Luke 23:30

30 Then they will begin to say to the mountains, 'Fall on us!' and to the hills, 'Cover us!' [a]

Luke 23:30 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 23:30

Then shall they begin to say
The Syriac, Arabic, and Persic versions read, "then shall ye begin to say"; the tribulation being so great, as never was the like since the creation of the world, nor never will be to the end of it; and being so sore pressed with the sword and famine; with the enemy without, and divisions, robberies, and murders within; and their miseries being inexpressible, and intolerable, they will seek to go into the holes of the rocks, and caves of the earth, as is prophesied of them, ( Isaiah 2:19 ) and as Josephus says, many of them did, when the city was taken; and, like those in ( Hosea 10:8 ) will say, "to the mountains fall on us, and to the hills cover us"; will choose rather that the mountains and hills round about Jerusalem, should fall upon them, and they be buried under the ruins of them, than live in such terrible distress, or fall into the hands of their enemies! Compare with this ( Revelation 6:15 Revelation 6:16 ) .

Luke 23:30 In-Context

28 But turning to them, Jesus said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and your children.
29 Look, the days are coming when they will say, 'Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed!'
30 Then they will begin to say to the mountains, 'Fall on us!' and to the hills, 'Cover us!'
31 For if they do these things when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?"
32 Two others-criminals-were also led away to be executed with Him.

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