Luke 6:4-16 on Papyrus 4, written about AD 150-175.
|Book||Gospel of Luke|
|Bible part||New Testament|
|Order in the Bible part||3|
Luke 21 is the twenty-first chapter of the Gospel of Luke in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. It records the teachings and a miracle of Jesus Christ. The book containing this chapter is anonymous but early Christian tradition uniformly affirmed that Luke composed this Gospel as well as Acts.
- The original text is written in Koine Greek.
- Some most ancient manuscripts containing this chapter are:
- This chapter is divided into 38 verses.
This chapter can be grouped (with cross references to other parts of the Bible):
- Luke 21:1-4 = The Widow’s Two Mites (Mark 12:41-44)
- Luke 21:5-6 = Jesus Predicts the Destruction of the Temple (Matthew 24:1-2; Mark 13:1-2)
- Luke 21:7-19 = The Signs of the Times and the End of the Age (Matthew 24:3-14; Mark 13:3-13)
- Luke 21:20-24 = The Destruction of Jerusalem (Matthew 24:15-21; Mark 13:14-19)
- Luke 21:25-28 = The Coming of the Son of Man (Matthew 24:29-31; Mark 13:24-27)
- Luke 21:29-33 = Parable of the Budding Fig Tree (Matthew 24:32-35; Mark 13:28-31)
- Luke 21:34-38 = The Importance of Watching
Parable of the Budding Fig Tree
This parable was told by Jesus Christ and in the New Testament is found in Matthew 24:32-35, Mark 13:28-31, and Luke 21:29-33. This parable, about the Kingdom of God, involves a fig tree, as does the equally brief parable of the barren fig tree, with which it should not be confused. Luke presents this parable as eschatological in nature: like the leaves of the fig tree, the signs spoken of in the Olivet discourse of Luke 21:5-28  indicate the coming of the Kingdom of God.
- Ministry of Jesus
- Olivet Discourse
- Parables of Jesus
- Other related Bible parts: Matthew 24, Mark 12, Mark 13
- Halley, Henry H. Halley's Bible Handbook: an abbreviated Bible commentary. 23rd edition. Zondervan Publishing House. 1962.
- Holman Illustrated Bible Handbook. Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville, Tennessee. 2012.
- Bernard Brandon Scott, Hear Then the Parable: A commentary on the parables of Jesus, Fortress Press, 1989, ISBN 0-8006-2481-5, pp. 338-340.
- Luke 21:5-28
|Chapters of the Bible
Gospel of Luke