Luke 17:23

“And they shall say to you, See here, or see there: Goe not after them, nor follow them.”

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And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after [them], nor follow [them].
- King James Version

"They will say to you, 'Look there! Look here!' Do not go away, and do not run after {them.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they shall say to you, Lo, there! Lo, here! go not away, nor follow after `them':
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if they say to you, See, it is there! or, It is here! do not go away, or go after them.
- Basic English Bible

And they will say to you, Lo here, or Lo there; go not, nor follow [them].
- Darby Bible

And they will say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them.
- Webster's Bible

And they will say to you, `See there!' `See here!' Do not start off and go in pursuit.
- Weymouth Bible

They will tell you, 'Look, here!' or 'Look, there!' Don't go away, nor follow after them,
- World English Bible

And thei schulen seie to you, Lo! here, and lo there. Nyle ye go, nether sue ye;
- Wycliffe Bible

and they shall say to you, Lo, here; or lo, there; ye may not go away, nor follow;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 17:23


17:23 They shall say, See, Christ is here, or there - Limiting his presence to this or that place. #Mt 24:23|.


Discussion for Luke 17

  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 17:1 then said HE unto the disciples it is impossible but that offences will come but woe unto him through whom they come --17:2-- it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck and he cast into the sea than that he should offend one of these little ones --17:3-- take heed to yourselves if thy brother trespass against thee --- REBUKE HIM ---and if he repent forgive him
  • BSP
    Verse 6~True faith can result in miracles. Having strong faith in Jesus Christ and Jehovah God can help us to overcome any obstacle.
  • BSP
    Verses 20,21~Jesus indicated that it would take discernment to recognize the signs of the last days and perceive where we are in the stream of time.
  • A disciple
    "And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger." The Lord knows when the crowds are thronging and pressing at Him, and when one touches Him in faith that virtue goes out from Him. Jesus also is aware of how many take His healing and salvation and go their way NOT returning to give God glory.
  • A disciple
    "Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I expect not. So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do." When we have been explicitly told what we are to believe and do, and how to think of ourselves, how then is obedience something special or extra?
  • A disciple
    "Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!" Keeping with the context and continuance of the previous chapters, it was the covetous and hostile disobedient rich who derided the Lord and let Lazarus perish with poverty and hunger right at their own front gate. This kind treat Christians the same way, without any concern.

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