Strength (Lk 21:36-21:36)

“Be alert

At all times!

Pray!

That you may have

The strength

To escape

All these things

That will take place.

Thus,

You may stand

Before the Son of Man.”

ἀγρυπνεῖτε δὲ ἐν παντὶ καιρῷ δεόμενοι ἵνα κατισχύσητε ἐκφυγεῖν ταῦτα πάντα τὰ μέλλοντα γίνεσθαι, καὶ σταθῆναι ἔμπροσθεν τοῦ Υἱοῦ τοῦ ἀνθρώπου.

Only Luke uniquely indicated that Jesus said that that they were to be alert or watch (ἀγρυπνεῖτε δὲ) at all times or at every season (ἐν παντὶ καιρῷ).  They were to pray (δεόμενοι) to have the strength (ἵνα κατισχύσητε) to escape all these things (ἐκφυγεῖν ταῦτα πάντα) that were about to happen (τὰ μέλλοντα γίνεσθαι).  Thus, they would stand before (καὶ σταθῆναι ἔμπροσθεν) the Son of Man (τοῦ Υἱοῦ τοῦ ἀνθρώπου).  Jesus wanted them all to make it to the end times with the Son of Man.  Do you expect to see the end of the world?

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