Luke 17:26

26 1Just as it was in the days of 2Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man.

Luke 17:26 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 17:26

And as it was in the days of Noe
Whilst he was building the ark, and before he went into it; for this respects the days of Noah before the flood, and not after it; for he lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years, ( Genesis 9:28 )

so shall it be also in the days of the son of man;
some time before, and at his coming in power, and great glory, to destroy the Jews, their nation, city, and temple; and as then, so it will be when he shall come in person, at the last day, to destroy the world: the times of Noah's flood, of Jerusalem's destruction, and of the end of the world, bear a great resemblance to each other: and when the son of man comes in either of these senses, then will the kingdom of God come; or then will it appear that the Messiah is come, and has took to himself his great power, and reigns.

Luke 17:26 In-Context

24 For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day.
25 But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.
26 Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man.
27 They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.
28 Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot--they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building,

Cross References 2

  • 1. Genesis 6:5; Genesis 7:7; Matthew 24:37; [1 Thessalonians 5:3]
  • 2. Hebrews 11:7; 1 Peter 3:20; 2 Peter 2:5
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