Luke 17:20
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English Standard Version
Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them, “The kingdom of God is not coming in ways that can be observed,

King James Bible
And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

American Standard Version
And being asked by the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God cometh, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And being asked by the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come? he answered them, and said: The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

English Revised Version
And being asked by the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God cometh, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

Webster's Bible Translation
And when he was asked by the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation.

Weymouth New Testament
Being asked by the Pharisees when the Kingdom of God was coming, He answered, "The Kingdom of God does not so come that you can stealthily watch for it.

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Vincent's Word Studies

With observation (μετὰ παρατηρήσεως)

Only here in New Testament. The progress of the kingdom cannot be defined by visible marks like that of an earthly kingdom. Its growth in the world is a process of pervasion, like the working of the leaven through the lump.

Luke 17:20 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

when the.

Luke 10:11 Even the very dust of your city, which sticks on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be you sure of this...

Luke 16:16 The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presses into it.

Luke 19:11 And as they heard these things, he added and spoke a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem...

Acts 1:6,7 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, will you at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel...

observation. or, outward show.

Luke 17:23,24 And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them...

Daniel 2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed...

Zechariah 4:6 Then he answered and spoke to me, saying, This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power...

John 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight...

Cross References
Luke 14:1
One Sabbath, when he went to dine at the house of a ruler of the Pharisees, they were watching him carefully.

Luke 19:11
As they heard these things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately.

Acts 1:6
So when they had come together, they asked him, "Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?"

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