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 17:2

  • Michael McCullough for verse 2
    the bible say grater is he that is in you than he that is in the world. from glory to glory .he is the light we are in the light so we are the children of light.

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