Luke 21:34 DBY

34 But take heed to yourselves lest possibly your hearts be laden with surfeiting and drinking and cares of life, and that day come upon you suddenly unawares;

Study tools for Luke 21:34

  • a 21:18 - A strengthened negative.
  • b 21:19 - Or 'possess your souls.' In the first sense, that of the text, it is the same thought as Matt. 24.13; Luke 17.33; Matt. 16.25; Luke 9.24, &c.: see Mark 13.13. For the second, the Greek certainly means 'possess,' as 'owners,' Acts 4.34. see 1Thess. 4.4, which evidently does not mean 'obtain a wife,' as alleged. There is the idea in the word of 'having by getting:' see Matt. 10.9; Luke 18.12. The idea is, 'they would have Messiah's deliverance,' and it is so worded as to allow that it would be a better deliverance to the killed, though some would win life here below.
  • c 21:21 - i.e. Jerusalem.
  • d 21:37 - As 'passed the night,' Matt. 21.17.
  • e 21:38 - Hieron: as Matt. 4.5.