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Luke 17:28

    Luke 17:28 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Likewise even as it came to pass in the days of Lot; they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    In the same way, in the days of Lot; they were feasting and trading, they were planting and building;

    Webster's Revision

    Likewise even as it came to pass in the days of Lot; they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;

    World English Bible

    Likewise, even as it happened in the days of Lot: they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Likewise even as it came to pass in the days of Lot; they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;

    Definitions for Luke 17:28

    Lot - Portion; destiny; fate.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 17:28

    They did eat ... - They were busy in the affairs of this life, as if nothing were about to happen.

    The same day ... - See Genesis 19:23-25. "It rained." The word here used "might" have been rendered "he" rained. In Genesis it is said that the "Lord" did it.

    Fire and brimstone - God destroyed Sodom on account of its great wickedness. He took vengeance on it for its sins; and the example of Sodom is set before people to deter them from committing great transgressions, and as a "full proof" that God will punish the guilty. See Jde 1:7; also Isaiah 1:10; Jeremiah 23:14. Yet, in overthrowing it, he used natural means. He is not to be supposed to have "created" fire and brimstone for the occasion, but to have "directed" the natural means at his disposal for their overthrow; as he did not "create" the waters to drown the world, but merely broke up the fountains of the great deep and opened the windows of heaven. Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboim Deuteronomy 29:23, were four great cities, on a plain where is now the Dead Sea, at the southeast of Palestine, and into which the river Jordan flows. They were built on ground which abounded, doubtless, as all that region now does, in "bitumen or naphtha," which is easily kindled, and which burns with great intensity. The phrase "fire and brimstone" is a Hebrew form of expression, denoting sulphurous fire, or fire having the smell of sulphur; and may denote a volcanic eruption, or any burning like that of naphtha. There is no improbability in supposing either that this destruction was accomplished by lightning, which ignited the naphtha, or that it was a volcanic eruption, which, by direction of God, overthrew the wicked cities.

    From heaven - By command of God, or from the sky. To the people of Sodom it had "the appearance" of coming from heaven, as all volcanic eruptions would have. Hundreds of towns have been overthrown in this way, and all by the agency of God. He rules the elements, and makes them his instruments, at his pleasure, in accomplishing the destruction of the wicked.