For as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines even to the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Treasury of Scripture
Job 37:3 He directs it under the whole heaven, and his lightning to the ends of the earth.
Job 38:35 Can you send lightning, that they may go and say to you, Here we are?
Isaiah 30:30 And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall show the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger...
Zechariah 9:14 And the LORD shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go forth as the lightning: and the LORD God shall blow the trumpet...
Luke 17:24 For as the lightning, that lightens out of the one part under heaven, shines to the other part under heaven...
Matthew 16:28 Truly I say to you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
Malachi 3:2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appears? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:
Malachi 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
James 5:8 Be you also patient; establish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draws near.
2 Peter 3:4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep...
ContextThe Coming of the Son of Man
27For as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines even to the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 28For wherever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together. 29Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
For as the lightning cometh forth from the east, and is seen even unto the west; so shall be the coming of the Son of man.
For as lightning cometh out of the east, and appeareth even into the west: so shall the coming of the Son of man be.
Darby Bible Translation
For as the lightning goes forth from the east and shines to the west, so shall be the coming of the Son of man.
King James Bible
For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Young's Literal Translation
for as the lightning doth come forth from the east, and doth appear unto the west, so shall be also the presence of the Son of Man;