2 Peter 1:18
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New International Version
We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.

New Living Translation
We ourselves heard that voice from heaven when we were with him on the holy mountain.

English Standard Version
we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain.

Berean Study Bible
And we ourselves heard this voice from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.

Berean Literal Bible
And we heard this voice having been brought from heaven, being with Him in the holy mountain.

New American Standard Bible
and we ourselves heard this utterance made from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.

King James Bible
And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And we heard this voice when it came from heaven while we were with Him on the holy mountain.

International Standard Version
We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the holy mountain.

NET Bible
When this voice was conveyed from heaven, we ourselves heard it, for we were with him on the holy mountain.

New Heart English Bible
We heard this voice come out of heaven when we were with him on the holy mountain.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
We also heard this voice from Heaven, which came to him when we were with him in The Holy Mountain.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We heard that voice speak to him from heaven when we were with him on the holy mountain.

New American Standard 1977
and we ourselves heard this utterance made from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And we heard this voice which came from heaven, when we were together with him in the holy mount.

King James 2000 Bible
And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.

American King James Version
And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.

American Standard Version
and this voice we ourselves heard borne out of heaven, when we were with him in the holy mount.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And this voice we heard brought from heaven, when we were with him in the holy mount.

Darby Bible Translation
and this voice we heard uttered from heaven, being with him on the holy mountain.

English Revised Version
and this voice we ourselves heard come out of heaven, when we were with him in the holy mount.

Webster's Bible Translation
And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him on the holy mount.

Weymouth New Testament
And we ourselves heard these words come from Heaven, when we were with Him on the holy mountain.

World English Bible
We heard this voice come out of heaven when we were with him on the holy mountain.

Young's Literal Translation
and this voice we -- we did hear, out of heaven borne, being with him in the holy mount.
Study Bible
Eyewitnesses of His Majesty
17For He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice from the Majestic Glory said to Him, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” 18And we ourselves heard this voice from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain. 19We also have the message of the prophets, which has been confirmed beyond doubt. And you will do well to pay attention to this message, as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.…
Cross References
Exodus 3:5
Then He said, "Do not come near here; remove your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground."

Joshua 5:15
The captain of the LORD'S host said to Joshua, "Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy." And Joshua did so.
Treasury of Scripture

And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.

this.

Matthew 17:6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.

the holy.

Genesis 28:16,17 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is …

Exodus 3:1,5 Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest …

Joshua 5:15 And the captain of the LORD's host said to Joshua, Loose your shoe …

Isaiah 11:9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the …

Isaiah 56:7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful …

Zechariah 8:3 Thus said the LORD; I am returned to Zion, and will dwell in the …

Matthew 17:6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.

(18) And this voice which came from heaven we heard.--Rather, And this voice we heard borne from heaven: We were ear-witnesses of the voice coming from heaven, as we were eye-witnesses of His majesty. It was no vision, it was no hallucination. We all heard, and we all saw; so that I have the highest authority for what I would now impress upon you. A voice which I myself heard borne from heaven to earth, in the midst of glory which I myself saw, foretelling the glory that is yet to come.

In the holy mount.--It is, perhaps, not even "partly right" to say that the epithet "holy" indicates a view of the event later than that of the Evangelists, and points to a miracle-loving age. Rather, it indicates a view many centuries older than the Evangelists--that wherever God had specially manifested Himself was "holy ground" (Exodus 3:5; Josh. V. 15. Comp. Genesis 28:16-17; Exodus 19:12; Acts 7:33.) The expression would be natural to any Jew speaking of the Transfiguration. (See Introduction, I. c.)

Verse 18. - And this voice which came from heaven we heard; rather, and this voice borne from heaven we heard. The pronoun is emphatic; we, the apostles who had that high privilege. They heard the voice when it was borne (ἐνεχθεῖσαν; he repeats for emphasis the remarkable word of verse 17) from heaven, they heard it come from heaven. When we were with him in the holy mount. This description of the Mount of the Transfiguration supposes a knowledge of the history in St. Peter's readers; but it gives no support to the theory of a post-apostolic date. Mount Horeb was "holy ground," because God appeared there to Moses, because it was the scene of the giving of the Law. Mount Zion was a holy hill, because God had chosen it to be a habitation for himself; the Mount of the Transfiguration was holy, because there God the Son manifested forth his glory. God hallows every place which he pleases to make the scene of his revealed presence. This whole passage shows the deep and lasting impression which the Transfiguration made on those who were privileged to witness it (comp. John 1:14). And this voice, which came from heaven, we heard,.... Peter, who wrote this epistle, and James and John, the favourite disciples of Christ; and who were a sufficient number to bear witness of what they then saw and heard:

when we were with him; and saw his glory, and the glory of Moses and Elias, and were so delighted with his company, and theirs, and with communion with him, that Peter, in the name of the rest, desired to stay there:

in the holy mount; the Ethiopic version reads, "in the mountain of his sanctuary"; and so Grotius understands it of Mount Moriah, on which the temple was built, called the holy hill, and the holy hill of Zion; and supposes that this voice was heard in the temple, and that it refers to John 12:28, but without any foundation; for the mount on which Christ was transfigured is here meant; and which was either, as is generally said, Tabor, a mountain in Galilee; or it may be Lebanon, which was near Caesarea Philippi, in the parts of which Christ then was: and it is called "holy", from his presence or transfiguration on it, who is the Holy One; just as the land on which Moses was, and the city and temple of Jerusalem, and Mount Sion, and Sinai, are called "holy", from the presence of the holy God there, Exodus 3:5. Now such a declaration of the honour and glory of Christ, as the Son of God, being made by God the Father, in a voice from heaven, which the apostles heard with their ears, at the same time that they saw with their eyes his human body glorified in an amazing manner, was to them a confirming evidence that he would come again in power and glory; and upon this evidence they declared, and made known to the saints, the power and coming of Christ; though not on this evidence only, but also upon the more sure word of prophecy, which entirely agrees with it. 18. which came—rather as Greek, "we heard borne from heaven."

holy mount—as the Transfiguration mount came to be regarded, on account of the manifestation of Christ's divine glory there.

we—emphatical: we, James and John, as well as myself.1:16-21 The gospel is no weak thing, but comes in power, Ro 1:16. The law sets before us our wretched state by sin, but there it leaves us. It discovers our disease, but does not make known the cure. It is the sight of Jesus crucified, in the gospel, that heals the soul. Try to dissuade the covetous worlding from his greediness, one ounce of gold weighs down all reasons. Offer to stay a furious man from anger by arguments, he has not patience to hear them. Try to detain the licentious, one smile is stronger with him than all reason. But come with the gospel, and urge them with the precious blood of Jesus Christ, shed to save their souls from hell, and to satisfy for their sins, and this is that powerful pleading which makes good men confess that their hearts burn within them, and bad men, even an Agrippa, to say they are almost persuaded to be Christians, Ac 26:28. God is well pleased with Christ, and with us in him. This is the Messiah who was promised, through whom all who believe in him shall be accepted and saved. The truth and reality of the gospel also are foretold by the prophets and penmenof the Old Testament, who spake and wrote under influence, and according to the direction of the Spirit of God. How firm and sure should our faith be, who have such a firm and sure word to rest upon! When the light of the Scripture is darted into the blind mind and dark understanding, by the Holy Spirit of God, it is like the day-break that advances, and diffuses itself through the whole soul, till it makes perfect day. As the Scripture is the revelation of the mind and will of God, every man ought to search it, to understand the sense and meaning. The Christian knows that book to be the word of God, in which he tastes a sweetness, and feels a power, and sees a glory, truly divine. And the prophecies already fulfilled in the person and salvation of Christ, and in the great concerns of the church and the world, form an unanswerable proof of the truth of Christianity. The Holy Ghost inspired holy men to speak and write. He so assisted and directed them in delivering what they had received from him, that they clearly expressed what they made known. So that the Scriptures are to be accounted the words of the Holy Ghost, and all the plainness and simplicity, all the power and all the propriety of the words and expressions, come from God. Mix faith with what you find in the Scriptures, and esteem and reverence the Bible as a book written by holy men, taught by the Holy Ghost.
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