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Luke 10:18 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And he said unto them, I beheld Satan fallen as lightning from heaven.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— And He said to them, “I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And he said to them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And he said to them, I beheld Satan as lightning falling out of heaven.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And he said unto them—I was beholding Satan, when, like lightning, out of heaven, he fell!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and he said to them, 'I was beholding the Adversary, as lightning from the heaven having fallen;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And he said to them: I saw Satan like lightning falling from heaven.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And he said vnto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heauen.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Then he said to them, I saw him, Satana, when he fell as lightning from heaven.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And he said to them: I saw Satan fall, like the lightning from heaven.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
he said 2036
{2036} Prime
ἔπω
epo
{ep'-o}
A primary verb (used only in the definite past tense, the others being borrowed from G2046, G4483 and G5346); to speak or say (by word or writting).
z5627
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
unto them, 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
I beheld 2334
{2334} Prime
θεωρέω
theoreo
{theh-o-reh'-o}
From a derivative of G2300 (perhaps by adverb of G3708); to be a spectator of, that is, discern, (literally, figuratively [experience] or intensively [acknowledge]).
z5707
<5707> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 855
Satan 4567
{4567} Prime
Σατανᾶς
Satanas
{sat-an-as'}
Of Chaldee origin corresponding to G4566 (with the definite article affixed); the accuser, that is, the devil.
as 5613
{5613} Prime
ὡς
hos
{hoce}
Probably adverb of comparative from G3739; which how, that is, in that manner (very variously used as shown).
lightning 796
{0796} Prime
ἀστραπή
astrape
{as-trap-ay'}
From G0797; lightning; by analogy glare.
fall 4098
{4098} Prime
πίπτω
pipto
{pip'-to}
The first is a reduplicated and contracted form of the second (which occurs only as an alternate in certain tenses); probably akin to G4072 through the idea of alighting; to fall (literally of figuratively).
z5631
<5631> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 889
from 1537
{1537} Prime
ἐκ
ek
{ek}
A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence motion or action proceeds), from, out (of place, time or cause; literally or figuratively; direct or remote).
heaven. 3772
{3772} Prime
οὐρανός
ouranos
{oo-ran-os'}
Perhaps from the same as G3735 (through the idea of elevation); the sky; by extension heaven (as the abode of God); by implication happiness, power, eternity; specifically the Gospel (Christianity).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Luke 10:18

_ _ I beheld — As much of the force of this glorious statement depends on the nice shade of sense indicated by the imperfect tense in the original, it should be brought out in the translation: “I was beholding Satan as lightning falling from heaven”; that is, “I followed you on your mission, and watched its triumphs; while you were wondering at the subjection to you of devils in My name, a grander spectacle was opening to My view; sudden as the darting of lightning from heaven to earth, lo! Satan was beheld falling from heaven!” How remarkable is this, that by that law of association which connects a part with the whole, those feeble triumphs of the Seventy seem to have not only brought vividly before the Redeemer the whole ultimate result of His mission, but compressed it into a moment and quickened it into the rapidity of lightning! Note. — The word rendered “devils,” is always used for those spiritual agents employed in demoniacal possessions — never for the ordinary agency of Satan in rational men. When therefore the Seventy say, “the devils [demons] are subject to us,” and Jesus replies, “Mine eye was beholding Satan falling,” it is plain that He meant to raise their minds not only from the particular to the general, but from a very temporary form of satanic operation to the entire kingdom of evil. (See John 12:31; and compare Isaiah 14:12).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Luke 10:17-24.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Luke 10:18

I beheld Satan — That is, when ye went forth, I saw the kingdom of Satan, which was highly exalted, swiftly and suddenly cast down.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Luke 10:18

And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning (f) fall from heaven.

(f) Paul writes that the location of the devil and his angels is in the air, as is found in (Ephesians 6:12), and he is said to be cast down from there by force, when his power is abolished by the voice of the Gospel.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
I beheld Satan:

John 12:31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
John 16:11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
1 John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
Revelation 9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
Revelation 12:7-9 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, ... And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Revelation 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
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Jn 12:31; 16:11. He 2:14. 1Jn 3:8. Rv 9:1; 12:7; 20:2.

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