Matthew 17:4

“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)

Other Translations

Then answered Peter, and saide vnto Iesus, Lord, it is good for vs to be here: If thou wilt, let vs make here three tabernacles: one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, I will make three tabernacles here, one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Peter answered, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, I will make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Peter made answer and said to Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if you will let me, I will make here three tents, one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.
- Basic English Bible

And Peter answering said to Jesus, Lord, it is good we should be here. If thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles: for thee one, and for Moses one, and one for Elias.
- Darby Bible

Then answered Peter, and said to 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 Elijah.
- Webster's Bible

Then Peter said to Jesus, "Master, we are thankful to you that we are here. If you approve, I will put up three tents here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
- Weymouth Bible

Peter answered, and said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you want, let's make three tents here: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
- World English Bible

And Petre answeride, and seide to Jhesu, Lord, it is good vs to be here. If thou wolt, make we here thre tabernaclis; to thee oon, to Moises oon, and oon to Elye. Yit the while he spak, lo!
- Wycliffe Bible

And Peter answering said to Jesus, `Sir, it is good to us to be here; if thou wilt, we may make here three booths -- for thee one, and for Moses one, and one for Elijah.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 17:4


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.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 17:4


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.

Discussion for Matthew 17:4

  • Nkosinathi Ngulube for verse 4
    The Bible does not tell us if Our Lord had mentioned to the 3 disciples with whom they were to have a divine appointment, but negating that observation, l strongly believe that God revealed to Peter whom these men were.For he spoke in the same manner of tone as when 'twas revealed to him of God who Jesus was and or is

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