Luke 17:23
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New International Version
People will tell you, 'There he is!' or 'Here he is!' Do not go running off after them.

New Living Translation
People will tell you, 'Look, there is the Son of Man,' or 'Here he is,' but don't go out and follow them.

English Standard Version
And they will say to you, ‘Look, there!’ or ‘Look, here!’ Do not go out or follow them.

Berean Study Bible
People will tell you, 'Look, there He is,' or 'Here He is.' Do not go out or chase after them.

Berean Literal Bible
And they will say to you, 'Behold there,' or 'Behold here.' Do not go forth nor follow.

New American Standard Bible
"They will say to you, 'Look there! Look here!' Do not go away, and do not run after them.

King James Bible
And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They will say to you, 'Look there!' or 'Look here!' Don't follow or run after them.

International Standard Version
People will say to you, 'Look! There he is!' or 'Look! Here he is!' But don't go and chase after him.

NET Bible
Then people will say to you, 'Look, there he is!' or 'Look, here he is!' Do not go out or chase after them.

New Heart English Bible
And they will tell you, 'Look, there.' or 'Look, here.' Do not go away, nor follow after them,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And if they will say to you, 'Behold, he is here.' and 'Behold he is there', do not go.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
People will say, 'There he is!' or 'Here he is!' Don't run after those people.

New American Standard 1977
“And they will say to you, ‘Look there! Look here!’ Do not go away, and do not run after them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they shall say to you, Behold it here, or, Behold it there; do not go, nor follow them.

King James 2000 Bible
And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them.

American King James Version
And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them.

American Standard Version
And they shall say to you, Lo, there! Lo, here! go not away, nor follow after them :

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they will say to you: See here, and see there. Go ye not after, nor follow them:

Darby Bible Translation
And they will say to you, Lo here, or Lo there; go not, nor follow [them].

English Revised Version
And they shall say to you, Lo, there! Lo, here! go not away, nor follow after them:

Webster's Bible Translation
And they will say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them.

Weymouth New Testament
And they will say to you, 'See there!' 'See here!' Do not start off and go in pursuit.

World English Bible
They will tell you, 'Look, here!' or 'Look, there!' Don't go away, nor follow after them,

Young's Literal Translation
and they shall say to you, Lo, here; or lo, there; ye may not go away, nor follow;
Study Bible
The Coming of the Kingdom
22Then He said to the 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. 23People will tell you, ‘Look, there He is,’ or ‘- Here He is.’ Do not go out or chase after them. 24For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other, so will be the Son of Man in His day.…
Cross References
Matthew 24:23
At that time, if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or 'There He is,' do not believe it.

Mark 13:21
At that time if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or 'There He is!' do not believe it.

Luke 17:21
Nor will people say, 'Look, here it is,' or 'There it is.' For you see, the kingdom of God is in your midst."

Luke 21:8
Jesus answered, "See to it that you are not deceived. For many will come in My name, claiming, 'I am He,' and, 'The time is near.' Do not follow them.
Treasury of Scripture

And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them.

Luke 17:21 Neither shall they say, See here! or, see there! for, behold, the …

Luke 21:8 And he said, Take heed that you be not deceived: for many shall come …

Matthew 24:23-26 Then if any man shall say to you, See, here is Christ, or there; …

Mark 13:21-23 And then if any man shall say to you, See, here is Christ; or, see, …

(23) See here; or, see there.--See Note on Matthew 24:23. The words are all but identical, but the difference in the context and the occasion should be noticed as another illustration of that reproduction of the same forms of thought and language to which attention has so often been called.

Verse 23. - And they shall say to you, See here; or, See there: go not after them, nor follow them. Again addressed to the disciples in the first instance, but with a far more extended reference. In the early days of Christianity such false reports were exceedingly frequent; false Messiahs, too, from time to time sprang up; unhealthy visions of an immediate return disturbed the peace and broke into the quiet, steady work of the Church. Nor have these disturbing visions been unknown in later ages of Christianity. Dean Alford has a curious comment here. He sees in the words of this verse a warning to all so-called expositors and followers of expositors of prophecy who cry, "See here! or, See there! every time that war breaks out or revolutions occur. And they shall say unto you, see here, or see there,.... That is, there is Christ; and in two of Beza's exemplars, the word Christ is added as in Matthew 24:23 from whence it seems to be transcribed: and the sense is, it shall be said by one or another; Christ is in such a place, or he is in such a place, and he will quickly appear, and deliver the people of the Jews out of all their distresses and calamities by the Romans,

Go not after them nor follow them: the last clause, "nor follow them", is left out in the Syriac and Persic versions; the meaning is, give no credit to them; as if Christ was come again in person, and was in such a place, do not go along with them, where they direct, as into the desert, or into the secret chambers; for to follow them will be very dangerous, of bad consequence, as well as vain and fruitless; see Acts 5:36. 23. they shall say, See here … go not, etc.—a warning to all so-called expositors of prophecy and their followers, who cry, Lo there and see here, every time that war breaks out or revolutions occur.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.
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