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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Matthew 17

Introduction

Overview

Matthew 17:1, The transfiguration of Christ; Matthew 17:14, He heals the lunatic, Matthew 17:22. foretells his own passion, Matthew 17:24. and pays tribute.

Verse 1

after: Luke, taking in both the day of the preceding discourse and that of the transfiguration, as well as the six intermediate ones, says it was eight days after. Mark 9:2-1 Chronicles :, Luke 9:28-Zephaniah :

Peter: Matthew 26:37, Mark 5:37, Luke 8:51, 2 Corinthians 13:1

an high: 2 Peter 1:18

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 19:11 - stand upon the mount Matthew 4:21 - other Matthew 10:2 - James John 1:14 - we John 20:26 - eight Acts 3:1 - Peter 2 Peter 1:16 - were

Verse 2

transfigured: Luke 9:29, Romans 12:2, Philippians 2:6, Philippians 2:7,*Gr.

his face: Matthew 28:3, Exodus 34:29-Habakkuk :, John 1:14, John 17:24, Acts 26:13-Ezra :, Revelation 1:13-Esther :, Revelation 10:1, Revelation 19:12, Revelation 19:13, Revelation 20:11

raiment: Psalms 104:2, Mark 9:3

Reciprocal: Exodus 24:10 - in his clearness Psalms 18:12 - At the Psalms 45:2 - fairer Ecclesiastes 8:1 - a man's Song of Solomon 5:15 - his countenance Song of Solomon 6:10 - clear Isaiah 33:17 - eyes Daniel 7:9 - whose Daniel 10:6 - his face Habakkuk 3:4 - brightness Mark 9:2 - transfigured John 20:12 - in Acts 1:10 - two Acts 6:15 - saw Acts 22:6 - about Philippians 2:8 - in Philippians 3:21 - that Revelation 1:17 - I fell Revelation 19:8 - white

Verse 3

behold: Mark 9:4, Luke 9:30, Luke 9:31

Moses: Matthew 11:13, Matthew 11:14, Deuteronomy 18:18, Deuteronomy 34:5, Deuteronomy 34:6, Deuteronomy 34:10, Luke 24:27, Luke 24:44, John 1:17, John 5:45-2 Corinthians :, 2 Corinthians 3:7-1 Kings :, Hebrews 3:1-Joshua :

Elias: Matthew 17:10-1 Chronicles :, 1 Kings 17:1, 1 Kings 18:36-Matthew :, 2 Kings 2:11-2 Chronicles :, Malachi 4:5, Elijah, Luke 1:17, Luke 9:33, Luke 16:16

Reciprocal: Acts 7:37 - him 2 Peter 1:17 - there came

Verse 4

answered: Mark 9:5, Mark 9:6, Luke 9:33

it is: Exodus 33:18, Exodus 33:19, Psalms 4:6, Psalms 16:11, Psalms 63:1-Deuteronomy :, Isaiah 33:17, Zechariah 9:17, John 14:8, John 14:9, John 17:24, Philippians 1:23, 1 John 3:2, Revelation 21:23, Revelation 22:3-Deuteronomy :

Reciprocal: Exodus 18:17 - not good Exodus 38:21 - tabernacle of testimony Matthew 17:10 - Why Mark 9:4 - appeared Luke 9:30 - which Acts 3:22 - him Acts 26:22 - the prophets

Verse 5

behold: Exodus 40:34, Exodus 40:35, 1 Kings 8:10-2 Kings :, Psalms 18:10, Psalms 18:11, Luke 9:34, Acts 1:9, Revelation 1:7

a voice: Exodus 19:19, Deuteronomy 4:11, Deuteronomy 4:12, Deuteronomy 5:22, Job 38:1, Psalms 81:7, John 5:37, John 12:28-Amos :, Acts 9:3-Joshua :

This: Matthew 3:17, Mark 1:11, Mark 9:7, Luke 3:22, Luke 9:35, John 3:16, John 3:35, John 5:20-Isaiah :, Ephesians 1:6, Colossians 1:13, *marg. 2 Peter 1:16, 2 Peter 1:17

in whom: Matthew 12:18, Isaiah 42:1, Isaiah 42:21, John 15:9, John 15:10

hear: Deuteronomy 18:15, Deuteronomy 18:19, Acts 3:22, Acts 3:23, Acts 7:37, Hebrews 1:1, Hebrews 1:2, Hebrews 2:1-Leviticus :, Hebrews 5:9, Hebrews 12:25, Hebrews 12:26

Reciprocal: Genesis 41:55 - Go unto Genesis 49:10 - until Exodus 16:10 - appeared Exodus 19:9 - Lo Exodus 23:21 - Beware of him Exodus 24:15 - a cloud 2 Samuel 12:25 - Jedidiah 2 Samuel 22:20 - delighted Job 37:11 - he scattereth Psalms 2:7 - Thou Psalms 18:12 - At the Psalms 22:8 - seeing Psalms 60:5 - That Psalms 85:11 - righteousness Psalms 95:7 - if ye Psalms 108:6 - That thy Proverbs 1:33 - whoso Proverbs 4:20 - General Proverbs 8:30 - I was daily Proverbs 22:17 - and hear Isaiah 49:3 - General Isaiah 49:5 - yet Isaiah 53:10 - pleased Isaiah 55:3 - hear Ezekiel 1:28 - I fell Matthew 5:22 - I say Matthew 11:29 - my Matthew 12:42 - behold Matthew 12:50 - do Matthew 14:33 - Of Matthew 23:8 - one Mark 12:6 - his Luke 6:47 - heareth Luke 8:21 - which Luke 20:13 - I will John 1:34 - this John 5:32 - is another John 6:27 - for him John 6:29 - This John 6:45 - Every John 8:29 - for John 10:16 - they shall John 10:27 - sheep Acts 26:22 - the prophets 1 Corinthians 3:23 - and Christ 2 Corinthians 1:19 - the Son Ephesians 4:21 - heard Hebrews 3:7 - hear 1 John 3:22 - because 1 John 5:7 - The Father 1 John 5:9 - for Revelation 2:18 - the Son Revelation 14:14 - behold

Verse 6

Leviticus 9:24, Judges 13:20, Judges 13:22, 1 Chronicles 21:16, Ezekiel 3:23, Ezekiel 43:3, Daniel 8:17, Daniel 10:7-1 Samuel :, Daniel 10:16, Daniel 10:17, Acts 22:7, Acts 26:14, 2 Peter 1:18

Reciprocal: Genesis 17:3 - General Genesis 28:17 - he was Exodus 3:6 - hid Ezekiel 1:28 - I fell Daniel 10:8 - and there Luke 5:8 - Depart Acts 7:32 - Then

Verse 7

touched: Daniel 8:18, Daniel 9:21, Daniel 10:10, Daniel 10:18, Revelation 1:17

Arise: Luke 24:5, Acts 9:6

Reciprocal: Numbers 14:27 - How long Ezekiel 2:1 - stand

Verse 8

they saw: Mark 9:8, Luke 9:36, Acts 12:10, Acts 12:11

Reciprocal: Daniel 8:17 - I was

Verse 9

Jesus: Matthew 16:20, Mark 8:30, Mark 9:9, Mark 9:10, Luke 8:56, Luke 9:21, Luke 9:22

until: Matthew 17:23, Matthew 16:21, Luke 18:33, Luke 18:34, Luke 24:46, Luke 24:47

Reciprocal: Isaiah 1:1 - vision Ezekiel 1:1 - I saw Matthew 8:4 - See Matthew 9:30 - straitly Matthew 12:16 - General Matthew 28:6 - as Mark 5:43 - he charged Luke 9:36 - And they

Verse 10

Why: Matthew 17:3, Matthew 17:4, Matthew 11:14, Matthew 27:47-Ephesians :, Malachi 4:5, Malachi 4:6, Mark 9:11, John 1:21, John 1:25

Reciprocal: Malachi 3:1 - and he Mark 6:15 - it is Elias Luke 9:8 - General Revelation 20:4 - the souls

Verse 11

and restore: Malachi 4:6, Luke 1:16, Luke 1:17, Luke 3:3-2 Chronicles :, Acts 3:21

Reciprocal: Mark 6:15 - it is Elias Mark 9:2 - after Mark 9:11 - General Mark 15:35 - he Luke 20:4 - baptism

Verse 12

and they: Matthew 11:9-Ezra :, Matthew 21:23-Lamentations :, Matthew 21:32, Mark 9:12, Mark 9:13, Mark 11:30-Jonah :, Luke 7:33, John 1:11, John 5:32-Zephaniah :, Acts 13:24-Hosea :

but: Matthew 11:2, Matthew 14:3-2 Samuel :, Mark 6:14-Hosea :, Luke 3:19, Luke 3:20, Acts 7:52

Likewise: Matthew 16:21, Isaiah 53:3-2 Kings :, Luke 9:21-Lamentations :, Acts 2:23, Acts 3:14, Acts 3:15, Acts 4:10

Reciprocal: Matthew 3:1 - John Matthew 14:10 - and beheaded Matthew 21:25 - baptism Luke 1:17 - in Luke 9:22 - General Luke 20:4 - baptism Acts 3:21 - the times

Verse 13

the disciples: Matthew 11:14

Reciprocal: Matthew 3:1 - John Matthew 11:9 - A prophet Matthew 21:25 - baptism Mark 9:13 - Elias

Verse 14

when: Mark 9:14-Joel :, Luke 9:37-John :

kneeling: Mark 1:40, Mark 10:17, Acts 10:25, Acts 10:26

Reciprocal: Matthew 9:18 - worshipped Luke 9:33 - and let John 4:46 - whose

Verse 15

have: Matthew 15:22, Mark 5:22, Mark 5:23, Mark 9:22, Luke 9:38-:, John 4:46, John 4:47

for: Matthew 4:24, Mark 9:17, Mark 9:18, Mark 9:20-Song of Solomon :

he is:וכחםיבזופבי [Strong's G4583], from ףוכחםח [Strong's G4582], the moon, one who was affected with his disorder at the change and full of the moon. This is the case in some kinds of madness and epilepsy. This youth was no doubt epileptic; but it was evidently either produced or taken advantage of by a demon or evil spirit.

for ofttimes: Matthew 8:31, Matthew 8:32, Job 1:10-Psalms :, Job 2:7, Mark 5:4, Mark 5:5

Reciprocal: Matthew 9:27 - have Luke 6:18 - vexed

Verse 16

and they: Matthew 17:19, Matthew 17:20, 2 Kings 4:29-Obadiah :, Luke 9:40, Acts 3:16, Acts 19:15, Acts 19:16

Reciprocal: Judges 16:20 - the Lord 2 Kings 4:31 - neither voice Mark 9:18 - and they

Verse 17

O faithless: Matthew 6:30, Matthew 8:26, Matthew 13:58, Matthew 16:8, Mark 9:19, Mark 16:14, Luke 9:41, Luke 24:25, John 20:27, Hebrews 3:16-Psalms :

how long shall I be: Exodus 10:3, Exodus 16:28, Numbers 14:11, Numbers 14:27, Psalms 95:10, Proverbs 1:22, Proverbs 6:9, Jeremiah 4:14, Acts 13:18

Reciprocal: Numbers 20:12 - Because ye believed Deuteronomy 32:5 - a perverse Deuteronomy 32:20 - children Joshua 7:7 - to deliver Psalms 62:3 - How Psalms 82:2 - How Isaiah 49:4 - I have laboured Matthew 12:41 - this Matthew 17:20 - Because Matthew 17:26 - General Luke 12:28 - O ye Acts 2:40 - untoward Acts 9:39 - while Philippians 2:15 - a crooked 2 Thessalonians 3:2 - for Hebrews 5:12 - for the

Verse 18

rebuked: Matthew 12:22, Mark 1:34, Mark 5:8, Mark 9:25-Daniel :, Luke 4:35, Luke 4:36, Luke 4:41, Luke 8:29, Luke 9:42, Acts 16:18, Acts 19:13-Ezra :

from: Matthew 9:22, Matthew 15:28, John 4:52, John 4:53

Reciprocal: Matthew 4:24 - possessed

Verse 19

Mark 4:10, Mark 9:28

Reciprocal: Judges 1:19 - but could Job 22:30 - pureness Psalms 106:34 - did not Matthew 17:16 - and they Matthew 24:3 - the disciples Mark 9:18 - and they Acts 3:16 - through 1 Corinthians 12:9 - faith 2 Corinthians 6:13 - be

Verse 20

Because: Matthew 17:17, Matthew 14:30, Matthew 14:31, Hebrews 3:19

If: Matthew 21:21, Mark 11:23, Luke 17:6, 1 Corinthians 12:9, 1 Corinthians 13:2

faith: That is, as Bp. Pearce well remarks, a thriving and increasing faith, like a grain of mustard seed, which, from being the least of seeds, becomes the greatest of all herbs.

a grain: Matthew 13:31, Mark 4:31

nothing: Mark 9:23, Luke 1:37, Luke 18:27

Reciprocal: Numbers 20:12 - Because ye believed Joshua 7:7 - to deliver Judges 1:19 - but could Judges 16:20 - the Lord Job 22:30 - pureness Matthew 5:18 - verily Matthew 8:13 - and as Matthew 14:29 - he walked Matthew 17:16 - and they Mark 5:36 - only Mark 9:28 - Why Mark 16:14 - and upbraided Luke 8:25 - Where Luke 9:40 - and they Luke 12:28 - O ye Luke 13:19 - like Acts 3:16 - through James 5:15 - the prayer

Verse 21

this: Matthew 12:45

but: 1 Kings 17:20, 1 Kings 17:21, Daniel 9:3, Mark 9:29, Acts 13:2, Acts 13:3, Acts 14:23, 1 Corinthians 7:5, 2 Corinthians 11:27, Ephesians 6:18

Reciprocal: Luke 9:40 - and they Luke 17:6 - If James 5:15 - the prayer

Verse 22

The Son: Matthew 16:21, Matthew 20:17, Matthew 20:18, Mark 8:31, Mark 9:30, Mark 9:31, Mark 10:33, Mark 10:34, Luke 9:22, Luke 9:44, Luke 18:31-Nahum :, Luke 24:6, Luke 24:7, Luke 24:26, Luke 24:46

betrayed: Matthew 24:10, Matthew 26:16, Matthew 26:46, Acts 7:52, 1 Corinthians 11:23

Reciprocal: Matthew 26:2 - betrayed Luke 17:25 - must Luke 24:44 - These John 18:4 - knowing

Verse 23

they shall: Psalms 22:15, Psalms 22:22-Obadiah :, Isaiah 53:7, Isaiah 53:10-2 Kings :, Daniel 9:26, Zechariah 13:7

the third: Psalms 16:10, John 2:19, Acts 2:23-Obadiah :, 1 Corinthians 15:3, 1 Corinthians 15:4

And they were: John 16:6, John 16:20-Song of Solomon :

Reciprocal: Genesis 22:4 - third Matthew 12:40 - so Matthew 16:21 - began Matthew 17:9 - until Matthew 20:18 - and the Matthew 27:63 - After Matthew 28:6 - as Mark 10:33 - and the Son Luke 9:44 - for Luke 17:25 - must Luke 18:31 - Behold Luke 24:6 - remember Luke 24:44 - These John 18:4 - knowing

Verse 24

when: Mark 9:33

tribute: "Gr. didrachma, in value fifteen pence." Exodus 30:13, Exodus 38:26, This tribute seems to have been the half shekel which every male among the Jews paid yearly for the support of the temple, and which was continued by them, wherever dispersed, till after the time of Vespasian.

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 24:9 - collection Nehemiah 10:32 - the third part Matthew 4:13 - Capernaum Matthew 11:23 - Capernaum Matthew 26:17 - Where Luke 9:50 - Forbid Romans 13:6 - pay

Verse 25

Yes: Matthew 3:15, Matthew 22:21, Romans 13:6, Romans 13:7

of their: 1 Samuel 17:25

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 15:3 - General Ezra 4:13 - toll Matthew 8:14 - into Matthew 21:28 - what Matthew 26:17 - Where Mark 12:14 - is it Mark 12:17 - Render Luke 10:36 - thinkest 1 Thessalonians 4:15 - prevent

Verse 26

Matthew 17:17

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 15:3 - General 1 Samuel 17:25 - free in Israel Luke 9:50 - Forbid Luke 16:8 - in 1 Thessalonians 5:22 - General

Verse 27

lest: Matthew 15:12-2 Chronicles :, Romans 14:21, Romans 15:1-Leviticus :, 1 Corinthians 8:9, 1 Corinthians 8:13, 1 Corinthians 9:19-Song of Solomon :, 1 Corinthians 10:32, 1 Corinthians 10:33, 2 Corinthians 6:3, 1 Thessalonians 5:22, Titus 2:7, Titus 2:8

and take: Genesis 1:28, 1 Kings 17:4, Psalms 8:8, Jonah 1:17, Jonah 2:10, Hebrews 2:7, Hebrews 2:8

a piece of money: "Or, a stater, half an ounce of silver, value 2s. 6d., after 5s. the ounce."

that take: 2 Corinthians 8:9, James 2:5

Reciprocal: Ecclesiastes 10:19 - but Habakkuk 1:15 - take Luke 5:4 - Launch Luke 20:25 - Render Luke 23:2 - forbidding

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Matthew 17". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/matthew-17.html.