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Luke Chapter 21

Luke 21:8

luk 21:8

And he said

See note on the Olivet discourse.

(See Scofield) - (Mat 24:3).

Luke 21:20

luk 21:20


Verses 20, 24 (Luk 21:20); (Luk 21:24) are not included in the report of the Olivet discourse as given by Matthew and Mark. Two sieges of Jerusalem are in view in that discourse. (Luk 21:20-24) refers to the siege by Titus, A.D. 70, when the city was taken, and verse 24 (Luk 21:24) literally fulfilled. But that siege and its horrors but adumbrate the final siege at the end of this age, in which the "great tribulation" culminates. At that time the city will be taken, but delivered by the glorious appearing of the Lord (Rev 19:11-21). The references in; (Mat 24:15-28); (Mar 13:14-26) are to the final tribulation siege; (Luk 21:20-24) to the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus. In Luke the sign is the compassing of Jerusalem by armies (Luk 21:20) in; (Mat 24:15); (Mar 13:14) the sign is the abomination in the holy place. (Th2 2:4).

Luke 21:24

luk 21:24

trodden down of the Gentiles

The "times of the Gentiles" began with the captivity of Judah under Nebuchadnezzar (Ch2 36:1-21); since which time Jerusalem has been under Gentile overlordship.

Luke 21:27

luk 21:27

Son of man

(See Scofield) - (Mat 8:20).

Luke 21:28

luk 21:28


(See Scofield) - (Rom 3:24).

(See Scofield) - (Rom 8:19).

(See Scofield) - (Rom 8:23).

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