* [9:18–22] This incident is based on Mk 8:27–33, but Luke has eliminated Peter’s refusal to accept Jesus as suffering Son of Man (Mk 8:32) and the rebuke of Peter by Jesus (Mk 8:33). Listen to him: the two representatives of Israel of old depart (Lk 9:33) and Jesus is left alone (Lk 9:36) as the teacher whose words must be heeded (see also Acts 3:22). * [9:51] Days for his being taken up: like the reference to his exodus in Lk 9:31 this is probably a reference to all the events (suffering, death, resurrection, ascension) of his last days in Jerusalem. * [9:33] Let us make three tents: in a possible allusion to the feast of Tabernacles, Peter may be likening his joy on the occasion of the transfiguration to the joyful celebration of this harvest festival. All is changed in the relationships of God with man. * [9:31] His exodus that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem: Luke identifies the subject of the conversation as the exodus of Jesus, a reference to the death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus that will take place in Jerusalem, the city of destiny (see Lk 9:51). 4. Our Price: $11.99 Save: $28.00 (70%) Buy Now . Then he said to his disciples, “Have them sit down in groups of [about] fifty.” They fell silent and did not at that time* tell anyone what they had seen. Their mission comes after the manifestation of His glory to the three disciples. a. Lk 22:39–46, which similarly lacks a rebuke of Peter that occurs in the source, Mk 14:37–38). * [9:52] Samaritan: Samaria was the territory between Judea and Galilee west of the Jordan river. Bring your son here.” Much of the material in the Lucan travel narrative is teaching for the disciples. He had no home to which He could take them. But He would give them a fresh and very especial proof of the divine power and presence that was among them. Jesus summons the twelve disciples and gives them a nice little gift: the power to exorcize demons and heal illness. They speak as understanding the counsels of God; for the thing had not yet taken place. 28q About eight days after he said this, he took Peter, John, and James and went up the mountain to pray. 54When the disciples James and John saw this they asked, “Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to consume them?”c 29: Observe that, when the will of man acts, he does not feel the difficulties, but he is not qualified for the work. Observe also for our position down here, that the Lord speaks as intimately of His death to His disciples on the earth as to Moses and Elias. That which follows is the application of this revelation to the state of things below. Into this they entered. Now, to strengthen the faith of those whom He would make pillars, and through them the faith of all, He announces that some of them, before they tasted death (they should neither wait for death, in which the value of eternal life would be felt, nor for the return of Christ), should see the kingdom of God. It is, in fact, the change from all that was most excellent in Judaism to connection with the heavenly glory, which was wrought at that moment, in order to make all things new. NIV Quest Study Bible: The Question and Answer Bible, Hardcover. 55Jesus turned and rebuked them, * But you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” [See Footnote #29] The Lord (in reply to the spirit that sought the aggrandisement of their own company on earth, forgetful of the cross) expresses to the disciples that which He did not conceal from Himself, the truth of God, that all were in such wise against them that, if any one were not so, he was even thereby for them. He took them and withdrew in private to a town called Bethsaida. 62[To him] Jesus said, “No one who sets a hand to the plow and looks to what was left behind is fit for the kingdom of God.”. The First Prediction of the Passion. 5And as for those who do not welcome you, when you leave that town, shake the dust from your feet* in testimony against them.”c 2 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. When they answered Jesus' question, who did they say the people said He was? That a Samaritan should repulse the Messiah was, to the disciples, worthy of destruction. NIV Faith and Work Bible, hardcover. Who then is this about whom I hear such things?” And he kept trying to see him. Even the most hardened among us will find ourselves oozing forth some gooey emotions around these cuties. 16Then taking* the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing over them, broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd.i Our Price: $22.49 Save: $17.50 (44%) Buy Now. Study This × Bible Gateway Plus. Israel was without excuse. They speak with Him of His decease. Jesus was there with them, and He was the Son of God. This is more than the glory. 39For a spirit seizes him and he suddenly screams and it convulses him until he foams at the mouth; it releases him only with difficulty, wearing him out. 14Now the men there numbered about five thousand. The people were confused. of They preach the kingdom, heal the sick, and cast out devils. But this is added, that their work takes the character of a final mission. His voice came from it. 52* and he sent messengers ahead of him.b On the way they entered a Samaritan village to prepare for his reception there, When Jesus was alone with the disciples and praying, what did He ask them? And they're going on a trip to spread the love. * But the sign of the excellent glory, of the presence of God, shews itself-the cloud in which Jehovah dwelt in Israel. But, without noticing the fruitless astonishment of the people, He insists with His disciples on His rejection and on His crucifixion; carrying this principle on to the renunciation of self, and the humility which would receive that which was least. 3. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. * [9:18] When Jesus was praying in solitude: see note on Lk 3:21. 51* When the days for his being taken up* were fulfilled, he resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem,a In consequence of this declaration, eight days later He took the three who afterwards were pillars, and went up into a mountain to pray. But the cloud overshadowed the disciples. * [See Footnote #26], The personal profit of this passage is great, in that it reveals to us, in a very striking manner, the heavenly and glorious state. The connection of Moses and Elias with Jesus in the glory, depended on the rejection of their testimony by the people to whom they had addressed it. * [9:51–55] Just as the Galilean ministry began with a rejection of Jesus in his hometown, so too the travel narrative begins with the rejection of him by Samaritans. * [9:34] Over them: it is not clear whether them refers to Jesus, Moses, and Elijah, or to the disciples. The saints are in the same glory as Jesus, they are with Him, they converse familiarly with Him, they converse on that which is nearest to His heart-on His sufferings and death. 3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature. 5. He appears in glory, and the disciples see it. 25What profit is there for one to gain the whole world yet lose or forfeit himself? * 9* f But Herod said, “John I beheaded. But this is not all. The story alludes to 2 Kgs 1:10, 12 where the prophet Elijah takes the course of action Jesus rejects, and Jesus thereby rejects the identification of himself with Elijah. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB’s) mission is to encounter the mercy of Christ and to accompany His people with joy. He submits to the insult, and goes elsewhere. The word "overshadowed" is the same as that used by the LXX for the cloud coming and filling the tabernacle.