31 They spoke about his departure,[1] which he was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem.

Other Translations of Luke 9:31

King James Version

31 Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.

English Standard Version

31 who appeared in glory and spoke of his departure,Greek exodus which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.

The Message

31 and what a glorious appearance they made! They talked over his exodus, the one Jesus was about to complete in Jerusalem.

New King James Version

31 who appeared in glory and spoke of His decease which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.

New Living Translation

31 They were glorious to see. And they were speaking about his exodus from this world, which was about to be fulfilled in Jerusalem.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Luke 9:31

Commentary on Luke 9:28-36

(Read Luke 9:28-36)

Christ's transfiguration was a specimen of that glory in which he will come to judge the world; and was an encouragement to his disciples to suffer for him. Prayer is a transfiguring, transforming duty, which makes the face to shine. Our Lord Jesus, even in his transfiguration, was willing to speak concerning his death and sufferings. In our greatest glories on earth, let us remember that in this world we have no continuing city. What need we have to pray to God for quickening grace, to make us lively! Yet that the disciples might be witnesses of this sign from heaven, after awhile they became awake, so that they were able to give a full account of what passed. But those know not what they say, that talk of making tabernacles on earth for glorified saints in heaven.