

“Who is this who even forgives sins?”” (Lu 7:49 WEB)

Today we also find many who say Jesus has to be God because he forgave sins. They do not understand that Jesus was given authority by God to do that and to act and speak in His name. Jesus also asked his followers to forgive those who would have done some wrong to them. For those who say only God can forgive faults or sins, they either say parents can not forgive their children’s wrong doings and priests can not forgive sins (though in several churches people go into the confession box?!?). Jesus told those around him that he did not do those things from himself but that it was God Who gave him this authority.

In Matthew 21:1–23:39 we find the Messiah who asserts also his authority over Jerusalem. Jesus’ authority over Jerusalem is namely revealed in his triumphal entry (21:1–11), actions in the temple (21:12–17), cursing the fig tree (21:18–22), debates with religious leaders (21:23–22:46), and woes pronounced on the teachers of the law and the Pharisees (23:1–39).

As Jesus enters Jerusalem, the city of the Great King (Psalm 48:1–2), he is acclaimed as the Messiah; but he enters humbly, riding on a donkey (Matthew 21:1–11). He never claimed to be a god (= a high person) and most of all never claimed to be God (the Most High God of Abraham Who he took to be also his God and his heavenly Father). For Jesus it was clear he had to follow the orders of his heavenly Father, the God of Israel,being authorised by Him, Jesus could become the sovereign orchestrator of these events we see unfolding in the city which has to become the capital of the Kingdom.

Coming nearer to a close of the public life of Jesus, with all what happened and being described by Jesus disciple Matthew, we should come to see a full “Portrait of Jesus”. Jesus being the one who is declared by the heavenly Father, the Only One True God, to be His son. He is the true Messiah, Immanuel (one close to God or bringing God with us), son of man but also son of God, King of Israel, and Lord or Master of the church (the Body of Christ). (Matthew 1:1, 23; 2:2; 14:33; 16:16; 18:20; 21:5–9). As God planned it all Jesus made his entrance in “his city” whilst he was being praised and recognised as the “son of David“.

9 And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting,

“Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the Name of the Elohim! Hosanna in the highest!”

Some people doubt that the people over-there would have recognised Jesus as the prophet Moses spoke about. Though they gave the impression to see in Jesus a man being sent by, or coming in the Name of the Most High Elohim.

After all the previous things said about Jesus by his disciple Matthew do you came to see who Jesus really is?

Do you come to believe what God Himself said about that man in the river Jordan and on Mount Hermon? That Jesus is His only begotten beloved son. Or do you still think Jesus is God, Who must have come to the earth to do if he was tempted (because God can not be tempted) and to pretend His death (because as an eternal or immortal Spirit Being God can not die)?

How do you react to Jesus’ authority? Do you believe his words? Or do you prefer to follow the words of the people of this world, who for example do not take him as the son of God but worship him as god the son? Or are you merely a detached observer amazed at some aspect of him, not knowing exactly what to think of him?
Do you reject his authority and plead with him in some way to be gone and let you live life on your terms and without his interruption? Or do you think he is the one who you need to plead or pray at?

Do you recognize Jesus’ authority as the sent one from God, or do you oppose him?

Or are you like the disciples, who lived some part of their life with Jesus and came to accept him for what he really is? Or are you like the Pharisees and do not accept the Source of Jesus authority? Do you think Jesus himself is God and then also the Source of his authority, or do you accept that Jesus is a son of man and the son of God, having received authority from that God to whom Jesus also prayed?

You should know, in Christianity, there are lots of people who trust God and believe that He has given the world a son of man for bringing salvation. Those believers in God echo also the words of Peter.

“13  Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He began asking His disciples, saying, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but still others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.” 15 He *said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 And Simon Peter answered and said, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 And Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades shall not overpower it. 19 “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” 20 Then He warned the disciples that they should tell no one that He was the Christ.” (Mt 16:13-20 NAS)

Also there at that occasion it was the Holy Pneuma Who revealed it to this man, to recognise Jesus as “the Christ and the son of the Living God”. We should believe that saying. We should accept that Jesus is the Christ or Messiah, the Son of the living God. This given “son” came not to be a hero or for liberating the Jews from the Romans. He wanted to fulfil God’s Plan an by offering himself wanted to save his people and deliver them. Offering himself as a Lamb for God, he was impaled and put in a grave. After having died as a sacrifice for sins, he was taken out of the dead by his heavenly Father. Jesus’ resurrection on the third day authenticated who he was and his life, death, and resurrection give hope to all who recognize him and trust in his name. Those who take Jesus as God, still have no proof that man can step out of death. But we as believers in the son of God may live by that precious hope of salvation and resurrection, because the man of flesh and blood, Jesus Christ really stood up from the dead.

Those believing in Jesus shall be able to find peace in their hearts and be at ease.

“”Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” (Mt 11:28 NAS)

Our heart should not be troubled when we believe in Jehovah God and in His sent one Jeshua or Jesus Christ, the Messiah. When you read the bible regularly and take the words like they are written (forgetting all those false human doctrines) you might know that Jesus is the one who you also may trust. By his and his Father’s Words you shall be able to hear the word of truth, the gospel of your saving health; in whom also after you believed, you shall be sealed with that Holy Spirit of the promise.

“1  “Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 “In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. 3 “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” (Joh 14:1-3 NAS)

“In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation  — having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise,” (Eph 1:13 NAS)



More than just a man with authority of speaking

Authority from the One God to one mediator between God and men

Matthew 7:13-23 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: The True Disciple #5 Matthew 7:28-29 – The Crowd’s Reaction

Matthew 9:1-8 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Messiah Forgives Sins and Heals Paralytic

Matthew 9:32-34 – How others look at the blind, speechless and demoniac being healed

Matthew 13 – Parables on Kingdom mysteries

Matthew 17:1-9 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Transfiguration Vision

Matthew 21:1-3 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Sent Ahead for a Donkey

Matthew 21:4-5 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Your King Is Coming upon a Donkey

Matthew 21:6-9 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Blessed the One Coming in God’s Name!

Matthew 21:10-11 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Who Is This?

Matthew 21:10-11 Who Is This? – a Question still posed today #1

God’s Face shining on His servant

Multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David

10 Nisan An entrance for a king

Vox populi anything but Vox Dei

Demanding signs or denying yourself


Additional reading

  1. Truth, doubt or blindness
  2. Torah hanging on two commandments and focussing on a Mashiach
  3. The true light in recorded words
  4. The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #5 Temptation, assault and curse
  5. The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #7 Promise and solution
  6. The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #8 Looking for the 2nd Adam
  7. Which man is mentioned most often in the Bible? Jesus, Moses, Abraham or David?
  8. A rebellious movement founded on a fake?
  9. Fog, brass and light for the eyes
  10. Blindness in the Christian world
  11. Who do you say Jesus is
  12. The sent one from God
  13. Jesus, A way given to find the right way to God
  14. The stone of essential truth
  15. Knowledge of Christ and fear for God
  16. A birthday passed nearly unnoticed
  17. In a few days time it will be 2020 years ago that the Messiah was born
  18. 2020 years ago, the road was opened
  19. 2020 years since
  20. To turn the world into a “vessel” receptive of God
  21. The saviour Jesus his human side
  22. Sayings of Jesus, what to believe and being or not of the devil
  23. The Right One to follow and to worship
  24. For those who believe Jesus is God
  25. The habitual misreading of John 1 and the ‘Word being God’ #1
  26. The habitual misreading of John 1 and the ‘Word being God’ #2
  27. Americans really thinking the Messiah Christ had an English name
  28. Americans their stars, pretension, God, Allah and end of times signs #2 War on God’s Plan, Name and title
  29. That everyone may honour the Son and sent one from God
  30. Thought for Wednesday Believe in the one God has sent
  31. Jesus Messiah
  32. Jesus begotten Son of God #10 Coming down spirit or flesh seed of Eve
  33. Jesus begotten Son of God #14 Beloved Preminent Son and Mediator originating in Mary
  34. Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #14 Prayer #12 The other name
  35. Concerning Christ #1 A god or the God, a son of man and son of God
  36. Concerning Christ #2 Divine source, connection and divine human being
  37. Entrance of a king to question our position #1 Coming in the Name of the Lord
  38. Entrance of a king to question our position #2 Who do we want to see and to be
  39. Infinite payment of sin by the son of God
  40. Believing what Jesus says
  41. The Call of Christ
  42. Following a Person or a Belief
  43. Getting out of the dark corners of this world
  44. Purification and perfection
  45. Proof of the resurrection of Christ
  46. The resurrected Lord
  47. From nothingness to a growing group of followers of Jeshua 5 What’s in a name
  48. Not being saved by faith in Christ alone
  49. Memorizing wonderfully 42 Equality with God & doing nothing of himself
  50. Memorizing wonderfully 44 Showing the works from his Father
  51. Memorizing wonderfully 46 Believe in the sent one from God, who is the Way to God
  52. Memorizing wonderfully 49 John 17:1-11 The sent one from God and eternal life
  53. Memorizing wonderfully 52 Acts 7:56: the Son of man standing on the right hand of God
  54. Memorizing wonderfully 70: Philippians 2:6 Who, being in the form of God
  55. Doubting and going astray
  56. Background of Faith
  57. Today’s thought “The eyes of man are never satisfied” (April 17)
  58. Trinitarians making their proof for existence of God look ridiculous #7


Further reading

  1. A Brief introduction to the Gospel of Matthew
  2. Mt 21.1-11 Jesus comes to Jerusalem as king
  3. By what authority?
  4. Amazed by Authority
  5. Mt 21.23-27 The authority of Jesus questioned
  6. “The authority of Jesus” by Thomas Schreiner
  7. Jesus’ authority on earth (Matthew 9:2-8)
  8. Do you recognize the king’s authority? (Matthew 9:32-34)
  9. How does Jesus become king? (Matthew 13:53-58)
  10. Question of Jesus’ Authority
  11. Words of Life ~ Author(ity)
  12. That Was Stupid 9-30-18
  13. A King & a Kingdom
  14. Rethinking the great commission
  15. Your Sins Are Forgiven
  16. Gospel Movie Clip (4) – Is the Pardoning of Our Sins Really a Ticket to the Kingdom of Heaven?
  17. Who Is Jesus? (by Shaped by the word)
  18. Who is Jesus? (by Facts are best)

Matthew 17:1-9 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Transfiguration Vision


[“Glory and Taxes”]
(Key word: “Listen!”)

Matthew 17:1-9 – Transfiguration Vision

|| Mark 9:2-8; Luke 9:28-36

MT17:1 Now after six days[1] Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John[2] (the brother of James) and ascended with them to a very secluded place on a tall mountain.[3] MT17:2 And right before them Jesus was metamorphosed[4] – his face illuminated like the sun[5] and his cloak as white light.[6] MT17:3 And, look! they could see Moses and Elijah[7] speaking with Jesus. MT17:4 Peter responded and said to Jesus, “Master, if you wish I shall make three tents[8] – one for you and Moses and Elijah.” MT17:5 Yet while Peter was talking, look! a shining cloud rested over them, and, look! a Voice came from the cloud,[9] saying, “This is my beloved Son whom I approve[10] – listen to him.”[11] MT17:6 Now, hearing this the disciples were frightened and fell on their faces. MT17:7 Jesus approached the disciples and touching them, he said, “Rise and do not be afraid.” MT17:8 But, when the disciples looked up they saw nothing but Jesus himself. MT17:9 Now while descending the mountain Jesus charged[12] the three disciples: “Tell no one[13] about the vision[14] until the Son of Humankind[15] is raised from among those dead.”[16]


[1] After six days: Mark 9:2 agrees though Luke 9:28 says, “But it happened about eight days after…” Some see the transfiguration as the fulfillment of what the Nazarene said earlier (Matthew 16:28). It ought to be observed that there is nothing in the “vision” which speaks of the arrival of Jesus’ kingdom in power.

[2] Peter, James, and John: Are these the primary foundation stones of the Congregation? Note in Mark 13:3 Andrew is added to a select group among the apostles.

[3] A very secluded place on a tall mountain: Or, KJV: into an high mountain apart; KNX: where they were along; LB: a high and lonely hill. Some believe this is that 9,000-foot mountain nearest Caesar Philippi, Mount Hermon.

[4] Jesus was metamorphosed: The Greek is METAMORPHOTHE. Or, KJV: transfigured; RHM: transformed; WMS: his appearance was changed; PME: his whole appearance changed before their eyes. Note a form of the word at Romans 12:2 and 2 Corinthians 3:18. According to Luke 9:29 this occurred “as he was praying.”

[5] Face illuminated like the sun: Or KJV: his faced did shine as the sun. Compare Daniel 12:3; Matthew 13:43; Revelation 1:14. Note, Exodus 34:29: “Moses did not know that the skin of his face emitted rays.” (NW) It is impossible not to include as a cross reference 2 Corinthians 3:7, 10, 15, 18 and the relationship with the “new covenant.”

[6] His cloak as white light: Or, ASV: garment became white as the light; RIEU: white as light itself. Mark 9:3 adds: “… far whiter than any clothes cleaner on earth could whiten them.” (Revelation 1:16)

[7] Moses and Elijah: Some see these two as representing the Law and the Prophets pointing to Messiah. The three are called “prophets.” The three all fast for 40 days. All three hear the Voice of God. All three are associated with the Name of God. All three are involved in the saving acts of God. Compare Malachi 4:4, 5. See notes on Revelation 11:5, 6.

[8] I shall make three tents: We note the spontaneity of Peter. Perhaps he expects these three to remain during the chilly night. He may create an evening bivouac from boughs and limbs of trees.

[9] Voice came from the cloud: This is the second of three cases where the Voice of God is heard, all in the presence of Jesus (Matthew 3:17; John 12:28). Peter gives his own inspired interpretation of this event at 2 Peter 1:16-18. The Voice is “God the Father.” The main point is the revelation of the “power and presence (PAROUSIA)” of our Lord Jesus Christ. Some wish to make this the second coming or that Parousia future from the days of Jesus and the disciples. (Matthew 24:3; 1 Corinthians 15:23; 1 Thessalonians 2:19; 3:13; 4:15; 5:23; 2 Thessalonians 2:1, 8; James 5:7, 8; 2 Peter 3:4; 1 John 2:28) Others see the parousia here as that first coming of the Nazarene.

[10] This is my beloved Son whom I approve: These are the words heard by John the Baptist and the Nazarene at his baptism (see notes at Matthew 3:17; Mark 1:11; Luke 3:22). Peter records the Voice at 2 Peter 1:17. The phrase is similar to a conflate of Psalm 2:7 and Isaiah 42:1. Peter is to quote the context of Psalm 2:7 later at Acts 4:24; and, Paul Psalm 2:7 exactly at Acts 13:33, 34. Both apply Psalm 2 to that period upon the resurrection and ascension of Jesus to heaven as envisioned by Daniel 7:13. It is curious that this is witnessed only by three of the apostles and these are later told not to tell anyone (the other apostles?) of the vision (Matthew 17:9).

[11] Listen to him: Here is the main point of the whole episodic vision: to charge these three apostles to hear or listen in obedience to the Son (Note Hebrews 1:1). Matthew was not present on this occasion so must have learned the details from Peter, James, or John; and this after the resurrection of the Son of Humankind. “Listen” is a word occurring often in the Gospels: Matthew 11:15; 13:9, 18, 43; 15:10; Mark 4:3, 9, 20, 23, 33; 7:14; Luke 8:8, 18; 14:35; John 10:3, 16, 27.

[12] Jesus charged: Or, ASV: commanded; KNX: ward; MOF: ordered.

[13] Tell no one: We may assume this included the other nine apostles. What an awesome charge to confidence – a lesson for many an elder to keep confidentiality. On this matter compare Paul’s own at 2 Corinthians 12:4.

[14] The vision: The appearance of “Moses” and “Elijah” were visionary not the real persons alive. One may ask how these men recognized Moses and Elijah?

[15] Son of Humankind: Search or Find Son of Man or Son of Humankind.

[16] Raised from among those dead: Or, KJV: risen again from the dead; MON: raised from the dead. The dead themselves are not to be raised until, a) the Parousia of Christ (1 Corinthians 15:23); and, b) the end of the Thousand Years (1 Corinthians 15:24; Revelation 20:5).




Matthew 16:24-28 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: A Disciple Must Disown Self



  1. “Listen to Him!”
  2. Matthew 17 – The Mount of Transfiguration
  3. Matthew 17:1-8 The Terrifying Transfiguration
  4. Tip of the Day, September 19 Lessons of the Transfiguration
  5. Monday Motivation: The Revealing of Glory
  6. On a high mountain
  7. On the Mountain
  8. What Happened On The Mountain; Learning Under Jesus
  9. Transfiguration
  10. The Transfiguration
  11. The Transfiguration the Feast of the Transfiguration,
  12. Here We Read About The Wonderful Transfiguration Of Jesus!
  13. The Transfiguration of Our Lord
  14. Divine Glory and Sacrificial Love
  15. God’s Voice is Heard at the Transfiguration
  16. The Glory of Jesus Christ is Revealed at the Transfiguration
  17. They Saw No One but Jesus Only
  18. Does the Father affirm Jesus the Messiah is his Son?
  19. She Reads Truth | Matthew 17 & 18
  20. Transfiguration – Divinization and the Transmigration of Souls
  21. Transfiguring Humanity—Reflections on the Transfiguration of Christ
  22. Moses, Elijah and Jesus (Plus Four) Meet on a Mountain: The Feast of the Transfiguration
  23. The Transfiguration of Christ
  24. The Transfiguration of the Lord
  25. 4. Witnessed the Transfiguration of Jesus
  26. Elijah & Elisha
  27. How Not to Be Terrified
  28. Acknowledge the Glory In You
  29. The Disciples’ Response to the Transfiguration

Denn Gott aufgeschrieben, um bis zu einem tugendhaften Leben zu erwecken



“23  Es ist aber nicht allein seinetwegen geschrieben, dass es ihm angerechnet worden ist, 24 sondern auch unsertwegen, denen es angerechnet werden soll, weil wir an den glauben, welcher Jesus, unsern Herrn, auferweckt hat von den Toten, {#Rö 15:4; Rö 10:9; 1Pe 1:21}” (Römer 4:23-24 ZB_1931)

“Denn alles, was vormals geschrieben worden ist, das ist zu unsrer Belehrung geschrieben, damit wir durch die Standhaftigkeit und durch den Trost der Schriften die Hoffnung haben. {#Rö 4:23 24; 1Kor 10:11; 2Ti 3:16}” (Römer 15:4 ZB_1931)

“16 Jede von Gottes Geist eingegebene Schrift ist auch nütze zur Lehre, zur Überführung (des Sünders), zur Besserung, zur Erziehung in der Gerechtigkeit, {##2Pe 1:19-21} 17 damit der Mensch Gottes vollkommen sei, zu jedem guten Werke völlig ausgerüstet.” (2 Timotheus 3:16-17 ZB_1931)

“19  und so ist uns das prophetische Wort, das wir haben, fester geworden, und ihr tut gut, darauf zu achten als auf ein Licht, das an einem dunkeln Orte scheint, bis der Tag anbricht und der Morgenstern aufgeht in euren Herzen, 20 indem ihr dies zuerst erkennt, dass keine Weissagung der Schrift durch (des Propheten) eigne Deutung (der Zukunft) zustande kommt. 21 Denn niemals ist eine Weissagung durch menschlichen Willen hervorgebracht worden, sondern durch den heiligen Geist getrieben haben Menschen von Gott aus geredet. {##2Ti 3:16 17; 1Pe 1:10-12}” (2 Petrus 1:19-21 ZB_1931)

“den der Himmel aufnehmen muss bis zu den Zeiten der Herstellung alles dessen, was Gott durch den Mund seiner heiligen, von Ewigkeit her ausgesandten Propheten geredet hat. {#Apg 1:11; Kol 3:1; 1Kor 15:25 28}” (Apostelgescht 3:21 ZB_1931)

“Diese Worte redete der Herr auf dem Berge zu eurer ganzen Gemeinde, mitten aus dem Feuer, dem Gewölk und Dunkel, mit lauter Stimme, und weiter nichts. Und er schrieb sie auf zwei steinerne Tafeln und gab sie mir. {##2Mo 31:18}” (5Mose 5:22 ZB_1931)

“8 Und du sollst alle Worte dieses Gesetzes recht deutlich auf die Steine schreiben. 9 Und Mose, samt den levitischen Priestern, sprach zu ganz Israel also: Sei stille und höre, Israel! Heute bist du zum Volke des Herrn, deines Gottes, geworden. 10 Darum sollst du auf das Wort des Herrn, deines Gottes, hören und tun nach seinen Geboten und Satzungen, die ich dir heute gebe.” (5Mose 27:8-10 ZB_1931)

“2 Der Geist des Herrn redet in mir, /und sein Wort ist auf meiner Zunge. / 3 Gesprochen hat der Gott Jakobs, /zu mir geredet der Fels Israels: /Wer gerecht herrscht über die Menschen, /wer herrscht in der Furcht Gottes, / 4 der strahlt wie das Licht am Morgen, /wie die Morgensonne ohne Wolken, /die nach dem Regen Grün aus der Erde sprossen lässt. /{V. 4-7: Versreihenfolge in Originalüs: V 4: 6: 7: 5}” (2 Samuel 23:2-4 ZB_1931)

“Ist nicht mein Wort wie ein Feuer und wie ein Hammer, der Felsen zerschmettert? {#Heb 4:12}” (Jeremia 23:29 ZB_1931)

“Da hob er an und sprach zu mir: {die wirkliche Fortsetzung zu V. 6a folgt augenscheinlich erst in V. 10b-14, während die V. 6b-10a ein selbständiges Stück bilden.} Dies ist das Wort des Herrn über Serubbabel: Nicht durch Heeresmacht und nicht durch Gewalt, sondern durch meinen Geist! spricht der Herr der Heerscharen. {#Hag 2:5}” (Sacharja 4:6 ZB_1931)

“Sie machten ihr Herz hart wie Diamant, sodass sie die Weisung und die Worte nicht hörten, die der Herr der Heerscharen durch seinen Geist mittelst der frühern Propheten sandte. So kam denn vom Herrn der Heerscharen ein gewaltiger Zorn (über sie). {#Jes 48:4; Jer 5:3}” (Sacharja 7:12 ZB_1931)

“David selbst hat durch den heiligen Geist gesagt: “Der Herr sprach zu meinem Herrn: /Setze dich zu meiner Rechten, /bis ich hinlege deine Feinde/unter deine Füsse!” {#Ps 110:1}” (Markus 12:36 ZB_1931)

“Ihr Brüder, das Schriftwort musste erfüllt werden, das der heilige Geist durch den Mund Davids im voraus gesagt hat über Judas, der denen, die Jesus gefangennahmen, zum Führer wurde. {#Ps 41:9; Joh 13:18; Mt 26:23; Lu 22:47}” (Apostelgescht 1:16 ZB_1931)

“Gott aber hat das, was er durch den Mund aller Propheten vorherverkündigt hat, dass nämlich sein Christus leiden werde, auf diese Weise erfüllt. {#Lu 24:25-27; Jes 53:5}” (Apostelgescht 3:18 ZB_1931)

“(12:14) Und durch einen Propheten führte der Herr Israel aus Ägypten herauf, und durch einen Propheten ward es behütet.” (Hosea 12:13 ZB_1931)

“Das ist mein Trost in meinem Elend, /dass deine Verheissung mich am Leben erhält. /” (Psalmen 119:50 ZB_1931)

“Denn eine Leuchte ist das Gebot und die Weisung ein Licht, /und ein Weg des Lebens sind Rüge und Zucht, /{#Ps 119:105}” (Sprüche 6:23 ZB_1931)

“der aber Gnade übt bis ins tausendste Geschlecht an den Kindern derer, die mich lieben und meine Gebote halten.” (2 Mose 20:6 ZB_1931)

“Da sprach der Herr zu Mose: Steige herauf zu mir auf den Berg und bleibe daselbst, dass ich dir die steinernen Tafeln gebe, die Gesetze und Gebote, die ich aufgeschrieben habe, sie zu unterweisen.” (2 Mose 24:12 ZB_1931)

“Tue getreu deine Pflicht gegen den Herrn, deinen Gott, indem du in seinen Wegen wandelst und seine Satzungen und Gebote, seine Rechte und Verordnungen hältst, wie im Gesetze Moses geschrieben steht, auf dass du Glück habest in allem, was du tust, und überall, wohin du dich wendest, {#Jos 1:7}” (1 Könige 2:3 ZB_1931)

“Und euer Herz soll ganz dem Herrn, unserm Gott, gehören, sodass ihr in seinen Satzungen wandelt und seine Gebote haltet wie an diesem Tage.” (1 Könige 8:61 ZB_1931)

“oder sagt er es ganz und gar um unsertwillen? Um unsertwillen nämlich steht geschrieben, dass der Pflügende auf Hoffnung hin pflügen soll und der Dreschende auf Hoffnung hin (dreschen soll), dass er Anteil (am Ertrag) erhalte. {#Jak 5:7}” (1 Korinther 9:10 ZB_1931)

“Dies aber widerfuhr jenen als Exempel; geschrieben aber wurde es zur Warnung für uns, denen das Ende der Welt nahe bevorsteht. {#Rö 15:4; Heb 4:11; 1Pe 4:7}” (1 Korinther 10:11 ZB_1931)

“denn wen der Herr liebhat, den züchtigt er/wie ein Vater den Sohn, dem er wohlwill. {#Hio 5:17; Off 3:19}” (Sprüche 3:12 ZB_1931)

“festhaltend an dem der Lehre entsprechenden, zuverlässigen Wort, damit er imstande sei, auf Grund der gesunden Lehre sowohl zu ermahnen als auch die Widersprechenden zu überführen. {##2Ti 4:2}” (Titus 1:9 ZB_1931)

“Unzüchtige, Knabenschänder, Sklavenhändler, Lügner, Meineidige, und wenn sonst etwas der gesunden Lehre entgegensteht, {##1Ti 6:3; 1Kor 6:9-11}” (1 Timotheus 1:10 ZB_1931)

“WENN jemand (dem Evangelium) Fremdes lehrt und nicht gesunden Worten, (nämlich) denen unsres Herrn Jesus Christus, und der Lehre beitritt, die der Frömmigkeit gemäss ist, {#Ga 1:6-9; 2Ti 1:13}” (1 Timotheus 6:3 ZB_1931)

“Halte fest am Vorbild der gesunden Worte, die du von mir gehört hast, im Glauben und in der Liebe, die in Christus Jesus ist! {##1Ti 6:3; Tit 2:1}” (2 Timotheus 1:13 ZB_1931)

“Dieses Zeugnis ist wahr; und aus diesem Grunde überführe sie mit Strenge, damit sie gesund werden im Glauben {##2Ti 4:2}” (Titus 1:13 ZB_1931)

“und habt den Zuspruch vergessen, der zu euch wie zu Söhnen redet: “Mein Sohn, achte die Züchtigung des Herrn nicht gering/und verzage nicht, wenn du von ihm gestraft wirst; /{V. 5-6: #Spr 3:11 12; Hio 5:17; Off 3:19; 1Kor 11:32}” (Hebräer 12:5 ZB_1931)

“Seine Jünger erinnerten sich, dass geschrieben steht: “Der Eifer für dein Haus wird mich verzehren.” {#Ps 69:9}” (Johannes 2:17 ZB_1931)

“Der Geist ist es, der lebendig macht, das Fleisch hilft nichts; die Worte, die ich zu euch geredet habe, sind Geist und sind Leben. {##2Kor 3:6}” (Johannes 6:63 ZB_1931)

“23 Jesus antwortete und sprach zu ihm: Wenn jemand mich liebt, wird er mein Wort halten, und mein Vater wird ihn lieben, und wir werden zu ihm kommen und Wohnung bei ihm machen. {V. 21; #Mt 18:20; 2Kor 6:16; Eph 3:17-19} 24 Wer mich nicht liebt, befolgt meine Worte nicht. Und das Wort, das ihr hört, ist nicht mein, sondern des Vaters, der mich gesandt hat. {#Joh 7:16 17} 25  Dies habe ich zu euch geredet, während ich noch bei euch bin. 26 Der Beistand {s. Anm. zu V. 16.} aber, der heilige Geist, den der Vater in meinem Namen senden wird, der wird euch alles lehren und euch an alles erinnern, was ich euch gesagt habe. {V. 16; #Mt 10:19 20} 27 Frieden lasse ich euch zurück, meinen Frieden gebe ich euch. Nicht wie die Welt gibt, gebe ich euch. Euer Herz lasse sich nicht beunruhigen und verzage nicht! {V. 1; #Joh 16:33; Php 4:7; Rö 5:1} 28  Ihr habt gehört, dass ich euch gesagt habe: Ich gehe hin und komme zu euch. Wenn ihr mich liebtet, hättet ihr euch gefreut, dass ich zum Vater gehe; denn der Vater ist grösser als ich. {V. 3 18 23} 29 Und jetzt habe ich es euch gesagt, ehe es geschieht, damit ihr glaubt, wenn es geschehen ist. {#Joh 13:19; Joh 16:4; Mt 24:25} 30 Ich werde nicht mehr vieles mit euch reden; denn es kommt der Fürst der Welt. Und an mir findet er nichts; {#Joh 12:31; Joh 16:11; Eph 2:2} 31 aber die Welt soll erkennen, dass ich den Vater liebe und so tue, wie mir der Vater geboten hat. (Darum) stehet auf, lasset uns von hier weggehen! {#Joh 10:18; Mt 26:46}” (Johannes 14:23-31 ZB_1931)

“Da antwortete ihnen Jesus und sprach: Meine Lehre ist nicht mein, sondern dessen, der mich gesandt hat; {#Joh 8:26 28; Joh 12:49; Joh 14:24}” (Johannes 7:16 ZB_1931)

“Denn ich habe nicht von mir aus geredet, sondern der Vater, der mich gesandt hat, er hat mir Auftrag gegeben, was ich sagen und was ich reden soll. {#Joh 8:26 28}” (Johannes 12:49 ZB_1931)

“10 Glaubst du nicht, dass ich im Vater (bin) und der Vater in mir ist? Die Worte, die ich euch sage, rede ich nicht von mir aus; der Vater aber tut seine Werke, indem er bleibend in mir ist. {#Joh 12:49} 11 Glaubet mir, dass ich im Vater bin und der Vater in mir ist; wo nicht, so glaubet es (doch) um der Werke selbst willen! {#Joh 10:25 38} 12  Wahrlich, wahrlich, ich sage euch: Wer an mich glaubt, der wird die Werke, die ich tue, auch tun und wird grössere als diese tun; denn ich gehe zum Vater, {#Mt 17:20; Apg 2:41} 13 und was ihr in meinem Namen erbitten werdet, das werde ich tun, damit der Vater im Sohn verherrlicht wird. {#Joh 15:7; Mr 11:24} 14 Wenn ihr in meinem Namen etwas erbitten werdet, {and. alte Textzeugen haben: “Wenn ihr mich in meinem Namen um etwas bitten werdet, werde ich es tun.”} werde ich es tun. {#Joh 16:23 24; 1Jo 5:14 15} 15  Wenn ihr mich liebt, werdet ihr meine Gebote halten, {#Joh 15:10; 1Jo 5:3} 16 und ich werde den Vater bitten, und er wird euch einen andern Beistand {im Grundtext: “Paraklet,” d.h. w: “ein (zur Hilfe) Herbeigerufener”; damit ist gemeint ein Rechtsbeistand o Fürsprecher} geben, damit er in Ewigkeit bei euch sei, {V. 26; #Joh 15:26; Joh 16:7; 1Jo 2:1} 17 den Geist der Wahrheit, den die Welt nicht empfangen kann, weil sie ihn nicht sieht und nicht erkennt. Ihr erkennt ihn, weil er bei euch bleibt und in euch sein wird. {#Joh 16:13; Mt 10:20; Rö 8:26} 18  Ich werde euch nicht verwaist zurücklassen; ich komme zu euch. {#Mt 28:20}” (Johannes 14:10-18 ZB_1931)

“Indem sie aber untereinander uneins waren, brachen sie auf, nachdem Paulus (noch) den einen Ausspruch getan hatte: Trefflich hat der heilige Geist durch den Propheten Jesaja zu euren Vätern geredet,” (Apostelgescht 28:25 ZB_1931)

“10  IM übrigen werdet gekräftigt im Herrn und in der Macht seiner Stärke! {##1Kor 16:13} 11 Ziehet die ganze Waffenrüstung Gottes an, damit ihr den listigen Anschlägen des Teufels standhalten könnt! {##1Pe 5:8 9; 2Kor 10:4} 12 Denn unser Ringkampf geht nicht wider Fleisch und Blut, sondern wider die Gewalten, wider die Mächte, wider die Beherrscher dieser Welt der Finsternis, wider die Geisterwesen der Bosheit in den himmlischen Regionen. {#Eph 2:2; Lu 22:31; Hio 1:6} 13 Darum ergreifet die ganze Waffenrüstung Gottes, damit ihr am bösen Tage Widerstand leisten und alles vollbringen und standhalten könnt! 14 So haltet nun stand, an euren Lenden gegürtet mit Wahrheit und angetan mit dem Panzer der Gerechtigkeit {#Lu 12:35; 1Pe 1:13; 1Th 5:8; Jes 11:5} 15 und beschuht an den Füssen mit Bereitschaft für das Evangelium des Friedens, {#Jes 52:7} 16 und ergreifet bei dem allem den Schild des Glaubens, mit dem ihr alle feurigen Pfeile des Bösen werdet löschen können! {#Spr 30:5; Ps 91:5} 17 Und nehmet an euch den Helm des Heils und das Schwert des Geistes, welches das Wort Gottes ist! {##1Th 5:8; Heb 4:12; Jes 59:17}” (Epheser 6:10-17 ZB_1931)

“wir aber, die wir dem Tage angehören, wollen nüchtern sein, angetan mit dem Panzer des Glaubens und der Liebe und mit der Hoffnung des Heils als (wie mit einem) Helm. {#Eph 6:14-17; Jes 59:17}” (1 Thessalonich 5:8 ZB_1931)

“Der Geist ist es, der lebendig macht, das Fleisch hilft nichts; die Worte, die ich zu euch geredet habe, sind Geist und sind Leben. {##2Kor 3:6}” (Johannes 6:63 ZB_1931)

“Denn das Wort Gottes ist lebendig und wirksam und schärfer als jedes zweischneidige Schwert und hindurchdringend bis zur Scheidung von Gelenken und Mark der Seele und des Geistes und ein Richter der Gedanken und der Gesinnung des Herzens; {#Eph 6:17; Jer 23:29}” (Hebräer 4:12 ZB_1931)

“der braucht seinen Vater und seine Mutter nicht zu ehren; und so habt ihr das Wort Gottes eurer Überlieferung wegen ungültig gemacht.” (Matthäus 15:6 ZB_1931)

“und macht damit das Wort Gottes ungültig durch eure Überlieferung, die ihr überliefert habt; und Ähnliches der Art tut ihr viel.” (Markus 7:13 ZB_1931)

“denn nicht aus vergänglichem Samen, sondern aus unvergänglichem seid ihr wiedergeboren durch Gottes lebendiges und bleibendes Wort. {#Joh 1:13; Jak 1:18}” (1 Petrus 1:23 ZB_1931)

“DIE Apostel nun und die Brüder, die in Judäa waren, hörten, dass auch die Heiden das Wort Gottes angenommen hatten. {#Apg 10:44-48; 1Th 2:13; Apg 8:14; V 22}” (Apostelgescht 11:1 ZB_1931)

“UND deshalb danken auch wir Gott unablässig, dass ihr das von uns gepredigte Wort Gottes, als ihr es empfingt, aufgenommen habt nicht als Wort von Menschen, sondern, wie es (das) in Wahrheit ist, als Wort Gottes, das in euch, den Gläubigen, auch wirksam ist. {##1Th 1:2}” (1 Thessalonich 2:13 ZB_1931)

“Denn das sagen wir euch als ein Wort des Herrn, dass wir, die wir leben, die wir bis zur Wiederkunft des Herrn übrigbleiben, den Entschlafenen nicht zuvorkommen werden. {##1Kor 15:23 51}” (1 Thessalonich 4:15 ZB_1931)

“Nach seinem Willen hat er uns durch das Wort der Wahrheit geboren, damit wir gleichsam Erstlinge seiner Geschöpfe wären. {##1Pe 1:23}” (Jakobus 1:18 ZB_1931)




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Psalm 19:1 The heavens are declaring the glory of God;+ The skies above* proclaim the work of his hands.+

Exodus 20: 1-3: 1 Then God spoke all these words:+ 2 “I am Jehovah your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.+ You must not have any other gods besides me.*+

Isaiah 7: 7: “‘This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah says: “It will not succeed, Nor will it take place.

Jeremiah 1: 9:Then Jehovah stretched out his hand and touched my mouth.+ And Jehovah said to me: “I have put my words in your mouth.+

John 14: 10: 10 Do you not believe that I am in union with the Father and the Father is in union with me?+ The things I say to you I do not speak of my own originality,+ but the Father who remains in union with me is doing his works.

Ephesians 6: 17: 17 Also, accept the helmet of salvation,+ and the sword of the spirit, that is, God’s word,+

Exodus 3: He went on to say: “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham,+ the God of Isaac,+ and the God of Jacob.”+ Then Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at the true God.

1 John 5:20: 20 But we know that the Son of God has come,+ and he has given us insight* so that we may gain the knowledge of the one who is true. And we are in union with the one who is true,+ by means of his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and life everlasting.+

Revelation 4:11“You are worthy, Jehovah* our God, to receive the glory+ and the honor+ and the power,+ because you created all things,+ and because of your will they came into existence and were created.”

Exodus 6: Then God said to Moses: “I am Jehovah. And I used to appear to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as God Almighty,+ but with regard to my name Jehovah+ I did not make myself known to them.+

Job 22:13-14: 13 But you have said: ‘What does God really know? Can he judge through thick gloom?14 Clouds screen him off so that he does not see As he walks about on the vault* of heaven.’

Nehemiah 9: 5-6: And the Levites Jeshʹu·a, Kadʹmi·el, Baʹni, Hash·ab·neiʹah, She·re·biʹah, Ho·diʹah, Sheb·a·niʹah, and Peth·a·hiʹah said: “Stand up and praise Jehovah your God throughout all eternity.*+ And let them praise your glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise.

Psalms 50: 7-17: “Listen, O my people, and I will speak;Israel, I will bear witness against you.+ I am God, your God.+ I do not reprove you because of your sacrifices, Nor because of your whole burnt offerings that are constantly before me.+ I do not need to take a bull from your house,Nor goats* from your pens.+10 For every wild animal of the forest is mine,+ Even the beasts upon a thousand mountains. 11 I know every bird of the mountains;+ The countless animals of the field are mine. 12 If I were hungry, I would not tell you, For the productive land and everything in it is mine.+ 13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls And drink the blood of goats?+ 14 Offer thanksgiving as your sacrifice to God,+ And pay your vows to the Most High;+ 15 Call on me in the time of distress.+ I will rescue you, and you will glorify me.”+ 16 But God will say to the wicked: “What right do you have to relate my regulations+ Or to speak about my covenant?+ 17 For you hate discipline,* And you keep turning your back on my words.*+

Ephesians 4:11-1411 And he gave some as apostles,+ some as prophets,+ some as evangelizers,*+ some as shepherds and teachers,+ 12 with a view to the readjustment* of the holy ones, for ministerial work, to build up the body of the Christ,+ 13 until we all attain to the oneness* of the faith and of the accurate knowledge of the Son of God, to being a full-grown* man,+ attaining the measure of stature that belongs to the fullness of the Christ. 14 So we should no longer be children, tossed about as by waves and carried here and there by every wind of teaching+ by means of the trickery of men, by means of cunning in deceptive schemes.

1 Corinthians 2: 1,9-10, 14-16: 1 So when I came to you, brothers, I did not come with extravagant speech+ or wisdom declaring the sacred secret+ of God to you. But just as it is written: “Eye has not seen and ear has not heard, nor have there been conceived in the heart of man the things that God has prepared for those who love him.”+ 10 For it is to us God has revealed them+ through his spirit,+ for the spirit searches into all things, even the deep things of God.+

14 But a physical man does not accept* the things of the spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot get to know them, because they are examined spiritually. 15 However, the spiritual man examines all things,+ but he himself is not examined by any man. 16 For “who has come to know the mind of Jehovah,* so that he may instruct him?”+ But we do have the mind of Christ.+

Isaiah 40:13: 13 Who has taken the measurements of* the spirit of Jehovah, And who can instruct him as his adviser?+

Ephesians 3:5, 6: In other generations this secret was not made known to the sons of men as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by spirit,+ namely, that people of the nations should, in union with Christ Jesus and through the good news, be joint heirs and fellow members of the body+ and partakers with us of the promise.

Colossians 2:2: This is so that their hearts may be comforted+ and that they may be harmoniously joined together in love+ and may have all the riches that result from the full assurance of their understanding, in order to gain an accurate knowledge of the sacred secret of God, namely, Christ.+

Proverbs 23: Do not speak in the ears of the stupid one,+ For he will despise the wisdom of your words.+

2 Samuel 23:2: The spirit of Jehovah spoke through me;+ His word was on my tongue.+

Acts 1:16: 16 “Men, brothers, it was necessary for the scripture to be fulfilled that the holy spirit spoke prophetically through David about Judas,+ who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus.+

Acts 28:25: 25 So because they disagreed with one another, they began to leave, and Paul made this one comment: “The holy spirit aptly spoke through Isaiah the prophet to your forefathers,

1 Peter 1:11: 11 They kept on investigating what particular time or what season the spirit within them was indicating concerning Christ+ as it testified beforehand about the sufferings meant for Christ+ and about the glory that would follow.

2 Peter 1:21:21 For prophecy was at no time brought by man’s will,+ but men spoke from God as they were moved* by holy spirit.+

John 14:26: 26 But the helper, the holy spirit, which the Father will send in my name, that one will teach you all things and bring back to your minds all the things I told you.+

2 Timothy 3: 16-17: 16 All Scripture is inspired of God+ and beneficial for teaching,+ for reproving, for setting things straight,* for disciplining in righteousness,+ 17 so that the man of God may be fully competent, completely equipped for every good work.

1 Thessalonians 2: 13: 13 Indeed, that is why we also thank God unceasingly,+ because when you received God’s word, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but, just as it truthfully is, as the word of God, which is also at work in you believers.

Romans 15:4: For all the things that were written beforehand were written for our instruction,+ so that through our endurance+ and through the comfort from the Scriptures we might have hope.+

1 Corinthians 10:11: 11 Now these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for a warning to us+ upon whom the ends of the systems of things have come.

Psalm 119:49, 50: 49 Remember your word* to your servant, Through which you give me hope.* 50 This is my comfort in my affliction,+ For your saying has preserved me alive.

Proverbs 4: 7-9: Wisdom is the most important* thing,+ so acquire wisdom, And with all you acquire, acquire understanding.Highly esteem it, and it will exalt you.+ It will honor you because you embrace it.+ It will place an attractive wreath on your head; It will adorn you with a crown of beauty.”

Proverbs 15:14: 14 The understanding heart seeks knowledge,+ But the mouth of the stupid feeds on* foolishness.+

Matthew 13:23: 23 As for the one sown upon the fine soil, this is the one hearing the word and getting the sense of it, who really does bear fruit and produces, this one 100 times more, that one 60, the other 30.”+

Hebrews 5:14: 14 But solid food belongs to mature people, to those who through use have their powers of discernment* trained to distinguish both right and wrong.

Daniel 1:17: 17 And the true God gave these four youths* knowledge and insight into every kind of writing and wisdom; and Daniel was given understanding in all sorts of visions and dreams.+

Proverbs 21: 30 There is no wisdom, nor discernment, nor counsel in opposition to Jehovah.+

Proverbs 19: 21 Many are the plans in a man’s heart, But the counsel* of Jehovah is what will prevail.+

2 Timothy 2: 7-10: Give constant thought to what I am saying; the Lord will give you understanding* in all things. Remember that Jesus Christ was raised up from the dead+ and was David’s offspring,*+ according to the good news I preach,+ for which I am suffering and being imprisoned as a criminal.+ Nevertheless, the word of God is not bound.+ 10 For this reason I go on enduring all things for the sake of the chosen ones,+ so that they too may obtain the salvation that is through Christ Jesus, along with everlasting glory. 

John 17: This means everlasting life,+ their coming to know you,* the only true God,+ and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ.+

1 John 5: 20 But we know that the Son of God has come,+ and he has given us insight* so that we may gain the knowledge of the one who is true. And we are in union with the one who is true,+ by means of his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and life everlasting.+

1 Timothy 2: 2-4: concerning kings and all those who are in high positions,*+ so that we may go on leading a calm and quiet life with complete godly devotion and seriousness.+ This is fine and acceptable in the sight of our Savior, God,+ whose will is that all sorts of people should be saved+ and come to an accurate knowledge of truth.




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