New International Version
and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And knew not - They considered not - did not lay Noah's warning to heart, till it was too late to profit by it: so shall it be - and so it was in this coming of the Son of man.
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'Wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.'--MATT. xxiv. 28. This grim parable has, of course, a strong Eastern colouring. It is best appreciated by dwellers in those lands. They tell us that no sooner is some sickly animal dead, or some piece of carrion thrown out by the way, than the vultures--for the eagle does not prey upon carrion--appear. There may not have been one visible a moment before in the hot blue sky, but, taught by scent or by sight that their banquet …
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Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; people and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds were wiped from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark.
For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father's glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.
As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. "Tell us," they said, "when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?"
"Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.
Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left.
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