23 Woe to those who are pregnant[a] and to those who are nursing their babies[b] in those days! For there will be great distress on the earth and wrath against this people, 24 and they will fall by the edge of the sword, and will be led captive into all the nations,[c] and Jerusalem will be trampled down by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

The Arrival of the Son of Man

25 “And there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity from the noise of the sea and its surging,

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  1. Luke 21:23 Literally “who have in the womb”
  2. Luke 21:23 The words “their babies” are not in the Greek text but are supplied as a necessary clarification
  3. Luke 21:24 The same Greek word, occurring three times in this verse, can be translated “nations” or “Gentiles” depending on the context