Luke 10:18

“And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he said vnto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heauen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He said to them, "I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said unto them, I beheld Satan fallen as lightning from heaven.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said, I was watching for Satan, falling from heaven like a star.
- Basic English Bible

And he said to them, I beheld Satan as lightning falling out of heaven.
- Darby Bible

And he said to them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
- Webster's Bible

I saw Satan fall like a lightning-flash out of Heaven, He replied.
- Weymouth Bible

He said to them, "I saw Satan having fallen like lightning from heaven.
- World English Bible

And he seide to hem, Y saiy Sathnas fallynge doun fro heuene, as leit.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he said to them, `I was beholding the Adversary, as lightning from the heaven having fallen;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 10:18


10:18 I beheld Satan - That is, when ye went forth, I saw the kingdom of Satan, which was highly exalted, swiftly and suddenly cast down.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 10:18


Lu 10:18 I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Various interpretations of this statement are given, but it is probable that Christ refers to the original fall of Satan (Isa 14:12 Jude 1:6). The victory of his disciples over the demons is the harbinger of another fall, when Satan and all his works shall be destroyed.

Discussion for Luke 10

  • A disciple
    In all the various kinds of people following Jesus, look at the oneness of the word toward each kind! To the Seventy, to the Lawyer, to Martha; all speak to us about being sent into difficult situations and conditions, for the sake of doing God's work: whether we are sent out; or if we have one in front of us who needs mercy; or we need to lay aside all our "other" worries, and sit down and hear!
  • Geraldine Cole
    Mary was concerned about what Jesus had to say and she wanted to learn everything she could while she could martha was like some of us selfish only thinking about what she needed at the time not saying she did not love Jesus or her sister when some people need help all they can see is themselves .mary was more concerned about hearing Jesus there is a lot of Martha spirits in this world selfish.
  • Sandra
    Mary has that attitude of listening whereas Martha worried and Mary chose the good to do. I like the fact worrying does solve the problem which means the word of god has the answer when we totally trust him.
  • Charles
    Jesus. Jesus. and more Jesus
  • Ron
    What other Holy Bible verses is comparable to Luke 10:1-17, 21-23; Luke 11:27, 28.
  • Kaye
    God have a plan with a purpose

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