Luke 9:29
New International Version
As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning.

New Living Translation
And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was transformed, and his clothes became dazzling white.

English Standard Version
And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became dazzling white.

Berean Study Bible
And as He was praying, the appearance of His face changed, and His clothes became radiantly white.

Berean Literal Bible
And it came to pass in His praying, the appearance of His face was altered, and His clothing became dazzling white.

New American Standard Bible
And while He was praying, the appearance of His face became different, and His clothing became white and gleaming.

King James Bible
And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.

Christian Standard Bible
As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white.

Contemporary English Version
While he was praying, his face changed, and his clothes became shining white.

Good News Translation
While he was praying, his face changed its appearance, and his clothes became dazzling white.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As He was praying, the appearance of His face changed, and His clothes became dazzling white.

International Standard Version
While he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes turned dazzling white.

NET Bible
As he was praying, the appearance of his face was transformed, and his clothes became very bright, a brilliant white.

New Heart English Bible
As he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became white and dazzling.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And as he prayed, the appearance of his face was transfigured and his garments became white and they were shining.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
While Jesus was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white.

New American Standard 1977
And while He was praying, the appearance of His face became different, and His clothing became white and gleaming.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.

King James 2000 Bible
And as he prayed, the appearance of his countenance was altered, and his clothing was white and glistening.

American King James Version
And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.

American Standard Version
And as he was praying, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment became white and dazzling.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And whilst he prayed, the shape of his countenance was altered, and his raiment became white and glittering.

Darby Bible Translation
And as he prayed the fashion of his countenance became different and his raiment white [and] effulgent.

English Revised Version
And as he was praying, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment became white and dazzling.

Webster's Bible Translation
And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistening.

Weymouth New Testament
And while He was praying the appearance of His face underwent a change, and His clothing became white and radiant.

World English Bible
As he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became white and dazzling.

Young's Literal Translation
and it came to pass, in his praying, the appearance of his face became altered, and his garment white -- sparkling.
Study Bible
The Transfiguration
28About eight days after Jesus had said these things, He took Peter, John, and James, and went up on a mountain to pray. 29And as He was praying, the appearance of His face changed, and His clothes became radiantly white. 30Suddenly two men, Moses and Elijah, began talking with Jesus.…
Cross References
Mark 9:3
His clothes became radiantly white, brighter than any launderer on earth could bleach them.

Mark 16:12
After this, Jesus appeared in a different form to two of them as they walked along in the country.

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
Yet He frequently withdrew to the wilderness to pray.

Luke 6:12
In those days, Jesus went out to the mountain to pray, and He spent the night in prayer to God.

Luke 9:18
One day as Jesus was praying in private and the disciples were with Him, He questioned them: "Who do the people say I am?"

Luke 9:30
Suddenly two men, Moses and Elijah, began talking with Jesus.

Treasury of Scripture

And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.

Exodus 34:29-35
And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses' hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him…

Isaiah 33:17
Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off.

Isaiah 53:2
For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.







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

as
ἐγένετο (egeneto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

He
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 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.

was praying,
προσεύχεσθαι (proseuchesthai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Middle or Passive
Strong's Greek 4336: To pray, pray for, offer prayer. From pros and euchomai; to pray to God, i.e. Supplicate, worship.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative 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.

appearance
εἶδος (eidos)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1491: Visible form, shape, appearance, outward show, kind, species, class. From eido; a view, i.e. Form.

of
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive 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.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 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.

face
προσώπου (prosōpou)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4383: From pros and ops; the front, i.e. The countenance, aspect, appearance, surface; by implication, presence, person.

changed,
ἕτερον (heteron)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2087: (a) of two: another, a second, (b) other, different, (c) one's neighbor. Of uncertain affinity; other or different.

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

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 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.

clothes
ἱματισμὸς (himatismos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2441: A collective word: raiment, clothing. From himatizo; clothing.

became radiantly
ἐξαστράπτων (exastraptōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1823: To flash forth like lightning, gleam, be radiant. From ek and astrapto; to lighten forth, i.e. to be radiant.

white.
λευκὸς (leukos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3022: White, bright, brilliant. From luke; white.
(29) And as he prayed.--We again note, as characteristic of St. Luke, the stress laid upon our Lord's prayers here, as before in Luke 3:21; Luke 5:16; Luke 6:12.

The fashion of his countenance was altered.--It is, perhaps, noticeable that the Evangelist who had the most classical culture avoids the use of the classical word "transfigured" or "metamorphosed," employed by the others. For him that word might have seemed too suggestive of the "metamorphoses" which the great work of Ovid had connected with the legends of Greek mythology.

Verse 29. - And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, etc. The marvellous change evidently passed over Jesus while he was in prayer, probably because of his intense prayer. Real, close communion with God ever imparts to the countenance of the one who has thus entered into communion with the High and Holy One, a new and strange beauty. Very many have noticed at times this peculiar and lovely change pass over the faces of God's true saints as they prayed - faces perhaps old and withered, grey with years and wrinkled with care. A yet higher degree of transfiguration through communion with God is recorded in the case of Moses, whose face, after he had been with his God-Friend on the mount, shone with so bright a glory that mortal eye could not bear to gaze on it until the radiance began to fade away. A similar change is recorded to have taken place in the case of Stephen when he pleaded his Divine Master's cause in the Sanhedrin hall at Jerusalem with such rapt eloquence that to the by-standers his face then, we read, "was as the face of an angel." Stephen told his audience later on, in the course of that earnest and impassioned pleading, that to him the very heavens were opened, and that his eyes were positively gazing on the beatific vision. Yet a step higher still was this transfiguration of our Lord. St. Luke tells us simply that, "as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered." St. Matthew tells us how it was altered when he writes that "his countenance shone as the sun." And his raiment was white and glistering; literally, lightening forth, as if from some inward source of glorious light. The earthly robes were so beautified by contact with this Divine light that human language is exhausted by the evangelists to find terms and metaphors to picture them. St. Matthew compares these garments of the Blessed One to light; St. Mark, to the snow; St. Luke, to the flashing lightning. 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.
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