Luke 21:9

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.”

Luke 21:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.
ESV
9 And when you hear of wars and tumults, do not be terrified, for these things must first take place, but the end will not be at once."
NLT
9 And when you hear of wars and insurrections, don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place first, but the end won’t follow immediately.”
MSG
9 When you hear of wars and uprisings, keep your head and don't panic. This is routine history and no sign of the end."
CSB
9 When you hear of wars and rebellions, don't be alarmed. Indeed, these things must take place first, but the end won't come right away."

Luke 21:9 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 21:9

But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions
Or seditions and tumults; "wars" may design the wars of the Romans, against the Jews; and the "commotions", or seditions, the internal troubles among themselves: be not terrified;
as if the destruction of the nation, city, and temple, would be at once: for these things must first come to pass, but the end is not by
and by;
or "immediately". The Syriac, Arabic, and Persic versions leave out this last word, and read, as in (See Gill on Matthew 24:6).

Luke 21:9 In-Context

7 “Teacher,” they asked, “when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are about to take place?”
8 He replied: “Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and, ‘The time is near.’ Do not follow them.
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.