Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Luke 17:21

Context
NETBible

nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is 1  in your midst.” 2 

XREF

Mt 12:28; Mt 24:23-28; Mr 13:21; Lu 10:9-11; Lu 21:8; Joh 1:26; Ro 14:17; Col 1:27

NET © Notes

tn This is a present tense in the Greek text. In contrast to waiting and looking for the kingdom, it is now available.

tn This is a far better translation than “in you.” Jesus would never tell the hostile Pharisees that the kingdom was inside them. The reference is to Jesus present in their midst. He brings the kingdom. Another possible translation would be “in your grasp.” For further discussion and options, see D. L. Bock, Luke (BECNT), 2:1414-19.



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