Luke 21:8

8 And he said, 1"See that you are not led astray. For 2many will come in my name, saying, 3'I am he!' and, 4'The time is at hand!' Do not go after them.

Luke 21:8 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 21:8

And he said, take heed that ye be not deceived
With false Christs, and false prophets: for many shall come in my name;
making use of his name, taking it to them; not that they would pretend they were sent by him, but that they were he himself: saying, I am [Christ];
so the Syriac and Persic versions supply as we do: and the time draweth near;
not that such will come, but when come, they will say, that the time of the deliverance of the Jewish nation from the Roman yoke is at hand: go ye not therefore after them;
do not be their disciples, or follow them where they would lead you; for nothing but destruction will be the consequence of it.

Luke 21:8 In-Context

6 "As for these things that you see, the days will come when there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down."
7 And they asked him, "Teacher, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when these things are about to take place?"
8 And he said, "See that you are not led astray. For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am he!' and, 'The time is at hand!' Do not go after them.
9 And when you hear of wars and tumults, do not be terrified, for these things must first take place, but the end will not be at once."
10 Then he said to them, "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.

Cross References 4

  • 1. Jeremiah 29:8; Ephesians 5:6; Colossians 2:8; 2 Thessalonians 2:3; 1 John 3:7
  • 2. Jeremiah 14:14; 1 John 2:18
  • 3. See John 8:24
  • 4. [Matthew 3:2; Matthew 4:17; Mark 1:15]
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