Bible passage: Luke 21:33
Written: During the first century
Jesus, who had given prophecies about the demise of the Temple and about the end of the world, also prophesied that his words would never pass away, in Luke 21:33. As explained in the book 100 Prophecies:
"Of the hundreds of millions of people who have ever lived, the words of only a small percentage are remembered beyond the generation that follows them. But, 2,000 years later, after Jesus had spoken the prophecy in Luke 21:33, the words of Jesus are everywhere, having been taught to people all over the world."
- 100 Prophecies, Chapter 7.
The Bible, which records the words of Jesus, is the most published and most widely circulated book in history. By some estimates, more than 6 billion copies of the Bible have been printed. Biblical scripture has been translated into more than 2,400 languages, according to the United Bible Societies.
Of all the people who have ever lived, can you think of a single person who could have made this claim more effectively than Jesus - that his words would never be forgotten?
- Research and commentary is based on the book 100 Prophecies. © Ray Konig and AboutBibleProphecy.com.
Here is Luke 21:33:
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
(New International Version translation)