i. Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. -------------------- Hide Footnotes. Luke-Acts A bright cloud overshadowed them: This is the cloud of God’s glory, called the shekinah in the Old Testament. Matthew 17 – Jesus Transfigured, Triumphant, and Taxed A. Jesus is transfigured. 1. -------------------- Night. But then Jesus explained that He is not liable to pay this tax, because the Father doesn’t require it of His own Son. range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed iii. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs. Poetical Books The New Testament a. Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, let us make here three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah: Mark 9:6 and Luke 9:33 point out that Peter didn’t know what he was saying when he said this. And when they had come to the multitude, a man came to Him, kneeling down to Him and saying, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water. Poetical Books A suggestion of this is in the precise terminology used. It would be sad to exchange the grace and truth that came by Jesus for the law that came by Moses; but there are those sad ones who see Moses and his law only. D. Look forward to the death and resurrection of Jesus. It was important to interrupt Peter, so that all would know that Jesus is unique and the beloved Son – He deserves our special attention, so Hear Him! Pauline Epistles b. Jesus rebuked the demon and it came out of him: Jesus delivered the demon-possessed boy instantly. d. Hear Him! “They were in the immediate presence of God, and listening to their Father’s voice: well might they lie and prostrate and tremble. Although saints are seen of men, their fellowship is with Jesus.” (Spurgeon). His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light, Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, let us make here three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah. Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year. i. General Epistles 2. Minor Prophets The New Testament The Gospels Thank you for registering. 1. Others have suggested that He did it because these three needed closer supervision than the others. i. v. “Though the apostles saw ‘Jesus only,’ they saw quite sufficient, for Jesus is enough for time and eternity, enough to live by and enough to die by…O look to him, and though it be Jesus only, though Moses should condemn you, and Elias should alarm you, yet ‘Jesus only’ shall be enough to comfort and enough to save you.” (Spurgeon), vi. a. As students study Matthew 17:24–27, invite them to look for a truth that can help us understand how our examples influence others. Prophets “Which words establish Christ as the only Doctor and Teacher of his church, the only one to whom Christians are to hearken: nor doth this destroy the ministers of the word, who are no more than the interpreters of what he hath said, and no more to be regarded than as by then we hear Christ speaking more plainly and frequently unto us.” (Poole), ii. As students study Matthew 17:24–27, invite them to look for a truth that can help us understand how our examples influence others. 3. Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first? (Mat 17:1-2) The transformation of Jesus before His disciples. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. Poetical Books Johannine Writings Study the bible online using commentary on Matthew 17 and more! Hear Him!”. Pauline Epistles ii. Jesus Transfigured, Triumphant, and Taxed. You will say to this mountain, “Move from here to there”: “Jesus here in effect calls faith an ‘uprooter of mountains,’ a phrase current in the Jewish schools for a Rabbi distinguished by legal lore or personal experience.” (Bruce). Luke-Acts -------------------- Their failure taught them. The Gospels But when the disciples heard the voice from heaven, they fell on their faces and were greatly afraid. The Father, from heaven, rebuked Peter’s attempt to put Jesus on an equal footing with Moses and Elijah – and while he was still speaking. WORD AND PHRASE STUDY. (Mat 17:22-23) Jesus reminds His disciples about His future sufferings. i. Yet here they could not cure him. (Mat 17:14-16) A demon too tough for the disciples to handle. Yet Jesus also recognized the importance of avoiding needless controversy, and so was willing to pay the tax so as to not offend those who questioned. It might have been that after the events of the transfiguration, all three remained. At first, this might have seemed to be the best – why not all three? Now while they were staying in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men, and they will kill Him, and the third day He will be raised up.” And they were exceedingly sorrowful. b. i. Historical Books Luke used the inclusive method of reckoning time, counting the portion of a day at either end of the period, whereas Mark and Matthew counted only the complete days. It’s not everyday – or any day – that someone catches a fish and takes a coin out of its mouth. Salem Media Group. a. “The occasion was most august, yet no better words are needed by the Lord himself concerning his own Son than those recorded in former ages in the pages of Holy Writ…So that this voice of the Lord utters three Bible words, and surely if the Lord speaks in the language of Scripture, how much more should his servants? This helps explain the purpose of the Transfiguration: to reassure the disciples that Jesus was the Messiah, even if He would indeed be crucified as He had so surprisingly revealed. There was no point in blaming the boy or his father or the demon, though the demon was strong and had been there long. To help students understand the context of this passage, explain that under the law of Moses all Israelite males over the age of 20 were required to pay an annual temple tax, called tribute (see Exodus 30:13–16 ). a. d. If you have faith as a mustard seed: The faith that we must have has more to do with what kind of faith it is than with how much faith there is.