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Luke 21:26

    Luke 21:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    men fainting for fear, and for expectation of the things which are coming on the world: for the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Men's strength will go from them in fear and in waiting for the things which are coming on the earth; for the powers of the heavens will be moved.

    Webster's Revision

    men fainting for fear, and for expectation of the things which are coming on the world: for the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.

    World English Bible

    men fainting for fear, and for expectation of the things which are coming on the world: for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    men fainting for fear, and for expectation of the things which are coming on the world: for the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 21:26

    Men's hearts failing them for fear - Or, Men fainting away through fear, (Αποψυχοντων), being ready to die.

    Coming on the earth - Or, Coming upon this land, οικουμενῃ. See this translation of the word vindicated in the note on Luke 2:1 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 21:26

    Men's hearts failing them - This is an expression denoting the highest terror. The word rendered "failing" commonly denotes to "die," and here it means that the terror would be so great that people would faint and be ready to die in view of the approaching calamities. And if this was true in respect to the judgments about to come upon Judea, how much more so will it be in the day of judgment, when the wicked will be arraigned before the Son of God, and when they shall have before them the prospect of the awful sufferings of hell - the pains and woes which shall continue forever! It will be no wonder, then, if they call on the rocks and mountains to hide them from the face of God, and if their hearts sink within them at the prospect of eternal suffering.