24:27 For just like the lightning 1 comes from the east and flashes to the west, so the coming of the Son of Man will be.
24:30 Then 2 the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, 3 and 4 all the tribes of the earth will mourn. They 5 will see the Son of Man arriving on the clouds of heaven 6 with power and great glory.
24:48 But if 7 that evil slave should say to himself, 8 ‘My master is staying away a long time,’
1 sn The Son of Man’s coming in power will be sudden and obvious like lightning. No one will need to point it out.
2 tn Here καί (kai) has not been translated.
3 tn Or “in the sky”; the Greek word οὐρανός (ouranos) may be translated “sky” or “heaven,” depending on the context.
4 tn Here τότε (tote, “then”) has not been translated to avoid redundancy in English.
5 tn Here καί (kai) has not been translated.
7 tn In the Greek text this is a third class condition that for all practical purposes is a hypothetical condition (note the translation of the following verb “should say”).
8 tn Grk “should say in his heart.”