Mark 9:1-10

A.(1) And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.

B.(2) And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves:

C. and he was transfigured before them. (3) And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them. (4) And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus. (5) And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. (6) For he wist not what to say; for they were sore afraid.

D.(7) And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.

C’.(8) And suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw no man any more, save Jesus only with themselves.

B’.(9) And as they came down from the mountain,

A’. he charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of man were risen from the dead. (10) And they kept that saying with themselves, questioning one with another what the rising from the dead should mean.

2 thoughts on “Mark 9:1-10”

  1. I love it!
    As I was studying this passage, I couldn’t find anyone who thought this was chiasm so this is very refreshing.
    Just a question. I started the chiasm in verse two.
    This places the comparison between:
    A’s and going up and down the mountain
    B’s Elijah and Moses verses no one but Jesus
    C’s Peter speaking/three tents and God speaking from the cloud (reminiscent of the tabernacle and temple)
    D – Peter not knowing what to say

    From Caesaria Phillipi the disciples went from
    unbelief to not understanding. 9:6, 10, 32, etc.
    Input?

  2. Thanks for the question Tim. I am wondering in the light of your comment if it goes like this –

    A.(1) And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.

    B.(2) And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them. (3) And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them.

    C. (4) And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus.

    D. i. (5) And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
    ii. (6) For he wist not what to say; for they were sore afraid.

    D’. i’. (7) And there was a cloud that overshadowed them:
    ii’. and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.

    C’.(8) And suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw no man any more, save Jesus only with themselves.

    B’.(9) And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of man were risen from the dead.

    A’. (10) And they kept that saying with themselves, questioning one with another what the rising from the dead should mean.

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