Tasting Death

Looking into the account surrounding the Mount of Transfiguration.


Re 20:14 And DEATH and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second DEATH.

Re 18:8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, DEATH, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.

Re 2:23 And I will kill her children with DEATH; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

Jas 1:15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth DEATH.

Ps 89:48 What man is he that liveth, and shall not see DEATH? Shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the GRAVE?

1Co 15:26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is DEATH.


1Co 15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, DEATH is swallowed up in victory.

Jas 5:20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from DEATH, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

Pr 10:2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from DEATH.

Joh 8:51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, if a man keep my saying, he shall never see DEATH.

Heb 11:5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see DEATH; and was not found, because God had translated him:

Ho 13:14 I will ransom them from the power of the GRAVE; I will redeem them from DEATH: O DEATH, I will be thy plagues; O GRAVE, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.

Ps 49:15 But God will redeem my soul from the power of the GRAVE: for He shall receive me.

Heb 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of DEATH, crowned with glory and honour; that He by the grace of God should taste DEATH for every man.

Re 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second DEATH hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.


Mt 16:28 Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of DEATH, till they see the Son of Man coming in His Kingdom.

Mt 17:1 And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,

Mt 17:2 And was **transfigured before them:** and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.

Mt 17:3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.

Mt 17:4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.

Mt 17:5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

Mr 9:1 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.

Lu 9:27 But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of DEATH, till they see the kingdom of God.

Mr 13:26 And then **shall they see the Son of Man coming in the clouds** with great power and glory.

Lu 2:26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see DEATH, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.

Lu 2:29-30 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,

Ro 6:4 Therefore we are BURIED with him by baptism into DEATH: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

Ro 6:5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his DEATH, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:

Col 2:12 BURIED with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

Nu 23:10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the DEATH of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!

Re 9:6 And in those days shall men seek DEATH, and shall not find it; and shall desire to DIE, and DEATH shall flee from them.


Mt 16:28 and the related verses appear to be saying that the Elect would not tasted DEATH (redemption of the body) until they had seen Christ come in His Glory. Historically, this would have had to be physical death in view. The disciples would see Christ in His Glory (which they did through the transfiguration) before they died. This transfiguration seemed to typify the Revelation of Christ in judgment. The DEATH in view does not appear to be speaking of the second death (judgment on Babylon) because at the revelation of Christ the believers are delivered out of Babylon.