21:24 They 5 will fall by the edge 6 of the sword and be led away as captives 7 among all nations. Jerusalem 8 will be trampled down by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. 9
3 tn Grk “her,” referring to the city of Jerusalem (the name “Jerusalem” in Greek is a feminine noun).
4 sn The phrase its desolation is a reference to the fall of the city, which is the only antecedent present in Luke’s account. The parallels to this in Matt 24:15 and Mark 13:14 refer to the temple’s desolation, though Matthew’s allusion is clearer. They focus on the parallel events of the end, not on the short term realization in
5 tn Here καί (kai) has not been translated because of differences between Greek and English style.
6 tn Grk “by the mouth of the sword” (an idiom for the edge of a sword).
7 sn Here is the predicted judgment against the nation until the time of Gentile rule has passed: Its people will be led away as captives.
8 tn Grk “And Jerusalem.” Here καί (kai) has not been translated because of differences between Greek and English style.
9 sn Until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled implies a time when Israel again has a central role in God’s plan.