Luke 21:16

16 You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death.

Read Luke 21:16 Using Other Translations

And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
You will be delivered up even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and some of you they will put to death.
Even those closest to you—your parents, brothers, relatives, and friends—will betray you. They will even kill some of you.

What does Luke 21:16 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 21:16

And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren,
&c.] (See Gill on Matthew 10:21) and kinsfolks, and friends.
The Syriac, Persic, and Ethiopic versions add, "your", to each of these relations, as your parents and some of you shall they cause to be put to death;
as Stephen was stoned to death, and James, the brother of John, Herod killed with the sword, ( Acts 7:58 ) ( 12:2 ) and indeed all of them were put to death, except John, before the destruction of Jerusalem.

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