Luke 17:23

23 They will say to you, 'Look there!' or 'Look here!' Don't follow or run after them.

Luke 17:23 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 17:23

And they shall say unto you, see here, or see there
That is, there is Christ; and in two of Beza's exemplars, the word Christ is added as in ( Matthew 24:23 ) from whence it seems to be transcribed: and the sense is, it shall be said by one or another; Christ is in such a place, or he is in such a place, and he will quickly appear, and deliver the people of the Jews out of all their distresses and calamities by the Romans,

Go not after them nor follow [them]:
the last clause, "nor follow them", is left out in the Syriac and Persic versions; the meaning is, give no credit to them; as if Christ was come again in person, and was in such a place, do not go along with them, where they direct, as into the desert, or into the secret chambers; for to follow them will be very dangerous, of bad consequence, as well as vain and fruitless; see ( Acts 5:36 Acts 5:37 ) .

Luke 17:23 In-Context

21 no one will say, 'Look here!' or 'There!' For you see, the kingdom of God is among you."
22 Then He told the disciples: "The days are coming when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, but you won't see it.
23 They will say to you, 'Look there!' or 'Look here!' Don't follow or run after them.
24 For as the lightning flashes from horizon to horizon and lights up the sky, so the Son of Man will be in His day.
25 But first He must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.