Matthew 17:13
New International Version
Then the disciples understood that he was talking to them about John the Baptist.

New Living Translation
Then the disciples realized he was talking about John the Baptist.

English Standard Version
Then the disciples understood that he was speaking to them of John the Baptist.

Berean Study Bible
Then the disciples understood that He was speaking to them about John the Baptist.

Berean Literal Bible
Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them concerning John the Baptist.

King James Bible
Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.

New King James Version
Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them of John the Baptist.

New American Standard Bible
Then the disciples understood that He had spoken to them about John the Baptist.

NASB 1995
Then the disciples understood that He had spoken to them about John the Baptist.

NASB 1977
Then the disciples understood that He had spoken to them about John the Baptist.

Amplified Bible
Then the disciples understood that He had spoken to them about John the Baptist.

Christian Standard Bible
Then the disciples understood that he had spoken to them about John the Baptist.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them about John the Baptist.

American Standard Version
Then understood the disciples that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them about Yohannan The Baptizer.

Contemporary English Version
Then the disciples understood Jesus was talking to them about John the Baptist.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then the disciples understood, that he had spoken to them of John the Baptist.

English Revised Version
Then understood the disciples that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.

Good News Translation
Then the disciples understood that he was talking to them about John the Baptist.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the disciples understood that he was talking about John the Baptizer.

International Standard Version
Then the disciples understood that he had been speaking to them about John the Baptist.

Literal Standard Version
Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them concerning John the Immerser.

NET Bible
Then the disciples understood that he was speaking to them about John the Baptist.

New Heart English Bible
Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them of John the Baptist.

Weymouth New Testament
Then it dawned upon the disciples that it was John the Baptist about whom He had spoken to them.

World English Bible
Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them of John the Baptizer.

Young's Literal Translation
Then understood the disciples that concerning John the Baptist he spake to them.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Transfiguration
12But I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but have done to him whatever they wished. In the same way, the Son of Man will suffer at their hands.” 13Then the disciples understood that He was speaking to them about John the Baptist. 14When they came to the crowd, a man came up to Jesus and knelt before Him.…

Cross References
Matthew 3:1
In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea

Matthew 17:12
But I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but have done to him whatever they wished. In the same way, the Son of Man will suffer at their hands."

Matthew 17:14
When they came to the crowd, a man came up to Jesus and knelt before Him.


Treasury of Scripture

Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them of John the Baptist.

the disciples.

Matthew 11:14
And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.









(13) Then the disciples understood.--The words are suggestive both as indicating the conclusion in which they ultimately rested, and the frankness with which they owned how slowly they had passed from the literalism of the scribes to a true apprehension of the spiritual meaning of the prophecy in question.

Verse 13. - Then the disciples understood. Though Jesus had said publicly concerning John, "This is he of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face," and, "This is Elias which was for to come" (Matthew 11:10, 14); and though the angel Gabriel, in announcing his birth, had avowed that he should "go before the Christ in the spirit and power of Elias" (Luke 1:17), the apostles hitherto had not taken to heart the truth thus conveyed. Indeed, it was something quite new that they should thus at once apprehend Christ's meaning, so slow were they of faith, so unintelligent in appreciating the full signification of their Master's instructions.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Then
τότε (tote)
Adverb
Strong's 5119: Then, at that time. From ho and hote; the when, i.e. At the time that.

the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

disciples
μαθηταὶ (mathētai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

understood
συνῆκαν (synēkan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 4920: To consider, understand, perceive. From sun and hiemi; to put together, i.e. to comprehend; by implication, to act piously.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

He was speaking
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

to them
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 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.

about
περὶ (peri)
Preposition
Strong's 4012: From the base of peran; properly, through, i.e. Around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time.

John
Ἰωάννου (Iōannou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2491: Of Hebrew origin; Joannes, the name of four Israelites.

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Baptist.
Βαπτιστοῦ (Baptistou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 910: From baptizo; a baptizer, as an epithet of Christ's forerunner.


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