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Luke 16:16

    Luke 16:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presses into it.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The law and the prophets were until John: from that time the gospel of the kingdom of God is preached, and every man entereth violently into it.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The law and the prophets were till John: but then came the preaching of the kingdom of God, and everyone makes his way into it by force.

    Webster's Revision

    The law and the prophets were until John: from that time the gospel of the kingdom of God is preached, and every man entereth violently into it.

    World English Bible

    The law and the prophets were until John. From that time the Good News of the Kingdom of God is preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The law and the prophets were until John: from that time the gospel of the kingdom of God is preached, and every man entereth violently into it.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 16:16

    The law and the prophets were until John - The law and the prophets continued to be the sole teachers till John came, who first began to proclaim the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and now, he who wishes to be made a partaker of the blessings of that kingdom must rush speedily into it; as there will be but a short time before an utter destruction shall fall upon this ungodly race. They who wish to be saved must imitate those who take a city by storm - rush into it, without delay, as the Romans are about to do into Jerusalem. See also on Matthew 11:12 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 16:16

    See the notes at Matthew 11:12-14.

    Every man - Many people, or multitudes. This is an expression that is very common, as when we say everybody is engaged in a piece of business, meaning that it occupies general attention.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 16:16

    16:16 The law and the prophets were in force until John: from that time the Gospel takes place; and humble upright men receive it with inexpressible earnestness. Mt 11:13.