The Book of Matthew, The Structure of The Book As A Whole
Matthew17:1 And after six days
Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up
into an high mountain apart,
2 And was transfigured
before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment
was white as the light.
After Six days, Jesus brings his disciples up
into an high mountain.
Mark 9:2 And after six days Jesus taketh with
him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them
up into an high mountain apart by themselves:
and he was transfigured before them.
Luke 9:28 And it came to pass about an eight
days after these sayings, he took Peter and John
and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.
29 And as he prayed, the fashion of his
countenance was altered, and his raiment was
white and glistering.
30 And, behold, there talked with him two men,
which were Moses and Elias:
31 Who appeared in glory, and spake of his
decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.
Matthew 17:9 And as they came down from the
mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the
vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen
again from the dead.
10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the
scribes that Elijah must first come?
11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elijah truly shall first come,
and restore all things.
12 But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and
they knew him not, but have
done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man
suffer of them.
It was thus connection with the first mention of
His suffering and death and would counteract any
doubts that the disclosure might give rise to.
Matthew 16:21 From that time forth began Jesus
to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go
unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the
elders and chief priests and scribes, and be
killed, and be raised again the third day.
22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him,
saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall
not be unto thee.
23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee
behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me:
for thou savourest not the things that be of
God, but those that be of men.
24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any
man will come after me, let him deny himself,
and take up his cross, and follow me.
By it the glory is connected with the sufferings
as it always is with and and see and it gives a
glimpse of His coming.
Luke 24:26 Ought not Christ to have suffered
these things, and to enter into his glory?
3 And, behold, there appeared
unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.
Transfigured = to change the form, making the
change to a new condition, while change from a
Philippians 3:21 Who shall change our vile body,
that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious
body, according to the working whereby he is
able even to subdue all things unto himself.
answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to
be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one
for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
Elias = Elijah
unto them Moses and Elijah
talking with him.
he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and
behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved
Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
6 And when
the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore
7 And Jesus came and touched them, and said,
Arise, and be not afraid.
8 And when they had lifted up
their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only.
9 And as
they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying,
Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again
from the dead.
10 And his disciples asked him, saying,
Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first
come, and restore all things.
Malachi 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the
great and dreadful day of the LORD:
12 But I say unto you, That Elias is
come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him
whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man
suffer of them.
Elijah truly shall first come, and restore all
13 Then the disciples understood that he
spake unto them of John the Baptist.
14 And when they
were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man,
kneeling down to him, and saying,
15 Lord, have mercy on
my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for oft times he
falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.
16 And I
brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.
Mark 9:28 And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him
privately, Why could not we cast him out?
17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse
generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I
suffer you? bring him hither to me.
18 And Jesus rebuked
the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured
from that very hour.
19 Then came the disciples to Jesus
apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?
Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say
unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall
say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and
shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
22 And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them,
The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men:
By the word of God
Behold, the days come,
saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in
the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst
for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
23 And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised
again. And they were exceeding sorry.
24 And when they were come to
Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and
said, Doth not your master pay tribute?
They = Satan seed the kenites
25 He saith, Yes.
And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him,
saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the
earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of
26 Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus
saith unto him, Then are the children free.
Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea,
and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and
when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of
money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.