Luke 19:44

And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And shall lay thee euen with the ground, and thy children within thee: and they shall not leaue in thee one stone vpon another, because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and they will level you to the ground and your children within you, and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not recognize the time of your visitation."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and shall dash thee to the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And will make you level with the earth, and your children with you; and there will not be one stone resting on another in you, because you did not see that it was your day of mercy.
- Basic English Bible

and shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children in thee; and shall not leave in thee a stone upon a stone: because thou knewest not the season of thy visitation.
- Darby Bible

And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee: and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another: because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.
- Webster's Bible

And they will dash thee to the ground and thy children within thee, and will not leave one stone upon another within thee; because thou hast not recognized the time of thy visitation."
- Weymouth Bible

and will dash you and your children within you to the ground. They will not leave in you one stone on another, because you didn't know the time of your visitation."
- World English Bible

and caste thee doun to the erthe, and thi sones that ben in thee; and thei schulen not leeue in thee a stoon on a stoon, for thou hast not knowun the tyme of thi visitacioun.
- Wycliffe Bible

and lay thee low, and thy children within thee, and they shall not leave in thee a stone upon a stone, because thou didst not know the time of thy inspection.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 19:44


19:44 And thy children within thee - All the Jews were at that time gathered together, it being the time of the passover. They shall not leave in thee one stone upon another - Only three towers were left standing for a time, to show the former strength and magnificence of the place. But these likewise were afterward levelled with the ground.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 19:44


Lu 19:44 Shall not leave in thee one stone upon another. The city was utterly destroyed. See notes on Mt 24:2,6,21,34. Because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation. When Christ came to save them from their awful fate.

Discussion for Luke 19:44

  • Each person has his day of visitation. Failing to recognize it leads to some serious consequences which otherwise would have been avoided if we are sensitive to the prompting of His Holy Spirit.

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