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Luke 17:21

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Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.


- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of Luke 17:21

Neither shall they say, Loe here, or loe there: for behold, the kingdome of God is within you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

nor will they say, 'Look, here {it is!}' or, 'There {it is!}' For behold, the kingdom of God is in your midst."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

neither shall they say, Lo, here! or, There! for lo, the kingdom of God is within you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And men will not say, See, it is here! or, There! for the kingdom of God is among you.
- Basic English Bible

nor shall they say, Lo here, or, Lo there; for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.
- Darby Bible

Neither will they say, Lo here! or lo there! for behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
- Webster's Bible

Nor will they say, `See here!' or `See there!' --for the Kingdom of God is within you."
- Weymouth Bible

neither will they say, 'Look, here!' or, 'Look, there!' for behold, the Kingdom of God is within you."
- World English Bible

nether thei schulen seie, Lo! here, or lo there; for lo! the rewme of God is with ynne you.
- Wycliffe Bible

nor shall they say, Lo, here; or lo, there; for lo, the reign of God is within you.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

 

Wesley's Notes for Luke 17:21

17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here, or lo there - This shall not be the language of those who are, or shall be sent by me, to declare the coming of my kingdom. For behold the kingdom of God is within or among you - Look not for it in distant times or remote places: it is now in the midst of you: it is come: it is present in the soul of every true believer: it is a spiritual kingdom, an internal principle. Wherever it exists, it exists in the heart.

 

People's Bible Notes for Luke 17:21

Lu 17:21 Is within you. A kingdom that has its throne in the heart, on which Christ, the King, sits. It has to be formed by yielding our hearts to Christ.

 

Comments for Luke 17:21

Robert's comment on 2014-02-15 02:12:56:

Apparently there is more than one interpretation of the Greek translation of the original word for within or in your our midst And of course we have no guarantee that the Greek version precisely represents the intention of the author which would have been Jesus speaking in his native language not Greek and recorded by another person perhaps many years afterwards So I have to look within myself to my spiritual self to provide a sense of what Jesus actually meant And my spiritual self says that the statement means that the kingdom of God is not a physical place but instead a spiritual place that lies within each of us Therefore The Kingdom of God is within you But it is also in your midst when you are gathered together to help each other know the truth Your spiritual self is present within the group

 

OBENG FORDJOUR ISAAC's comment on 2013-10-06 10:42:34:

LUKE 17 : 21 means the expression does not make the pharisees members of the kingdom of God , but only sets before them the possibility of them being received into it. The kingdom of God is present in the heart and soul of every believer. "The kingdom is within you" is therefore a kingdom that has its throne in the heart, on which Christ , the king sits. It has to be formed by yielding our hearts to Christ

 

Rich Tiangco's comment on 2012-12-09 14:00:00:

I perceive Luke 17:21 as the Gospel admitting that His kingdom is not outside ourselves. God is in our hearts without exception!

 

Jean's comment on 2012-02-22 12:26:12:

Re: I am in search for TRUTH Per:
Luke Chapter 17 comment about verse 21; on 11/20/2011, 9:59pm...

TRUTH
Luke Chapter 17:21 21Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. Lu 17:21 Is within you. A kingdom that has its throne in the heart, on which Christ, the King, sits. It has to be formed by yielding our hearts to Christ.
- People's Bible
Romans Chapter 14:17 17For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. Ro 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink. Christ's dominion; the church visibly; personally, his sway over your soul. This does not depend on "meat and drink". It rises higher than food questions. For the kingdom of God is not food and drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.
- Webster's Bible Personally, its essence is not in external things. It consists of: Righteousness. Justification; the forgiveness of sins. Peace. Reconciliation to God, and peace of soul as the result. And joy in the Holy Ghost
Righteousness Proverb 11:5 5The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness. The Perfect is God Himself who shall direct His Way in you. By His Spirit, Holy Spirit. The Lord puts the upright and the sinner to the test, but he has hate in his soul for the lover of violent acts. Darby Bible He who goes on his way uprightly, doing righteousness, and saying what is true in his heart; Darby Bible Prov. 15:2 Knowledge is dropping from the tongue of the wise; but from the mouth of the foolish comes a stream of foolish words. Darby Bible In your name will they have joy all the day: in your righteousness will they be lifted up. Darby Bible Psalms 85 10Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed [each other]. Mercy and faith have come together; righteousness and peace have given one another a kiss. Darby Bible
Joy ~ But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, a quiet mind, kind acts, well-doing, faith,
- Darby Bible Gal 5:22,23 But the fruit of the Spirit. The fruits named are not our fruits, but of the Spirit in us. If we bear these fruits we show that we have the Spirit. There are four groups: Love. The Christian grace which works out the whole law. Joy, peace. The normal state of the Christian. Longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness. The graces which relate to others. Temperance. Or self-control. The last fruit looks to oneself. It implies not only abstinence from injurious drinks and food, but control of the temper, the tongue, the desires, the passion for money or power. People's Bible
Gal 55 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Gal 56 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Gal 57 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again
John 3:5 Except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, etc. Jesus does not reply directly to the question of Nicodemus, but proceeds to give more explicit statement concerning the new birth. One must be born of water and of the Spirit. Whatever this may mean, it will be admitted by all (1) that no one is a member of the kingdom of God until he is born again; (2) that the Savior declares the impossibility of one entering who is not born of water and of the Spirit. All agree that the birth of the Spirit refers to the inward, or spiritual change that takes place, and all candid authorities agree that "born of water" refers to baptism. So Alford, Wesley, Abbot, Whitby, Olshausen, Tholuck, Prof. Wm. Milligan, the Episcopal Prayer Book, the Westminister Confession, the M. E. Discipline, and M. E. Doctrinal Tracts, and also the writers of the early Church all declare. Alford says: ``All attempts to get rid of this have sprung from doctrinal prejudices.'' Abbott says: ``We are to understand Christ as he expected his auditor to understand him. John the Baptist baptized both Jew and Gentile as a sign of purification by repentance from past sins. Nicodemus would then have certainly understood by the expression, "born of water", a reference to this rite of baptism.'' People's Bible
Joel 2:28 And after that, it will come about, says the Lord, that I will send my spirit on all flesh; and your sons and your daughters will be prophets, your old men will have dreams, your young men will see visions: Darby Bible
Acts 2:17 It shall come to pass in the last days. The phrase "Last days" was used by the Jews to denote the last dispensation, that of Christ. See Isa 2:2. I will pour out of my Spirit. A figurative expression to indicate abundant gifts of the Spirit. Upon all flesh. On all races, not on the Jews alone. Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy. "To prophesy" in the New Testament means to communicate religious truth by divine authority, as well as to foretell the future. The prophecy was fulfilled in the inspired speaking on Pentecost and afterwards, as well as by the daughters of Philip (21:9). It will be seen that both sexes are included. See visions . . . dream dreams. Such visions as that of Peter at Joppa (Ac 10:9-16). Such dreams as that of Paul at Troas, where he saw the Macedonian asking him to "Come and help us" (Ac 16:9). People's Bible
Luke 4:1, 4, 18 And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, came back from the Jordan, and was guided by the Spirit in the waste land Darby Bible Lu. 4:1-13 The Beginning of Christ's Ministry SUMMARY OF LUKE 4: The Temptation. Teaching in the Synagogues. Jesus at Nazareth. Rejected by the Nazarenes. Jesus at Capernaum. The Unclean Spirit Cast Out. The Healing of the Mother-in-Law of Peter. The Temptation. See notes on Mt. 4:1-11. Compare Mt. 1:12,13. People's Bible
Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because I am marked out by him to give good news to the poor; he has sent me to make well those who are broken-hearted; to say that the prisoners will be let go, and the blind will see, and to make the wounded free from their chains,
Basic English Bible
Joel 2:28 And after that, it will come about, says the Lord, that I will send my spirit on all flesh; and your sons and your daughters will be prophets, your old men will have dreams, your young men will see visions:
Darby Bible
John 20:21-22 And when he had said this, he breathed on [them], and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: And when he had said this, breathing on them, he said to them, Let the Holy Spirit come on you: Darby Bible When he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit!
- World English Bible
Acts 2:33, 39, 40 33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. And so, being lifted up to the right hand of God, and having the Father's word that the Holy Spirit would come, he has sent this thing, which now you see and have knowledge of. Darby Bible
39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, [even] as many as the Lord our God shall call Ac 2:39 For the promise. Of pardon, and the gift of the Spirit. Unto you. Even unto those who rejected the Lord. To your children. Your children after you. To all that are afar off. To the Gentiles. That he refers to the Gentiles is shown in the next clause, [even] as many as the Lord our God shall call. Peter spoke as the Spirit gave him utterance, and perhaps did not fully comprehend his own words. People's Bible
40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. Acts 2:40 Save yourselves. This was the object of the "many other words". They could "save themselves" by complying with the conditions named in Ac 2:38, and thus accepting Christ as their Savior. From this perverse generation. The wicked Jewish race People's Bible
Acts 4:33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all. And with great power did the apostles give testimony of the resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord; and great grace was in them all. Douay Rheims Bible
Colossians 1:27 To whom God would make known what [is] the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: To whom God would make known. To the saints he would reveal the glory of the mystery. The glory of the mystery is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Christ dwelling in the saved and filling their hearts with the hope of glory. People's Bible
28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.

 

Ronald.T. Monteiro's comment on 2011-11-20 22:59:31:

I am in search for TRUTH

 

Ben Weaver's comment on 2010-11-27 15:25:49:

Apparently, the Pharisees expected the kingdom of God to be obvious and have a definate starting time. Jesus responded by saying, not so, but the kingdom of God is within / in your midst. The word "Kingdom" indicates the realm in which God's government and purposes are functioning; wherever God's righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Ghost prevail (Rom. 14:17). According to Jesus' railing on the Pharisees' religion, He was most likely not saying they had God's kingdom in their hearts. I feel He meant the miracles of healing, deliverence from evil spirits, and good news that He taught was God's domain in their midst. Believers are now translated into the kingdom of the Son (Col. 1:13), but the full function of God's kingdom will be awsome. Lets press into it.

 


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