New International Version
But they did not understand what he meant and were afraid to ask him about it.
King James Bible
But they understood not that saying, and were afraid to ask him.
Darby Bible Translation
But they understood not the saying, and feared to ask him.
World English Bible
But they didn't understand the saying, and were afraid to ask him.
Young's Literal Translation
but they were not understanding the saying, and they were afraid to question him.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But they understood not - This whole verse is wanting in two MSS., in the first edition of Erasmus, and in that of Aldus. Mill approves of the omission. It does not appear likely, from Matthew's account, that three of the disciples, Peter, James, and John, could be ignorant of the reasons of Christ's death and resurrection, after the transfiguration; on the contrary, from the circumstances there related, it is very probable that from that time they must have had at least a general understanding of this important subject; but the other nine might have been ignorant of this matter, who were not present at the transfiguration; probably it is of these that the evangelist speaks here. See the observations on the transfiguration, Matthew 17:9 (note), etc., and Matthew 18:1 (note).
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One star differeth from another star in glory.--I COR. 15:41. By the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest. And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all.--Be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who …
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The Lenten Fast.
But they did not understand what he was saying to them.
But they did not understand what this meant. It was hidden from them, so that they did not grasp it, and they were afraid to ask him about it.
The disciples did not understand any of this. Its meaning was hidden from them, and they did not know what he was talking about.
At first his disciples did not understand all this. Only after Jesus was glorified did they realize that these things had been written about him and that these things had been done to him.
Jesus saw that they wanted to ask him about this, so he said to them, "Are you asking one another what I meant when I said, 'In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me'?
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