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Matthew 17:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elijah talking with him.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah talking with him.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and lo, Moses and Elias appeared to them talking with him.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And lo! there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, conversing with him.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and lo, appear to them did Moses and Elijah, talking together with him.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And behold there appeared to them Moses and Elias talking with him.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And behold, there appeared vnto them Moses, and Elias, talking with him.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And there were seen with them Musha and Elia talking with him.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, in conversation with him.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And, 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
behold, 2400
{2400} Prime
ἰδού
idou
{id-oo'}
Second person singular imperative middle voice of G1492; used as imperative lo!.
z5628
<5628> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 459
there appeared 3700
{3700} Prime
ὀπτάνομαι
optanomai
{op-tan'-om-ahee}
The first a (middle voice) prolonged form of the second (primary) which is used for it in certain tenses; and both as alternates of G3708; to gaze (that is, with wide open eyes, as at something remarkable; and thus differing from G0991, which denotes simply voluntary observation; and from G1492, which expresses merely mechanical, passive or casual vision; while G2300, and still more emphatically its intensive G2334, signifies an earnest but more continued inspection; and G4648 a watching from a distance).
z5681
<5681> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 602
unto them 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
Moses 3475
{3475} Prime
Μωσεῦς
Moseus
{moce-yoos'}
Of Hebrew origin [H4872]; Moseus, Moses or Mouses (that is, Mosheh), the Hebrew lawgiver.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
Elias 2243
{2243} Prime
Ἠλίας
Helias
{hay-lee'-as}
Of Hebrew origin [H0452]; Helias (that is, Elijah), an Israelite.
talking 4814
{4814} Prime
συλλαλέω
sullaleo
{sool-lal-eh'-o}
From G4862 and G2980; to talk together, that is, converse.
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
with 3326
{3326} Prime
μετά
meta
{met-ah'}
A primary preposition (often used adverbially); properly denoting accompaniment; 'amid' (local or causal); modified variously according to the case (genitive case association, or accusative case succession) with which it is joined; occupying an intermediate position between G0575 or G1537 and G1519 or G4314; less intimate than G1722, and less close than G4862).
him. 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 17:1-13.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 17:1-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Matthew 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
behold:

Mark 9:4 And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus.
Luke 9:30-31 And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias: ... Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.

Moses:

Matthew 11:13-14 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. ... And if ye will receive [it], this is Elias, which was for to come.
Deuteronomy 18:18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.
Deuteronomy 34:5-6 So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD. ... And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Bethpeor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day.
Deuteronomy 34:10 And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face,
Luke 24:27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
Luke 24:44 And he said unto them, These [are] the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and [in] the prophets, and [in] the psalms, concerning me.
John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, [but] grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
John 5:45-47 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is [one] that accuseth you, [even] Moses, in whom ye trust. ... But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?
2 Corinthians 3:7-11 But if the ministration of death, written [and] engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which [glory] was to be done away: ... For if that which is done away [was] glorious, much more that which remaineth [is] glorious.
Hebrews 3:1-6 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; ... But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

Elias:

Matthew 17:10-13 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come? ... Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.
1 Kings 17:1 And Elijah the Tishbite, [who was] of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, [As] the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.
1 Kings 18:36-40 And it came to pass at [the time of] the offering of the [evening] sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou [art] God in Israel, and [that] I [am] thy servant, and [that] I have done all these things at thy word. ... And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.
2 Kings 2:11-14 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, [there appeared] a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. ... And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where [is] the LORD God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over.
Malachi 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
, Elijah,
Luke 1:17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
Luke 9:33 And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias: not knowing what he said.
Luke 16:16 The law and the prophets [were] until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
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Dt 18:18; 34:5, 10. 1K 17:1; 18:36. 2K 2:11. Mal 4:5. Mt 11:13; 17:10. Mk 9:4. Lk 1:17; 9:30, 33; 16:16; 24:27, 44. Jn 1:17; 5:45. 2Co 3:7. He 3:1.

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