Matthew 17:2

“And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And was transfigured before them, and his face did shine as the Sunne, and his raiment was white as the light.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and he was transfigured before them; and his face did shine as the sun, and his garments became white as the light.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he was changed in form before them; and his face was shining like the sun, and his clothing became white as light.
- Basic English Bible

And he was transfigured before them. And his face shone as the sun, and his garments became white as the light;
- Darby Bible

And he was transfigured before them: and his face shone as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
- Webster's Bible

There in their presence His form underwent a change; His face shone like the sun, and His raiment became as white as the light.
- Weymouth Bible

He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his garments became as white as the light.
- World English Bible

and was turned in to an othir licnesse bifor hem. And his face schone as the sunne; and hise clothis weren maad white as snowe.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he was transfigured before them, and his face shone as the sun, and his garments did become white as the light,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 17:2


17:2 And was transfigured - Or transformed. The indwelling Deity darted out its rays through the veil of the flesh; and that with such transcendent splendour, that he no longer bore the form of a servant. His face shone with Divine majesty, like the sun in its strength; and all his body was so irradiated by it, that his clothes could not conceal its glory, but became white and glittering as the very light, with which he covered himself as with a garment.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 17:2


Mt 17:2 He was transfigured before them. That is, transformed, changed in form. The great object was to reveal to the disciples his Divine glory before they beheld his humiliation upon the cross, in order to sustain their faith in the hour of trial. His face did shine as the sun. Thus John describes the glorified Savior when he beheld him on Patmos: "His face as the sun when he shineth in his strength" (Re 1:16). His raiment was white as the light. Mark says, "white as snow" (Mr 9:3). The comparison may have been suggested by the snow of Hermon. It was a vision of supernatural splendor.

Discussion for Matthew 17

  • Lilian
    And the voice of our Abba Father "Behold this is my Beloved Son whom i will please Hear Ye him. Thank you Father for giving Jesus to us so that we all must have life in abundance. Thank you Jesus for the blood i will praise thee and worship you alone for you are worthy amen hallelujah
  • Irene123
    They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds ..............; Matt. 17:20. Attributed to
  • Lilian
    Faith comes from hearing the words of God and Faith is a gift from God. It is more important to meditate God's word day and night all the desires of thine heart will be added There's always a Healing in God's words it cleanses our body mind heart and soul for God's words are pure. Thanks to Jesus amen
  • Jacoba
    To increase your faith in God, study your Bible. Know who is talking, who they are talking to and in what period of time they were talking in. Change requires a mental change. God has provided the in His written word the things we need to do and think about. Galatians 5: 22 through 26. Strive for the faith once delivered. Jude 3.
  • Harold Perry
    My faith is so small please Lord help my faith. Keep me also from given in to my flesh that the mountains that keep me from You may be moved and cast into the ocean.
  • Bookreadingismything
    Yes Lord! One of my favorite verses, of which I was thinking about just the other day. God is SO GOOD : !

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