Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Luke 17:35

There will be two women grinding at the same place; one will be taken and the other will be left.
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Jerusalem;   Jesus, the Christ;   Jesus Continued;   Predestination;   The Topic Concordance - Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Woman;  
Dictionaries:
CARM Theological Dictionary - Eschatology;   Tribulation, the;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Cain (1);   Holman Bible Dictionary - Luke, Gospel of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Matthew, Gospel According to;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Discourse;   Doctrines;   Luke, Gospel According to;   Religious Experience;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Bread;   Crafts;   Parousia;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Two women shall be grinding together,.... In Matthew 24:41 it is added, "in the mill"; in the house where the mill was, and at one and the same mill; and so the Ethiopic version here, "two shall grind in one mill": and it was common for two women to grind at one hand mill; and though the word "women" is not in the text, it is rightly put into the translation; since the word used is of the feminine gender, and since grinding was the business of women; and so the Persic version here supplies it, as we do; See Gill on Matthew 24:42.

The one shall be taken and the other left; the Roman soldiers entering the mill, will lay hold on the one, and carry her away with them, and leave the other; and for which no other reason can be given, but the sovereign will and providence of God, which should overrule and dispose the minds of these men, to act in such a manner.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Luke 17:35". "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

Shall be grinding (εσονται αλητουσαιesontai alēthousai). Periphrastic future active indicative of αλητωalēthō an old verb only in the N.T. here and Matthew 24:41.

Together (επι το αυτοepi to auto). In the same place, near together as in Acts 2:1.

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Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on Luke 17:35". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/luke-17.html. Broadman Press 1932,33. Renewal 1960.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

Ver. 35. See Matthew 24:40-41. {See Trapp on "Matthew 24:40"} {See Trapp on "Matthew 24:41"}

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Luke 17:35". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/luke-17.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

See Poole on "Luke 17:34"

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Luke 17:35". 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

“There will be two women grinding together, the one will be taken, and the other will be left.”

The same picture is now applied to women grinding in the mill together, the one turning the stone, the other pouring in the grain. Very often this would be mother and daughter, or two sisters. But the one will be taken and the other left. No more vivid picture could be given of the ‘invisibility’ of the Kingly Rule of God, for no one, apart from the individuals, and they might be wrong, could be sure who was under the Kingly Rule of God and who was not (compare Luke 17:21).

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Pett, Peter. "Commentary on Luke 17:35". "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/luke-17.html. 2013.

Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 17:35. Two women, etc. See on Matthew 24:41.

Luke 17:36 is omitted by the best authorities, and was probably inserted from Matthew 24:40.

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Schaff, Philip. "Commentary on Luke 17:35". "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/luke-17.html. 1879-90.

The Expositor's Greek Testament

Luke 17:35. , grinding at the same place; in the mill, Mt. Proximity the point emphasised in Lk.—near each other, yet how remote their destinies!

 

 

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Nicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. "Commentary on Luke 17:35". The Expositor's Greek Testament. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/egt/luke-17.html. 1897-1910.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

grinding, &c. Referring to the morning. together (Greek. epi to auto) = to the same (end). Compare Matthew 22:34. Acts 14:1 (kata to auto).

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Luke 17:35". "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

Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

Two women shall be grinding together (see the note at Mark 9:42); the One shall be taken, and the other left.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Luke 17:35". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/luke-17.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
grinding
Exodus 11:5; Judges 16:21
Reciprocal: Isaiah 47:2 - the millstones

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Luke 17:35". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/luke-17.html.