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Luke 10:18

    Luke 10:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he said to them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he said unto them, I beheld Satan fallen as lightning from heaven.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he said, I was watching for Satan, falling from heaven like a star.

    Webster's Revision

    And he said unto them, I beheld Satan fallen as lightning from heaven.

    World English Bible

    He said to them, "I saw Satan having fallen like lightning from heaven.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he said unto them, I beheld Satan fallen as lightning from heaven.

    Definitions for Luke 10:18

    Satan - Adversary.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 10:18

    I beheld Satan - Or, Satan himself, τον Σαταναν, the very Satan, the supreme adversary, falling as lightning, with the utmost suddenness, as a flash of lightning falls from the clouds, and at the same time in the most observable manner. The fall was both very sudden and very apparent. Thus should the fall of the corrupt Jewish state be, and thus was the fall of idolatry in the Gentile world.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 10:18

    I beheld Satan ... - "Satan" here denotes evidently the prince of the devils who had been cast out by the seventy disciples, for the discourse was respecting their power over evil spirits. "Lightning" is an image of "rapidity" or "quickness." I saw Satan fall "quickly" or rapidly - as quick as lightning. The phrase "from heaven" is to be referred to the lightning, and does not mean that he saw "Satan" fall "from heaven," but that he fell as quick as lightning from heaven or from the clouds. The whole expression then may mean, "I saw at your command devils immediately depart, as quick as the flash of lightning. I gave you this power - I saw it put forth - and I give also now, in addition to this, the power to tread on serpents," etc.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 10:18

    10:18 I beheld Satan - That is, when ye went forth, I saw the kingdom of Satan, which was highly exalted, swiftly and suddenly cast down.