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Matthew 24:27

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.

Matthew 24:30

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.

Matthew 24:48

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.

6 sn An allusion to Dan 7:13. Here is Jesus returning with full authority to judge.

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.”

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