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1 And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.

2 And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.

3 And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:

4 For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.

5 And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said,

6 As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

7 And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?

8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.

9 But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.

10 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:

11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.

12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.

13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony.

14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:

15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.

17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.

18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.

19 In your patience possess ye your souls.

20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.

21 Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.

22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.

23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.

24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.

28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;

30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.

31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.

32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.

33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.

36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

37 And in the day time he was teaching in the temple; and at night he went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount of Olives.

38 And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, for to hear him.

 


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Matthew Henry's Luke Chapter 21 Bible commentary...



Christ commends a poor widow. (1-4) His prophecy. (5-28) Christ exhorts to watchfulness. (29-38)1-4 From the offering of this poor widow, learn that what we rightly give for the relief of the poor, and the support of God's worship, is given unto God; and our Saviour sees with pleasure whatever we have in our hearts to give for the relief of his members, or for his service. Blessed Lord! the poorest of thy servants have two mites, they have a soul and a body; persuade and enable us to offer both unto thee; how happy shall we be in thine accepting of them!

5-28 With much curiosity those about Christ ask as to the time when the great desolation should be. He answers with clearness and fulness, as far as was necessary to teach them their duty; for all knowledge is desirable as far as it is in order to practice. Though spiritual judgements are the most common in gospel times, yet God makes use of temporal judgments also. Christ tells them what hard things they should suffer for his name's sake, and encourages them to bear up under their trials, and to go on in their work, notwithstanding the opposition they would meet with. God will stand by you, and own you, and assist you. This was remarkably fulfilled after the pouring out of the Spirit, by whom Christ gave his disciples wisdom and utterance. Though we may be losers for Christ, we shall not, we cannot be losers by him, in the end. It is our duty and interest at all times, especially in perilous, trying times, to secure the safety of our own souls. It is by Christian patience we keep possession of our own souls, and keep out all those impressions which would put us out of temper. We may view the prophecy before us much as those Old Testament prophecies, which, together with their great object, embrace, or glance at some nearer object of importance to the church. Having given an idea of the times for about thirty-eight years next to come, Christ shows what all those things would end in, namely, the destruction of Jerusalem, and the utter dispersion of the Jewish nation; which would be a type and figure of Christ's second coming. The scattered Jews around us preach the truth of Christianity; and prove, that though heaven and earth shall pass away, the words of Jesus shall not pass away. They also remind us to pray for those times when neither the real, nor the spiritual Jerusalem, shall any longer be trodden down by the Gentiles, and when both Jews and Gentiles shall be turned to the Lord. When Christ came to destroy the Jews, he came to redeem the Christians that were persecuted and oppressed by them; and then had the churches rest. When he comes to judge the world, he will redeem all that are his from their troubles. So fully did the Divine judgements come upon the Jews, that their city is set as an example before us, to show that sins will not pass unpunished; and that the terrors of the Lord, and his threatenings against impenitent sinners, will all come to pass, even as his word was true, and his wrath great upon Jerusalem.

29-38 Christ tells his disciples to observe the signs of the times, which they might judge by. He charges them to look upon the ruin of the Jewish nation as near. Yet this race and family of Abraham shall not be rooted out; it shall survive as a nation, and be found as prophesied, when the Son of man shall be revealed. He cautions them against being secure and sensual. This command is given to all Christ's disciples, Take heed to yourselves, that ye be not overpowered by temptations, nor betrayed by your own corruptions. We cannot be safe, if we are carnally secure. Our danger is, lest the day of death and of judgment should come upon us when we are not prepared. Lest, when we are called to meet our Lord, that be the furthest from our thoughts, which ought to be nearest our hearts. For so it will come upon the most of men, who dwell upon the earth, and mind earthly things only, and have no converse with heaven. It will be a terror and a destruction to them. Here see what should be our aim, that we may be accounted worthy to escape all those things; that when the judgements of God are abroad, we may not be in the common calamity, or it may not be that to us which it is to others. Do you ask how you may be found worthy to stand before Christ at that day? Those who never yet sought Christ, let them now go unto him; those who never yet were humbled for their sins, let them now begin; those who have already begun, let them go forward and be kept humbled. Watch therefore, and pray always. Watch against sin; watch in every duty, and make the most of every opportunity to do good. Pray always: those shall be accounted worthy to live a life of praise in the other world, who live a life of prayer in this world. May we begin, employ, and conclude each day attending to Christ's word, obeying his precepts, and following his example, that whenever he comes we may be found watching.

 


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Olaf Vennik's Luke Chapter 21 comment about verse 25 on 9/14/2014, 2:01am...

In context with the rest of Luke 21 25, we read in verse 24, that Jerusalem would be trodden down by Gentiles Non Jews till fulfillment of Gentile period. Since 7th of June 1967 Jerusalem was was under Israeli control, and verse 32 states that there is ONE generation to go before the END of everything is fulfilled. God gave a ruling to Israel that every 7x7years plus ONE year, we see a return to the status quo, where everything is returned to the starting position. Jubilee ...1967 50 2017 In 2014 and 2015 there are 4 Blood Red Moons that normally do NOT coincide with Jewish Ceremonial days, and to top it off, there is also a total SOLAR eclipse occurring inside this Tetrad of lunar eclipses. 2014, 15,16,17 inclusive 4yrs Revelation 11 3 and Rev.12 6 tell of a 1260 days of Witnessing and Protection as well as Rev.13 5 being 42 Months 1,260days of Beast rule till End. 1,260 days is 3.5 years Revelation talks of the World Power being called "Babylon " Jeremiah 25 11,12 The world power would be punished and made DESOLATE 70 yrs after having Israel AND the NATIONS under its Rule. Nation Israel was voted by the U.N. in 1947 to be given a portion of Palestine. Thus 1947 70 2017 Source of Blood Moons Solar Eclipse dates is NASA web site

 


Philip godfrey's Luke Chapter 21 comment about verse 26 on 8/17/2014, 11:00am...

I believe He 's talking about men, loosing their faith, because of all those things that He talked about, men will loose their faith to fear.

 


Miss Esther's Luke Chapter 21 comment about verse 12 on 8/08/2014, 9:54am...

Talking about luke chapter 21 12 the current war going on between isreali and Gaza, the Bokoharam with their suicide bormbing claiming millions of Christain lives in Nigeria among the persecutions we re facing because of Christ sake.

 


Colleen Clark's Luke Chapter 21 comment about verse 28 on 6/06/2014, 7:04am...

The body church will be caught away.

 


D.GRAY's Luke Chapter 21 comment on 4/29/2014, 6:05pm...

NOTE THAT THE BIG TEST WILL BE WHEN YOU SEE YOUR PARENTS AND BRETHREN AND FRIEND,S AND KINSFOLK,S TRY TO PUT TO DEATH.JEST BECOUSE OF THE WORD OF JESUS CHRIST YOU MUST BE DOING SOMTHING RIGHT AND HAVE A HOLE LOT OF FAITH.TO DO THE WORK OF CHRIST I LOVE IT JEST THINK OF JESUS,S PAIN HE HUNG ON THE CROSS IN THE FLEASH BUT WE CANNOT STAND TO HANG EVEN IN THE SPIRIT.THIS JEST TEST OUR FAITH SO LETS GET THE JOB DONE. LUKE CH.12 NEXT THE SAYING IS TRUE THEY SHALL LAY THERE HANDS ON YOU AND PERSECUTE YOU AND DELIVERING YOU UP TO THE SYNAGOGUES AND IN TO PRISON AND BEING BROUGHT BEFOR KING,S AND RULER,S FOR HIS NAME SAKE. THATS JEST PART OF OUR JOB PS.DONOT PLAY CHURCH. YES THE PEOPLE CLOSE TO YOU AND LIVE IN YOUR OWN HOUSE WILL HURT YOU THE MOST. PRAY ALWAYS AND USE YOUR SWORD.

 


Faithfull's Luke Chapter 21 comment about verse 25 on 4/07/2014, 8:13pm...

February 15 2013 over Russia a meteor collides with the atmosphere releasing 30 times the energy of Hiroshima in WW2 and 10 times the magnitude of the sun shaking the earth so violent buildings were broken open and could not hold heat forest laid low. then September 11 2013 Lunar hit largest ever known seen by man. on November 28 2013 on Honukkah Comet ISON was vaporized by the sun then on 4 14 2014 mars closer to earth than in the last 34 years but will be even closer in 2018 the very next day on 4 15 2014 on Passover the first of the four tetrads blood moons to occur in a row on Biblical holidays all four are over America pointing at their significance. they are accompanied buy 2 solar eclipses as well. their are also another set of blood moon trips to occur in 2018 and 19 these are very rare and less than a dozen have occurred in succession since Jesus was crucified in the middle of 4 blood moons and never accompanying more than one total eclipse of the sun neither followed by trips only three years apart.

 


Paul Felix Schott's Luke Chapter 21 comment on 3/26/2014, 4:23pm...

The Day of our LORD will come soon enough. Tell all to open the Bible and read the lord 's word and get to know the LORD our GOD while they still have a life to do so. The Lord 's little Helper Paul Felix Schott

 


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