Luke 21:12

12 But before all this 1they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to 2the synagogues and 3prisons, and you 4will be brought before 5kings and 6governors for my name's sake.

Luke 21:12 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 21:12

But before all these
Before all these things come to pass: they shall lay their hands on you;
as the high priest, the priests, and the captain of the temple did upon the apostles, ( Acts 4:1 Acts 4:3 Acts 4:17 Acts 4:18 ) and persecute you;
as upon the death of Stephen, ( Acts 8:1 ) delivering you up to the synagogues;
to be scourged there; or to the courts of judicature, the consistories of the Jews, their great sanhedrim; before these the apostles were brought, ( Acts 4:6 Acts 4:7 Acts 4:15 Acts 4:17 ) and into prisons;
as were all the apostles together, and Peter at another time separately, ( Acts 4:3 Acts 4:18 ) ( 12:4 ) being brought before kings and rulers, for my name's sake;
for being called by his name, and calling upon it; for professing, and preaching his Gospel; (See Gill on Matthew 10:18).

Luke 21:12 In-Context

10 Then he said to them, "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
11 There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.
12 But before all this they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my name's sake.
13 This will be your opportunity to bear witness.
14 Settle it therefore in your minds not to meditate beforehand how to answer,

Cross References 6

  • 1. For ver. 12-17, [Matthew 10:17-22]
  • 2. Acts 22:19; Acts 26:11
  • 3. Acts 4:3; Acts 5:18; Acts 8:3; Acts 12:4; Acts 16:24; Acts 24:27; 2 Corinthians 11:23
  • 4. See Acts 16:19
  • 5. [Acts 27:24]
  • 6. Acts 17:6; Acts 18:12; Acts 24:1; Acts 25:6
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