Matthew 24:41
New International Version
Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.

New Living Translation
Two women will be grinding flour at the mill; one will be taken, the other left.

English Standard Version
Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one left.

Berean Study Bible
Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left.

Berean Literal Bible
Two women will be grinding at the mill: one is taken, and one is left.

King James Bible
Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

New King James Version
Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left.

New American Standard Bible
Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one will be left.

NASB 1995
“Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one will be left.

NASB 1977
“Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken, and one will be left.

Amplified Bible
Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken [for judgment] and one will be left.

Christian Standard Bible
Two women will be grinding grain with a hand mill; one will be taken and one left.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and one left.

American Standard Version
two women'shall be grinding at the mill; one is taken, and one is left.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken captive and one will be left.

Contemporary English Version
Two women will be together grinding grain, but only one will be taken. The other will be left.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Two women shall be grinding at the mill: one shall be taken, and one shall be left.

English Revised Version
two women shall be grinding at the mill; one is taken, and one is left.

Good News Translation
Two women will be at a mill grinding meal: one will be taken away, the other will be left behind.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Two women will be working at a mill. One will be taken, and the other one will be left.

International Standard Version
Two women will be grinding grain at the mill. One will be taken, and one will be left behind.

Literal Standard Version
two [women] will be grinding in the mill: one is received, and one is left.

NET Bible
There will be two women grinding grain with a mill; one will be taken and one left.

New Heart English Bible
two women grinding at the mill, one will be taken and one will be left.

Weymouth New Testament
Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken away, and one left behind.

World English Bible
two women grinding at the mill, one will be taken and one will be left.

Young's Literal Translation
two women shall be grinding in the mill, one is received, and one is left.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Readiness at Any Hour
40Two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. 41Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. 42Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day on which your Lord will come.…

Cross References
Exodus 11:5
and every firstborn son in the land of Egypt will die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on his throne, to the firstborn of the servant girl behind the hand mill, as well as the firstborn of all the cattle.

Deuteronomy 24:6
Do not take a pair of millstones or even an upper millstone as security for a debt, because that would be taking one's livelihood as security.

Isaiah 47:2
Take millstones and grind flour; remove your veil; strip off your skirt, bare your thigh, and wade through the streams.

Matthew 24:40
Two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left.

Luke 17:35
Two women will be grinding grain together: One will be taken and the other left."


Treasury of Scripture

Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

Two.

grinding.

Exodus 11:5
And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.

Isaiah 47:2
Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.









(41) Two women shall be grinding at the mill.--The words bring before us the picture of the lowest form of female labour, in which one woman holds the lower stone of the small hand-mill of the East, while another turns the upper stone and grinds the corn. In Judges 16:21, and Lamentations 5:13, the employment appears as the crowning degradation of male captives taken in battle. It is probable that in this case, as in that of the fig-tree, the illustration may have been suggested by what was present to our Lord's view at the time. The Mount of Olives might well have presented to His gaze, even as He spoke, the two labourers in the field, the two women at the mill.

Verse 41. - Two women shall be grinding at (ἐν) the mill. In the absence of mills turned by wind or water, which were of much later invention, every household had its own little handmill, worked by women of the family or by slaves (Exodus 11:5; Judges 16:21; Isaiah 47:2). "Two stones, about eighteen inches or two feet across, rest one on the other, the under one slightly higher towards the centre, and the upper one hollowed out to fit this convexity; a hole through it, in the middle, receiving the grain. Sometimes the under stone is bedded m cement, raised into a border round it, to catch and retain the flour, or meal, as it falls. A stick fastened into the upper one served as a handle. Occasionally two women sit at the same pair of stones, to lighten the task, one hand only being needed where two work together, whereas a single person has to use both hands" (Geikie, 'Holy Land and Bible,' p. 155). "Two women were busy in a cottage at the household mill, which attracted me by its sound To grind is very exhausting work, so that, where possible, one woman sits opposite the other, to divide the strain, though in a poor man's house the wife has to do this drudgery unaided" (ibid., p. 661). St. Luke (Luke 17:34) adds a third situation to the cases mentioned by our Lord, viz. "two men in one bed," or on one dining couch.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Two [women]
δύο (dyo)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's 1417: Two. A primary numeral; 'two'.

will be grinding
ἀλήθουσαι (alēthousai)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's 229: To grind. From the same as aleuron; to grind.

at
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

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

mill:
μύλῳ (mylō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3458: A millstone, mill. Probably ultimately from the base of molis; a 'mill', i.e., a grinder.

one
μία (mia)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

will be taken
παραλαμβάνεται (paralambanetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3880: From para and lambano; to receive near, i.e. Associate with oneself; by analogy, to assume an office; figuratively, to learn.

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

[the other]
μία (mia)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

left.
ἀφίεται (aphietai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 863: From apo and hiemi; to send forth, in various applications.


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