New American Standard Bible
"Then there will be two men in the field; one will be taken and one will be left.
King James Bible
Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Darby Bible Translation
Then two shall be in the field, one is taken and one is left;
World English Bible
Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and one will be left;
Young's Literal Translation
Then two men shall be in the field, the one is received, and the one is left;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Then shall two be in the field ... - The calamity will come suddenly. There will be no escape for those whom it overtakes.
One shall be taken - The word "taken" may mean either to be taken away from the danger - that is, rescued, as Lot was Luke 17:28-29, or to be taken away "by death." Probably the latter is the meaning.
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
and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be.
"Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one will be left.
"Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other will be left."
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