New American Standard Bible
Six days later Jesus took with Him Peter and James and John his brother, and led them up on a high mountain by themselves.
King James Bible
And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
Darby Bible Translation
And after six days Jesus takes with him Peter, and James, and John his brother, and brings them up into a high mountain apart.
World English Bible
After six days, Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John his brother, and brought them up into a high mountain by themselves.
Young's Literal Translation
And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, and James, and John his brother, and doth bring them up to a high mount by themselves,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And after six days - That is, six days from the conversation recorded in the last chapter.
Luke Luk 9:28 says, about an eight days after. Matthew mentions the six days that intervened between the day of the conversation and the transfiguration. Luke includes both those days, and thus reckons eight. Besides, Luke does not pretend to fix the precise time. He says, "about an eight days after."
Taketh Peter, and James, and John - These three disciples were with him, also, in the garden of Gethsemane, Mark 14:33. He designed to prepare them in an eminent degree for the work of the gospel ministry by the previous manifestations of his glory, and of his patience in suffering.
Into a high mountain apart - That is, apart from the other disciples. It is commonly supposed that this was Mount Tabor, a high mountain in Galilee. The name of the mountain is not, however, mentioned in the New Testament. Luke adds Luke 9:28 that he went up there to pray. Our Saviour prayed much. When he did it he chose to be alone. For this purpose he often ascended mountains or went into the deserts. There is something in the solitude and deep and awful stillness of a lofty mountain favorable to devotion.
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'Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? 20. And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief.'--MATT. xvii. 19, 20. 'And when He had called unto Him His twelve disciples, He gave them power against unclean spirits to cast them out.' That same power was bestowed, too, on the wider circle of the seventy who returned again with joy, saying, 'Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through Thy name.' The ground of it was laid in the solemn words with which …
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On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xvii. 1, "After Six Days Jesus Taketh with Him Peter, and James, and John his Brother," Etc.
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On the Morrow of the Transfiguration
And He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light.
And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and distressed.
And He allowed no one to accompany Him, except Peter and James and John the brother of James.
Six days later, Jesus took with Him Peter and James and John, and brought them up on a high mountain by themselves. And He was transfigured before them;
As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew were questioning Him privately,
Some eight days after these sayings, He took along Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray.
2 Peter 1:16
For we did not follow cleverly devised tales when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty.
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