New International Version
"Where, Lord?" they asked. He replied, "Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather."
King James Bible
And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.
Darby Bible Translation
And answering they say to him, Where, Lord? And he said to them, Where the body [is], there the eagles will be gathered together.
World English Bible
They, answering, asked him, "Where, Lord?" He said to them, "Where the body is, there will the vultures also be gathered together."
Young's Literal Translation
And they answering say to him, 'Where, sir?' and he said to them, 'Where the body is, there will the eagles be gathered together.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Where, Lord? - In what place shall all these dreadful evils fall? The answer our Lord gives in a figure, the application of which they are to make themselves. Where the dead carcass is, there will be the birds of prey - where the sin is, there will the punishment be. See on Matthew 24:28 (note).
Thither will the eagles (or vultures) be gathered together. The jackal or chakal is a devourer of dead bodies; and the vulture is not less so: it is very remarkable how suddenly these birds appear after the death of an animal in the open field, though a single one may not have been seen on the spot for a long period before. The following chapter seems to be a continuation of this discourse: at least it is likely they were spoken on the same occasion. Both contain truths which the reader should carefully ponder, and receive in the spirit of prayer and faith, that he may not come into the same condemnation into which these have fallen.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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They persecute him whom thou hast smitten.--PSA. 69:26. It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!--Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain.--They did spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands, saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote thee?--Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
Where are the Nine?
Answer to Mr. W's Second Objection.
Of the Fewness of those who Love the Cross of Jesus
Its young ones feast on blood, and where the slain are, there it is."
Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.
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