Luke 21:18

18 But not a hair of your head will perish.

Luke 21:18 in Other Translations

KJV
18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
ESV
18 But not a hair of your head will perish.
NLT
18 But not a hair of your head will perish!
MSG
18 Even so, every detail of your body and soul - even the hairs of your head! - is in my care; nothing of you will be lost.
CSB
18 but not a hair of your head will be lost.

Luke 21:18 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 21:18

But there shall not art hair of your head perish.
] That is, without the will of God, as in ( Matthew 10:29 Matthew 10:30 ) or not one shall perish, but what shall be restored again: or the sense is, that though they should be betrayed by their friends, and hated, and persecuted, and imprisoned by their enemies, yet they should be no losers in the main; all things should work together for their good; and though even they should be put to death, yet that would be to their advantage, since instead of a temporal, troublesome life, they should enjoy an eternal and happy one: for this cannot be understood of entire preservation from all corporeal damages and hurt; seeing it is, before declared, that they should be put into prisons, and some of them put to death; nor of their preservation at the destruction of Jerusalem, for none of them was living at that time, but the Apostle John, and he was not in those parts.

Luke 21:18 In-Context

16 You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death.
17 Everyone will hate you because of me.
18 But not a hair of your head will perish.
19 Stand firm, and you will win life.
20 “When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Matthew 10:30