When the Romans came against Jerusalem, “Josephus tells, too, of six thousand refugees who perished in the flames of the temple porticos deluded by a ‘false prophet, who had on that day proclaimed to the people in the city that God commanded them to go up to the temple court, to receive there the tokens of their deliverance” (J.W. You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. Perhaps a scribe devoured her house. 37, 38. in the daytime--of this His last week. a. In the daytime He was teaching in the temple: Luke emphasizes the public, open character of Jesus’ teaching work, even teaching early in the morning at the most public place in Jerusalem. Jesus noticed a long line of rich people who put in a lot of money, perhaps making some kind of display to call attention to their gifts. all--in proportion to her means, which is God's standard ( 2 Corinthians 8:12 ). When they are already budding, you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near. And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.”. c. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near: The things that will begin to happen are described in Luke 21:25-27. There shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, &c. — These seem to be highly figurative expressions, signifying the decaying of all the glory, excellence, and prosperity of the nation; and the prevalence of universal sadness, misery, and confusion. ii. We endure, trusting the promise of Jesus that ultimately, in eternal perspective, not a hair of your head shall be lost. And He said: “Take heed that you … Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. Luke 21:28. 21:29-38 Christ tells his disciples to observe the signs of the times, which they might judge by. So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. “But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute, But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, Delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, But it will turn out for you an occasion for testimony, give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist, Not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer, “You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put, parents and brothers, relatives and friends, You will be hated by all for My name’s sake, But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, Let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, Until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled, Signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, : History records no adequate fulfillment of these words in, Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory, history records no adequate fulfillment of these words in, Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near, This generation will by no means pass away till all things take place, Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away, carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, It will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth, be counted worthy to escape all these things, Pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape those things that will come to pass, escape all these things that will come to pass, In the daytime He was teaching in the temple, At night He went out and stayed on the mountain called Olivet, © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . Luke 21:8-28 New International Version (NIV). i. Luke 21:11. He will take as many as are ready before this calamity begins. abode in the mount--that is, at Bethany ( Matthew 21:17 ). There were signs in the heavens, such as a comet that looked like a sword in the sky over Jerusalem before its destruction. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Luke 21:25-36 EXEGESIS: LUKE 21:5-24. God doesn’t want grudgingly given money or guilt money. 13. for a testimony--an opportunity of bearing testimony. The Widow’s Two Mites. 3. Not one stone shall be left upon another that shall not be thrown down, So they asked Him, saying, “Teacher, but when will these things be? There were famines, such as the one mentioned in Acts 11:28. The "these things" in verse 31 refers to the question asked in verse 7 and Jesus' subsequent answer in verses 8-28. This generation--not "this nation," as some interpret it, which, though admissible in itself, seems very unnatural here. Signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity: History records no adequate fulfillment of these words in A.D. 70 or immediately following. c. But it will turn out for you an occasion for testimony: From the Book of Acts on, there have been countless times when persecution has given Christians the opportunity to preach and give testimony to those they could otherwise never reach with the message, such as kings and rulers. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away.” Luke 21:10. τότε ἔλεγεν points to a new beginning in discourse, which has the effect of dissociating the repeated mention of political disturbances from what goes before, and connecting it with apostolic tribulations referred to in the sequel. perish--He had just said ( Luke 21:16 ) they should be put to death; showing that this precious promise is far above immunity from mere bodily harm, and furnishing a key to the right interpretation of the ninety-first Psalm, and such like. What does Luke 21:28 mean? especially the striking words of Deuteronomy 28:15-68. Luke 21:25-26. You will be hated by all for My name’s sake: It is strange to think that men and women would be hated for the sake of Jesus, who was and is only love and goodness. . The fall of Jerusalem and the events leading up to it were morally, though not chronologically, of an eschatological character.” (Geldenhuys), “But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons. The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. It was finished only seven years before it was destroyed. i. Click on the different category headings to find out more. b. a. Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. CHRIST'S PROPHECY OF THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM AND WARNINGS TO PREPARE FOR HIS SECOND COMING, SUGGESTED BY IT--HIS DAYS AND NIGHTS DURING HIS LAST WEEK. Then . Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. Luke 21:23 until, &c.--Implying (1) that one day Jerusalem shall cease to be "trodden down by the Gentiles" ( Revelation 11:2 ), as then by pagan so now by Mohammedan unbelievers; (2) that this shall be at the "completion" of "the times of the Gentiles," which from Romans 11:25 (taken from this) we conclude to mean till the Gentiles have had their full time of that place in the Church which the Jews in their time had before them--after which, the Jews being again "grafted into their own olive tree," one Church of Jew and Gentile together shall fill the earth ( Romans 11:1-36 ). III. This kind of total chaos and calamity is described in horrific detail in Revelation 6, 8-9, and 15-18. . i. According to others, ‘mouth’ refers to the form, ‘wisdom’ to the thought. Commentary on Luke 21:1-4. Good things can become the worst idols; and sometimes God sours or takes away even good things that we make our idols. Some stayed in Jerusalem and fought and were slaughtered. The idea is that when a fig tree buds, there is an inevitable result – summer is near, and fruit is coming. These are those who are caught up together with Jesus, to meet the Lord in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:17), to escape the tribulation to come upon the earth. Instead, it is our privilege to give to Him, and we need to give because it is good for us, not because it is good for God. 20, 21. by armies--encamped armies, that is, besieged: "the abomination of desolation" (meaning the Roman ensigns, as the symbols of an idolatrous, pagan, unclean power) "spoken of by Daniel the prophet" ( Daniel 9:27 ) "standing where it ought not" ( Mark 13:14 ). The first aspect comes suddenly, unexpectedly, as a snare, in a time of peace and safety. i. i. ii. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. b. . iii. a. 70 ad. i. Disciples will be persecuted, but they must not regard any season of such suffering, no matter how severe, as the specific sign of the end. And in the daytime He was teaching in the temple, but at night He went out and stayed on the mountain called Olivet. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and, ‘The time is near.’ Do not follow them. The Jewish historian Josephus said that the temple was covered on the outside with gold plates, that were so brilliant that when the sun shone on them, it was blinding to look at. And what sign, What sign will there be when these things are about to take place, And He said: “Take heed that you not be deceived. Jerusalem . Luke 21:17-18. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.” Explanation and Commentary of Luke 21:25. a. This question begins one of Jesus’ most famous teachings, often called the Olivet Discourse because Matthew 24:3 tells us Jesus said these things seated on the Mount of Olives. Matthew ( Matthew 24:30 ) says, "And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven," evidently something distinct from Himself, mentioned immediately after. "Whoso readeth [that prophecy] let him understand" ( Matthew 24:15 ). Hahn holds that αὕτη refers to the generation within whose time the events mentioned in Luke 21:25-26 shall happen (so also Klostermann). Giving one meant giving half of all her money. Until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled: When these times of the Gentiles are completed, the author believes that the remaining seven-year period appointed to the Jewish people in Daniel 9 begins. The destruction was so complete that today there is true difficulty learning exactly where the temple was. You can also change some of your preferences. a. Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles: After the destruction of Jerusalem and the dispersion of the Jews predicted by Jesus in the previous verses, there would come a long period when Jerusalem would be dominated by Gentiles. : From the outset, Jesus warned the disciples that many would be deceived as they anticipated His return. Key Thought. But take heed to yourselves: We must take heed because there are certain things that will make one unprepared – carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life. This means that we can all please God with our giving just as much as the richest man can please God with his giving. 21. Watch . But not a hair of your head shall be lost. . According to Morris, carousing literally refers to the hangover that comes after a time of intoxication. (See 2 Corinthians 8:1-3 .). Anyone who watches will never be caught in a snare; a failure to watch prevents us from being ready. It also may be significant that Jesus had just criticized the scribes as those who devour widow’s houses(Luke 20:47). So He said, “Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God, but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had.”. Herod’s rebuilding work started in 19 B.C., and was only completed in A.D. 63, taking more than eighty years. In any … Christ relates the Parable of the Fig Tree (verses 29-33) to give instruction regarding His warnings in the previous verses. During all the terrible siege of Jerusalem, it is believed that not one Christian perished, for God took special care of the followers of his Son. ii. b. — Luke 21:34-36 NLT. For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. For there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people. 1 And He looked up # Mark 12:41–44 and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, 2 and He saw also a certain # (2 Cor. i. i. 28. redemption--from the oppression of ecclesiastical despotism and legal bondage by the total subversion of the Jewish state and the firm establishment of the evangelical kingdom ( Luke 21:31 ). Here in Matthew and Mark ( Matthew 24:24 , 13:22 ) are some particulars about "false Christs," who should, "if possible"--a precious clause--"deceive the very elect." 3. a. Mary from Texas had a question about Luke 21:36 where it says, “I watch therefore and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass and to stand before the Son of Man.” Do some people think this is speaking of the rapture? “Genea can mean three things: (1) the descendants of a common ancestor; (2) a set of people born at the same time; (3) the period of time occupied by such a set of people, often in the sense of successive sets of people. The notice Christ took, and the approbation he gave, of a poor widow that cast two mites into the treasury ( v. 1-4 ). Teacher, but when will these things be? They see the poly-metallic statue from Nebuchadnezzar’s dream (Daniel 2) as a representation of this period. 23. woe unto--"alas for." One striking example of this was a man named Bar Kokhba, who 100 years after Jesus many Jews considered to be the messiah. There have been times in the history of the church when rash predictions were made and then relied upon resulting in great disappointment, disillusionment, and falling way. Jesus claimed that His words were the very words of God – and they are. There are three popular interpretations of Jesus’ words in Luke 17:21 that the kingdom of God is within you (or among you): 1) the kingdom of God is essentially inward, within man’s heart; 2) the kingdom is within your reach if you make the right choices; and 3) the kingdom of God is in your midst in the person and presence of Jesus. He charges them to look upon the ruin of the Jewish nation as near. There are three popular interpretations of Jesus’ words in Luke 17:21 that the kingdom of God is within you (or among you): 1) the kingdom of God is essentially inward, within man’s heart; 2) the kingdom is within your reach if you make the right choices; and 3) the kingdom of God is in your midst in the person and presence of Jesus. King Herod more than doubled the temple mount area, increasing it to about 36 acres (150,000 square meters). i. The Statue had a head of gold representing Babylon. before the return of Jesus – without any one of them being the specific sign of the end. "And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness, and then shall the end come" ( Matthew 24:14 ). end not by and by--or immediately, not yet ( Matthew 24:6 , 13:7 ): that is, "Worse must come before all is over.". The Romans eventually renamed the city Aelia Capitolina, and for many years would not allow a Jew to even enter what was formerly known as Jerusalem, except on one day a year – the anniversary of the fall of the city and the destruction of the temple, when Jews were invited to come and mourn bitterly. Jesus repeatedly warned his disciples during the latter part of his ministry to stay alert and be ready for his return. i. 3 And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all: pray, &c.--the two great duties which in prospect of trial are constantly enjoined. . He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites: This poor widow must have been a welcome sight to a weary Jesus, who endured a storm of questions from His enemies. c. Two mites: According to Poole’s calculations, the value of a mite can be determined like this: a denarii is one day’s wage, and equals six meahs; one meah equals two pondions; one pondion equals two issarines; one issarine equals eight mites. The second comes with great anticipation to a world almost destroyed by the judgment of God, with Jesus coming to the earth with His people from heaven. So they asked Him, saying, “Teacher, but when will these things be? He saw also: Jesus see us when we give. b. Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. a. Because of this some would even die (put some of you to death). 2. two mites--"which make a farthing" ( Mark 12:42 ), the smallest Jewish coin. ii. Luke’s record focuses more on the first aspect. go . i. d. I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist: Jesus personally promised special grace, special help to His people in such circumstances. 2 He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. 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). When you figure it all out, two mites is 1% of a denarii – 1% of a day’s wage. He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury. No, we can't know when he will return (Matthew 24:36-39). Nation, &c.--Matthew and Mark ( Matthew 24:8 , 13:8 ) add, "All these are the beginning of sorrows," or travail pangs, to which heavy calamities are compared ( Jeremiah 4:31 , &c.). 21 1-4 Just then he looked up and saw the rich people dropping offerings in the collection plate. 21 As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites. In the Hebrew Bible, Gabriel appears to the prophet Daniel to explain his visions (Daniel 8:15–26, 9:21–27).The angel also appears in the Book of Enoch and other ancient Jewish writings. We may request cookies to be set on your device. The widow’s gift and Jesus’ comment on it also shows us that the value of a gift is determined by what it, iii. The calamities described in following verses will come in this period. “But when you hear of wars and commotions, do not be terrified; for these things must come to pass first, but the end, When you hear of wars and commotions, do not be terrified, For these things must come to pass first, but the end will not come immediately, . Luke 21:34-36, peculiar to Luke. This generation will by no means pass away till all things take place: Jesus did not refer to His own generation and that of the disciples, but of the generation that sees those signs; they will also see the very end. 3. Changes will take effect once you reload the page. History records that 1.1 million Jews were killed and another 97,000 were taken captive in one of the worst calamities ever to strike the Jewish people. Truly Jesus meant it when He said these are the days of vengeance. After thousands of years of exile, a Jewish state was miraculously established in Israel again in 1948. He notices how much we give, but is far more interested in the faith and motive and heart in giving than simply the amount. Astounded by the prediction of Jesus, the disciples asked a logical question. Jerusalem was leveled, including the temple – just as Jesus said. 24. "She might have kept one" [BENGEL]. a. Jesus’ principle here shows us that God does not need our money. These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience. What a vista this opens up! In the same way, when these signs are seen, the coming of Jesus in glory with His church to this world will inevitably follow. Some stayed in Jerusalem and fought and were slaughtered. Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. All rights reserved. i. Jesus’ principle here shows us that before God, the spirit of giving determines the value of the gift more than the amount. What sign will there be when these things are about to take place: The reply of Jesus to these questions, recorded in both Matthew 24 and here in Luke 21, has in mind both the coming destruction to come upon Jerusalem in the near term and the ultimate return of Jesus at the end of the age. b. Matthew 10:19-20. “From the commencement of the history of the Jewish nation, God through His servants warned them clearly that if they behaved unfaithfully and wickedly they would reap disastrous retribution. Luke Chapter 21 In Luke 21 Jesus talks about giving to others. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. The widow challenged the mindset that says, “I’ll give when I have more.” The widow had virtually nothing, yet was a giver. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Luke 21:25, all and singular things signify the state of the church, what would be its quality at the time of its last judgement; and by the sea and the waves roaring, nothing else was signified, than that heresies and controversies, in general within the church, and in particular in every individual, will be thus noisy. b. Delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons: This indicates persecution from both religious and secular sources. iii. It speaks of a strong endurance, not a passive waiting. Not only are they difficult to understand, but we are embarrassed by the excesses of today's apocalyptic preachers. 32. This is God’s promise that He will not prolong what Jesus called the Great Tribulation (Matthew 24:21) forever. This is what made the widow’s gift so valuable. ii. Luke 21:5-38 . However, we must acknowledge that Jesus spoke clearly about the Second Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. 10. Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. 21 And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and, ‘The time has drawn near.’ Therefore do not go after them.”. It isn’t a matter of right and wrong, but a matter of which is an easier way for people to give in a way that doesn’t call attention to their gifts. . (Luke 21:24) Most scholars define the Times of the Gentiles as the period of history where Gentile Kingdoms are in leadership positions on Earth. However, Christians in Jerusalem knew what Jesus had said and they obeyed Him, fleeing across the Jordan River mostly to Pella. 6.285). It will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth: Jesus here spoke of His coming from a different angle. The rebels enjoyed many early successes but ultimately, Rome crushed the rebellion. "For then shall be tribulation such as was not since the beginning of the world, nor ever shall be"--language not unusual in the Old Testament for tremendous calamities, though of this it may perhaps be literally said, "And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved, but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened" ( Matthew 24:21 Matthew 24:22 ). d. Pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape those things that will come to pass: Jesus told His followers to pray always, that they may be found worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass. As great as the temple was, Jesus never hesitated to claim that He was greater than the temple (Matthew 12:6). 2 And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites. There is also a strong case to be made that Jesus meant the Jewish people by the term this generation, meaning that they would not perish (despite terrible persecution and attempted genocide) until these things were fulfilled. For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. b. And what sign will there be when these things are about to take place?”. By your patience possess your souls.”. This is why He wept over Jerusalem (Luke 19:41-44), because He could see the massive devastation to come upon this city He loved – and why He warned all who would listen how they could flee from the coming destruction. Perhaps a scribe devoured her house. more than . Note: (1) As temple offerings are needed still for the service of Christ at home and abroad, so "looking down" now, as then "up," Me "sees" who "cast in," and how much. Then, as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and donations, He said, “These things which you see; the days will come in which not, How it was adorned with beautiful stones and donations. “We must regard the siege of Jerusalem and the destruction of the temple as being a kind of rehearsal of what is yet to be.” (Spurgeon), iv. Jesus has turned from describing events that have already happened (from our perspective), to describing events that have yet to happen. And they shall fall by the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations. . 9 When you hear of wars and uprisings, do not be frightened. But it will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony. For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath … luke 21:5-38. christ's prophecy of the destruction of jerusalem and warnings to prepare for his second coming, suggested by it--his days and nights during his last week. THE CONTEXT We are tempted to ignore apocalyptic texts such as this. . But how wide asunder these disappointed ones from the rulers, ethically, in that they could regard such an one as Jesus as the Redeemer of Israel! “Most divines think that God in the destruction of Jerusalem intended to give a specimen of the general conflagration, and ruin of the world at the last day; so as the signs of the same kind with those seen before Jerusalem was destroyed, shall be seen before the great and terrible day of our Lord’s coming to judge the world.” (Poole). They would instead stand before the Son of Man. Check to enable permanent hiding of message bar and refuse all cookies if you do not opt in. THE CONTEXT We are tempted to ignore apocalyptic texts such as this. And He said: “Take heed that you not be deceived. He also describes the signs that will indicate the end of days. Roman soldiers surrounded it, and one drunken soldier started a fire that soon engulfed the whole building. Of what should happen between that and the destruction of Jerusalem—false Christs arising, bloody wars and persecutions of Christ’s followers ( v. 8-19 ). after them--"I come not so very soon" ( 2 Thessalonians 2:1 2 Thessalonians 2:2 ) [STIER]. Of the second coming of Jesus Christ to judge the world, under the type and figure of that, Luke 21:25-33. The widow might have kept one coin for herself, and no one would blame her if she did. In Luke 21:34-36 Jesus said that He would come as a surprise, a snare – and emphasized the importance of readiness. a. But the words are of far wider and more precious import. A month and wisdom. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.”. Jesus did not hide in these few days before His betrayal, arrest, and crucifixion. i. (8) To walk in these dangerous times, do not follow false leaders. Luke 21. The Statue had a head of gold representing Babylon. The widow’s gift and Jesus’ comment on it also shows us that the value of a gift is determined by what it costs the giver. Salem Media Group. 34-37. surfeiting, and drunkenness--All animal excesses, quenching spirituality. of Let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains: Many Jews expected the Messiah to return in glory when hostile Gentile armies surrounded Jerusalem. Fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven — Of these, Josephus has given us a particular account, Bell., Luke 7:12. "These things" … In this chapter we have, I. Not only are they difficult to understand, but we are embarrassed by the excesses of today's apocalyptic preachers. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking. i. c. 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