Mark 9:6
New International Version
(He did not know what to say, they were so frightened.)

New Living Translation
He said this because he didn’t really know what else to say, for they were all terrified.

English Standard Version
For he did not know what to say, for they were terrified.

Berean Study Bible
For they were all so terrified that Peter did not know what else to say.

Berean Literal Bible
For he did not know what he should say; for they were terrified.

King James Bible
For he wist not what to say; for they were sore afraid.

New King James Version
because he did not know what to say, for they were greatly afraid.

New American Standard Bible
For he did not know how to reply; for they became terrified.

NASB 1995
For he did not know what to answer; for they became terrified.

NASB 1977
For he did not know what to answer; for they became terrified.

Amplified Bible
For he did not [really] know what to say because they were terrified [and stunned by the miraculous sight].

Christian Standard Bible
because he did not know what to say, since they were terrified.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
because he did not know what he should say, since they were terrified.

American Standard Version
For he knew not what to answer; for they became sore afraid.

Contemporary English Version
But Peter and the others were terribly frightened, and he did not know what he was talking about.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he knew not what he said: for they were struck with fear.

English Revised Version
For he wist not what to answer; for they became sore afraid.

Good News Translation
He and the others were so frightened that he did not know what to say.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
(Peter didn't know how to respond. He and the others were terrified.)

International Standard Version
(Peter didn't know how to respond, because they were terrified.)

Literal Standard Version
for he was not knowing what he might say, for they were greatly afraid.

NET Bible
(For they were afraid, and he did not know what to say.)

New Heart English Bible
For he did not know what to answer, for they became very afraid.

Weymouth New Testament
For he knew not what to say: they were filled with such awe.

World English Bible
For he didn't know what to say, for they were very afraid.

Young's Literal Translation
for he was not knowing what he might say, for they were greatly afraid.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
The Transfiguration
5Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” 6For they were all so terrified that Peter did not know what else to say. 7Then a cloud appeared and enveloped them, and a voice came from the cloud: “This is My beloved Son. Listen to Him!”…

Cross References
Mark 9:5
Peter said to Jesus, "Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters--one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."

Mark 9:7
Then a cloud appeared and enveloped them, and a voice came from the cloud: "This is My beloved Son. Listen to Him!"

Luke 9:33
As Moses and Elijah were leaving, Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters--one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." (He did not know what he was saying.)


Treasury of Scripture

For he knew not what to say; for they were sore afraid.

Mark 16:5-8
And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted…

Daniel 10:15-19
And when he had spoken such words unto me, I set my face toward the ground, and I became dumb…

Revelation 1:17
And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:









Verse 6. - They became sore afraid. There is a slight change of reading here. Instead of ῆσαν γὰρ ἔκφοβοι the best authorities give ἔκφοβοι γὰρ ἐγένοντο. A sense of great awe and terror overpowered the bliss and brightness of the scene. All the revelations of the other world strike terror, even though abated as this manifestation was by the presence of their dear Lord and Savior.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

they were all
ἐγένοντο (egenonto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

so terrified
ἔκφοβοι (ekphoboi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1630: Greatly terrified, horrified. From ek and phobos; frightened out of one's wits: sore afraid, exceedingly fear.

that
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

[Peter] did not know
ᾔδει (ēdei)
Verb - Pluperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

what else
τί (ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

to say.
ἀποκριθῇ (apokrithē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 611: From apo and krino; to conclude for oneself, i.e. to respond; by Hebraism to begin to speak.


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