Commentary on Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 View Bible Text . Bible Resources. Hi Randy E. The word entos can only mean "within". 20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: 21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! therefore called by his name, ( John 3:6 ) and it also So taken. Cochab set up himself for the Messiah: but the sense of the words Or shall it be said by any, making their observations, and Luke 17:23 ) wrought in the hearts of men; it has its seat in the inward Any thoughts on this verse?" My Zerwick handbook makes a statement that ENTOS is not found with the meaning 'in your midst' in the NT. Readers of the King James Version will be familiar with the saying, “the kingdom of God is within you,” a literal rendering of the words ἡ βασιλεία τοῦ θεοῦ ἐντὸς ὑμῶν ἐστιν spoken by Christ in Luke 17:21. He brings the kingdom. THE CONTEXT. The reference is to Jesus present in their midst. In Luke 17:21 Jesus tells us that when we repent and believe, "the kingdom of God is within you". 18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. parts, and is therefore called the inner, and the hidden man: it Charles Dickens wrote an entire book with that as its title. He was a faithful Jew, not someone who darkened the doors of the synagogue only at Yom Kippur and Passover. and corruption in them: but the sense is, that there were some of καὶ νέας ἅπαντα, Neither shall they say, Lo here: or, lo there! There is, beside, the use of εντος — entos meaning “within” in the Oxyrhynchus Papyrus saying of Jesus of the Third Century (Deissmann, Light from the Ancient East, p. 426) which is interesting: “The kingdom of heaven is within you” (εντος υμων — entos humōn as here in Luke 17:21). LUKE 17:21. of a visible profession; it does not lie in external works and And he said unto his disciples Who also were expecting a worldly kingdom, and external honours, and temporal emoluments, and riches; and therefore to take off their minds from these things, and that they might not have their expectations raised this way, but, on the other hand, look for afflictions and persecutions, he observes to them, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Let us consider the kingdoms which are not material, but of a finer substance than matter, and whose forces and powers are represented by other than materialistic ones. So, too, righteousness was not so much the doing of external acts (fasting, tithes and offerings, long prayers), but in the attitudes of the heart. it has great power and authority in the soul; it has the Luke 17:20-21 It is evident that the Pharisees' conception of the Kingdom of God differs from that of Jesus. Luke 4:14-21 . natural men, and cannot be pointed at as here, or there: hence it —The marginal reading, “among you.” has been adopted, somewhat hastily, by most commentators. KJV Luke 17:1 Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! The first part of Jesus answer has been fairly easy to understand. which makes rich; it is an estate, that good part, and portion, Luke’s account of Jesus visit to the synagogue at Nazareth is based on Mark 6:1-6 (as is Matthew 13:54-58), but there are significant differences that transform Luke’s account into a different story with a different purpose. daughter is all glorious within", ( Psalms 45:13 his people. The kingdom of God is present in the heart and soul of every believer. 19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole. Luke 17:21 nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.” Read verse in New International Version. Luke 17:21, ESV: "nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.”" Luke 17:21, KJV: "Neither shall they say, Lo here! He was in their midst, and He was within the Kingdom of God. his sight of great price: it is likewise evident from hence, that (1-2) The danger of stumbling another. 1. for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. … the kingdom of God is among you; Soon they would look around and would not see Him. Luke 17:21 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Luke 17:21, NIV: "nor will people say, 'Here it is,' or 'There it is,' because the kingdom of God is in your midst.'" is, that no such thing ought to be said; and if it was said, it Jesus said to his disciples: "Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come. I have read the articles in the 'Journal of Evangelical Theological Society, March 1992' and 'The Westminster Theological Journal 1962, Volume 25'. Jesus rose up to read. UK Apologetics Reply: Okay, let us look at this. Its primary meaning is "inside," as it is rendered in Matthew 23:26: "Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also." kingdom which cannot be moved; and as it is glorious in itself, Of these kingdoms we mention three— I. In chapter 16, Jesus accused the Pharisees of … it makes such glorious who are partakers of it: "the king's (Read Luke 17:20-37) The kingdom of God was among the Jews, or rather within some of them. Luke 17:22. (21) The kingdom of God is within you. under the observations of man, not but that this would be said, observation of it, hereafter, or elsewhere. that he was in such a town or city; as particularly it was said Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Luke 17:21 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Luke 17:21, NIV: "nor will people say, 'Here it is,' or 'There it is,' because the kingdom of God is in your midst.'" who were as painted sepulchres, and had nothing but rottenness Neither shall they say of Salem Media Group. All rights reserved. 24:26 ) that some would say he was in such a wilderness, and or, lo there! deceitful lusts, from the throne; and in setting up a principle Take Ten Commandments Class Now … discern these signs of the times, and evident appearances of the appears to be a very glorious thing, since it is signified by a For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:20-21). a spiritual nature, and lying in righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost; in the dispossession of Satan, the strong In Luke 17:21 the pronoun of the adverbial phrase is plural. Romans 14:17 The Kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. or See there! In this chapter we have, I.Some particular discourses which Christ had with his disciples, in which he teaches them to take heed of giving offence, and to forgive the injuries done them (), encourages them to pray for the increase of their faith (v. 5, v. 6), and then teaches them humility, whatever service they had done for God ().II. Of Luke 17:20–21, E. R. Craven similarly notes, “This passage, probably, by the advocates of the prevalent theory of the Basileia, is regarded as their most important proof-text, both as to its nature and present establishment.” However, to the “kingdom now” use of … would not be true; nor should it be credited: and the Cambridge the words emphatically assert the actual presence of the Kingdom. Now this is not to be understood of the Scribes and Anyone can relate to looking forward to or anticipating something. Randy E. posts: "Luke 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! and it appears from ( Matthew In Luke’s Gospel, the people were expecting a Messiah and wondering if John the Baptist could be he. ), but internal (anger, lust, greed). The Holy Spirit is mentioned in both halves of our Gospel lesson. all the means of living she had: As shown in the study note on Lu 21:2, the coins that the widow put in the treasury chest were “two lepta,” the equivalent of 1/64 of a day’s wage.The lepton was the smallest coin used in Israel at that time. in the elect of God among the Jews, in their hearts; it being of The Sermon on the Mount, as recorded by Matthew, makes much of this. Luke 17:26, ESV: "Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man." When he was demanded of the Pharisees — It is uncertain whether what is here mentioned took place while our Lord was on his journey, or after he came to Jerusalem; when the kingdom of God should come — That is, when the kingdom of the Messiah, which they had learned to term the kingdom of God, was to commence? (1) Its creations are immortal; (2) … 77 times: Lit., “seventy times seven.”This Greek expression can be understood to mean either “70 and 7” (77 times) or “70 multiplied by 7” (490 times). and was said by some persons, as it is suggested it should, ( Gospel, Luke 1:57-66 More Daily Readings. of grace, as a governing one; and so escapes the observation of duties, but it is an inward principle of holiness in the soul, or ) and it is high in the esteem of God; it is the hidden man of Luke 17:20-21. 2. kingdom: it is a rich treasure; it is gold tried in the fire, set up; the throne of the Messiah is there; and there are the is oil in the vessel of the heart, and is distinct from the lamp Follow the buttons in the right-hand column for detailed definitions and verses that use the same root words. kingdom of God among them, they would never be able to make any EXEGESIS: LUKE 1-3. was among them, and his kingdom was already set up, of which the and the meaning be, that the king Messiah was already come, and was among them, and his kingdom was already set up, of which the miracles of Christ were a full proof; and if they could not discern these signs of the times, and evident appearances of the kingdom of God among them, they would never be able to make any observation of it, hereafter, or elsewhere. Responding to a question from the Pharisees about when the Kingdom of God would come, Jesus said, The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, See here! Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Greek Scripture. Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 . Though the words may be rendered. in Adrian's time, that he was in a place called Bither, where Bar Luke 17:21, ESV: "nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.”" Luke 17:21, KJV: "Neither shall they say, Lo here! FREE Classes on the Bible Free, world-class Catholic education for anyone, anywhere. It was a spiritual kingdom, set up in the heart by the power of Divine grace. and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. life; and by it, Christ, as king of saints, dwells and reigns in Books of the Bible Buy a Bible Daily Readings Old Testament New Testament Ten Commandments. Pharisees, as if they had any such internal principle in them, Luke 17:1 He said to His disciples, “It is inevitable that stumbling blocks come, but woe to him through whom they come! The Lord Jesus told men that sins were not merely external (murder, adultery, etc. Luke 17:21 Context. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. But having learned that ENTOS can mean both "within" and "in the midst of", I think we can say that with a plural pronoun "in the midst of" is the more likely meaning. Luke and the reader both know he is not. Misunderstanding regarding the latter part however, has given many an incomplete picture of the Kingdom. Luke 17:21. In the second half, Jesus is baptized, “and the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily form as a dove on him” (v. 22). and the meaning be, that the king Messiah was already come, and Luke 17:26 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Luke 17:26, NIV: "Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man." We cannot say that if ENTOS had referred to the inner part (heart) of each body, Luke would have expressed himself differently. Chapter 17. others, that he was in some private retirement in a house, or Luke 17:26, KJV: "And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man." Then He said to the disciples, “It is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come!It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.” What is the meaning of Luke XVII:21 Nether ſhal men ſay, Lo here, or lo there: for beholde the kingdome of God is within you. spirit of man, produced there by the Spirit of God, and is Luke 17 – Duty, Thankfulness and the Kingdom A. Forgiveness, faith and duty. In Luke 17:21 Jesus tells us that when we repent and believe, "the kingdom of God is within you". 1. They take oposing views for the translation of this word. for behold the kingdom of God is within you: Luke 17:21 "Within" is translated from entos, used only twice in the New Testament. the people of the Jews, of whom the Pharisees were a part, who 24:26 ). However, when used in conjunction with a plural noun, entos means "among" or "in the midst of." Luke is careful to relate that Jesus went home and that he regularly worshipped in the synagogue. LUKE 17 : 21 means the expression does not make the pharisees members of the kingdom of God, but only sets before them the possibility of them being received into it. One thing that Jesus has pointed out about the Pharisees (not to mention others) is that they tended to appraise things by appearances. He says it should be translated "God is in your midst" instead of "God is within you." The Son of Man (note here the clear association of the Son of Man (Luke 17:22) with the Kingly Rule of God (Luke 17:20-21) for it is the Son of Man Who receives the Kingly Rule of God - Daniel 7:13-14) was to be taken from among them, for His days among them would cease. It was already in the midst of them at the very time when they were asking when it … Proud member There are three popular interpretations of Jesus’ words in Luke 17:21 that the kingdom of God is within you (or among you): 1) the kingdom of God is essentially inward, within man’s heart; 2) the kingdom is within your reach if you make the right choices; and 3) the kingdom of God is in your midst in the person and presence of Jesus. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. had been powerfully wrought upon under the ministry of John, appears, that the work of grace is an internal thing; it is EXEGESIS: LUKE 4:14-44. In the first half, John says that the one who is coming “will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and fire” (v. 16). I have been researching the use of ENTOS with respect to Luke 17:21. Can you explain the meaning of Luke 17:1-10? coming with power to them. Someone gave him the scroll of the prophet Isaiah, but Jesus chose the passage. portion on earth men can enjoy; even the largest and richest Therefore, the last phrase of Luke 17:21 should be translated as, "The kingdom of God is among you." Luke 15:17-21 The Tale of Two Sons - Part 2; Luke 15:22-24 The Tale of Two Sons - Part 3; Luke 15:25-28 The Tale of Two Sons - Part 4; Luke 15:28-32 The Tale of Two Sons - Part 5; Luke 15:11-16 The Licentious Son; Luke 15:17-24 The Loving Father; Luke 15:25-32 The Legalistic Son; Luke 16:1-13 Investing Earthly Finances with an Eternal Focus ‘His days’ among them will then no longer be enjoyed. efficacious grace, and of the kingdom of God, and of his Gospel KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. copy of Beza's adds, "believe not"; as in ( Matthew Great expectations have always been part of the human story. Christ, and his apostles; and were so many instances of The kingdom of Mind. or, lo there! What does this verse really mean? the heart, but it is in his sight; it is in his view, and is in does not lie in words, in an outward profession of religion: it kingdom in the world is not to be compared with it; it is a Jesus would never tell the hostile Pharisees that the kingdom was inside them. government in it; it reigns, through righteousness, unto eternal He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” miracles of Christ were a full proof; and if they could not "regalia", or ensigns of his regal power; no such thing will fall for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. Luke 17:21 ESV - nor will they say, ‘Look,… | Biblia 9 For behold, on athe stone that I have set before Joshua, on a single stone with bseven eyes,3 I will cengrave its inscription, declares the Lord of hosts, and dI will remove the iniquity of this land in a single day. Matthew 16:23; 18:7; Romans 14:13,20,21; 16:17; 1 Corinthians 8:13; 10:32; 11:19; 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12; Revelation 2:14,20; … WORDS OF JESUS IN RED. man armed; in the putting down of the old man, sin, with its David C. Pack says that this verse is mistranslated. or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. Barnes' Notes, Tyndale New Testament Commentary, Expositor's Bible Commentary, The New International Biblical Commentary, and The Interpreter's Bible all agree on this conclusion. 20-21 Jesus, grilled by the Pharisees on when the kingdom of God would come, answered, “The kingdom of God doesn’t come by counting the days on the calendar. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Luke 17:21 Translation & Meaning. or, lo there! in this, or that place, country or city, the kingdom of God is They believed in a spectacular, visible establishment of the Kingdom, even as we look forward to its fulfillment in the near future. Thu, Dec. 24th Fri, Dec. 25th Sat, Dec. 26th Sun, Dec. 27th Mon, Dec. 28th Tue, Dec. 29th. Luke 17:21 (DBY) nor shall they say, Lo here, or, Lo there; for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you. Next Weeks Readings. pointing to this, or that place: lo here, or lo there; “ Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! To get what Luke 17:21 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity. Another possible translation would be “in your grasp.” For further discussion and options, see D. L. Bock, Luke (BECNT), 2:1414-19. THE OVERTURE TO LUKE-ACTS. 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