New Living Translation
He said this because he didn't really know what else to say, for they were all terrified.
King James Bible
For he wist not what to say; for they were sore afraid.
Darby Bible Translation
For he knew not what he should say, for they were filled with fear.
World English Bible
For he didn't know what to say, for they were very afraid.
Young's Literal Translation
for he was not knowing what he might say, for they were greatly afraid.
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Library'Salt in Yourselves'
'Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.'--Mark ix. 50. In the context 'salt' is employed to express the preserving, purifying, divine energy which is otherwise spoken of as 'fire.' The two emblems produce the same result. They both salt--that is, they cleanse and keep. And if in the one we recognise the quick energy of the Divine Spirit as the central idea, no less are we to see the same typified under a slightly different aspect in the other. The fire transforms into its own substance …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
'This is My Beloved Son: Hear Him'
Peter exclaimed, "Rabbi, it's wonderful for us to be here! Let's make three shelters as memorials--one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
Then a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my dearly loved Son. Listen to him."
As Moses and Elijah were starting to leave, Peter, not even knowing what he was saying, blurted out, "Master, it's wonderful for us to be here! Let's make three shelters as memorials--one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
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