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23 Alas for those who are pregnant and for those who have babies which they are nursing in those days! For great misery and anguish and distress shall be upon the land and indignation and punishment and retribution upon this people.

24 They will fall by [a]the mouth and the edge of the sword and will be led away as captives to and among all nations; and Jerusalem will be trodden down by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled (completed).(A)

25 And there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars; and upon the earth [there will be] distress (trouble and anguish) of nations in bewilderment and perplexity [[b]without resources, left wanting, embarrassed, in doubt, not knowing which way to turn] at the roaring ([c]the echo) of the tossing of the sea,(B)

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  1. Luke 21:24 John Wycliffe, The Wycliffe Bible.
  2. Luke 21:25 Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.
  3. Luke 21:25 Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.