Luke 17:20-36 (Common English Bible)

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The kingdom is coming

20 Pharisees asked Jesus when God's kingdom was coming. He replied, "God's kingdom isn't coming with signs that are easily noticed. 21 Nor will people say, ‘Look, here it is!' or ‘There it is!' Don't you see? God's kingdom is already among you." 22 Then Jesus said to the disciples, “The time will come when you will long to see one of the days of the Human One,a and you won't see it. 23 People will say to you, ‘Look there!' or ‘Look here!' Don't leave or go chasing after them. 24 The Human Oneb will appear on his day in the same way that a flash of lightning lights up the sky from one end to the other. 25 However, first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. 26 "As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be during the days of the Human One.c 27 People were eating, drinking, marrying, and being given in marriage until the day Noah entered the ark and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise in the days of Lot, people were eating, drinking, buying, selling, planting, and building. 29 But on the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all. 30 That's the way it will be on the day the Human Oned is revealed. 31 On that day, those on the roof, whose possessions are in the house, shouldn't come down to grab them. Likewise, those in the field shouldn't turn back. 32 Remember Lot's wife! 33 Whoever tries to preserve their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life will preserve it. 34 I tell you, on that night two people will be in the same bed: one will be taken and the other left. 35 Two women will be grinding grain together: one will be taken and the other left."e 37 The disciples asked, "Where, Lord?" Jesus said, "The vultures gather wherever there's a dead body."
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