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Luke 17:31

31 On that day no one who is on the housetop, with possessions inside, should go down to get them. Likewise, no one in the field should go back for anything.

Read Luke 17:31 Using Other Translations

In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.
On that day, let the one who is on the housetop, with his goods in the house, not come down to take them away, and likewise let the one who is in the field not turn back.
On that day a person out on the deck of a roof must not go down into the house to pack. A person out in the field must not return home.

What does Luke 17:31 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 17:31

In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop
Either for diversion or devotion, when he shall hear that the Roman armies are approaching to Jerusalem, to besiege it:

and his stuff in the house;
or "his vessels", his goods and furniture; or his utensils, and instruments of trade and business:

let him not come down;
the inner way of the house, from the top:

to take it away;
with him in his flight, but let him descend by the steps, or ladder, on the outside of the house, and make his escape directly to Pella, or the mountains:

and he that is in the field;
at work, and has laid down his clothes in some certain part of the field, or at home:

let him likewise not return back;
to fetch them, but make the best of his way as he is; (See Gill on Matthew 24:17) and (See Gill on Matthew 24:18).

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