2 Peter 1:18
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English Standard Version
we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain.

King James Bible
And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.

American Standard Version
and this voice we ourselves heard borne out of heaven, when we were with him in the holy mount.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And this voice we heard brought from heaven, when we were with him in the holy mount.

English Revised Version
and this voice we ourselves heard come out of heaven, when we were with him in the holy mount.

Webster's Bible Translation
And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him on the holy mount.

Weymouth New Testament
And we ourselves heard these words come from Heaven, when we were with Him on the holy mountain.

2 Peter 1:18 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Voice (φωνὴν)

Note the same word in the account of Pentecost (Acts 2:6), where the A. V. obscures the meaning by rendering, when this was noised abroad; whereas it should be when this voice was heard.

Which came (ἐνεχθεῖσαν)

Lit., having been borne. See on 2 Peter 1:17. Rev., This voice we ourselves (ἡμεῖς, we, emphatic) heard come (better, borne) out of heaven.

Holy mount

It is scarcely necessary to notice Davidson's remark that this expression points to a time when superstitious reverence for places had sprung up in Palestine. "Of all places to which special sanctity would be ascribed by Christ's followers, surely that would be the first to be so marked where the most solemn testimony was given to the divinity of Jesus. To the Jewish Christian this would rank with Sinai, and no name would be more fitly applied to it than that which had so constantly been given to a place on which God first revealed himself in his glory. The 'holy mount of God' (Ezekiel 28:14 :) would now receive another application, and he would see little of the true continuity of God's revelation who did not connect readily the old and the new covenants, and give to the place where the glory of Christ was most eminently shown forth the same name which was applied so oft to Sinai" (Lumby).

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

this.

Matthew 17:6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.

the holy.

Genesis 28:16,17 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not...

Exodus 3:1,5 Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert...

Joshua 5:15 And the captain of the LORD's host said to Joshua, Loose your shoe from off your foot; for the place where on you stand is holy...

Isaiah 11:9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD...

Isaiah 56:7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer...

Zechariah 8:3 Thus said the LORD; I am returned to Zion, and will dwell in the middle of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth...

Matthew 17:6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.

Cross References
Exodus 3:5
Then he said, "Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground."

Joshua 5:15
And the commander of the LORD's army said to Joshua, "Take off your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy." And Joshua did so.

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