Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Luke 17:30

It will be just the same on the day that the Son of Man is revealed.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Confidence;   Jerusalem;   Jesus, the Christ;   Jesus Continued;   The Topic Concordance - Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Deluge, the;  
Dictionaries:
Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Hell;   Second Coming of Christ;   CARM Theological Dictionary - Eschatology;   Tribulation, the;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Cain (1);   Lot (1);   Patriarchs;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Luke, Gospel of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Matthew, Gospel According to;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Announcements of Death;   Day;   Day (That);   Day of Judgment;   Discourse;   Luke, Gospel According to;   Names and Titles of Christ;   Parousia (2);   Revelation (2);   Son of Man;   Trinity (2);  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Eschatology of the New Testament;   Lot (1);   Parousia;  

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible

After the same manner shall it be in the day that the Son of man is revealed.

Harrison pointed out that "Both in the case of Noah, and that of Lot, God's people were taken away from the scene of Judgment before it occurred."[37] Paul indicated that the same will be the case with Christians when the final Disaster falls (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).

Other analogies which we are perhaps justified in drawing are: (1) faith will virtually have ceased on earth; (2) men will be busy in the same old ways, pursuing their same old interests; (3) materialism will have won the minds of men; (4) the utmost security shall be felt by men; (5) all appeals regarding the worship of God shall be scoffed at; (6) the Second Coming shall be an instantaneous thing, like lightning; (7) it shall be worldwide, occurring everywhere simultaneously, and therefore involving the totality of the earth and its enveloping atmosphere; (8) the Christians shall be caught up out of the "conflagration" and shall suffer no harm from it; (9) Jesus and his holy angels shall deliver them; they shall ever be with the Lord. These analogies, some of which are in the text here, and some of which have been imparted into it from the writings of Paul, are all nevertheless true.

ENDNOTE:

[37] Everett F. Harrison, Wycliffe Commentary (Chicago: Moody Press, 1971), p. 249.

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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on Luke 17:30". "Coffman Commentaries on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/luke-17.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Even thus shall it be in the day when the son of man is revealed. In his power, when he comes to avenge himself on the Jews; and when he is revealed from heaven in flaming fire, at the last day. As in the days of Noah and Lot, men lived in great carnality and security, thoughtless and fearless of danger, so were the Jews before the destruction of their city and temple, buoying themselves up with deliverance to the last; and such will be the times of indolence and supineness, before the coming of the day of the Lord to judgment: and as the destruction of the old world, and men of Sodom, and the adjacent parts, was sudden and unexpected, so was the destruction of Jerusalem, and so will be the burning of the world; that day will come, as a thief in the night: and as in the above calamities, there was a remnant saved, who were taken care of; as Noah and his family in tim ark, and as Lot, and his wife and daughters were snatched out of Sodom, when the rest were destroyed; so when the Christians removed from Jerusalem, and went to Pella, being directed by a divine oracle, then came on the siege of JerusalemF18Euseb. Hist. Eccl. l. 3. c. 5. ; and when all the elect will be gathered in, and brought to faith and repentance, then shall the earth, and the works in it be burnt up: and as these judgments were universal, so was that upon the people of the Jews: and such will be the general desolation in the last day.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Luke 17:30". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/luke-17.html. 1999.

Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Is revealed (αποκαλυπτεταιapokaluptetai). Prophetic and futuristic present passive indicative.

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Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on Luke 17:30". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/luke-17.html. Broadman Press 1932,33. Renewal 1960.

The Fourfold Gospel

after the same manner shall it be in the day that the Son of man is revealed1.

  1. After the same manner shall it be in the day that the Son of man is revealed. The coming of Christ shall be a like surprise to the people of the last day (Matthew 24:44; Luke 12:39; 1 Thessalonians 5:2; 2 Peter 3:10; Revelation 3:3; Revelation 16:15), and it shall be a day of like punishment (2 Thessalonians 1:6-10).

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J. W. McGarvey and Philip Y. Pendleton. "Commentary on Luke 17:30". "The Fourfold Gospel". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tfg/luke-17.html. Standard Publishing Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. 1914.

Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Even thus shall it be; that is, the coming of the Son of man, by which is meant the establishment of the Redeemer's spiritual kingdom upon the earth, shall be attended with a period of great and sudden calamity to the Jews. The result corresponded with this and similar predictions. The great historical event which, perhaps, more than any other, attended and marked the early establishment of Christianity, was the destruction of Jerusalem, and the ruin of the Jewish state,--accompanied by circumstances of confusion and terror graphically exhibited by the images presented in the Luke 17:31-37.

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Abbott, John S. C. & Abbott, Jacob. "Commentary on Luke 17:30". "Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ain/luke-17.html. 1878.

Scofield's Reference Notes

Son of man

(See Scofield "Matthew 8:20").

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Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Luke 17:30". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/srn/luke-17.html. 1917.

James Nisbet's Church Pulpit Commentary

THREE CRITICAL DAYS

‘And as it was in the days of Noe … when the Son of Man is revealed.’

Luke 17:26; Luke 17:28; Luke 17:30

The subject is the Kingdom of God. A number of Pharisees had forced themselves upon our Lord with the question, ‘when the Kingdom of God should come?’ And our Lord answered them. ‘The Kingdom of God,’ He said, ‘cometh not with observation’ or outward show. It is a spiritual kingdom in the hearts and consciences of men. To the inquiring Pharisees He said no more. But to His disciples He gives the further teaching contained in the passage in which our text occurs.

There can be no doubt that our Lord chose out from Old Testament history these two days, as being above all others typical of the day when the Son of Man should be revealed.

I. Days of Noah.—These, as we gather from the early chapters of Genesis, were—

(1) Days of astounding and widespread wickedness.

(2) Days of unbelief and careless ease.

(3) Days in which the mercy of God was especially manifested.

(4) Days of a long probation.

II. Days of Lot.—When we consider the days of Lot we find much the same characteristics as those which marked the days of Noah. A difference between the days of Noah and Lot is remarkable when we contrast the characters of these two men. Noah was a sincere man, walking with God, wholly consecrated to His service, separated from the evil world. With Lot it was different. He was a just man, vexed at the sinfulness around him, but this is almost all that can be said. There is nothing very lovely in his character. He was weak and selfish, a moral coward.

III. The day of the Son of Man.—And Christ says, As it was of Noah and Lot, ‘even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.’ Thus—following our line of thought—we may expect that that day will be marked by abounding and widespread wickedness. There will be less sanctity surrounding the marriage state and family life; lawlessness will abound; unbelief will increase and men will scoff at the threatenings of judgments. And as it was in the days of Noah and Lot, so in that coming day it will be seen that the love and mercy of God have been fully manifested, yea, more fully than in the former days. Deliverance has been brought within the reach of man, not by a material ark or an angel, but by the eternal Son of God, incarnate for man.

Rev. Dr. Noyes.

Illustration

‘The ark itself was a token of God’s mercy, telling of a place of deliverance. Every plank added to the ark was a call to men to repentance and faith in God. Its extraordinary size, the length of time in which it was building—these were God’s warnings given in mercy to a guilty world that a day of judgment must come. Some during the one hundred and twenty years may have believed and died in faith; but it would seem at the time of the Flood there were none found faithful but Noah and those who entered with him into the ark. And so if the world was to be saved the corrupt must be destroyed. ‘The cause of righteousness had at length but one efficient representative in the person of Noah, and he, much like “a lodge in a garden of cucumbers—like a besieged city’—the object of profane mockery and scorn, taunted, reviled, plied with every weapon fitted to overcome his constancy, and if not in himself, at least in his family, in danger of suffering shipwreck amid the swelling wave of wickedness around him. It was to save him, and with him the cause of God, from this source of imminent danger and perdition that the Flood was sent; and it could only do so by effectually separating between him and the seed of evildoers, engulphing them in ruin, and sustaining him in his temporary home.’

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Nisbet, James. "Commentary on Luke 17:30". Church Pulpit Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cpc/luke-17.html. 1876.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

Ver. 30. Even thus shall it be] Security ushereth in destruction. The Judge standeth before the door, as is easy to foresee: watch, therefore, James 5:9.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Luke 17:30". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/luke-17.html. 1865-1868.

Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 17:30. ἀποκαλύπτεται) The Present, is revealed, suddenly and visibly.

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Bengel, Johann Albrecht. "Commentary on Luke 17:30". Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jab/luke-17.html. 1897.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

See Poole on "Luke 17:26"

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Luke 17:30". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/luke-17.html. 1685.

Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible

“In the same way will it be in the day that the Son of man is revealed.”

But here in the second example there is possibly a greater emphasis on the final Judgment depending on how we read the ‘day that the Son of Man is revealed’. This may be in contrast with ‘the days of the Son of Man’, with more emphasis thus being placed on the final judgment

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Pett, Peter. "Commentary on Luke 17:30". "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/luke-17.html. 2013.

The Expositor's Greek Testament

Luke 17:30. , etc., the apodosis of the long sentence beginning Luke 17:28.

 

 

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Nicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. "Commentary on Luke 17:30". The Expositor's Greek Testament. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/egt/luke-17.html. 1897-1910.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Even thus = according to (Greek. kata. App-104.) these things; or, according to the Texts, the same things.

revealed. Greek. apokalupto.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Luke 17:30". "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

Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. It will be observed here that what the flood and the flames found the antediluvians and the Sodomites engaged in were just all the ordinary and innocent occupations and enjoyments of life-eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, in the one case; eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, in the other. Though the antediluvian world and the cities of the plain were awfully wicked, it is not their wickedness, but their worldliness, their unbelief and indifference to the future, their unpreparedness, that is here held up as a warning. Let the reader mark how these great events of Old Testament History-denied, or explained away, now-a-days by not a few who profess to reverence our Lord's authority-are here referred to by Him as facts. The wretched theory of accommodation to the popular belief-as if our Lord could lend Himself to this in such cases-is now nearly exploded.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Luke 17:30". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/luke-17.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
24; 21:22,27,34-36; Matthew 24:3,27-31; 26:64; Mark 13:26; 2 Thessalonians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:13; Revelation 1:7
Reciprocal: Job 22:20 - the fire;  Isaiah 1:9 - we should;  1 Corinthians 1:7 - coming;  1 Peter 4:13 - when

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Luke 17:30". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/luke-17.html.