Second Coming Foretold

20 Now He was questioned by the Pharisees (A)as to when the kingdom of God was coming, and He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God is not coming with [a](B)signs that can be observed; 21 nor will (C)they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or, ‘There it is!’ For behold, the kingdom of God is [b]in your midst.”

22 And He said to the disciples, (D)The days will come when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. 23 (E)And they will say to you, ‘Look there,’ or, ‘Look here!’ Do not leave, and do not run after them. 24 (F)For just like the lightning, when it flashes out of one part [c]of the sky, shines to the other part [d]of the sky, so will the Son of Man be in His day. 25 (G)But first He must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. 26 (H)And just as it happened (I)in the days of Noah, so will it also be in the days of the Son of Man: 27 people were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, and they were being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 [e]It was the same as happened in (J)the days of Lot: they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, and they were building; 29 but on the day that Lot left Sodom, it rained fire and [f]brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. 30 It will be [g]just the same on the day that the Son of Man (K)is revealed. 31 On that day, the one who will be (L)on the [h]housetop, [i]with his goods in the house, must not go down to take them out; and likewise the one in the field must not turn back. 32 (M)Remember Lot’s wife. 33 (N)Whoever strives to [j]save his [k]life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will keep it. 34 I tell you, on that night there will be two in one bed; one will be taken and the other will be left. 35 (O)There will be two women grinding at the same place; one will be taken and the other will be left. 36 [[l](P)Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other will be left.”] 37 And responding, they *said to Him, “Where, Lord?” And He said to them, (Q)Where the body is, there also the [m]vultures will be gathered.”

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 17:20 Lit observation
  2. Luke 17:21 Or among you
  3. Luke 17:24 Lit under heaven; i.e., the lowest heaven, the sky
  4. Luke 17:24 Lit under heaven; i.e., the lowest heaven, the sky
  5. Luke 17:28 Lit In the same way as
  6. Luke 17:29 I.e., burning sulfur
  7. Luke 17:30 Lit according to the same things
  8. Luke 17:31 Housetops were flat living areas
  9. Luke 17:31 Lit and his
  10. Luke 17:33 Or secure
  11. Luke 17:33 Or soul
  12. Luke 17:36 Early mss do not contain this v
  13. Luke 17:37 Or eagles