Luke 17:24

“For as the lightning that lighteneth out of the one part vnder heauen, shineth vnto the other part vnder heauen: so shall also the Sonne of man be in his day.”

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Other Translations

For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one [part] under heaven, shineth unto the other [part] under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.
- King James Version

"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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for as the lightning, when it lighteneth out of the one part under the heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall the Son of man be in his day.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For as in a thunderstorm the bright light is seen from one end of the sky to the other, so will the Son of man be when his time comes.
- Basic English Bible

For as the lightning shines which lightens from [one end] under heaven to [the other end] under heaven, thus shall the Son of man be in his day.
- Darby Bible

For as the lightning that lighteneth from the one part under heaven, shineth to the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.
- Webster's Bible

For just as the lightning, when it flashes, shines from one part of the horizon to the opposite part, so will the Son of Man be on His day.
- Weymouth Bible

for as the lightning, when it flashes out of the one part under the sky, shines to the other part under the sky; so will the Son of Man be in his day.
- World English Bible

for as leyt schynynge from vndur heuene schyneth in to tho thingis that ben vndur heuene, so schal mannus sone be in his dai.
- Wycliffe Bible

for as the lightning that is lightening out of the one [part] under heaven, to the other part under heaven doth shine, so shall be also the Son of Man in his day;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 17:24


17:24 So shall also the Son of man be - So swift, so wide, shall his appearing be: In his day - The last day.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 17:24


Lu 17:24 For as the lightning. See notes on Mt 24:16-18. The remainder of the chapter is a condensed and fragmentary report of a part of Matthew, chapter 24.

Discussion for Luke 17

  • Eric
    And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:
  • Paul
    Sadly in this world around there is drinking ,and sexual deviants,etc....and unless people stop and look around, and see that if they continue in there ways , they will surely like in noahs day be left in tidal surge of mans ignorance
  • BSP
    In verse 17 Jesus asked where the other 9 lepers that were healed were. Only 1 leper turned around to thank Jesus for what he had done. We want to make sure we are expressing our thankfulness each day.
  • John
    "The gifts of God are without repentance."
  • Chitsanzo H Mokiwa for verse 5
    It's all about recognizing your shortfall and asking for a specific direct help!!!!
  • John Hodge
    This chapter is reminding man, to get ready because His coming is very near. God also displaying His, Unconditional-Love to mankind, still asking that old question 'Adam where art thou? Throughout the ages He's asking that same question in Luke,asking where are the rest 90 in giving 'Thanks' to God and His Son for His Loving-kindness and tender-mercy...in spite of our un-thankfulness to Him. In the days of Lot and Noah man god is still materialistic things until now! God sill loves us and giving us time to repent and be prepared for His soon returns to this earth.

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