2 Peter 1:18
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.

Christian Standard Bible
We ourselves heard this voice when it came from heaven while we were with him on the holy mountain.

Contemporary English Version
We were there with Jesus on the holy mountain and heard this voice speak from heaven.

Good News Translation
We ourselves heard this voice coming from heaven, when we were with him on the holy mountain.

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
"Do not come any closer," God said. "Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground."

Joshua 5:15
The commander of the LORD's army replied, "Take off your sandals, 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 in this place; and I knew it not…

Exodus 3:1,5
Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb…

Joshua 5:15
And the captain of the LORD'S host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.







Lexicon
And
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

we ourselves
ἡμεῖς (hēmeis)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

heard
ἠκούσαμεν (ēkousamen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

this
ταύτην (tautēn)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

voice
φωνὴν (phōnēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5456: Probably akin to phaino through the idea of disclosure; a tone; by implication, an address, saying or language.

from
ἐξ (ex)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

heaven
οὐρανοῦ (ouranou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3772: Perhaps from the same as oros; the sky; by extension, heaven; by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel.

[when] we were
ὄντες (ontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

with
σὺν (syn)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4862: With. A primary preposition denoting union; with or together.

Him
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

on
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

holy
ἁγίῳ (hagiō)
Adjective - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 40: Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. From hagos; sacred.

mountain.
ὄρει (orei)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3735: A mountain, hill. Probably from an obsolete oro; a mountain: -hill, mount(-ain).
(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). 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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