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

  • Julius Mutua
    Verse 19 gives me the confidence to soldier on. Glory to God. I have the POWER!
    Sir, what are the likely costs and benefits for showing love to our neighbours Luke 10:25 to 37 ?
  • 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!
  • 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.

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