Luke 17:22
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New International Version
Then he said to his disciples, "The time is coming when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, but you will not see it.

New Living Translation
Then he said to his disciples, "The time is coming when you will long to see the day when the Son of Man returns, but you won't see it.

English Standard Version
And he said to the disciples, “The days are coming when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.

New American Standard Bible
And He said to the disciples, "The days will come when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.

King James Bible
And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then He told the disciples: "The days are coming when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, but you won't see it.

International Standard Version
Then Jesus told the disciples, "The time will come during which you will long to see one of these days when the Son of Man is with you, but you will not see it.

NET Bible
Then he said to the disciples, "The days are coming when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said to his disciples, “The days will come when you shall long to see one of the days of The Son of Man, and you shall not see.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus said to his disciples, "The time will come when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, but you will not see it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said unto the disciples, The days will come when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when you shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and you shall not see it.

American King James Version
And he said to the disciples, The days will come, when you shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and you shall not see it.

American Standard Version
And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to his disciples: The days will come, when you shall desire to see one day of the Son of man; and you shall not see it.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said to the disciples, Days are coming, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and shall not see [it].

English Revised Version
And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said to his disciples, The days will come, when ye will desire to see one of the days of the son of man, and ye shall not see it.

Weymouth New Testament
Then, turning to His disciples, He said, "There will come a time when you will wish you could see a single one of the days of the Son of Man, but will not see one.

World English Bible
He said to the disciples, "The days will come, when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.

Young's Literal Translation
And he said unto his disciples, 'Days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and ye shall not behold it;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

17:20-37 The kingdom of God was among the Jews, or rather within some of them. It was a spiritual kingdom, set up in the heart by the power of Divine grace. Observe how it had been with sinners formerly, and in what state the judgments of God, which they had been warned of, found them. Here is shown what a dreadful surprise this destruction will be to the secure and sensual. Thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. When Christ came to destroy the Jewish nation by the Roman armies, that nation was found in such a state of false security as is here spoken of. In like manner, when Jesus Christ shall come to judge the world, sinners will be found altogether regardless; for in like manner the sinners of every age go on securely in their evil ways, and remember not their latter end. But wherever the wicked are, who are marked for eternal ruin, they shall be found by the judgments of God.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 22. - And he said unto the disciples. The Master now turns to the disciples, and, basing his words still upon the question of the Pharisees, he proceeds to deliver a weighty discourse upon the coming of the kingdom which will be manifest indeed, and externally, as well as internally, exceeding glorious, and for which this kingdom, now at its first beginning, will be for long ages merely a concealed preparation. Some of the imagery and figures used in this discourse reappear in the great prophecy in Matthew 24. (a shorter report of which St. Luke gives, Luke 21:8-36). Here, however, the teaching has no reference to the siege of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Jewish polity, but only to "the times of the end." The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it. In the first place, our Lord addressed these words to the disciples, who, in the long weary years of toil and bitter opposition which lay before them, would often long to be back again among the days of the old Galilaean life, when they could fake their doubts and fears to their Master, when they could listen without stint to his teaching, to the words which belonged to the higher wisdom. Oh, could they have him only for one day in their midst again l But they have a broader and more far-reaching reference; they speak also to all his servants in the long Christian ages, who will be often weary and dispirited at the seemingly hopeless nature of the conflict they are waging. Then will these indeed long with an intense longing for their Lord, who for so many centuries keeps silence. These will often sigh for just one day of that presence so little valued and thought of when on earth.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he said unto his disciples,.... Who also were expecting a worldly kingdom, and external honours, and temporal emoluments, and riches; and therefore to take off their minds from these things, and that they might not have their expectations raised this way, but, on the other hand, look for afflictions and persecutions, he observes to them,

the days will come when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the son of man; , "the days of the Messiah", a phrase frequently used in Jewish writings; that is, when they should be glad to enjoy one such a day in the personal presence of Christ, as they now did; and instead of looking forward for happy days, in a temporal sense, they would look back upon the days they have enjoyed with Christ, when he was in person among them, and wish they had one of those days again; when besides his corporeal presence, and spiritual communion with him, and the advantage of his ministry and miracles, they bad much outward peace and comfort: whereas in those days nothing but afflictions and persecutions abode them, wherever they went; so that by these words Christ would have them to understand, that they were not to expect better times, but worse, and that they would be glad of one of the days they now had, and in vain wish for it:

and ye shall not see it, or enjoy it. Moreover, days and opportunities of public worship, of praying to the Lord, of singing his praise, of hearing his word, and of attending on his ordinances, may be called days of the son of man, or Lord's days; see Revelation 1:10 even the first days of weeks, on which days the apostles, and primitive churches, met together for religious worship: and these may very well be called days of the son of man, since, on those days, he first appeared to his disciples, after his resurrection, John 20:19 and on the same days his disciples and followers met together to preach in his name, to hear his Gospel, and to commemorate his sufferings and death, Acts 20:7 and still continue to do so; and seeing he often meets with his people at such seasons and opportunities, fills them with his Spirit, communicates his grace, and indulges them with fellowship with himself, which make those days desirable ones: but sometimes so violent has been the persecution of the saints, that they have not been able, for a long time, to enjoy one of those days openly, and with freedom, though greatly desired by them; which may be considered as a fulfilment, at least in part, of this prediction of our Lord's: and therefore, whenever this is the case, it should not be thought strange; it is no other than what Christ has foretold should be: and it may teach us to prize, make use of, and improve such days and opportunities, whilst we have them, we know not how soon our teachers may be removed into corners, when we shall wish in vain for them; and seasons of hearing them, as is here suggested: sad it is to know the worth of Gospel opportunities, by the want of them!

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

22. The days—rather "Days."

will come—as in Lu 19:43, when, amidst calamities, &c., you will anxiously look for a deliverer, and deceivers will put themselves forward in this character.

one of the days of the Son of man—Himself again among them but for one day; as we say when all seems to be going wrong and the one person who could keep them right is removed [Neander in Stier, &c.]. "This is said to guard against the mistake of supposing that His visible presence would accompany the manifestation and establishment of His kingdom" [Webster and Wilkinson].

Luke 17:22 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Coming of the Kingdom
21nor will they say, 'Look, here it is!' or, 'There it is!' For behold, the kingdom of God is in your midst." 22And He said to the disciples, "The days will come when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. 23"They will say to you, 'Look there! Look here!' Do not go away, and do not run after them.…
Cross References
Matthew 9:15
Jesus answered, "How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast.

Mark 2:20
But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and on that day they will fast.

Luke 5:35
But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; in those days they will fast."
Treasury of Scripture

And he said to the disciples, The days will come, when you shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and you shall not see it.

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Luke 5:35 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from …

Luke 13:35 Behold, your house is left to you desolate: and truly I say to you, …

Matthew 9:15 And Jesus said to them, Can the children of the bridal chamber mourn, …

John 7:33-36 Then said Jesus to them, Yet a little while am I with you, and then …

John 8:21-24 Then said Jesus again to them, I go my way, and you shall seek me, …

John 12:35 Then Jesus said to them, Yet a little while is the light with you. …

John 13:33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You shall seek …

John 16:5-7 But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asks me, …

John 16:16-22 A little while, and you shall not see me: and again, a little while, …

John 17:11-13 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and …

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