Luke 21:12
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New International Version
"But before all this, they will seize you and persecute you. They will hand you over to synagogues and put you in prison, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name.

New Living Translation
"But before all this occurs, there will be a time of great persecution. You will be dragged into synagogues and prisons, and you will stand trial before kings and governors because you are my followers.

English Standard Version
But before all this they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my name’s sake.

Berean Study Bible
But before all this, they will seize you and persecute you. On account of My name, they will deliver you to the synagogues and prisons, and they will bring you before kings and governors.

Berean Literal Bible
But before all these things, they will lay their hands upon you, and will persecute you, delivering you to the synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors on account of My name.

New American Standard Bible
"But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you, delivering you to the synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors for My name's sake.

King James Bible
But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you. They will hand you over to the synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors because of My name.

International Standard Version
"But before all these things take place, people will arrest you and persecute you. They will hand you over to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my name's sake.

NET Bible
But before all this, they will seize you and persecute you, handing you over to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and governors because of my name.

New Heart English Bible
But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you, delivering you up to synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors for my name's sake.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But before all these things they will lay hands on you and they shall persecute you and they shall deliver you to councils and prisons, and they shall bring you before Kings and Governors because of my name.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Before all these things happen, people will arrest and persecute you. They will hand you over to their synagogues and put you into their prisons. They will drag you in front of kings and governors because of my name.

New American Standard 1977
“But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you, delivering you to the synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors for My name’s sake.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and into prisons, being brought before kings and governors for my name's sake.

King James 2000 Bible
But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.

American King James Version
But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.

American Standard Version
But before all these things, they shall lay their hands on you, and shall persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors for my name's sake.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But before all these things, they will lay their hands upon you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and into prisons, dragging you before kings and governors, for my name's sake.

Darby Bible Translation
But before all these things they shall lay their hands upon you and persecute you, delivering [you] up to synagogues and prisons, bringing [you] before kings and governors on account of my name;

English Revised Version
But before all these things, they shall lay their hands on you, and shall persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors for my name's sake.

Webster's Bible Translation
But before all these they will lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.

Weymouth New Testament
"But before all these things happen they will lay hands on you and persecute you. They will deliver you up to synagogues and to prison, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my sake.

World English Bible
But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you, delivering you up to synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors for my name's sake.

Young's Literal Translation
and before all these, they shall lay on you their hands, and persecute, delivering up to synagogues and prisons, being brought before kings and governors for my name's sake;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
21:5-28 With much curiosity those about Christ ask as to the time when the great desolation should be. He answers with clearness and fulness, as far as was necessary to teach them their duty; for all knowledge is desirable as far as it is in order to practice. Though spiritual judgements are the most common in gospel times, yet God makes use of temporal judgments also. Christ tells them what hard things they should suffer for his name's sake, and encourages them to bear up under their trials, and to go on in their work, notwithstanding the opposition they would meet with. God will stand by you, and own you, and assist you. This was remarkably fulfilled after the pouring out of the Spirit, by whom Christ gave his disciples wisdom and utterance. Though we may be losers for Christ, we shall not, we cannot be losers by him, in the end. It is our duty and interest at all times, especially in perilous, trying times, to secure the safety of our own souls. It is by Christian patience we keep possession of our own souls, and keep out all those impressions which would put us out of temper. We may view the prophecy before us much as those Old Testament prophecies, which, together with their great object, embrace, or glance at some nearer object of importance to the church. Having given an idea of the times for about thirty-eight years next to come, Christ shows what all those things would end in, namely, the destruction of Jerusalem, and the utter dispersion of the Jewish nation; which would be a type and figure of Christ's second coming. The scattered Jews around us preach the truth of Christianity; and prove, that though heaven and earth shall pass away, the words of Jesus shall not pass away. They also remind us to pray for those times when neither the real, nor the spiritual Jerusalem, shall any longer be trodden down by the Gentiles, and when both Jews and Gentiles shall be turned to the Lord. When Christ came to destroy the Jews, he came to redeem the Christians that were persecuted and oppressed by them; and then had the churches rest. When he comes to judge the world, he will redeem all that are his from their troubles. So fully did the Divine judgements come upon the Jews, that their city is set as an example before us, to show that sins will not pass unpunished; and that the terrors of the Lord, and his threatenings against impenitent sinners, will all come to pass, even as his word was true, and his wrath great upon Jerusalem.
Study Bible
Witnessing to All Nations
11There will be great earthquakes, famines, and pestilences in various places, along with fearful sights and great signs from heaven. 12But before all this, they will seize you and persecute you. On account of My name, they will deliver you to the synagogues and prisons, and they will bring you before kings and governors. 13This will be your opportunity to serve as witnesses.…
Cross References
Matthew 10:19
But when they hand you over, do not worry about how to respond or what to say. In that hour you will be given what to say.

Matthew 24:8
All these are the beginning of birth pains.

Mark 13:11
But when they arrest you and hand you over, do not worry beforehand what to say. Instead, speak whatever you are given at that time, for it will not be you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.

Luke 21:11
There will be great earthquakes, famines, and pestilences in various places, along with fearful sights and great signs from heaven.

John 15:21
But they will treat you like this on account of My name, because they do not know the One who sent Me.
Treasury of Scripture

But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.

before.

Luke 11:49-51 Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets …

Matthew 10:16-25 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the middle of wolves: be you …

Matthew 22:6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.

Matthew 23:34-36 Why, behold, I send to you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and …

Matthew 24:9,10 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: …

Mark 13:9-13 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; …

John 15:20 Remember the word that I said to you, The servant is not greater …

John 16:2,3 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yes, the time comes, that …

Acts 4:3-7 And they laid hands on them, and put them in hold to the next day: …

Acts 5:17-19,40 Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which …

Acts 6:12-15 And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes, …

Acts 7:57-60 Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and …

Acts 8:3 As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering into every house, …

Acts 9:4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, Saul, …

Acts 12:1-4 Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex …

Acts 16:22-26 And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates …

Acts 21:30,31 And all the city was moved, and the people ran together: and they …

Acts 22:30 On the morrow, because he would have known the certainty why he was …

Acts 24:1 And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders, …

Acts 25:1,2,11,12,22-25 Now when Festus was come into the province, after three days he ascended …

Acts 26:2 I think myself happy, king Agrippa…

1 Thessalonians 2:15,16 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have …

1 Peter 4:12-14 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is …

Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which you shall suffer: behold, the devil …

for.

1 Peter 2:13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: …

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