Luke 17:37

“And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they answered, and said vnto him, Where, Lord? And he said vnto them, Wheresoeuer the body is, thither will the Eagles be gathered together.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And answering they *said to Him, "Where, Lord? And He said to them, "Where the body {is,} there also the vultures will be gathered.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they answering say unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Where the body `is', thither will the eagles also be gathered together.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they, answering him, said, Where, Lord? And he said to them, Where the body is, there will the eagles come together.
- Basic English Bible

And answering they say to him, Where, Lord? And he said to them, Where the body [is], there the eagles will be gathered together.
- Darby Bible

And they answered and said to him, Where Lord? And he said to them, Wherever the body is, thither will the eagles be collected.
- Webster's Bible

Where, Master? they inquired. "Where the dead body is," He replied, "there also will the vultures flock together."
- Weymouth Bible

They, answering, asked him, "Where, Lord?" He said to them, "Where the body is, there will the vultures also be gathered together."
- World English Bible

Which seide to hym, Where euer the bodi schal be, thidur schulen be gaderid togidere also the eglis.
- Wycliffe Bible

And they answering say to him, `Where, sir?' and he said to them, `Where the body [is], there will the eagles be gathered together.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 17:37


17:37 #Mt 24:28|.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 17:37


Lu 17:37 Wheresoever the body [is],etc. See PNT "Mt 24:28".

Discussion for Luke 17:37

  • Stephende for verse 37
    It 's not about when God 's Son shall return to us but when we shall return to him. Paul said we should comfort our selfs with the notion of Jesus returning to earth in the clouds. But it is incumbent upon us that we be about the work of serving him and not expecting to be exalted in that work. It is our duty and nothing more.
  • As in Noah's day, the wicked were living as usual until the flood came and TOOK THEM ALL AWAY. So shall it be when the Lord comes. To those who are not watching, living obediently, he will come as a thief. Matt.24:43 If the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken up. If we are found faithful at his coming, we will not be cut asunder and appointed a portion with the hypocrites: THERE shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. THAT is "where" one shall be taken-to be destroyed (the tares to be burned). The other left-to be preserved (the wheat gathered into the Lord's barn).
  • There seems to be a great deal of confusion of verse 37. If we take the entire discourse (20-37) into concideration it should be obvious Jesus is talking about His return, which is the second coming. 1 Thess. 4:13-18 reveals the same message, the question of vs. 37 of Lk. 17 was addressed to Jesus,"Where Lord" refering to a location. Jesus said one will be taken and the other left, therefore the question would be directed to "where will the one be taken".

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