New Living Translation
Suddenly, Moses and Elijah appeared and began talking with Jesus.
King James Bible
And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.
Darby Bible Translation
and lo, Moses and Elias appeared to them talking with him.
World English Bible
Behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them talking with him.
Young's Literal Translation
and lo, appear to them did Moses and Elijah, talking together with him.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
17:3 There appeared Moses and Elijah - Here for the full confirmation of their faith in Jesus, Moses, the giver of the law, Elijah, the most zealous of all the prophets, and God speaking from heaven, all bore witness to him.
LibraryOn the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xvii. 19, "Why could not we Cast it Out"? Etc. , and on Prayer.
1. Our Lord Jesus Christ reproved unbelief even in His own disciples, as we heard just now when the Gospel was being read. For when they had said, "Why could not we cast him out?" He answered, "Because of your unbelief."  If the Apostles were unbelievers, who is a believer? What must the lambs do, if the rams totter? Yet the mercy of the Lord did not disdain them in their unbelief; but reproved, nourished, perfected, crowned them. For they themselves, as mindful of their own weakness, said …
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xvii. 21, "How Oft Shall My Brother Sin against Me," Etc.
A Desperate Case --How to Meet It
As the men watched, Jesus' appearance was transformed so that his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as light.
Peter exclaimed, "Lord, it's wonderful for us to be here! If you want, I'll make three shelters as memorials--one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
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