New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Mark 9:2–3

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2 aSix days later, Jesus * took with Him bPeter and 1James and John, and * brought them up on a high mountain by themselves. And He was transfigured before them;

3 and aHis garments became radiant and exceedingly white, as no launderer on earth can whiten them.

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A star (*) is used to mark verbs that are historical presents in the Greek which have been translated with an English past tense in order to conform to modern usage. The translators recognized that in some contexts the present tense seems more unexpected and unjustified to the English reader than a past tense would have been. But Greek authors frequently used the present tense for the sake of heightened vividness, thereby transporting their readers in imagination to the actual scene at the time of occurence. However, the translators felt that it would be wise to change these historical presents to English past tenses.


Or Jacob