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Geneva Notes/ Commentary on Luke 21:5-28

From the Geneva Notes on Luke 21

Lu 21:5
21:5 {2} And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned
with goodly stones and {a} gifts, he said,

(2) The destruction of the temple is foretold so that the true
spiritual building may be built, whose chief builders must
and ought to be cautious.
(a) These were things that were hung up on walls and

Lu 21:8
21:8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many
shall come {b} in my name, saying, I am [Christ]; and the
time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.

(b) Using my name.

Lu 21:9
21:9 {3} 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.

(3) The true temple of God is built up even in the midst of
incredible tumults and most severe miseries, and this
through invincible patience, so that the end result can be
nothing else but most happy.

Lu 21:13
21:13 And it shall turn to you for {c} a testimony.

(c) This will be the result of your troubles and
afflictions: they will be witnesses both before God
and man of the treacherous and cruel dealing of your
enemies, as well as of your steadfastness: A noble
saying, that the afflictions of the godly and holy men
pertain to the witness of the truth.

Lu 21:19
21:19 In your patience {d} possess ye your souls.

(d) Though you are surrounded on all sides with many
miseries, yet nonetheless be valiant and courageous,
and bear out these things bravely.

Lu 21:20
21:20 {4} And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies,
then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.

(4) The final destruction of the whole city is foretold.

Lu 21:23
21:23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that
give suck, in those days! for there shall be great
distress in the land, and {e} wrath upon this people.

(e) By "wrath" are meant those things which God sends when
he is displeased.

Lu 21:24
21:24 And they shall fall by the {f} edge of the sword, and
shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem
shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of
the Gentiles be fulfilled.

(f) Literally, "mouth", for the Hebrews call the edge of a
sword the mouth because the edge of the sword bites.

Lu 21:25
21:25 {g} And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon,
and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations,
with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

(g) When the times have expired which are appointed for
the salvation of the Gentiles and the punishment of
the Jews: And so he changes topics from the
destruction of Jerusalem to the history of the latter

Lu 21:26
21:26 {5} Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking
after those things which are coming on the earth: for the
powers of heaven shall be shaken.

(5) After various severe trials the Lord will at last plainly
appear to deliver his Church.

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