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But the days will come; and when the bridegroom is taken away from them, then they will fast in those days.” Bible

“But the days will come.” To be properly understood, this sentence fragment needs to be completed, finishing the thought of the previous sentence (v. 34). Thus the full thought is, “But the days will come, when the bridegroom is not with them.” This is not the figure of speech ellipsis, which is most usually the omission of a word in the middle of a sentence. Nevertheless, it is elliptical, in the sense that the reader must fill in what is missing.


Commentary for: Luke 5:35