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

  • Irene123
    Anna - I guess your Bible says - "locked"; the KJV just says shut. That's okay, they very well could have been locked - for fear of the unbelieving Jews.
  • Anna
    Irene: John 20:26. Jesus appears to His disciples.
  • Irene123
    Anna - "..... behind locked doors". What locked doors; where were these doors at ..... ?
  • Anna
    The keys to the kingdom of heaven were given to God's children to loose and bind sins. When someone is on the wayside burdened with a load of sins, the conscience feeling hells burning flames, a child of God stops to heal with the words of the forgiveness of sins. That power has been given to the congregation which Jesus established behind locked doors.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The message of love of God and love for our neighbour keeps ringing in Jesus' teachings. "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself." Salvation and love provide the master key to take us to heaven and everlasting life.
  • Julius Mutua
    Verse 19 gives me the confidence to soldier on. Glory to God. I have the POWER!

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