Luke 17:28

28 “It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building.

Read Luke 17:28 Using Other Translations

Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot--they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building,
“And the world will be as it was in the days of Lot. People went about their daily business—eating and drinking, buying and selling, farming and building—

What does Luke 17:28 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 17:28

Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot
When he lived in Sodom, and before, and at the time of the destruction of that city with other neighbouring ones:

they did eat, they drank; (See Gill on Luke 17:27), and ( Ezekiel 16:49 ) . This is to be understood of the inhabitants of Sodom, and the other cities that perished with it:

they bought, they sold:
they traded among themselves, and with their neighbours; and, as it appears from the text referred to, they had no regard to the poor and needy; they made no conscience of defrauding and oppressing them:

they planted;
vineyards, and fruit trees; living in a very fruitful soil, like the garden of God, ( Genesis 13:10 )

they builded;
houses for themselves and posterity; and thus, as a Jewish writer F8 observes of them, in agreement with our Lord's design in all this, being filled with the increase of the earth, they lived in security, peace, and tranquillity.


FOOTNOTES:

F8 Pirke Eliezer, c. 25.
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