For he knew not what to say; for they were sore afraid.
1And he said to them, Truly I say to 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. 2And after six days Jesus takes with him Peter, and James, and John, and leads them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them. 3And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them. 4And there appeared to them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus. 5And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. 6For he knew not what to say; for they were sore afraid. 7And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him. 8And suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw no man any more, save Jesus only with themselves. 9And 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. 10And they kept that saying with themselves, questioning one with another what the rising from the dead should mean. 11And they asked him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elias must first come? 12And he answered and told them, Elias truly comes first, and restores all things; and how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at nothing. 13But I say to you, That Elias is indeed come, and they have done to him whatever they listed, as it is written of him.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
For he knew not what to answer; for they became sore afraid.
For he knew not what he said: for they were struck with fear.
Darby Bible Translation
For he knew not what he should say, for they were filled with fear.
King James Bible
For he wist not what to say; for they were sore afraid.
Young's Literal Translation
for he was not knowing what he might say, for they were greatly afraid.