Luke 12:54
New International Version
He said to the crowd: "When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, 'It's going to rain,' and it does.

New Living Translation
Then Jesus turned to the crowd and said, "When you see clouds beginning to form in the west, you say, 'Here comes a shower.' And you are right.

English Standard Version
He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you say at once, ‘A shower is coming.’ And so it happens.

Berean Study Bible
Then Jesus said to the crowds, “As soon as you see a cloud rising in the west, you say, ‘A shower is coming,’ and that is what happens.

Berean Literal Bible
And also He was saying to the crowds, "When you see a cloud rising up from the west, immediately you say, 'A shower is coming,' and so it happens.

New American Standard Bible
And He was also saying to the crowds, "When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, 'A shower is coming,' and so it turns out.

King James Bible
And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is.

Christian Standard Bible
He also said to the crowds: "When you see a cloud rising in the west, right away you say, 'A storm is coming,' and so it does.

Contemporary English Version
Jesus said to all the people: As soon as you see a cloud coming up in the west, you say, "It's going to rain," and it does.

Good News Translation
Jesus said also to the people, "When you see a cloud coming up in the west, at once you say that it is going to rain--and it does.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He also said to the crowds: "When you see a cloud rising in the west, right away you say, A storm is coming,' and so it does.

International Standard Version
Then Jesus told the crowds, "When you see a cloud coming in from the west, you immediately say, 'There's going to be a storm,' and that's what happens.

NET Bible
Jesus also said to the crowds, "When you see a cloud rising in the west, you say at once, 'A rainstorm is coming,' and it does.

New Heart English Bible
He said to the crowds also, "When you see a cloud rising from the west, immediately you say, 'A shower is coming,' and so it happens.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He said to the crowds, “Whenever you see a cloud that rises from the West, and at once you say, 'Rain is coming', it is so.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus said to the crowds, "When you see a cloud coming up in the west, you immediately say, 'There's going to be a rainstorm,' and it happens.

New American Standard 1977
And He was also saying to the multitudes, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, ‘A shower is coming,’ and so it turns out.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said also to the people, When ye see the cloud rising out of the west, straightway ye say, A shower comes, and so it is.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said also to the people, When you see a cloud rise out of the west, immediately you say, There comes a shower; and so it is.

American King James Version
And he said also to the people, When you see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway you say, There comes a shower; and so it is.

American Standard Version
And he said to the multitudes also, When ye see a cloud rising in the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it cometh to pass.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said also to the multitudes: When you see a cloud rising from the west, presently you say: A shower is coming: and so it happeneth:

Darby Bible Translation
And he said also to the crowds, When ye see a cloud rising out of the west, straightway ye say, A shower is coming; and so it happens.

English Revised Version
And he said to the multitudes also, When ye see a cloud rising in the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it cometh to pass.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rising in the west, immediately ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is.

Weymouth New Testament
Then He said to the people also, "When you see a cloud rising in the west, you immediately say, 'There is to be a shower;' and it comes to pass.

World English Bible
He said to the multitudes also, "When you see a cloud rising from the west, immediately you say, 'A shower is coming,' and so it happens.

Young's Literal Translation
And he said also to the multitudes, 'When ye may see the cloud rising from the west, immediately ye say, A shower doth come, and it is so;
Study Bible
Interpreting the Present Time
53They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.” 54Then Jesus said to the crowds, “As soon as you see a cloud rising in the west, you say, ‘A shower is coming,’ and that is what happens. 55And when the south wind blows, you say, ‘It will be hot,’ and it is.…
Cross References
1 Kings 18:44
On the seventh time the servant reported, "There is a cloud as small as a man's hand rising from the sea." And Elijah replied, "Go and tell Ahab, 'Prepare your chariot and go down before the rain stops you.'"

Matthew 16:2
But He replied, "When evening comes, you say, 'The weather will be fair, for the sky is red;'

Treasury of Scripture

And he said also to the people, When you see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway you say, There comes a shower; and so it is.

When.

1 Kings 18:44,45
And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not…

Matthew 16:2
He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.







Lexicon
Then
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

[Jesus] said
Ἔλεγεν (Elegen)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

to the
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

crowds,
ὄχλοις (ochlois)
Noun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3793: From a derivative of echo; a throng; by implication, the rabble; by extension, a class of people; figuratively, a riot.

“As soon as
Ὅταν (Hotan)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3752: When, whenever. From hote and an; whenever; also causatively inasmuch as.

you see
ἴδητε (idēte)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

a
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

cloud
νεφέλην (nephelēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3507: A cloud. From nephos; properly, cloudiness, i.e. a cloud.

rising
ἀνατέλλουσαν (anatellousan)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 393: To make to rise, I rise, shine (generally of the sun, and hence met.). From ana and the base of telos; to arise.

in
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

[the] west,
δυσμῶν (dysmōn)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 1424: A setting (of the sun), hence: the West. From duno; the sun-set, i.e. the western region.

you say,
λέγετε (legete)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

‘A shower
Ὄμβρος (Ombros)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3655: A violent rain, a shower. Of uncertain affinity; a thunder storm.

is coming,’
ἔρχεται (erchetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

that is what
οὕτως (houtōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3779: Thus, so, in this manner. Or (referring to what precedes or follows).

happens.
γίνεται (ginetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.
(54-56) When ye see a cloud rise out of the west.--See Notes on Matthew 16:2. The differences in form are, however, noticeable enough to suggest the impression here also of like teaching at a different time. In St. Matthew the words come as an answer to the demand for a sign, here without any such demand; there the signs are the morning and the evening redness of the sky, here the cloud in the west and the south wind blowing. It is, however, probable enough that the like answer was called forth by a like occasion.

Verse 54. - And he said also. A note of the compilers, SS. Luke and Paul, which seems to say, "Besides all the important sayings we have just written down, which were spoken on this occasion, the Master added as a conclusion the following words." It is probable that the expressions used in the next seven verses were called out by the general apathy with which his announcement of the coming woes was received by the listening multitude. Possibly he had noticed a smile of incredulity on the faces of some of the nearer by-standers. The words had already been used on other occasions in a different connection. Here he used them as a last appeal, or rather as a remonstrance. He seems to say to the people, "O blind, blind to the awful sins of the times! You are weather-wise enough, and can tell from the appearance of the sky and the sighing of the wind whether a storm is brewing or no: why not use the same faculty of discernment in higher and more important matters? Ah! be wise; make your peace with God without delay; it will soon be too late; there is an awful judgment close at hand!" When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is. To the west of Palestine lay the great Mediterranean Sea, from which, of course, came all the rains which fell on that country. 12:54-59 Christ would have the people to be as wise in the concerns of their souls as they are in outward affairs. Let them hasten to obtain peace with God before it is too late. If any man has found that God has set himself against him concerning his sins, let him apply to him as God in Christ reconciling the world to himself. While we are alive, we are in the way, and now is our time.
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