10:15 I tell you the truth, 1 it will be more bearable for the region of Sodom and Gomorrah 2 on the day of judgment than for that town!
17:2 And he was transfigured before them. 3 His 4 face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light.
1 tn Grk “Truly (ἀμήν, amhn), I say to you.”
2 sn The allusion to Sodom and Gomorrah, the most wicked of OT cities from Gen 19:1-29, shows that to reject the current message is even more serious than the worst sins of the old era and will result in more severe punishment.
3 sn In 1st century Judaism and in the NT, there was the belief that the righteous get new, glorified bodies in order to enter heaven (1 Cor 15:42-49; 2 Cor 5:1-10). This transformation means the righteous will share the glory of God. One recalls the way Moses shared the Lord’s glory after his visit to the mountain in Exod 34. So the disciples saw Jesus transfigured, and they were getting a sneak preview of the great glory that Jesus would have (only his glory is more inherent to him as one who shares in the rule of the kingdom).
4 tn Here καί (kai) has not been translated.