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The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible

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Luke 21:23

But woe unto them that are with-child
(See Gill on 24:19).

For there shall be great distress in the land;
of Judea. The Greek word (anagkh) , here used, properly signifies "necessity", but here intends afflictions and distress; in which sense it is often used by the Septuagint, as in (Psalms 107:6,13,19,28) (119:143) (Jeremiah 9:15) and it is also by the Targumists adopted into their language, and used in the same sense F4: and indeed, the distress was very great, and such a time of tribulation, as was never known since the beginning of the world, nor never will be the like; what with the enemy without, and their seditions and divisions within, the robberies, murders, and famine, which prevailed and abounded, their miseries are not to be expressed:

and wrath upon this people;
of the Jews; even the wrath of God, as well as of man, which came upon them to the uttermost; and their own historian observes, that God, who had condemned the people, turned every way of salvation to their destruction F5.


FOOTNOTES:

F4 Vid. Targum in Gen xxii. 14. & xxxviii. 25. & Targum Sheni in Esth. v. 1.
F5 Joseph. de Bello Jud. l. 6. c. 15.

 


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Luke 21:23". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=lu&chapter=021&verse=023>. 1999.

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