2 Peter 1:18

“And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And this voice which came from heauen wee heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and we ourselves heard this utterance made from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and this voice we `ourselves' heard borne out of heaven, when we were with him in the holy mount.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And this voice came from heaven even to our ears, when we were with him on the holy mountain.
- Basic English Bible

and this voice *we* heard uttered from heaven, being with him on the holy mountain.
- Darby Bible

And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him on the holy mount.
- Webster's Bible

And we ourselves heard these words come from Heaven, when we were with Him on the holy mountain.
- Weymouth Bible

We heard this voice come out of heaven when we were with him on the holy mountain.
- World English Bible

And we herden this vois brouyt from heuene, whanne we weren with hym in the hooli hil.
- Wycliffe Bible

and this voice we -- we did hear, out of heaven borne, being with him in the holy mount.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Peter 1:18

1:18 And we - Peter, James, and John. St. John was still alive. Being with him in the holy mount - Made so by that glorious manifestation, as mount Horeb was of old, #Exod 3:4|,5.

People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 1:18

2Pe 1:18 And this voice . . . we heard. Peter and James and John, his companions on "the holy mount" (Mt 17:1-6). James was now dead (Ac 12:2), but John was still alive.

Discussion for 2 Peter 1

  • BSP
    If we cultivate and practice the things mentioned in verses 5 through 8 this will prevent us from becoming unfruitful or inactive.
  • Michael C.
    1-11 This is the pure Holy Glad Tidings, and all our instruction from God to be rightly saved, and how to endure to the end and be saved! Just as a clear eye fills the body with light; it is by the Spirit of Truth animating our life in this world, that the work of God is perfected in us. "...For these things in you being possessed and abounding, constitute neither idle nor unfruitful..." (Gk 1550)
  • Lilian
    Jesus himself is the word of God. He who drinks the living water shall never be thirsty. This is the promise of our Lord Jesus Christ. Thanks to Jesus for shedding his blood to us so that all may have life in abundance. God's words are more important to meditate than prayers. God's words are more powerful than the edge of the sword.
  • Virgil Larson for verse 19
    Which is it? We have also a more sure word of prophecy or So we have the prophetic word made more sure, I cannot tell since I am not a greek scholar, But I do know which one makes more sense to me, and I do appreciate that the American Standard version indicates that the words so and made are supplied suggesting to me that even the translators are not that sure. I feel it is very significant that Peter s experience at the transfiguration did not sustain him during the events of the crucifixion. . Because of his faulty understanding of prophecy Peter denied Jesus. Nicodemus on the other hand remembered the words of Jesus, the son of man must be lifted up and boldly came forward. The words of Jesus to his disciples I am telling you before it comes to pass so that when it does occur, you may believe that I am He, came true for Nicodemus. But even though the disciples on the road to Emmaus had heard that Jesus was raised from the dead, they were still deeply depressed because of a faulty understand of prophecy. So Jesus hid his identity until after he gave them a through bible study on prophecy. Luke 24:13-25. Previously Jesus taught that an understanding of prophecy will protect believers from the overwhelming deception of false teachers and false Christs who will work great sings and wonders. Our safety is in the word of God, not miracles. Matthew 24 Mark 13, Revelation 13.
  • Pst. Evergreat for verse 19
    Let's understand the word SURE it means certain, reliable, confirmed. Base on this fact there is no word of the scripture that is not reliable, certain and without confirmation, as written in Jer. 1vs12: "...For I will hasten my word to perform it". If there is no assurance of the word then it's not of God, for every word of God is a prophecy that is reliable.
  • Isaiah Ayoola for verse 5
    "Giving all diligence" means to be painstaking, this is to say that you must be ready to give all it takes to add virtue moral excellence to your faith in God and our Lord Jesus Christ. Moral excellence make us a genuine born again Christian. Faith that doesn't correspond with Godly moral excellence living is fake. "Not all that call me Lord Lord will be saved" Jesus said. May we not miss heaven in Jesus name. Amen

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