some spake of the temple
21:5 some spake of the temple. This discussion initiated what has come to be known as Christ’s Olivet discourse, prophesying things to come, beginning with the imminent destruction of the temple (Luke 21:6), then the worldwide dispersion of the Jews (Luke 21:24) and the course of the ensuing age, climaxed by the second coming of Christ (Luke 21:27). The discourse is also reported in Matthew 24 and Mark 13, and one must carefully follow all three concurrently to see it in its entirety. The most complete account is in Matthew 24, and most of the explanatory notes have accordingly been placed there.