Luke 9:31
New International Version
They spoke about his departure, which he was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem.

New Living Translation
They were glorious to see. And they were speaking about his exodus from this world, which was about to be fulfilled in Jerusalem.

English Standard Version
who appeared in glory and spoke of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.

Berean Study Bible
They appeared in glory and spoke about His departure, which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.

Berean Literal Bible
Those having appeared in glory were speaking of His going out, which He was about to accomplish in Jerusalem.

New American Standard Bible
who, appearing in glory, were speaking of His departure which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.

King James Bible
Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.

Christian Standard Bible
They appeared in glory and were speaking of his departure, which he was about to accomplish in Jerusalem.

Contemporary English Version
They appeared in heavenly glory and talked about all that Jesus' death in Jerusalem would mean.

Good News Translation
who appeared in heavenly glory and talked with Jesus about the way in which he would soon fulfill God's purpose by dying in Jerusalem.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They appeared in glory and were speaking of His death, which He was about to accomplish in Jerusalem.

International Standard Version
They had a glorified appearance, and were discussing Jesus' departure that he would shortly bring about in Jerusalem.

NET Bible
They appeared in glorious splendor and spoke about his departure that he was about to carry out at Jerusalem.

New Heart English Bible
who appeared in glory, and spoke of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Who appeared in glory, but they were speaking about his exodus which was going to be fulfilled in Jerusalem.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They appeared in heavenly glory and were discussing Jesus' approaching death and what he was about to fulfill in Jerusalem.

New American Standard 1977
who, appearing in glory, were speaking of His departure which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.

Jubilee Bible 2000
who appeared in majesty and spoke of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.

King James 2000 Bible
Who appeared in glory, and spoke of his death which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.

American King James Version
Who appeared in glory, and spoke of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.

American Standard Version
who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Appearing in majesty. And they spoke of his decease that he should accomplish in Jerusalem.

Darby Bible Translation
who, appearing in glory, spoke of his departure which he was about to accomplish in Jerusalem.

English Revised Version
who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.

Webster's Bible Translation
Who appeared in glory, and spoke of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.

Weymouth New Testament
They came in glory, and kept speaking about His death, which He was so soon to undergo in Jerusalem.

World English Bible
who appeared in glory, and spoke of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.

Young's Literal Translation
who having appeared in glory, spake of his outgoing that he was about to fulfil in Jerusalem,
Study Bible
The Transfiguration
30Suddenly two men, Moses and Elijah, began talking with Jesus. 31They appeared in glory and spoke about His departure, which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. 32Meanwhile Peter and his companions were overcome by sleep, but when they awoke, they saw Jesus’ glory and the two men standing with Him.…
Cross References
Luke 9:30
Suddenly two men, Moses and Elijah, began talking with Jesus.

Hebrews 11:22
By faith Joseph, when his end was near, spoke about the exodus of the Israelites and gave instructions about his bones.

2 Peter 1:15
And I will make every effort to ensure that after my departure, you will be able to recall these things at all times.

Treasury of Scripture

Who appeared in glory, and spoke of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.

appeared.

2 Corinthians 3:18
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Philippians 3:21
Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

Colossians 3:4
When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

spake.

Luke 9:22
Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day.

Luke 13:32-34
And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected…

John 1:29
The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.







Lexicon
[They]
οἳ (hoi)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

appeared
ὀφθέντες (ophthentes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

in
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.

glory
δόξῃ (doxē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1391: From the base of dokeo; glory, in a wide application.

[and] spoke about
ἔλεγον (elegon)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

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.

departure,
ἔξοδον (exodon)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1841: (a) an exit, going out, departure from a place; the exodus, (b) death. From ek and hodos; an exit, i.e. death.

which
ἣν (hēn)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

He was about
ἤμελλεν (ēmellen)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3195: A strengthened form of melo; to intend, i.e. Be about to be, do, or suffer something.

to accomplish
πληροῦν (plēroun)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 4137: From pleres; to make replete, i.e. to cram, level up, or to furnish, satisfy, execute, finish, verify, etc.

at
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.

Jerusalem.
Ἰερουσαλήμ (Ierousalēm)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2419: Of Hebrew origin; Hierusalem, the capitol of Palestine.
(31) Spake of his decease.--St. Luke's is the only narrative that names the subject of the words that passed between our Lord and Moses and Elias. The use of the word "decease" (exodos) instead of "death" is remarkable: (1) because it had not been commonly so used by Greek authors; (2) because in its wider range of meaning it covered all the special phenomena connected with the close of the ministry of the Lawgiver and the Tishbite (comp. Deuteronomy 34:5-6; 2Kings 2:11), and not less so, the Resurrection and Ascension of our Lord, as well as the Crucifixion; (3) as meeting us in close connection with a reference to the Transfiguration in 2Peter 1:15.

Which he should accomplish.--Literally, which He was about to accomplish.

Verse 31. - Who appeared in glory. Why were these two chosen as the Lord's companions on that solemn night? Probably

(1) because they were what may be termed the two great representative men of the chosen race of Israel. The one was the human author of the Divine Law which for so many centuries had been the guide and teacher of the covenant people. The other had been the most illustrious of that great order of prophets who, during the centuries of their eventful history as a nation, had, under the commission of the Most Highest, kept alight the torch of the knowledge of the one true God. And

(2) because these men alone of the race of Israel apparently had kept their earthly bodies as the shrines of their immortal spirits. Elijah, we know, was translated alive into the other and the grander world; and as for Moses, God, his heavenly Friend, closed his eyes, and then hid his body from mortal sight, and, the mysterious words of Jude (ver. 9) would seem to tell us, from mortal corruption. And spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem. Why was this the chosen subject of the august conference between the Lord and the heavenly pair?

(1) In all reverence we may feel that one reason for the visit of these blessed spirits on that solemn night was the strengthening the sinless Sufferer himself. The vista which lay immediately before Jesus, of rejection, desertion, the death of agony, and the dreadful sufferings which preceded it, - all this had been very present before him lately. He had dwelt upon these things, we know, to his own. He had pondered over them, no doubt, often when alone. It was not only in Gethsemane that his "soul was sorrowful even unto death." As in the garden-agony "appeared to him an angel from heaven strengthening him," so here on the mount came to him these glorified spirits for the same blessed purpose of ministering. And

(2) it was to help the three disciples. Their wavering faith would surely be strengthened if the words which they heard from those heavenly visitants dwelt with reverent awe and admiration on the circumstances of their Master's self-sacrificing career of agony and suffering. It must be remembered that a few days earlier they had listened to him, when he spoke to them of these things, with shrink-iv g terror and incredulous amazement. They would now know what was thought of all this in the courts of heaven. 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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