Luke 9:27
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New International Version
"Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God."

New Living Translation
I tell you the truth, some standing here right now will not die before they see the Kingdom of God."

English Standard Version
But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God.”

New American Standard Bible
"But I say to you truthfully, there are some of those standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God."

King James Bible
But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I tell you the truth: There are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God."

International Standard Version
I tell you with certainty, some people who are standing here wom't experience death until they see the kingdom of God."

NET Bible
But I tell you most certainly, there are some standing here who will not experience death before they see the kingdom of God."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“I tell you the truth; there are men who stand here who will not partake of death until they behold the Kingdom of God.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I can guarantee this truth: Some people who are standing here will not die until they see the kingdom of God."

Jubilee Bible 2000
But I tell you in truth, there are some standing here who shall not taste of death until they see the kingdom of God.

King James 2000 Bible
But I tell you a truth, there be some standing here, who shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.

American King James Version
But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.

American Standard Version
But I tell you of a truth, There are some of them that stand here, who shall in no wise taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I tell you of a truth: There are some standing here that shall not taste death, till they see the kingdom of God.

Darby Bible Translation
But I say unto you of a truth, There are some of those standing here who shall not taste death until they shall have seen the kingdom of God.

English Revised Version
But I tell you of a truth, There be some of them that stand here, which shall in no wise taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
But I tell you in truth, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the kingdom of God.

Weymouth New Testament
I tell you truly that there are some of those who stand here who will certainly not taste death till they have seen the Kingdom of God."

World English Bible
But I tell you the truth: There are some of those who stand here, who will in no way taste of death, until they see the Kingdom of God."

Young's Literal Translation
and I say to you, truly, there are certain of those here standing, who shall not taste of death till they may see the reign of God.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

9:18-27 It is an unspeakable comfort that our Lord Jesus is God's Anointed; this signifies that he was both appointed to be the Messiah, and qualified for it. Jesus discourses concerning his own sufferings and death. And so far must his disciples be from thinking how to prevent his sufferings, that they must prepare for their own. We often meet with crosses in the way of duty; and though we must not pull them upon our own heads, yet, when they are laid for us, we must take them up, and carry them after Christ. It is well or ill with us, according as it is well or ill with our souls. The body cannot be happy, if the soul be miserable in the other world; but the soul may be happy, though the body is greatly afflicted and oppressed in this world. We must never be ashamed of Christ and his gospel.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 27. - But I tell you of a truth, there he some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God. This magnificent promise has always been more or less a difficulty to expositors. Two favourite explanations which

(1) in the Transfiguration mystery,

(2) in the fall of Jerusalem and destruction of the Jewish state,

see the fulfilment of this great prediction, must be put aside as inadequate, as failing utterly to satisfy any idea of the kingdom of God. Concerning (1), it must be borne in mind that the words were addressed, not only to the disciples, but to a mixed multitude; the expression then, "there be some standing here," etc., would seem to point to more than three (Peter, James, and John were alone present at the Transfiguration) who should, while living, see the kingdom of God. Concerning (2), those who were witnesses of the great catastrophe which resulted in the sack of Jerusalem and the ruin of the Jewish polity, can scarcely be said to have looked on the kingdom of God. It was rather a great and terrible judgment; in no way can it fairly be termed the kingdom, or even its herald; it was simply an awful event in the world's story. But surely the Lord's disciples, the holy women, the still larger outer circle of loving followers of Jesus, who were changed by what happened during the forty days which immediately succeeded the Resurrection morning - changed from simple, loving, fearful, doubting men and women, into the brave resistless preachers and teachers of the new faith - the five hundred who gazed on the risen Lord in the Galilaean mountain, - these may in good earnest be said to have seen, while in life, "the kingdom of God." These five hundred, or at all events many of them, after the Resurrection, not only looked on God, but grasped the meaning of the presence and work of God on earth. The secret of the strange resistless power of these men in a hostile world was that their eyes had gazed on some of the sublime glories, and their ears had heard some of the tremendous secrets of the kingdom of God.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But I tell you of a truth,.... And let it be received as such; you may assure yourselves of it, that not only at the last day, the son of man will come in this glorious manner, and show his resentment to all such as have been ashamed of him; but, also

there be some standing here, which shall not, taste of death till they see the kingdom of God; the Gospel dispensation visibly taking place, both among Jews and Gentiles, upon the resurrection of Christ, and the pouring fourth of his Spirit; and when it should come in power both in the conversion of God's elect in great numbers, and in the destruction of the Jewish nation, for their rejection, of the Messiah: See Gill on Matthew 16:28

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

27. not taste of death fill they see the kingdom of God—"see it come with power" (Mr 9:1); or see "the Son of man coming in His kingdom" (Mt 16:28). The reference, beyond doubt, is to the firm establishment and victorious progress, in the lifetime of some then present, of that new Kingdom of Christ, which was destined to work the greatest of all changes on this earth, and be the grand pledge of His final coming in glory.

Luke 9:27 Additional Commentaries
Context
Take Up Your Cross
26"For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His glory, and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. 27"But I say to you truthfully, there are some of those standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God."
Cross References
Matthew 16:28
"Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom."

Mark 9:1
And he said to them, "Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see that the kingdom of God has come with power."
Treasury of Scripture

But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.

I tell.

Matthew 16:28 Truly I say to you, There be some standing here, which shall not …

Mark 9:1 And he said to them, Truly I say to you, That there be some of them …

John 14:2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would …

John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I …

some.

John 21:22,23 Jesus said to him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that …

taste.

Luke 2:26 And it was revealed to him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not …

John 8:51,52,59 Truly, truly, I say to you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death…

Hebrews 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for …

see.

Luke 22:18 For I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until …

Mark 14:25 Truly I say to you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, …

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