9:1 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be
some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of
death, till they have seen the a kingdom of God come with
(a) When he will begin his kingdom through the preaching of
the gospel: that is to say, after the resurrection.
9:21 And after six days Jesus taketh [with him] Peter, and
James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain
apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them.
(1) The heavenly glory of Christ, which would within a short
time be abased upon the cross, is confirmed by visible
signs, by the presence and talk of Elias and Moses, and by
the voice of the Father himself; all this occurred before
three of his disciples, who are witnesses against whom
there is no objection.
9:3 And his raiment b became shining, exceeding white as snow;
so as no fuller on earth can white them.
(b) Did sparkle as it were.
9:6 For he wist not what to say; for they were sore c afraid.
(c) They were beside themselves with fear.
9:92 And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them
that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till
the Son of man were risen from the dead.
(2) The Lord has appointed certain times for the publishing of
9:10 And they d kept that saying with themselves, e
questioning one with another what the rising from the dead
(d) Though just barely as it were.
(e) They did not question together concerning the general
resurrection, which will be in the latter day, but they
did not understand what he meant when he spoke of his
own special resurrection.
9:113 And they asked him, saying, Why say the scribes that
Elias must first come?
(3) The foolish opinion of the rabbis concerning Elias' coming
is refuted here, which was that either Elias should rise
again from the dead, or that his soul would enter into some
9:144 And when he came to [his] disciples, he saw a great
multitude about them, and the scribes questioning with
(4) Christ shows by a miracle, even to the unworthy, that he
has come to restrain the wrath of Satan.
9:18 And wheresoever he taketh him, he f teareth him: and he
foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and
I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and
they could not.
(f) Vexes him inwardly, as the colic does.
9:20 And they brought him unto him: and when he g saw him,
straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground,
and wallowed foaming.
(g) As soon as Jesus had looked upon the boy that was
brought to him, the demon began to rage in this way.
9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, h all things
[are] possible to him that believeth.
(h) Christ can and will do anything for those that believe
9:265 And [the spirit] cried, and rent him sore, and came out
of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He
(5) The nearer that the virtue of Christ is the far greater
9:286 And when he was come into the house, his disciples
asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?
(6) We have need of faith, and therefore of prayer and
fasting, in order to cast Satan out of that which belonged
9:30 And they departed thence, and i passed through Galilee;
and he would not that any man should know [it].
(i) He and his disciples together.
9:317 For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The
Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they
shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise
the third day.
(7) Christ forewarns us with great diligence so that we should
not be discouraged with sudden calamities; but man's
slowness to understand is great.
9:338 And he came to Capernaum: and being in the k house he
asked them, What was it that ye disputed among yourselves
by the way?
(8) Only humility exalts.
(k) Where he was accustomed to make his home.
9:37 Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name,
receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not
l me, but him that sent me.
(l) He not only receives me, but also him that sent me.
9:389 And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one
casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us:
and we forbad him, because he followeth not us.
(9) God, who normally works through ordinary means, works also
extraordinarily as often as it pleases him. But an
extraordinary means is tested by the doctrine and the
9:4210 And whosoever shall offend one of [these] little ones
that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone
were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.
(10) God is such a severe avenger of offences that it is better
to suffer anything else than to be an occasion of offence
9:44 Where their m worm dieth not, and the fire is not
(m) Their worm who will be cast into that flame.
9:4911 For every one shall be n salted with fire, and every
sacrifice shall be salted with salt.
(11) We must be seasoned and sprinkled by God, so that we may
be both acceptable sacrifices unto him, and also so that
in our being knit together we may season one another.
(n) That is, will be consecrated to God, being seasoned
with the incorruptible word.