Luke 21:28

28 When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

Luke 21:28 in Other Translations

KJV
28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
ESV
28 Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."
NLT
28 So when all these things begin to happen, stand and look up, for your salvation is near!”
MSG
28 When all this starts to happen, up on your feet. Stand tall with your heads high. Help is on the way!"
CSB
28 But when these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is near!"

Luke 21:28 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 21:28

And when these things begin to come to pass
When the first of these signs appears, or any one of them:

then look up and lift up your heads;
be cheerful and pleasant; do not hang down your heads as bulrushes, but erect them, and put on a cheerful countenance, and look upwards, from whence your help comes; and look out wistfully and intently, for your salvation and deliverance:

for your redemption draweth nigh;
not the redemption of their souls from sin, Satan, the law, the world, death, and hell; for that was to be obtained, and was obtained, before any of these signs took place; nor the redemption of their bodies at the last day, in the resurrection, called the day of redemption; for this respects something that was to be, in the present age and generation; see ( Luke 21:32 ) but the deliverance of the apostles and other Christians, from the persecutions of the Jews, which were very violent, and held till these times, and then they were freed from them: or by redemption is meant, the Redeemer, the son of man, who shall now come in power and glory, to destroy the Jews, and deliver his people; and so the Ethiopic version renders it, "for he draws nigh who shall save you".

Luke 21:28 In-Context

26 People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.
27 At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
28 When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
29 He told them this parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the trees.
30 When they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is near.

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