Bible: Luke 17:20-37

The Coming of the Kingdom

17:20 Now at one point 1  the Pharisees 2  asked Jesus 3  when the kingdom of God 4  was coming, so he answered, “The kingdom of God is not coming with signs 5  to be observed, 17:21 nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is 6  in your midst.” 7 

The Coming of the Son of Man

17:22 Then 8  he said to the disciples, “The days are coming when you will desire to see one of the days 9  of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. 17:23 Then people 10  will say to you, ‘Look, there he is!’ 11  or ‘Look, here he is!’ Do not go out or chase after them. 12  17:24 For just like the lightning flashes 13  and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. 14  17:25 But first he must 15  suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. 17:26 Just 16  as it was 17  in the days of Noah, 18  so too it will be in the days of the Son of Man. 17:27 People 19  were eating, 20  they were drinking, they were marrying, they were being given in marriage – right up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then 21  the flood came and destroyed them all. 22  17:28 Likewise, just as it was 23  in the days of Lot, people 24  were eating, drinking, buying, selling, planting, building; 17:29 but on the day Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all. 25  17:30 It will be the same on the day the Son of Man is revealed. 17:31 On that day, anyone who is on the roof, 26  with his goods in the house, must not come down 27  to take them away, and likewise the person in the field must not turn back. 17:32 Remember Lot’s wife! 28  17:33 Whoever tries to keep 29  his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life 30  will preserve it. 17:34 I tell you, in that night there will be two people in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. 31  17:35 There will be two women grinding grain together; 32  one will be taken and the other left.”

17:36 [[EMPTY]] 33 

17:37 Then 34  the disciples 35  said 36  to him, “Where, 37  Lord?” He replied to them, “Where the dead body 38  is, there the vultures 39  will gather.” 40 

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