Luke 9:28
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New International Version
About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray.

New Living Translation
About eight days later Jesus took Peter, John, and James up on a mountain to pray.

English Standard Version
Now about eight days after these sayings he took with him Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray.

New American Standard Bible
Some eight days after these sayings, He took along Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray.

King James Bible
And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
About eight days after these words, He took along Peter, John, and James and went up on the mountain to pray.

International Standard Version
Now about eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John, and James with him and went up on a mountain to pray.

NET Bible
Now about eight days after these sayings, Jesus took with him Peter, John, and James, and went up the mountain to pray.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But it happened after these words, about eight days later, Yeshua took Shimeon and Yaqob and Yohannan and he went up a mountain to pray.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
About eight days after he had said this, Jesus took Peter, John, and James with him and went up a mountain to pray.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass about eight days after these words, he took Peter and John and James and went up into the mountain to pray.

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass about eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.

American King James Version
And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass about eight days after these sayings, that he took with him Peter and John and James, and went up into the mountain to pray.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it came to pass about eight days after these words, that he took Peter, and James, and John, and went up into a mountain to pray.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass after these words, about eight days, that taking Peter and John and James he went up into a mountain to pray.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass about eight days after these sayings, he took with him Peter and John and James, and went up into the mountain to pray.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass, about eight days after these sayings, he took Peter, and John, and James, and went up upon a mountain to pray.

Weymouth New Testament
It was about eight days after this that Jesus, taking with Him Peter, John, and James, went up the mountain to pray.

World English Bible
It happened about eight days after these sayings, that he took with him Peter, John, and James, and went up onto the mountain to pray.

Young's Literal Translation
And it came to pass, after these words, as it were eight days, that having taken Peter, and John, and James, he went up to the mountain to pray,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

9:28-36 Christ's transfiguration was a specimen of that glory in which he will come to judge the world; and was an encouragement to his disciples to suffer for him. Prayer is a transfiguring, transforming duty, which makes the face to shine. Our Lord Jesus, even in his transfiguration, was willing to speak concerning his death and sufferings. In our greatest glories on earth, let us remember that in this world we have no continuing city. What need we have to pray to God for quickening grace, to make us lively! Yet that the disciples might be witnesses of this sign from heaven, after awhile they became awake, so that they were able to give a full account of what passed. But those know not what they say, that talk of making tabernacles on earth for glorified saints in heaven.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 28-36. - The Transfiguration. Verse 28. - And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray. Some eight days after this question asked in the neighbourhood of Caesarea Philippi, and its reply, and the sermon to the people on the subject of "No cross, no crown," which immediately followed, our Lord summoned the three leading disciples and took them up into a mountain to pray. They had spent the last few days apparently in quiet converse together. SS. Matthew and Mark speak only of six days. St. Luke gives the period in round numbers, counting portions of the first and last days as whole days. We may well imagine that this was a period of intense depression in the little company of Jesus. Their Master's popularity was fast waning among the people. His powerful enemies seemed gathering closer and closer round the Teacher whom they were determined to crush. The late utterances of Jesus, too, whether spoken to them alone, or publicly to the people, all foreshadowed a time of danger and suffering in the immediate future for him and for them - a time which, as far as he was concerned, would close with a violent death. To raise the fainting spirits of his own, to inspire them with greater confidence in himself, seems to have been the immediate purpose of that grand vision of glory known as the Transfiguration. It is true that to only three was vouchsafed the vision, and silence was enjoined on these, but the three were the leading spirits of the twelve. If Peter, James, and John were brave, earnest, and hopeful, there was little doubt that their tone of mind would be quickly reflected in their companions. Tradition, based on the fairly early authority of Cyril of Jerusalem, and of Jerome (fourth century), speaks of the mountain as Tabor, but the solitude evidently necessary for the manifestation would have been sought for in vain on Mount Tabor, a hill which rises abruptly from the Plain of Esdraelon, not very far from Nazareth to the south-east, for the summit of Tabor at that time was crowned with a fortress. The mount,in most probably was one of the lower peaks of Hermon, at no great distance from the fountain source of the Jordan and Caesarea Philippi, in which district we know Jesus and his companions had been teaching only a few days before.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And it came to pass, about an eight days after those sayings,.... About a week after he had declared the above things, at, or near to Caesarea Philippi. The other evangelists, Matthew and Mark, say it was six days after: the reason of this difference is, because Luke takes in the day in which he delivered these sayings, and that in which he was transfigured, and they only reckon the intermediate days:

he took Peter, and John, and James; the same that he admitted to be with him at the raising of Jairus's daughter, and in the garden afterwards:

and went up into a mountain to pray; to his God and Father, that his disciples might have a visible display of his glory, as an emblem and pledge of that in which he shall hereafter appear: it was usual with Christ to go up into a mountain to pray; Matthew 14:23. See Gill on Matthew 17:1.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

Lu 9:28-36. Jesus Transfigured.

28. an eight days after these sayings—including the day on which this was spoken and that of the Transfiguration. Matthew and Mark say (Mt 17:1; Mr 9:2) "after six days," excluding these two days. As the "sayings" so definitely connected with the transfiguration scene are those announcing His death—at which Peter and all the Twelve were so startled and scandalized—so this scene was designed to show to the eyes as well as the heart how glorious that death was in the view of Heaven.

Peter, James, and John—partners before in secular business; now sole witnesses of the resurrection of Jairus' daughter (Mr 5:37), the transfiguration, and the agony in the garden (Mr 14:33).

a mountain—not Tabor, according to long tradition, with which the facts ill comport, but some one near the lake.

to pray—for the period He had now reached was a critical and anxious one. (See on [1610]Mt 16:13). But who can adequately translate those "strong cryings and tears?" Methinks, as I steal by His side, I hear from Him these plaintive sounds, "Lord, who hath believed Our report? I am come unto Mine own and Mine own receive Me not; I am become a stranger unto My brethren, an alien to My mother's children: Consider Mine enemies, for they are many, and they hate Me with cruel hatred. Arise, O Lord, let not man prevail. Thou that dwellest between the cherubim, shine forth: Show Me a token for good: Father, glorify Thy name."

Luke 9:28 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Transfiguration
28Some eight days after these sayings, He took along Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. 29And while He was praying, the appearance of His face became different, and His clothing became white and gleaming.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:1
Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him,

Matthew 14:23
After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone,

Matthew 17:1
After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.

Mark 9:2
After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them.

Luke 3:21
When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened

Luke 5:16
But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.

Luke 6:12
One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.

Luke 9:18
Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, "Who do the crowds say I am?"

John 6:3
Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples.

2 Peter 1:16
For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.

about.

Matthew 17:1 And after six days Jesus takes Peter, James, and John his brother, …

Mark 9:2 And after six days Jesus takes with him Peter, and James, and John, …

sayings. or, things. he.

Luke 8:51 And when he came into the house, he suffered no man to go in, save …

Matthew 26:37-39 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began …

Mark 14:33-36 And he takes with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore …

2 Corinthians 13:1 This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or …

into.

Luke 9:18 And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were …

Luke 6:12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain …

Psalm 109:4 For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself to prayer.

Mark 1:35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, …

Mark 6:46 And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.

Hebrews 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh…

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