Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Luke 21:6

"As for these things which you are looking at, the days will come in which there will not be left one stone upon another which will not be torn down."
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Israel, Prophecies Concerning;   Jesus, the Christ;   Jesus Continued;   Stones;   Temple;   The Topic Concordance - Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ;   Earthquakes;   End of the World;   Hate;   Kingdom of God;   Perishing;   Persecution;   Pestilence;   Redemption;   World;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Temple, the Second;  
Dictionaries:
Holman Bible Dictionary - Jesus, Life and Ministry of;   Luke, Gospel of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Kingdom of God;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Building ;   Foresight;   Levelling;   Luke, Gospel According to;   Missions;   Quotations (2);   Temple (2);   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Temple, the;   1910 New Catholic Dictionary - parousia;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Chief parables and miracles in the bible;   Temple;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

One stone upon another - This was literally fulfilled. See Matthew 24:2.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Luke 21:6". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/luke-21.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

See the notes at Matthew 24:2.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Luke 21:6". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/luke-21.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

As for these things which ye behold,.... Some, as the Syriac and Ethiopic versions, read these words by way of interrogation; "are these the things which ye behold?" do ye look upon these with wonder and delight?

the days will come; and they are hastening on; a little while, a few years more:

in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down; See Gill on Matthew 24:2.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Luke 21:6". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/luke-21.html. 1999.

Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

As for these things (ταυταtauta). Accusative of general reference.

One stone upon another (λιτος επι λιτωιlithos epi lithōi). Stone upon stone (locative). Here both Mark 13:2; Matthew 24:2 have επι λιτονepi lithon (accusative). Instead of ουκ απετησεταιouk aphethēsetai (future passive) they both have ου μη απετηιou mē aphethēi (double negative with aorist passive subjunctive). It was a shock to the disciples to hear this after the triumphal entry.

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Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on Luke 21:6". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/luke-21.html. Broadman Press 1932,33. Renewal 1960.

Vincent's Word Studies

Behold ( θεωρεῖτε )

See on Luke 10:18.

Thrown down

See on Mark 13:2.

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Vincent, Marvin R. DD. "Commentary on Luke 21:6". "Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/vnt/luke-21.html. Charles Schribner's Sons. New York, USA. 1887.

The Fourfold Gospel

As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in which there shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down1.

  1. There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. See .

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J. W. McGarvey and Philip Y. Pendleton. "Commentary on Luke 21:6". "The Fourfold Gospel". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tfg/luke-21.html. Standard Publishing Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. 1914.

Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Not one stone upon another; a phrase simply indicating complete and utter destruction.

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Abbott, John S. C. & Abbott, Jacob. "Commentary on Luke 21:6". "Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ain/luke-21.html. 1878.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

6 As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

Ver. 6. {See Trapp on "Matthew 24:2"}

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Luke 21:6". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/luke-21.html. 1865-1868.

Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary

6.] ταῦτα ἃ θ.,—absolute: see reff.

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Alford, Henry. "Commentary on Luke 21:6". Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hac/luke-21.html. 1863-1878.

Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 21:6. ταῦτα, these things) The Subject. The Predicate follows, which is subdivided into Subject and Predicate. These things are of such a kind, that the days are coming when, etc. So the LXX., 2 Kings 1:4 : κλίνη ἐφʼ ἧς ἀνέβης ἐκεῖ, οὐ καταβήσῃ ἀπʼ αὐτῆς, the bed upon which thou hast ascended there (the Nominative pendent forming the subject), thou shalt not go down from it [the predicate; subdivided into subject and predicate].

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Bengel, Johann Albrecht. "Commentary on Luke 21:6". Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jab/luke-21.html. 1897.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

See Poole on "Luke 21:5"

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Luke 21:6". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/luke-21.html. 1685.

Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture

(21:6-17) См. пояснения к Мф. 24:2-10; Мк. 13:2-11.

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MacLaren, Alexander. "Commentary on Luke 21:6". Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mac/luke-21.html.

Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible

“As for these things which you behold, the days will come, in which there will not be left here one stone upon another, that will not be thrown down.”

And so He informed them that days were coming when the temple would be torn down, with not one stone to be left on another, just as it had been in the days of Jeremiah among the rubble of the houses (2 Chronicles 36:19; Jeremiah 7:12-14; Lamentations 4:1). God would repeat His judgments upon it as He had promised in the book of Daniel would happen once the Messiah had been cut off (Daniel 9:26). Interestingly there is little in these words of Jesus from Luke 21:8-24 which has not already been clearly depicted by the prophets in the Old Testament as coming on the world in the future. His genius lies in bringing it all together.

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Pett, Peter. "Commentary on Luke 21:6". "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/luke-21.html. 2013.

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable

Luke"s record of Jesus" reply is almost identical to what the other evangelists recorded. Jesus predicted the complete destruction of the temple (cf. Luke 19:44; Mark 14:58; John 2:19; Acts 6:14). His following explanation shows that He was speaking of a destruction in the Tribulation primarily.

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Constable, Thomas. DD. "Commentary on Luke 21:6". "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/luke-21.html. 2012.

The Expositor's Greek Testament

Luke 21:6. . Some (Grotius, Pricaeus) take = : of these things which ye see a stone shall not be left. Most, however, take it as a nominative absolute = as for these things which ye see (vide Winer, § lxiii. 2 d). This suits better the emotional mood.— : cf.Luke 5:35, where a similar ominous allusion to coming evil days occurs.

 

 

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Nicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. "Commentary on Luke 21:6". The Expositor's Greek Testament. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/egt/luke-21.html. 1897-1910.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

was by the divine dispensation of Providence that his city and temple were destroyed; for had the ancient rites and sacrifices continued, some that were but weak in their faith, might have been filled with astonishment at the sight of these different modes of worship, existing at the same time, and thus have been lead astray from the path of truth. (Ven. Bede)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Luke 21:6". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/luke-21.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

behold = are gazing at. Greek. theoreo. App-133. in. Greek. en. App-104.

one stone upon another = stone upon (Greek. epi. App-104.) stone.

not. Greek. ou. App-105.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Luke 21:6". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/luke-21.html. 1909-1922.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
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19:44-48; 1 Kings 9:7-9; 2 Chronicles 7:20-22; Isaiah 64:10,11; Jeremiah 7:11-14; Jeremiah 26:6,9,18; Lamentations 2:6-8; 4:1; 5:18; Ezekiel 7:20-22; Daniel 9:26,27; Micah 3:12; Zechariah 11:1; 14:2; Matthew 24:2; Mark 13:2; Acts 6:13,14
Reciprocal: Leviticus 26:31 - and bring;  2 Kings 25:9 - he burnt;  2 Chronicles 36:19 - they burnt;  Psalm 96:9 - in the beauty of holiness;  Psalm 137:3 - wasted us;  Jeremiah 30:3 - the days;  Daniel 8:11 - and the place;  Haggai 2:3 - glory;  Zechariah 11:10 - Beauty;  Matthew 23:38 - GeneralMatthew 24:1 - show;  Luke 13:35 - your;  John 4:21 - when

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Luke 21:6". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/luke-21.html.