New Living Translation
The disciples were terrified and fell face down on the ground.
King James Bible
And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.
Darby Bible Translation
And the disciples hearing it fell upon their faces, and were greatly terrified.
World English Bible
When the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces, and were very afraid.
Young's Literal Translation
And the disciples having heard, did fall upon their face, and were exceedingly afraid,
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LibraryOn the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xvii. 19, "Why could not we Cast it Out"? Etc. , and on Prayer.
1. Our Lord Jesus Christ reproved unbelief even in His own disciples, as we heard just now when the Gospel was being read. For when they had said, "Why could not we cast him out?" He answered, "Because of your unbelief."  If the Apostles were unbelievers, who is a believer? What must the lambs do, if the rams totter? Yet the mercy of the Lord did not disdain them in their unbelief; but reproved, nourished, perfected, crowned them. For they themselves, as mindful of their own weakness, said …
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On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xvii. 21, "How Oft Shall My Brother Sin against Me," Etc.
A Desperate Case --How to Meet It
As the flames from the altar shot up toward the sky, the angel of the LORD ascended in the fire. When Manoah and his wife saw this, they fell with their faces to the ground.
But even as he spoke, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy. Listen to him."
Then Jesus came over and touched them. "Get up," he said. "Don't be afraid."
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