Luke 21:26
New International Version
People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.

New Living Translation
People will be terrified at what they see coming upon the earth, for the powers in the heavens will be shaken.

English Standard Version
people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

Berean Study Bible
Men will faint from fear and anxiety over what is coming upon the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

Berean Literal Bible
men fainting from fear and expectation of that which is coming on the earth. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

King James Bible
Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

New King James Version
men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

New American Standard Bible
people fainting from fear and the expectation of the things that are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

NASB 1995
men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

NASB 1977
men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

Amplified Bible
people fainting from fear and expectation of the [dreadful] things coming on the world; for the [very] powers of the heavens will be shaken.

Christian Standard Bible
People will faint from fear and expectation of the things that are coming on the world, because the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
People will faint from fear and expectation of the things that are coming on the world, because the celestial powers will be shaken.

American Standard Version
men fainting for fear, and for expectation of the things which are coming on the world: for the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And an earthquake which drives out the souls of the children of men by the terror of whatever is going to come on the earth, and the hosts of the Heavens shall be shaken.

Contemporary English Version
People will be so frightened that they will faint because of what is happening to the world. Every power in the sky will be shaken.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Men withering away for fear, and expectation of what shall come upon the whole world. For the powers of heaven shall be moved;

English Revised Version
men fainting for fear, and for expectation of the things which are coming on the world: for the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.

Good News Translation
People will faint from fear as they wait for what is coming over the whole earth, for the powers in space will be driven from their courses.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
People will faint as they fearfully wait for what will happen to the world. Indeed, the powers of the universe will be shaken.

International Standard Version
People will faint from fear and apprehension because of the things that are to come on the inhabited world, because the powers of heaven will be shaken.

Literal Standard Version
men fainting at heart from fear, and expectation of the things coming on the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

NET Bible
People will be fainting from fear and from the expectation of what is coming on the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

New Heart English Bible
people will be fainting from fear, and from expectation of the things which are coming on the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

Weymouth New Testament
while men's hearts are fainting for fear, and for anxious expectation of what is coming on the world. For the forces which control the heavens will be disordered and disturbed.

World English Bible
men fainting for fear, and for expectation of the things which are coming on the world: for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

Young's Literal Translation
men fainting at heart from fear, and expectation of the things coming on the world, for the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Return of the Son of Man
25There will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among the nations, bewildered by the roaring of the sea and the surging of the waves. 26Men will faint from fear and anxiety over what is coming upon the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.…

Cross References
Isaiah 5:30
In that day they will roar over it, like the roaring of the sea. If one looks over the land, he will see darkness and distress; even the light will be obscured by clouds.

Luke 21:25
There will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among the nations, bewildered by the roaring of the sea and the surging of the waves.

Luke 21:27
At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.


Treasury of Scripture

Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

hearts.

Leviticus 26:36
And upon them that are left alive of you I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; and the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase them; and they shall flee, as fleeing from a sword; and they shall fall when none pursueth.

Deuteronomy 28:32-34,65-67
Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long: and there shall be no might in thine hand…

Hebrews 10:26,27
For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, …

for the.

Matthew 24:29
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

Mark 13:25
And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.

2 Peter 3:10-12
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up…









(26) Men's hearts failing them for fear.--The verb so rendered is used by St. Luke only in the New Testament. Its literal meaning is to breathe out the soul, and it was, therefore, a word which would naturally enter into the vocabulary of a physician, both in its primary and figurative sense. The mental state which it expresses exactly agrees with that described in Acts 27:20, in connection with the tempest.

For looking after those things.--Literally, for expectation, the noun being used only by St. Luke in the New Testament.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Men
ἀνθρώπων (anthrōpōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

will faint
ἀποψυχόντων (apopsychontōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 674: To faint, breathe out life, die, be dismayed. From apo and psucho; to breathe out, i.e. Faint.

from
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

fear
φόβου (phobou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 5401: (a) fear, terror, alarm, (b) the object or cause of fear, (c) reverence, respect. From a primary phebomai; alarm or fright.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

anxiety
προσδοκίας (prosdokias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 4329: Expectation, waiting. From prosdokao; apprehension; by implication, infliction anticipated.

over what
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

is coming
ἐπερχομένων (eperchomenōn)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's 1904: From epi and erchomai; to supervene, i.e. Arrive, occur, impend, attack, influence.

upon the
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

earth,
οἰκουμένῃ (oikoumenē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3625: Feminine participle present passive of oikeo; land, i.e. The globe; specially, the Roman empire.

for
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

the
αἱ (hai)
Article - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

powers
δυνάμεις (dynameis)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's 1411: From dunamai; force; specially, miraculous power.

of the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

heavens
οὐρανῶν (ouranōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 3772: Perhaps from the same as oros; the sky; by extension, heaven; by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel.

will be shaken.
σαλευθήσονται (saleuthēsontai)
Verb - Future Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 4531: From salos; to waver, i.e. Agitate, rock, topple or destroy; figuratively, to disturb, incite.


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