New Living Translation
People didn't realize what was going to happen until the flood came and swept them all away. That is the way it will be when the Son of Man comes.
King James Bible
And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Darby Bible Translation
and they knew not till the flood came and took all away; thus also shall be the coming of the Son of man.
World English Bible
and they didn't know until the flood came, and took them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
Young's Literal Translation
and they did not know till the flood came and took all away; so shall be also the presence of the Son of Man.
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Very quickly will there be an end of thee here; take heed therefore how it will be with thee in another world. To-day man is, and to-morrow he will be seen no more. And being removed out of sight, quickly also he is out of mind. O the dulness and hardness of man's heart, which thinketh only of the present, and looketh not forward to the future. Thou oughtest in every deed and thought so to order thyself, as if thou wert to die this day. If thou hadst a good conscience thou wouldst not greatly …
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ
Destruction of Jerusalem Foretold.
The Second Coming of Christ.
God wiped out every living thing on the earth--people, livestock, small animals that scurry along the ground, and the birds of the sky. All were destroyed. The only people who survived were Noah and those with him in the boat.
For the Son of Man will come with his angels in the glory of his Father and will judge all people according to their deeds.
Later, Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives. His disciples came to him privately and said, "Tell us, when will all this happen? What sign will signal your return and the end of the world?"
And then at last, the sign that the Son of Man is coming will appear in the heavens, and there will be deep mourning among all the peoples of the earth. And they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
"Two men will be working together in the field; one will be taken, the other left.
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