“Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.”
King James Version (KJV)
17:4 Let us make three tents - The words of rapturous surprise. He says three, not six: because the apostles desired to be with their Master.
Mt 17:4 Answered Peter. The words were spoken as they departed (Lu 9:33). Lord, it is good for us to be here. It is too brief, too transient a glimpse and foretaste of the heavenly glory. He would fain detain these august visitors. Let us make here three tabernacles. Three booths of boughs, like those of the Feast of the Tabernacles. It seemed to him that the hour for the long-looked-for reign had come.