Luke 19:43

43 The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side.

Read Luke 19:43 Using Other Translations

For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,
For the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up a barricade around you and surround you and hem you in on every side
Before long your enemies will build ramparts against your walls and encircle you and close in on you from every side.

What does Luke 19:43 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 19:43

For the days shall come upon thee
Suddenly, and very quickly, as they did within forty years after this:

that thine enemies;
the Romans, and such the Jews took them to be, and might easily understand who our Lord meant:

shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep
thee in on every side:
which was not only verified in the Roman armies closely besieging them; but particularly in this, as Josephus relates F20 that Titus built a wall about the city, of thirty nine furlongs long, and thirteen forts in it which reached ten furlongs, and all done in three days time; by which means they were pent up, starved, and famished, and reduced to inexpressible distress.


FOOTNOTES:

F20 De Bello Jud. l. 6. c. 8.
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