New American Standard Bible
and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be.
King James Bible
And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Darby Bible Translation
and they knew not till the flood came and took all away; thus also shall be the coming of the Son of man.
World English Bible
and they didn't know until the flood came, and took them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
Young's Literal Translation
and they did not know till the flood came and took all away; so shall be also the presence of the Son of Man.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
They knew not - That is, they knew not the exact time until it came upon them. So, says he, it shall be when the Son of man shall come. They shall not know "the precise time" until he comes, and then they will be found engaged in the ordinary business of life unconcerned.
LibraryWatching for the King
'Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. 43. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. 44. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of Man cometh. 45. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season! 46. Blessed is that servant, whom his lord …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
"And Watch unto Prayer. "
Third Sunday Before Lent
The vineyard and Its Keepers
Thus He blotted out every living thing that was upon the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky, and they were blotted out from the earth; and only Noah was left, together with those that were with him in the ark.
"For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and WILL THEN REPAY EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS.
As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?"
"And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory.
"Then there will be two men in the field; one will be taken and one will be left.
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