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2 Peter 1:16-18 The Passion Translation (TPT)

Jesus’ Transfiguration

16 We were not retelling some masterfully crafted legend when we informed you of the power and appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ,[a] for we saw his magnificence and splendor unveiled before our very eyes.[b] 17 Yes, Father God lavished upon him radiant glory and honor when his distinct voice spoke out of the realm of majestic glory,[c] endorsing him with these words: This is my cherished Son, marked by my love. All my delight is found in him![d] 18 And we ourselves heard that voice resound from the heavens while we were with him on the holy mountain.


  1. 2 Peter 1:16 A possible hendiadys, “the powerful coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power” or “the appearing of our powerful Lord Jesus Christ.” The Aramaic can be translated “the power and comingness of our Master, Jesus Christ.”
  2. 2 Peter 1:16 See Matt. 17:1-8; Mark 9:1-7; Luke 9:27-36.
  3. 2 Peter 1:17 A possible periphrastic reference to God, “the transcendent glory.”
  4. 2 Peter 1:17 Or “On him my favor rests.” The Aramaic can be translated “in whom I am fulfilled.”
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