AMP Men swooning away or expiring with fear and dread and apprehension and expectation of the things that are coming on the world; for the [very] powers of the heavens will be shaken and caused to totter. The argument of Jesus is that the scribes uphold a vow (korbán) taken by a son even though it releases him from all obligations to his parents. Potos does not necessarily imply excessiveness, though it does provide an opportunity for excess. This is discussed in more detail below because one of the possible meanings of this generation is used by preterists to justify interpretation Mt 24:15-22 (and Mt 24:23-29) as past history! The fact that Luke does not mention the abomination of desolation standing in the holy place coupled with the fact that the ESV translation of Mk 13:14ESV translates it as a "he" make an "A.D. 70" fulfillment less that "obvious!" Chorus: It might be tonight; it might be this week. While 70 AD was a time of horrible distress to the Jews, even the distress of World War II proved to be even more horrible. 6:5. And to no surprise, this is exactly what happened. Webster's 1913 on swooning - Swooned;  [OE. The point is that the degree of one's sacrifice does not necessarily equate with the certainty of one's salvation. They had not read Matthew, Mark or Luke's Gospels in which Jesus had warned be alert for these genre of men! Lenski comments that Jesus use of truly expresses "profound solemnity, using His well-known seal for verity and authority." NET Note - Corban is a Hebrew loanword (transliterated in the Greek text and in most modern English translations) referring to something that has been set aside as a gift to be given to God at some later date, but which is still in the possession of the owner (L&N 53.22). Will persecute (1377)(dioko from dío = pursue, prosecute, persecute) means to follow or press hard after, literally to pursue as one does a fleeing enemy. The Roman historian Tacitus, a contemporary by the way of Pliny, describes Christians as "a class hated for their abominations." Hence it is spiritual safety here promised such as Paul claimed about death in Phil. Don't let your hearts be dulled by carousing and drunkenness, and by the worries of this life. 24:15; 2 Ki. And to stand before the Son of Man - Meditate on these words for a moment. We would conclude that this woman was part of a system that took the last two cents out of her hand on the pretense that this was necessary to please God, to purchase her salvation and to bring her blessing. The main idea of hupomone is to remain under something which demands the submission of one's will to something against which one naturally would rebel. Note that these are the final "signs from heaven" Jesus describes in the context of the very end of this age (see also Lk 21:26-note). And pray that you might be strong enough to escape these coming horrors and stand before the Son of Man. They do not know how, and they do not expect to know how, anytime in the foreseeable future.”. Just as Jesus literally meant what He said, so too these time phrases are to be interpreted literally. Most of the sermons not included in our collection are available from Emmet O'Donnell's excellent website in .pdf format. Pr 16:29 "A man of violence entices his neighbor And leads him in a way that is not good.". The actual number is likely much greater. "Let us not sleep as others do," says Paul, "but let us watch and be sober." These are not the days of vengeance. And after the judgment of all non-believers (Rev 20:11-15-note), there will be a new heaven and new earth (Rev 21:1-note). Why? (Ibid) To reiterate Jesus' command = "WHEN you SEE...THEN you FLEE!". 3:2; Jn. Gentiles were permitted into this area provided they conducted themselves in a reverent manner. The emphasis is to spend time somewhere as a transient, at least overnight, and in some cases for an extended time. (NET Note) It clearly links the teaching of the parable to the preceding description of the end of the age. And so now, Jesus is giving them a parable to help them comprehend how the nearest of the Kingdom would be recognizable. Of course Matthew 24:15-note and Mark 13:14 give the unequivocal sign of the times, the Abomination of Desolation, marking the beginning of the last 3.5 year period known as the Great Tribulation. The Jews were so concerned that it would be sacred that Herod actually trained priests to be masons, carpenters and craftsmen so that there would only be people who understood holy things who were actually leading the work. Here is Josephus' record of Roman General Titus building a "retaining" wall around Jerusalem to remove all hope of escape... That therefore his opinion was, that if they aimed at quickness, joined with security, they must build a wall round about the whole city. Evidently, too, he was not really obliged to devote that sum to the Temple." Great expectations have always been part of the human story. To right the wrongs of this old earth, ), and hold it fast (present tense = one's lifestyle. Nevertheless, he kept in touch with his admirers until his death, which they held would precede his return as Messiah and Redeemer.”, (5) Jacob Frank (1726 - 1791) - “Declared himself the Messiah and the successor of Shabbetai Tzevi. (Ed: See comparison of "parallel texts" in Luke 21 and Matthew 24 in chart below). From the numerous surviving texts from Egypt, recording the act of sacrifice, it appears that the edict itself was fairly clear ---. 19:20; Jdg. BDAG - "to speak in one’s own defense against charges presumed to be false," Apologia was a technical word used in the Greek law courts and was used of an attorney who talked his client off from a charge preferred against him. When a person declared anything Korban he entirely alienated it from the person to whom he was talking. That’s stupid. Is it possible? Bringing (520)(apago from apó = from + ágō = to carry, lead) means to carry or lead away, leading from one place to another. for a night, throughout the night (Mt 12.40); nukta kai hemeran = (through) night and day (Mk 4.27); (2) figuratively; (a) as a symbol of death (Jn 9.4); (b) as a sphere of moral darkness (1 Th 5.5); (c) as a symbol of the present age (Ro 13.12). There was an old advertisement slogan "The pause that refreshes." Comment: This passage flies in the face of the self-righteous Scribes and Pharisees in Luke 20:47-note! Whole Bible CommentariesWhole Bible Commentaries 60+Bible Background, Survey & Introduction 78+Biblical Theology 30+Old Testament Commentaries 1,200+Commentaries on the Whole Old Testament 12+.. Old Testament Background, Survey, Authenticity & Introduction 35+. (Eerdman's Dictionary of the Bible). Jesus said, “For just like the lightning, when it flashes out of one part of the sky, shines to the other part of the sky, so will the Son of Man be in His day” (Luke 17:24-note). (i) The word meant a gift. (E.g., the large cathedrals that are all through post-Christian Europe - see picture of a so called saint holding 2 eyeballs. ONE IN EVERY 30 NT VERSES REFER TO THE SECOND COMING! It does not mean that the people or objects are made over to the temple but simply that they are subject to a transfer of control, korbán may take the form of personal renunciation but it may also be a means of denying to others the use of one’s person or possessions (whether to exert pressure, to take revenge, or to inflict injury). It is the art of our great enemy to fill the air with the heavy breath of the poppy; that, like the lotus-eaters of the old legend, we may be indisposed for the perils and toils of our onward journey. NET Note Comments on the Mark version of the same story -. Dying, He saved me Luke 21:9 “When you hear of wars and disturbances, do not be terrified; for these things must take place first, but the end does not follow immediately.”. ", Worry has a fascinating etymology = Worrying may shorten one's life, but not as quickly as it once did. RVR60 VUL WLC LXX mGNT TR . In light of Lk 21:16 that does not seem to be the case here. For believers, it is a steadfastness, especially as God enables us to "remain under" (or endure) whatever challenges, trials, tests, afflictions, etc, He providentially allows in our life. The current Wailing Wall represents just a small part of the foundation left from Herod's Temple complex. 2. Clearly in context, it is the day of His return (cf Lk 21:27 - cp Second Coming). 13:6+), these that dwell upon the earth are trusting in man and his environment. But as Carson admits in his discussion of the "abomination of desolation" in Mt 24:15 the "obvious occasion, in general terms, is A.D. 70, though certain difficulties must be faced." KJV Luke 21:32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. These words are therefore meant to encourage Jesus’ followers by reminding them that whatever may happen to them by way of persecution, nothing can ultimately harm them, not even death, for they possess eternal life (LK 18:30; cf. Nowadays, the fashion is always to meditate, and think, and excogitate a gospel for yourself. The fourth commandment expresses this, but the defended practice of korbán becomes a means of evasion. Looked up (308)(anablepo from ana = up, again + blepo = to look, to perceive and so discern) means to look up or direct one's vision upward. The verb considered worthy (kataxioo) does not mean to make one worthy, but to declare one is worthy. 6:5; 9:1; 14:17; 31:35; 36:30; 49:9; 52:7; Lam. (The Bible Knowledge Key Word Study - Luke). When He did not, there was great disappointment, with some falling away, and some cultic groups spawned from the prophetic fervor." 13:1-18). Someone says, perhaps, “All this we have had, times without number; yet Christ has not come.” Just so, for these signs are not sent to minister to our curiosity, but to keep us always on the watch; and whenever we mark these earthquakes, and wars, and famines, and pestilences, then are we to think, “Behold, he cometh,” and watch the more earnestly. Search a pre-defined list. The end: coming of the Son of Man (Luke 21:25–28), 6. 5:30; Isa. One day the stone rolled away from the door 28:23–24, 38–42, 47–48, 53–57). The Holy Roman Empire, the false form of Christianity began to persecute the true church. But (term of contrast) - What is Jesus contrasting? (1) This Theudas, who arose under Fadus the procurator, about A.D. 45 or 46, could not be that Thendas who arose in the days of the taxing, under Cyrenius, or about A.D. 7, Acts v. 36, 37. Who that earlier Theudas was, see the note on B. XVII. He seeks to kill them, not capture them! Although Satan might win a temporary battle, the war would be won by God. And He saw a poor widow putting in two small copper coins - Mark 12:42 explains that these two coins "amount to a cent." He cried, and cried, and cried again. "[5], The same religious leaders who would reduce widows to poverty also encourage them to make pious donations beyond their means. Their suffering was because they had already been declared worthy of the kingdom. The big gifts in the temple were surely noticed by people; that’s probably what the disciples were watching. It is not stated as a probability but as an inevitable certainty, and Christians are counselled by our Lord to lay their account with the inevitable. They might perish physically, but they would not perish spiritually. They hate His Gospel message and so it is not surprising they would hate the messenger. We read that our Lord said to His disciples, "When these things begin to come to pass — then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draws near.". The temple was so revered that it was customary to swear by the temple (Matthew 23:16), and speaking against the temple could be considered blasphemy (Acts 6:13). 16:20; Jn. (What the Bible teaches – Luke), Rightemire rightly notes that "The central theme of redemption in Scripture is that God has taken the initiative to act compassionately on behalf of those who are powerless to help themselves. In the Septuagint agago may refer to someone “escorting” (leading) another (e.g., 1 Ki 1:38) or “abducting” another (2 Chr 36:6; Jer 40:1 of being led away to Babylon; cf. On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand; 12:20; Lk. 11:3 and Luke 7:19-20 the question is whether Jesus fulfills the messianic hope. I WOULD SUBMIT THAT GOD MEASURES OUR GIFTS BY LOOKING AT OUR HEART AND OUR MOTIVES, WHETHER WE GIVE ONE MITE OR ONE MILLION.) IN THE TEMPLE Since his triumphal entry into Jerusalem (19:28-40), Jesus' activities have centered on the temple, where he: • Cleansed the temple (19:45-46). Those who profess Christ and "appear" to lose their salvation were never genuinely saved! There, before God Almighty and Christ my King, I humbly present myself as a loyal subject to my Sovereign, ready and eager to be of service to Him for the day." Are we keeping awake and praying, or are we amazed at the magnitude of the slaughter? Distress (318)(anagke from ana = up, again, back, renewal, repetition, intensity, reversal + agkale = arm when bent) refers to any necessity or compulsion, outer or inner, brought on by a variety of circumstances. Jesus is urging the the reader to realize what is happening. Luke's account refers not to a distant event to occur during the Tribulation but to the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus and the Roman army in A.D. 70, just forty years from that time (see Luke 19:41-44-note). Jerry Lee Lewis had a hit song in the 1960's called "Whole Lotta Shaking Going On!" 2:15; Heb. is an adjective which describes one who crouches and cowers and is used as a noun to mean beggar. 3:9. BDAG - push someone forward to speak in the theater. Absolutely. Matt. Of the 166+ uses of doron in the non-apocryphal Septuagint, most are used in the context of an offering to God (cf Ge 4:4, Lev 1:2, 3, 10, 2:1, Nu 5:15, Dt 12:11, 1Chr 16:29, Jer 33:11, etc). Jesus has just given them a clear "sign" of when the Jews were to take action. 5 Then the angel took the censer and filled it with the fire of the altar, and threw it to the earth; and there followed peals of thunder and sounds and flashes of lightning and an earthquake. I say, that make a business of prayer; others that use it as a compliment and customary formality, will not be thus affected; they do it as a thing by-the-by, or a work that might well be spared, and do not look upon it as a necessary duty; but if a man's heart be in it, he will be early at work, and follow it close, morning and night: his business is to maintain communion with God, his desires will not let him sleep, and he gets up early to be calling upon God. 13:9; Est. And by 324 A D, Constantine had established Christianity as the religion of the Roman Empire. Teacher (1320)(didaskalos from didasko = teach to shape will of one being taught by content of what is taught <> cp didaskalía) is one who provides instruction or systematically imparts truth. A literal use depicting an ethical truth (Jn 11:10). To keep this statement in context, recall that Luke records that, while some were talking about the temple, that it was adorned with beautiful stones and votive gifts, He said, "As for these things which you are looking at, the days will come in which there will not be left one stone upon another which will not be torn down." Remember Acts 16:16-24 when Paul cast a demon out of a girl, a slave girl at Philippi who was making a fortune for her masters by telling people’s fortune.....And when he cast the demon out, they lost their source of income. God gave them a special presence of mind and clarity of thought to present a testimony more powerful than they would otherwise have been able to give. My Savior, Jesus, is mine This is good news of our great hope which motivates godly living for the glory of our gracious God. —Luke 21:4. Putting (906)(ballo) means they were throwing or casting their coins into the Temple treasury jars. Emperor Julian the Apostate (a.d. 331-363) sought to discredit Christianity by disproving this prophecy of the Lord. 21 “But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know the One who sent Me. Five minutes with God and His Word is worth more than all the rest of the day.” Now, it may sound like Chambers has made an overstatement. •  Do take heart; full redemption will be yours when Jesus comes (Lk 21:25–28). By Bill Crowder (Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. (A Closer Look at the Widow's Offering) Read the passage again. Job 30:3, Micah 6:14, and Jeremiah 52:5 are examples where sunochē is used in the Septuagint. Have we taken heed and laid our account with these stern certainties, or are we as Christians indulging in the infatuation of any false security? MacDonald - Unbelief might have argued that with a besieging army outside the walls, escape would be impossible; but God's Word never fails. KJV Luke 21:15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. Without going into a detailed discussion, this individual has all the attributes of the future "Antichrist." Because oinophlygia refers to something worse than methe,Philo listed it among the "extreme lusts." It is a prophecy that bears two meanings, an outer and an inner; it has been fulfilled once, and it shall soon be fulfilled again. Steve Lewis explains considered worthy in 2 Th 1:5 - The Thessalonian believers are considered worthy of the kingdom of God because they have kept their faith in Christ, even when faced with severe opposition. Study the bible online using commentary on Luke 21 and more! Should Christians give a firstfruits offering today? Deut. Every use of "amen" or "truly" by Jesus serves to affirm what follows and by extension to cause us to pay close attention to the teaching. Vine says it is "the giddiness and headache resulting from excessive wine-bibbing, a drunken nausea.". those who persecute (dioko) you; Bless (present imperative - IN CASE YOU MISSED THE FIRST COMMAND!) 25:6; Matt. In the final use of ego eimi in Scripture Jesus affirms "I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star." And you do many such things. Komos is found only in the plural in the New Testament, where it is translated in the Authorized Version once as "rioting" (Ro 13:13) and twice as "revelings" (Gal 5:21; 1 Pe 4:3). — These will come between the soul and Christ, oppressing us with anxious care, leading us to think too much of the things which are seen and transient, and filling our hearts with dismay, as though the future would find us orphans and homeless, because the storm had swept away some few gatherings of the earth’s perishable stores. One day the trumpet will sound for His coming Jesus does not wish to weaken the validity of Scripture but to put it in its full context in which the goal may be sanctification but sanctification itself leads on to lovingkindness. The scribes silenced. Prophecy may announce events that bring joy and pleasure or fear and foreboding. Jer 30:7). “I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also” (John 14:3). As we anticipate that triumphant day, we must live consistent, holy lives (v.14), resist all evil influences (v.17), and grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ (v.18). Concerning the resurrection. Anyone who withholds money from needy parents in order to give it to God is in direct disobedience to God and is dishonoring God's Word and substituting a man-made tradition for God's Word. 18:3; Matt. No, but you the more certainly expect that he will soon be gone. Wuest - The exhortation to patience is strengthened by the promise of the soon coming of Messiah. The world rushes on It was the same word used to describe a captain that would bring his ship to land. You remember now, you’re living in a superstitious time. COMMENTARIES FAVORING LUKE 21:20-24 R T France (another of the top rated commentaries on Matthew) on Matthew 24:34 writes that, "Those who interpret this passage as referring to the parousia must therefore either conclude that it proved to be untrue, or that this generation does not here carry its normal meaning. If you think persecution of believers is going to go away, you’re wrong. and do not curse (present imperative with a negative). And He explains why this is imperative -- otherwise we will begin to be weighed down with the things that affect those in this world, who are living for this world. The world with all its trifles and shadows shall be thrust aside. Have you experienced that? It can also refer to "this kind of people"; for example, the Jews, at any time or in any age. Why would I say that? If the Temple itself is meant (referring to the phrase "holy place"), it is plain that it would be too late to fly from that doomed city when the Roman eagles were already in the hallowed courts. — Reprinted by permission. Oinophlygia, which is translated as "excess of wine" in the Authorized Version, occurs in the New Testament only in 1 Peter 4:3 and never in the Septuagint, though oinophlygein is used in Deuteronomy 21:20 and Isaiah 56:12. it is a good habit to get into when you read your Bible and begin to spot "for" and "because" when they are used as terms of explanation. 47:3; Ezek. Therefore, I have trusted Him as my Savior, and I have committed my way to Him, so that if I am alive at the time of the Rapture, I’ll be going to meet Him in the air by the grace of God. (Exposition of the Gospel According to Matthew, Baker Book House, 1953-2001, New Testament Commentary). When the two areas were united under the dukes of Burgundy and later under the Habsburgs, the rate of the mijt was set at 1/32 stuiver. 12 The night is almost gone, and the day is near. At His second coming, cosmic signs will herald the arrival of the ultimate Sign, the Savior Himself! REJOICE, CHILD OF GOD—JESUS IS COMING AGAIN; YOU CAN ABSOLUTELY COUNT ON IT! So anathema came to mean devoted in a bad sense, anathēma in a good sense. Then he proceeds to show to these men that they are already confused in their thinking that the end of the age lies immediately ahead. Second, birth is one of the most painful experiences in a woman’s life. MacArthur explains that "The synagogues served as the local Jewish courts, and handled both civil and criminal cases. ), Luke says something found in no other place in Scripture, that the city of Jerusalem will be trampled under foot UNTIL. ; also Heb. 10:29; Mk. These country Galileans undoubtedly regarded the magnificent Temple complex with a sense of awe and reverence, marveling especially at the massive size of the stones described by Josephus (see 15.11.3) as "built of stones that were white and strong: and each of their length was twenty-five cubits; their height was eight, and their breadth about twelve." But when these things begin to take place - These things are different than the more non-specific things mentioned earlier (Lk 21:8-19+) and are so dramatic that they will be difficult to miss as divinely sent 'messengers" to earth dwellers. The NLT paraphrases it "you will win your souls." But - Term of contrast. This event can be considered as a type of the coming flight during the great tribulation period, except that then the sign will be seeing the abomination of desolation set up in the rebuilt temple by the Antichrist (Matthew 24:15,16-note). noting that the interpretation is "problematic In Mark 12:38-40 Jesus has condemned the scribes who "devour widows' houses." As noted above, the majority of evangelical writers who espouse a futuristic interpretation of other passages (especially Mt 24:15-28-note) also favor the past historical fulfillment of Luke 21:20-24 in 70 AD. 16:16; 1 Cor 16:20; 2 Cor 13:12; 1 Th 5:26; 1 Pe 5:14) That gave rise to false accusations of incest and other sexual perversions. 10:8; Dan. It was an all-out attempt to exterminate the Christian faith (Ed: See The Great Persecution). (However see another discussion on this topic) A nurse who attended Voltaire at the time of his horrible death vowed "For all the wealth in Europe I would not see another infidel die." Vows to God were often consecrated with a gift. Repent. Another prophetic student has a list of all the wars and attempted invasions. He needed someone that the populace already considered responsible for bad things, and that was the Christians. Throughout times of betrayal, God would be faithful; He would be their refuge and strength. Godly leader like John Hus, Hugh Latimer, William Tyndale (90 minute movie), Patrick Hamilton, George Wishert(? His glory revealed It foretells the future, and it explains what the positive or negative results of future events will be. The brilliant white walls with gold trim dazzled in the morning sun. The time is near - To what "time" is Jesus referring? 15:8; 2 Chr. The singular , the gazophulakion, "the treasury," may refer to all of them. The rabbis actually allowed the mere saying of this word by an unfaithful son to prevent the use of needed money for the support of father or mother! In addition, regarding the unique, unprecedented "great tribulation" (Mt 24:21) which he interprets as fulfilled in 70AD, he makes the statement that even the horrors of the Nazi holocaust (where 6 million Jews, one-third of the world's population were annihilated) were not greater "percentage wise" than the destruction of Jerusalem in 70AD (where Josephus estimates 1.1 million Jews died a figure many observers feel was exaggerated)! Not one stone will be left upon another which will not be torn down.”, Here is Darrel Bock's overview of Luke's version of the Olivet Discourse, 1. Below are some representative comments... Kevin Zuber in the Moody Bible Commentary - The tribulation will be a time of unprecedented persecution and hardship for the Jewish people and nation of Israel (Lk 21:23b; cf. For you shut the door of the Kingdom of Heaven in people's faces. The implied close connection is explicitly affirmed by Matthew's "immediately" (Mt 24:29-note). 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