Luke 21:28
Parallel Verses
New International Version
When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."

New Living Translation
So when all these things begin to happen, stand and look up, for your salvation is near!"

English Standard Version
Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

New American Standard Bible
"But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."

King James Bible
And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But when these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is near!"

International Standard Version
"Now when these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your deliverance is approaching."

NET Bible
But when these things begin to happen, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But whenever these things begin to happen, take heart and lift up your heads, because your salvation draws near.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"When these things begin to happen, stand with confidence! The time when you will be set free is near."

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up and lift up your heads, for your redemption draws near.

King James 2000 Bible
And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draws near.

American King James Version
And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draws near.

American Standard Version
But when these things begin to come to pass, look up, and lift up your heads; because your redemption draweth nigh.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But when these things begin to come to pass, look up, and lift up your heads, because your redemption is at hand.

Darby Bible Translation
But when these things begin to come to pass, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws nigh.

English Revised Version
But when these things begin to come to pass, look up, and lift up your heads; because your redemption draweth nigh.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads: for your redemption draweth nigh.

Weymouth New Testament
But when all this is beginning to take place, grieve no longer. Lift up your heads, because your deliverance is drawing near."

World English Bible
But when these things begin to happen, look up, and lift up your heads, because your redemption is near."

Young's Literal Translation
and these things beginning to happen bend yourselves back, and lift up your heads, because your redemption doth draw nigh.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 28-36. - Practical teaching arising the foregoing prophecy respecting the Jerusalem and the "last things." Verse 28. - And when these things begin to come to pan, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. There is no doubt that the first reference in this verse is to the earlier part of the prophecy - the fate of the city and the ruin of the Jewish power. "Your redemption" would then signify "your deliverance from the constant and bitter hostility of the Jewish authority." After A.D. and the fall of Jerusalem, the growth of Christianity was far more rapid than it had been the first thirty or forty years of its It had no longer to cope with the skilfully ordered, relentless opposition of its deadly Jewish foe. Yet between the lines a yet deeper meaning is discernible. In all times the earnest Christian is on the watch for the signs of the advent of his Lord, and the restless watch serves to keep hope alive, for the watcher knows that that advent will be the sure herald of his redemption from all the weariness and painfulness of this life.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And when these things begin to come to pass,.... When the first of these signs appears, or any one of them:

then look up and lift up your heads; be cheerful and pleasant; do not hang down your heads as bulrushes, but erect them, and put on a cheerful countenance, and look upwards, from whence your help comes; and look out wistfully and intently, for your salvation and deliverance:

for your redemption draweth nigh; not the redemption of their souls from sin, Satan, the law, the world, death, and hell; for that was to be obtained, and was obtained, before any of these signs took place; nor the redemption of their bodies at the last day, in the resurrection, called the day of redemption; for this respects something that was to be, in the present age and generation; see Luke 21:32 but the deliverance of the apostles and other Christians, from the persecutions of the Jews, which were very violent, and held till these times, and then they were freed from them: or by redemption is meant, the Redeemer, the son of man, who shall now come in power and glory, to destroy the Jews, and deliver his people; and so the Ethiopic version renders it, "for he draws nigh who shall save you".

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

28. redemption—from the oppression of ecclesiastical despotism and legal bondage by the total subversion of the Jewish state and the firm establishment of the evangelical kingdom (Lu 21:31). But the words are of far wider and more precious import. Matthew (Mt 24:30) says, "And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven," evidently something distinct from Himself, mentioned immediately after. What this was intended to mean, interpreters are not agreed. But as before Christ came to destroy Jerusalem, some appalling portents were seen in the air, so before His personal appearing it is likely that something analogous will be witnessed, though of what nature it is vain to conjecture.

Luke 21:28 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Return of the Son of Man
27"Then they will see THE SON OF MAN COMING IN A CLOUD with power and great glory. 28"But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."
Cross References
Luke 13:11
and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all.

Luke 18:7
And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?

Luke 21:29
He told them this parable: "Look at the fig tree and all the trees.
Treasury of Scripture

And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draws near.

look.

Psalm 98:5-9 Sing to the LORD with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm…

Isaiah 12:1-3 And in that day you shall say, O LORD, I will praise you: though …

Isaiah 25:8,9 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away …

Isaiah 60:1,2 Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the LORD is …

redemption.

Romans 8:19,23 For the earnest expectation of the creature waits for the manifestation …

Ephesians 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the …

Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed to …

Jump to Previous
Begin Beginning Bend Deliverance Draw Draweth Drawing Draws Grieve Heads Lift Nigh Raise Redemption Salvation Stand Straighten Yourselves
Jump to Next
Begin Beginning Bend Deliverance Draw Draweth Drawing Draws Grieve Heads Lift Nigh Raise Redemption Salvation Stand Straighten Yourselves
Links
Luke 21:28 NIV
Luke 21:28 NLT
Luke 21:28 ESV
Luke 21:28 NASB
Luke 21:28 KJV

Luke 21:28 Bible Apps
Luke 21:28 Bible Suite
Luke 21:28 Biblia Paralela
Luke 21:28 Chinese Bible
Luke 21:28 French Bible
Luke 21:28 German Bible

Alphabetical: and because begin But drawing heads is lift near place redemption stand straighten take these things to up When your

NT Gospels: Luke 21:28 But when these things begin to happen (Luke Lu Lk) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools

Bible Hub
Luke 21:27
Top of Page
Top of Page