Luke 21:11

11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.

Luke 21:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
ESV
11 There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.
NLT
11 There will be great earthquakes, and there will be famines and plagues in many lands, and there will be terrifying things and great miraculous signs from heaven.
MSG
11 Huge earthquakes will occur in various places. There will be famines. You'll think at times that the very sky is falling.
CSB
11 There will be violent earthquakes, and famines and plagues in various places, and there will be terrifying sights and great signs from heaven.

Luke 21:11 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 21:11

And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and
famines and pestilences (See Gill on Matthew 24:7). and fearful sights;
or "terrible things"; whether heard, or seen, as dreadful thunderings, and lightnings; and a voice heard in the temple, saying, let us go hence; and an idiot that went about several years together, saying, woe to the people, woe to the city, &c. a flame was seen in the temple, and the doors of it opened of themselves: and great signs shall there be from heaven;
as comets and blazing stars, a flaming sword, or a comet like one, hanging over Jerusalem, and armies in the air engaged against each other F2. The Syriac version adds, "and great winters there shall be"; that is, very long and cold; and so the Persic version, "and winter, and cold, shall be protracted".


FOOTNOTES:

F2 Vid. Joseph. de Bello Jud, l. 6. c. 5.

Luke 21:11 In-Context

9 When you hear of wars and uprisings, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away.”
10 Then he said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.
12 “But before all this, they will seize you and persecute you. They will hand you over to synagogues and put you in prison, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name.
13 And so you will bear testimony to me.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Isaiah 29:6; Joel 2:30