(From: MARK #14 - 9:2-29)
H. 9:2-13 THE TRANSFIGURED JESUS
a. 9:2-3 THE TRANSFIGURATION OF JESUS
Kai meTA heMEras hex pa-ra-lamBAnei ho IeSOUS ton PEtron, kai ton IAko-bon,
And after six days :Jesus takes with him :Peter, and :James,
kai IoAnen, kai a-naPHErei auTOUS eis HOros hu-pseLON kat iDIan MOnous:
and John, and brings them up into a high mountain apart by themselves:
kai me-te-morPHOtheEMpros-then auTON; kai ta hiMAti-a auTOU eGEne-to
and he was transfigured before them; 3and his :garments became
STILbon-ta , leuKA  LIan , HOIa gnaPHEUS ePI te ges ou DUna-tai HOUtos leuKAnai .
glistening, exceeding white, so as no fuller on :earth can whiten them.
b. 9:4 And Elijah appeared to them with Moses: and they were talking with :Jesus.
kai OPHtheauTOIS E-LEIas sun Mo-uSEI : kai Esan sun-laLOUNtes toIeSOU.
c. 9:5 PETER'S SUGGESTION
kai a-po-kriTHEIS ho PEtros LEgei to IeSOU, 'RabBEI,
And :Peter answers andsays to :Jesus, Rabbi,
kaLON es-tin heMAS HOde EInai: kai poiEso-men treis skeNAS ;
it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tents;
soi MEan, kai Mo-uSEI MIan, kai E-LEIa MIan.
for you one, and for Moses one, and for Elijah one.
d. 9:6 For he knew not what to answer; for they became sore afraid.
ou gar Edei ti a-po-kriTHE; EKpho-boi gar eGEnon-to.
e. 9:7 THE WITNESS OF THE FATHER
kai eGEne-to nePHEle  e-pi-skiAzou-sa  auTOIS: kai eGEne-to phoNE 
And a cloud came overshadowing them: and a voice came
ek tes nePHEles, HOU-TOS es-tin ho huiOS mou ho a-ga-peTOS: aKOUe-te auTOU.
out of the cloud, This is my :beloved :Son: hear him.
f. 9:8 And suddenly looking around they saw no one any more with themselves, save :Jesus only.
kai eXApi-na  pe-ri-blePSAme-noi ouKEti ouDEna EIdon meth' he-auTON, ei me ton IeSOUN MOnon.
g. 9:9 THE CHARGE OF JESUS
Kai ka-ta-baiNONton  auTON ek tou Orous,
And as they were coming down from the mountain,
di-eSTEIla-to  auTOIS HIna me-deNI ha EIdon di-eGEson-tai ,
he charged them that they tell no one what thingsthey had seen,
ei me HOtan ho huiOS tou anTHROpou ek neKRON a-naSTE.
save when the Son of :man should have risen from the dead.
h. 9:10 And they kept the saying, questioning among themselves what the rising from the dead is.
kai ton LOgon eKRAte-san, pros he-auTOUS sun-zeTOUNtes  TI es-tin to ek neKRON a-naSTEnai.
i. 9:11 And they asked him, saying, Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?
kai e-peROton auTON, LEgon-tes, HOti LEgou-sin hoi gram-maTEIS HOti E-LEIan dei elTHEIN PROton?
j. 9:12 JESUS' ANSWER
ho de Ephe auTOIS, E-LEIas men elTHON PROton,
And he said to them, Elijah indeed comes first,
a-po-ka-tiSTAnei  PANta: kai pos GEgrap-tai ePI ton huiON tou anTHROpou,
andrestores all things: and how is it written of the Son of :man,
HIna polLA PAthe  kai e-xou-de-neTHE ?
that he suffer many thingsand be set at naught?
k. 9:13 ELIJAH AND JOHN THE BAPTIST LINKED
alLA LEgo huMIN, HOti kai E-LEIas eLElu-then,
But I say unto you, that anElijah is even come,
kai ePOIe-san auTO HOsa Ethe-lon, kaTHOS GEgrap-tai ep' auTON.
and they have done to him whatever they would, even as itis written of him.
I. 9:14-29 FAITH AND FASTING-PRAYER: KEY TO CASTING OUT DEMONS
a. 9:14 CIRCUMSTANCES FOLLOWING THE TRANSFIGURATION
Kai elTHONtes pros tous matheTAS, EIdan OCHlon poLUN
And when they came to the disciples, they saw a great crowd
peRI auTOUS, kai gram-maTEIS sun-zeTOUNtas  pros auTOUS.
about them, and scribes questioning with them.
b. 9:15 THE CROWD SALUTES JESUS
kai euTHUS pas ho OCHlos, iDONtes auTON,
And straightway the whole crowd, when they saw him,
e-xe-thamBEthe-san , kai proSTREchon-tes  eSPAzon-to  auTON.
were greatly amazed, and running to himsaluted him.
c. 9:16 And he asked them, What do you question with them?
kai e-peROte-sen  auTOUS, Ti sun-zeTEIte  pros auTOUS?
d. 9:17-18 EXPLANATION FROM ONE OF THE CROWD
kai a-peKRIthe auTO heis ek tou OCHlou, DiDAska-le,
And one of the crowd answered him, Teacher,
Eneg-ka ton huiON mou pros se, Echon-ta PNEUma Ala-lon ;
I brought unto you my :son, who has a dumb spirit;
kai HOpou eAN auTON ka-taLAbe , 'RESsei  auTON:
18and wherever it seizes him, it dashes him down:
kai aPHRIzei , kai TRIzei  tous oDONtas , kai xeRAIne-tai :
and he foams, and grinds his:teeth, and pines away:
kai EIpa tois ma-theTAIS sou HIna auTO ekBAlo-sin; kai ouk Ischu-san .
and I spoke to your :disciples that they cast it out; and they were unable.
e. 9:19 JESUS REQUESTS THE BOY BE BROUGHT TO HIM
ho de a-po-kriTHEIS auTOIS LEgei, O ge-neA Api-stos,
And he answers them andsays, O faithless generation,
HEos POte pros huMAS Eso-mai? HEos POte aNExo-mai  huMON? PHEre-te auTON PROS me.
how long shall I be with you? how long shall I bear with you? bring him unto me.
f. 9:20 THE DEMONIC REACTION
kai Eneg-kan auTON pros auTON: kai iDON auTON,
And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him,
to PNEUma euTHUS su-neSPAra-xen  auTON;
straightway the spirit convulses him grievously;
kai peSON ePI tes ges, e-kuLIe-to  aPHRIzon .
and he fell on the ground, andwallowed foaming.
g. 9:21a And he asked his :father, How long time is it since this has come to him?
kai e-peROte-sen  ton paTEra auTOU, POsos CHROnos esTIN hos TOUto GEgo-nen auTO?
h. 9:21b And he said, From a child. ho de EIpen, Ek pai-diOthen .
i. 9:22 THE REPORT OF THE FATHER
kai polLAkis kai eis pur auTON Eba-len kai eis HUda-ta,
And oft-times it has cast him both into fire and into waters,
HIna a-poLEse  auTON: all' EI ti DUne boEthe-son  HEmin, splagch-nisTHEIS  eph' huMAS.
to destroy him: but if you can do anything have pity on us, andhelp us.
j. 9:23a And :Jesus said to him, As to the If you can!
ho de IeSOUS EIpen auTO, To Ei DUne!
k. 9:23b All things are possible to him that believes.
PANta du-naTA topiSTEUon-ti.
l. 9:24 Straightway the father of the little child cried out, andsaid, I believe; help my :unbelief.
euTHUS KRAxas ho paTER tou paiDIou, Ele-gen, PiSTEUo; boEthei mou te a-piSTIa.
m. 9:25 JESUS REBUKES THE UNCLEAN SPIRIT
iDON de ho IeSOUS HOti e-pi-sunTREchei  OCHlos,
And :Jesus seeing that a crowd was running together,
e-peTIme-sen  to PNEUma-ti to a-kaTHARto , leGON auTO,
rebuked the unclean :spirit, saying to him,
To Ala-lon kai koPHON PNEUma, eGO e-piTASso soi, Exel-the ex auTOU, kai meKEti eiSELthes eis auTON.
Dumb and deaf :spirit, I command you, come out of him, and come no more into him.
n. 9:26 IMMEDIATE RESULTS OF THE EXORCISM
kai KRAxas, kai polLA spaRAxas , eXELthen:
And having cried out, and convulsed himmuch, he came out:
kai eGEne-to hoSEI neKROS; HOste tous polLOUS LEgein [HOti] A-PEtha-nen.
and the boybecame as one dead; so that the many said [that] He is dead.
o. 9:27 But :Jesus took him by the hand, andraised him up; and he arose.
ho de IeSOUS kraTEsas tes cheiROS auTOU, Egei-ren auTON; kai aNEste .
p. 9:28 QUESTION OF THE DISCIPLES
kai ei-selTHONtos auTOU eis OIkon, hoi matheTAI auTOU kat' iDIan e-peROton auTON,
And when he was come into thehouse, his :disciples asked him privately,
HOti heMEIS ouk e-duNEthe-men  ek-baLEIN auTO?
Why could not we cast it out?
q. 9:29 And he said to them, This :kind can come out by nothing, save by prayer.
kai EIpen auTOIS, TOUto to GEnos en ou-deNI DUna-tai e-xelTHEIN, ei me en pro-seuCHE .
NOTE: 9:2-13 This paragraph is one of the high marks in the life of Jesus as Son of man upon earth. When we speak of His death, burial, Ascension and Pouring out of the Holy Spirit, we could precede these four events with His Incarnation, Bar Mitzvah and Transfiguration. These sevenevents in the life of our Savior - are seven windows giving us a deeper understanding of this Extraordinary Being. Whatever of Truth we can meditate upon for a fuller understanding of Him, is bound to lead us to a deeper consecration of our life for Him. My utmost - for HisHighest!
The Transfiguration is a truewindow into the coming manifestation of the Kingdom of God. It is inward and invisible today - it will be outward and Glorious tomorrow! Jesus' three close disciples recognizedMoses and Elijah, most probably by inward revelation of the Spirit. Read H.A. Baker's “Visions Beyond the Veil”. These 40 little Chinese children saw the same things in the Spirit, and recognized saints of the past when they were temporarily transported to Heaven and Paradise in groups.
It is interesting to note that there is a possible “transfiguration” for you and me in this present time. We read about it in Romans 12:2. The same word used for Transfiguration in Mark 9, is also used here in Romans concerning the desire of God for each of us to have renewedor transfiguredminds. The Holy Spirit in our spirit as we obey God, then takes ourthoughts in our mind, and transfigures them, so that we think God's thoughts after Him. Not too many saints enter into this potential and possibility - but it is freelyoffered to us all. Those who indeed hunger and thirst after righteousness, are abundantly filled by our blessed God. The word transfiguredmeans to be changed like a caterpillar - moving into chrysalis stage - but emerging as a beautiful butterfly! God wants our human and often unworthy thoughts to be so lifted in a like parallel transfiguration! The “high places” in Judah that only two kings removed - Hezekiah and Josiah - are like these human thoughts that can be changed by the renewing of our minds. Read 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 - every thoughtbrought into captivity to Christ! This is just another way of looking at it.
Also, to see the spirit of Elijah work in John the Baptist is an important revelation. And yet - he that is leastin the Kingdom of Heaven - is greater than John the Baptist. Not greater in ministry - but greater in privilege. He who has received the Holy Spirit - the do-reA as a gift, has entered into privilege that was not availableprior to Christ's passion.
9:14-29 - Here are lessons that can open up to us in clarity and understanding by the Holy Spirit, the Teacher Jesus promised subsequent to His Ascension. As we meditate over God's Word in prayer - on our knees - like George Muller and George Whitefield - we will scarcely be able to believe what God will open up to us. John the Baptist couldn't understand these things. He even had doubts at times concerning the true Messiahshipof Jesus. But wehave the privilege to lose all such doubts! to gloryin Christ Jesus as the only-begotten Son of God - to see Him as God's choice to come to earth as our Redeemer and Reconciler to God! By the Holy Spirit Jesus literally imparts to usHisvery heredity! We enter into a new creation through entrance into the Kingdom of God, which is righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Repent! for the Kingdom of God is at hand - was the initial message of both John the Baptist and Jesus. It was realized on the Day of Pentecost, 50 day following His Resurrection, and ten days after His Ascension. It will be manifested at ourResurrection when Jesus returns again! Then the remnant nation of Israel will be born again in a day! Then the One New Man Mystery of Ephesians 2 and 3 will become a glorious living Reality. The time is at hand. Repent, and believe the Gospel! J.A.W.