New American Standard Bible
When the disciples heard this, they fell face down to the ground and were terrified.
King James Bible
And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.
Darby Bible Translation
And the disciples hearing it fell upon their faces, and were greatly terrified.
World English Bible
When the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces, and were very afraid.
Young's Literal Translation
And the disciples having heard, did fall upon their face, and were exceedingly afraid,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
They fell on their face - They entered into the cloud, or the cloud enveloped them, Luke 9:34. "They were therefore afraid." They were awed at the presence of God, and prostrated themselves in solemn adoration on the ground, and their fears were removed only by the voice of their beloved Master. No man can see God and live; and it is only the glory of God, as it shines in the face of Christ (see 2 Corinthians 4:6), that mortals can bear.
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For it came about when the flame went up from the altar toward heaven, that the angel of the LORD ascended in the flame of the altar. When Manoah and his wife saw this, they fell on their faces to the ground.
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And Jesus came to them and touched them and said, "Get up, and do not be afraid."
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