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Luke 17:29

but on the day that Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all.
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Brimstone;   Confidence;   Jerusalem;   Jesus, the Christ;   Jesus Continued;   Lot;   Sodom;   Worldliness;   Scofield Reference Index - Inspiration;   Thompson Chain Reference - Brimstone;   Destruction;   Sodom;   The Topic Concordance - Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Deluge, the;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Sodom;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Hell;   Lake of Fire;   CARM Theological Dictionary - Eschatology;   Tribulation, the;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Cain (1);   Lot (1);   Luke, the Gospel According to;   Patriarchs;   Sodom;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Brimstone;   Lot;   Luke, Gospel of;   Minerals and Metals;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Brimstone;   Matthew, Gospel According to;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Brimstone ;   Day of Judgment;   Discourse;   Fire ;   Gomorrah ;   Heaven ;   Lot (2);   Luke, Gospel According to;   Names and Titles of Christ;   Parousia (2);   Quotations (2);   Sodom;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Brimstone;   Lot;   Sodom, Sodoma ;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Brimstone;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Brimstone;   Lot (1);   Parousia;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

It rained fire and brimstone - Instead of it rained, Genesis 19:24; justifies the insertion of the pronoun he, as implied in the verb εβρεξε ; for it is there said that Jehovah rained fire and brimstone from Jehovah out of heaven.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Luke 17:29". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/luke-17.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

But the same day Lot went out of Sodom,.... Being plucked and brought from thence by the angels early in the morning; and a fine morning it was; the sun was risen, and shone out upon the earth, as Lot got into Zoar, Genesis 19:15. "The Jews"F9Bereshit Rabba, sect. 50. fol. 45. 3. say it was the sixteenth day of Nisan:

it rained fire and brimstone from heaven; the Syriac version reads, "the Lord rained"; so it is said in Genesis 19:24 "the Lord rained from the Lord"; Jehovah the Son, rained from Jehovah the Father; or the word of the Lord, as the Targums of Jonathan and Jerusalem render it; and which is no inconsiderable proof of the deity of Christ: and the Persic version here reads, "God rained"; and so this amazing shower of fire and brimstone, and which was a violent storm of thunder and lightning, is ascribed to God in See Gill on 2 Peter 2:6. The Hebrew word, גפרית, used in Genesis 19:24 though it is rendered in the Targum of Jonathan, כבריתא, and by the Septuagint, θειον; both which words signify "sulphur", or brimstone; and which last word is used here, following the Greek version; yet it is observed, by some learned men, that it rather signifies "pitch", or "rosin", which proceeds from some sort of trees; and indeed, by its derivation, it seems to signify something belonging to or that comes out of the wood of Gopher, of which the ark was made, Genesis 6:14 which some think to be the pine tree, from whence comes pitch: and this, though it comes from the inside of a tree, may as well be said to be rained from heaven, as brimstone, which is taken out of the bowels of the earth: and the rather, since pitch is sometimes fluid; and especially it being combustible, may be joined with fire, as well as sulphur, or brimstone; though a shower of neither, can be accounted for in an ordinary way, but must be extraordinary and miraculous: the destruction of this city, with others, by fire from heaven, and the lake Asphaltites, being a bituminous and sulphureous one, into which the tract of land they stood upon was converted, are confirmed by the testimonies of Heathen writers; as TacitusF11Hist. l. 5. , SolinusF12Polyhistor. c. 48. , StraboF13Geograph. l. 16. , JustinF14Histor. l. 36. c. 3. , and PlinyF15Nat. Hist. l. 5. c. 16. ; as well as by JosephusF16Antiqu. l. 1. c. 11. sect. 4. & de Bello Jud. l. 5. c. 21. , and Philo the JewF17De Vita Mosis, l. 2. p. 662. .

And destroyed them all; all the inhabitants of Sodom, and all of Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim; and which was an ensample of the destruction of Jerusalem, and the land of Judea. Deuteronomy 29:23 and of the burning of the world, and of the perdition of the wicked in hell, 2 Peter 2:6.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Luke 17:29". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/luke-17.html. 1999.

The Fourfold Gospel

but in the day that Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all1:

  1. But in the day that Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. See .

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J. W. McGarvey and Philip Y. Pendleton. "Commentary on Luke 17:29". "The Fourfold Gospel". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tfg/luke-17.html. Standard Publishing Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. 1914.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

Ver. 29. But the same day] A fair sunshine morning had a foul dismal evening. Nescis quid serus vesper vehat. Thou knowest not what a great bellied day may bring forth. Omnem crede diem tibi diluxisse supremum. Think every day thy last day. (Horat.)

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Luke 17:29". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/luke-17.html. 1865-1868.

Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary

29.] ἔβρεξεν, impersonal, not ὁ θεὸς ἔβρ. That such an expression as ὁ θεὸς βρέχει is used Matthew 5:45, is no proof that when βρέχει is used impersonally the sacred name is to be supplied.

Luke 17:31 refers immediately to the example of Sodom just related. In Matthew 24:16-18 it finds its place by a reference to the destruction of Jerusalem, see there.

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Alford, Henry. "Commentary on Luke 17:29". Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hac/luke-17.html. 1863-1878.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

See Poole on "Luke 17:26"

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Luke 17:29". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/luke-17.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

29.Rained fire and brimstone—A terrible likeness of a flaming fire, described, in 2 Thessalonians 1:8, as attending the Second Coming of the Son of man.

Passages belonging to the Olivet discourse, (Matthew 24, 25,) furnished by a fourth reporter, 31-37.

Luke 17:31-33 belong after Matthew 24:16, and apply to Jerusalem’s destruction. Luke 17:34-36 are to be identified with Matthew 24:40-41, and apply to the Second Advent. See our notes on the passages in Matthew.

 

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Luke 17:29". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/luke-17.html. 1874-1909.

The Expositor's Greek Testament

Luke 17:29. ( ): an old poetic word used in late Greek for , to rain. is the modern Greek for rain (videMatthew 5:45).

 

 

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Nicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. "Commentary on Luke 17:29". The Expositor's Greek Testament. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/egt/luke-17.html. 1897-1910.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

of = from. Greek. apo. App-104.

from. Greek. apo. App-104.

destroyed. Greek. apollumi. Compare Luke 4:34. &c.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Luke 17:29". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/luke-17.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Luke 17:29". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/luke-17.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(29) It rained fire and brimstone.—The combination of the two Greek words is found in the LXX. version of Genesis 19:24, and obviously suggested the like combination here and in Revelation 14:10; Revelation 20:13; Revelation 21:8.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
Genesis 19:16-25; Deuteronomy 29:23-25; Isaiah 1:9; 13:19; Jeremiah 50:40; Hosea 11:8; Amos 4:11; Zephaniah 2:9; Matthew 11:23,24; 2 Peter 2:6; Jude 1:7; Revelation 11:8
Reciprocal: Genesis 4:17 - and he;  Genesis 19:24 - the Lord;  Job 21:13 - They;  Job 22:20 - the fire;  Psalm 11:6 - Upon;  Isaiah 34:9 - GeneralJeremiah 20:16 - as;  Revelation 20:9 - and fire

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Luke 17:29". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/luke-17.html.