-Jesus asks His disciples not to tell anyone what they had seen. He reveals His plans and purpose to anyone He wills because He is sovereign, and at the same time He is good choosing some to do so. They obeyed the command but they were puzzled about what it meant to rise from the dead and the transfiguration they just saw. By the question that arose among the disciples we can see the clear connection between that event, that is, the transfiguration, and the resurrection of the Messiah and ultimately the resurrection of every believer in Jesus Christ. So they connected what they saw and what they knew about the prophecy of the Messiah. They asked, “Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?” -Jesus answers that Elijah must come to restore all things. What does that mean? I’m under the impression just looking at the text that something was built and destroyed or abandoned and needed someone to restore it to its original state. The prophets set the foundation but unbelief destroyed it and the matter was abandoned until Elijah was sent to restore faith. We know for sure who Elijah is. It’s John the Baptist, sent by God to prepare the way of the Messiah. That’s why Jesus concludes, “But I tell you that Elijah has come, and they did to him whatever they pleased, as it is written of him.” -It is so good to know that God is in control. His death and resurrection are not a plan B. They are the wise and good plan of God. Everything was planned to its due time and it became to pass in His time and according to His will. He sent Elijah to prepare His way. He revealed His plan to whomever He pleased and in time He pleased. In a few weeks He was about to deliver Himself up for His people according to His divine plan. Nothing was going to escape of His divine control. He is God. -Jesus, let us see your transcendence and your infinite wisdom behind your plan and everything that happens to us today.
And as they were coming down the mountain,
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Cuando bajaban del monte,
he charged them to tell no one what they had seen,
les ordenó que no contaran a nadie lo que habían visto,
until the Son of Man had risen from the dead.
hasta que el Hijo del Hombre resucitara de entre los muertos.
So they kept the matter to themselves,
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Y se guardaron para sí lo dicho,
questioning what this rising from the dead might mean.
discutiendo entre sí qué significaría resucitar de entre los muertos.
And they asked him, "Why do the scribes say that first Elijah must come?"
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Y le preguntaron, diciendo: ¿Por qué dicen los escribas que Elías debe venir primero?
And he said to them, "Elijah does come first to restore all things.
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Y El les dijo: Es cierto que Elías, al venir primero, restaurará todas las cosas.
And how is it written of the Son of Man that he should suffer many things and be treated with contempt?
Y, sin embargo, ¿cómo está escrito del Hijo del Hombre que padezca mucho y sea despreciado?
But I tell you that Elijah has come,
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Pero yo os digo que Elías ya ha venido,
and they did to him whatever they pleased,
y le hicieron cuanto quisieron,
as it is written of him."
tal como está escrito de él.