17:22 Then 1 he said to the disciples, “The days are coming when you will desire to see one of the days 2 of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. 17:23 Then people 3 will say to you, ‘Look, there he is!’ 4 or ‘Look, here he is!’ Do not go out or chase after them. 5
1 tn Here δέ (de) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence of events within the narrative.
2 sn This is a reference to the days of the full manifestation of Jesus’ power in a fully established kingdom. The reference to “days” instead of “day” is unusual, appearing only here and in v. 26, but it may be motivated merely by parallelism with the “days” of Noah there and the “days of Lot” in v. 28.
3 tn Grk “And they will say.” The plural in Greek is indefinite, referring to people in general. Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence of events within the narrative.
4 tn The words “he is” here and in the following clause are understood and have been supplied from the context.
5 sn Do not go out or chase after them. There will be no need to search for the Son of Man at his coming, though many will falsely claim its arrival.