Rahul Sharma

Luke 21

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Book  Gospel of Luke
Order in the Bible part  3
Bible part  New Testament
Category  Gospel
Luke 21

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:
  • Papyrus 75 (written about AD 175-225)
  • Codex Vaticanus (AD 325-350)
  • Codex Sinaiticus (AD 330-360)
  • Codex Bezae (ca. AD 400)
  • Codex Washingtonianus (ca. AD 400)
  • Codex Alexandrinus (ca. AD 400-440)
  • Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus (ca. AD 450; extant: verses 21-38)
  • This chapter is divided into 38 verses.
  • Structure

    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 21:5-36 = Second Coming Prophecy (Matthew 24:1-31, Mark 13:1-27)
  • 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 21:29-34 = Parable of the Budding Fig Tree (Matthew 24:32-35; Mark 13:28-31)
  • Luke 21:35-36 = The Importance of Watching
  • Luke 21:37-38 = Jesus teaching
  • Parable of the Budding Fig Tree

    This parable was told by Jesus Christ and in the New Testament is found in Matthew Matthew 24:32-35, Mark Mark 13:28-31, and Luke 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.


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