(From: LUKE #18 - 9:28-50)
C. 9:28-36 THE NATURE OF THE KINGDOM: TRANSFIGURED GLORY
a. 9:28 JESUS BRINGS THREE TO THE TRANSFIGURATION MOUNT
E-GEne-to de meTA tous LOgous TOUtous hoSEI heMEras okTO,
And it came to pass about eight days after these :words,
pa-ra-laBON PEtron kai IoAnen kai IAko-bon, aNEbeeis to Oros proSEUxas-thai.
he took with him Peter and John and James, and went up into the mountain to pray.
b. 9:29 THE TRANSFIGURATION OF CHRIST
kai eGEne-to en to proSEUches-thai auTON, to EIdos tou proSOpou auTOU HEte-ron,
And as he was praying, the fashion of his :countenance was altered,
kai ho hi-ma-tisMOS auTOU leuKOS , e-xaSTRAPton .
and his :raiment white, dazzling.
c. 9:30-31 MOSES AND ELIJAH
kai iDOU, ANdres DUo su-neLAloun auTO, HOIti-nes Esan Mo-uSES kai E-LEIas;
And lo, two men talked with him, who were Moses and Elijah;
hoi ophTHENtes  en DOxe, Ele-gon ten Exo-don  auTOU
31who appeared in glory, andspoke of his decease
hen Emel-len pleROUN  en Ie-rou-saLEM.
which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.
d. 9:32 THE THREE SEE THE TRANSFIGURATION
ho de PEtros kai hoi sun auTO Esan be-ba-reMEnoi  HUPno:
Now :Peter and those with him were heavy with sleep:
di-a-gre-goREsan-tes  de, EIdon te DOxan auTOU, kai tous DUo ANdres tous su-neSTOtas  auTO.
but when fully awake, they saw his :glory, and the two men that stood with him.
e. 9:33 PETER'S CONFUSED RESPONSE
kai eGEne-to, en to di-a-choRIzes-thas  auTOUS ap' auTOU,
And it came to pass, as they were :parting from him,
EIpen ho PEtros pros ton IeSOUN, E-pisSTAta, kaLON es-tin heMAS HOde EInai:
:Peter said unto :Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here:
kai poiEso-men skeNAS  treis; MIan soi, kai MIan Mo-uSEI,
and let us make three tents; one for you, and one for Moses,
kai MIan E-LEIa: me eiDOS ho LEgei.
and one for Elijah: not knowing what he said.
f. 9:34 THE OVERSHADOWING CLOUD
TAUta de auTOU LEgon-tos, eGEne-to nePHEle kai e-peSKIa-zen  auTOUS:
And while he was saying these things, a cloud came and was overshadowing them:
e-phoBEthe-san  de en to ei-selTHEIN auTOUS eis ten nePHElen.
and they were afraid as they :entered into the cloud.
g. 9:35 THE FATHER'S VOICE
kai phoNE eGEne-to ek tes nePHEles, LEgou-sa,
And a voice came out of the cloud, saying,
HOU-TOS es-tin ho huiOS mou, ho e-kle-legMEnos : auTOU aKOUe-te.
This is my :Son, the chosen: hear HIM.
h. 9:36a And when the voice was past, :Jesus was found alone.
kai en togeNESthai ten phoNEN, heuREtheIeSOUS MOnos.
i. 9:36b And THEY were silent, and reported to no one in those :days anything of what they had seen.
kai auTOI eSIge-san [4601, kai ou-deNI aPEGgei-lan  en eKEInais tais heMErais ouDEN hon he-oRAkan.
D. 9:37-43a DEMONSTRATION OF KINGDOM POWER
a. 9:37 THE CROWD - FOLLOWING MOUNTAIN DESCENT
E-GEne-to de, te heXES heMEra, ka-telTHONton auTON
And it came to pass, on the next day, when they were come down
aPO tou Orous, suNENte-sen  auTO OCHlos poLUS.
from the mountain, a great crowd met him.
b. 9:38-39 A FATHER REPORTS ON HIS SON
kai iDOU, aNER aPO tou OCHlou eBOe-sen , LEgon, DiDAska-le,
And lo, a man from the crowd shouted, saying, Teacher,
DEoMAI  sou e-piBLEpsai  ePI ton huiON mou, HOti mo-no-geNES  moi esTIN:
I beseech you to look upon my :son, because he is my only begotten:
kai iDOU, PNEUma lamBAnei auTON, kai eXEPHnes  KRAzei;
39and lo, a spirit takes him, and he suddenly cries out;
kai spaRASsei  auTON meTA aPHROU ,
and it convulses him with foam,
kai MOlis  a-po-choREI  ap' auTOU, sunTRIbon  auTON.
and it hardly departs from him, bruising him sorely.
c. 9:40 And I besought your :disciples to cast it out; and they could not.
kai e-deEthen ton ma-theTON sou HIna ekBAlo-sin auTO; kai ouk e-duNEthe-san.
d. 9:41 JESUS' DISAPPOINTMENT - WITH THE NINE
a-po-kriTHEIS de ho IeSOUS EIpen, O ge-neA Api-stos kai di-e-stramMEne ,
And :Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation,
HEos POte Eso-mai pros huMAS, kai aNExo-mai  huMON? proSAga-ge HOde ton huiON sou.
how long shall I be with you, and bear with you? bring here your :son.
e. 9:42a And as he was yet a coming, the demon rent and convulsed him grievously.
Eti de pro-ser-choMEnou auTOU, ERre-xen  auTON to daiMOni-on  kai su-neSPAra-xen .
f. 9:42b JESUS SOLVES THE PROBLEM
e-peTIme-sen  de ho IeSOUS to PNEUma-ti to a-kaTHARto ,
But :Jesus rebuked the unclean :spirit,
kai iAsa-to  ton PAIda, kai aPEdo-ken  auTON to paTRI auTOU.
and healed the boy, and gave him back to his :father.
g. 9:43a And all were astonished at the majesty of :God.
e-xePLESson-to de PANtes ePI teme-ga-leiOte-ti tou TheOU.
E. 9:43b-50 PRINCIPLES OF THE KINGDOM
1. 9:43b-45 JESUS FORETELLS HIS COMING DEATH THE SECOND TIME
a. 9:43b-44 JESUS FOREWARNS HIS DISCIPLES CONCERNING HIS COMING PASSION
PANton de thau-maZONton  ePI PAsin hoi ePOIei, EIpen pros tous ma-theTAS auTOU,
But while all were marveling at all the things which he did, he said to his :disciples,
THESthe huMEIS eis to Ota huMON tous LOgous TOUtous:
44Let these :words sink into your :ears:
ho gar huiOS tou anTHROpou MELlei pa-raDIdos-thai  eis CHEIras anTHROpon.
for the Son of :man shall be delivered up into men's hands.
b. 9:45 THE STATE OF THE DISCIPLES
hoi de egNOoun to 'REma TOUto,
But they understood not this saying,
kai en pa-ra-ke-ka-lumMEnon  ap' auTON, HIna me AISthon-tai auTO ;
and it was concealed from them, that they should not perceive it;
kai e-phoBOUNto e-roTEsai auTON peRI tou 'REma-tos TOUtou.
and they were afraid to ask him about this saying.
2. 9:46-48 PRINCIPLE OF GREATNESS IN THE KINGDOM - HUMILITY
a. 9:46 And a reasoning arose among them, which of them was thegreater.
EiSELthen de di-a-lo-gisMOS en auTOIS, to tis an EIeMEIzon auTON.
b. 9:47-48 JESUS ILLUSTRATES TRUE KINGDOM GREATNESS THROUGH A CHILD
ho de IeSOUS eiDOS ton di-a-lo-gisMON tes karDIas auTON,
But when :Jesus saw the reasoning of their :heart,
e-pi-laBOme-nos paiDIon, ESte-sen auTO par' he-auTO, kai EIpen auTOIS,
he took up a little child, andset him by his side, 48and said to them,
Hos an DExe-tai TOUto to paiDIon ePI to oNOmaTI mou eME DEche-tai:
Whoever shall receive this little :child in my :name receives me:
kai hos an eME DExe-tai DEche-tai ton a-poSTEIlanTA me:
and whoever shall receive me receives him that sent me:
ho gar miKROte-ros  en PAsin huMIN huPARchon, HOU-TOS es-ti MEgas.
for who is lesser among you all, the same is great.
3. 9:49-50 SECTARIANISM REBUKED
a. 9:49 JOHN INFORMS JESUS CONCERNING THEIR ACTION
A-po-kriTHEIS de ho IoAnes EIpen, E-piSTAta,
And John answered andsaid, Master,
EIdaMEN ti-na en to oNOmaTI sou ekBALlon-ta daiMOni-a;
we saw some one casting out demons in your :name;
kai e-koLUo-men  auTON, HOti ouk a-ko-louTHEI meth' huMON.
and we were hindering him, because he follows not with us.
b. 9:50 But :Jesus said unto him, Do not hinder: for who is not against you is for you.
EIpen de pros auTON IeSOUS, Me koLUe-te: hos gar ouk EStin kath' huMON huPER huMON esTIN.
NOTE: (2010-11-26) - 9:28-36 - The Transfiguration. This is the third of the great manifestations in the earthly life of God's Son, the Messiah, the Christ. He came to die for us above all else; so the fourth event in His Life: His Passion, is the Key. Paul preached Him as Christ crucified, and then all the other events fall into their place.
However, the Transfiguration of Jesus at this time is of great importance for us. Moses and Elijah were present for this. Moses was not allowed to enter the land until now, 1400 years later. Jesus is here seen in Kingdom Glory, as He is nowas the first one in a glorified human body, the glorified Son of :man! And it is at this event, that the Father from heaven witnessed in one of His three times concerning His great pleasure in His Son! Jesus' three disciples who He brought as witnesses to accompany Him, had fear, awe and silence concerning this - until after the Cross and Resurrection. And we must not forget His Ascension, nor the giving of the Holy Spirit, a result of His Passion.
9:37-43a - Much to meditate upon here!
9:43b-50 - George Muller from among many disciples, showed forth the humility of a little child in a superior manner. The 12 apostles prior to Pentecost - showed little of this beautiful child-like spirit, that Jesus sets forth as of such high value. Not childish - but child-like, as Jesus sees it. J.A.W.