6 (He did not know what to say, they were so frightened.)

Other Translations of Mark 9:6

King James Version

6 For he wist not what to say; for they were sore afraid.

English Standard Version

6 For he did not know what to say, for they were terrified.

The Message

6 He blurted this out without thinking, stunned as they all were by what they were seeing.

New King James Version

6 because he did not know what to say, for they were greatly afraid.

New Living Translation

6 He said this because he didn't really know what else to say, for they were all terrified.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Mark 9:6

Commentary on Mark 9:1-13

(Read Mark 9:1-13)

Here is a prediction of the near approach Christ's kingdom. A glimpse of that kingdom was given in the transfiguration of Christ. It is good to be away from the world, and alone with Christ: and how good to be with Christ glorified in heaven with all the saints! But when it is well with us, we are apt not to care for others, and in the fulness of our enjoyments, we forget the many wants of our brethren. God owns Jesus, and accepts him as his beloved Son, and is ready to accept us in him. Therefore we must own and accept him as our beloved Saviour, and must give up ourselves to be ruled by him. Christ does not leave the soul, when joys and comforts leave it. Jesus explained to the disciples the prophecy about Elias. This was very suitable to the ill usage of John Baptist.