14 “Now (A)when you see the (B)abomination of desolation standing where it should not be—[a]let the [b]reader understand—then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains. 15 [c](C)Whoever is on the [d]housetop must not go down, nor go in to get anything out of his house. 16 And [e]whoever is in the field must not turn back to get his cloak. 17 But woe to those women who are pregnant, and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 18 Moreover, pray that it will not happen in winter. 19 For those days will be such a time of tribulation as has not occurred (D)since the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and never will again. 20 And if the Lord had not shortened those days, no [f]life would have been saved; but for the sake of the [g]elect, whom He chose, He shortened the days. 21 And then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the [h]Christ’; or, ‘Look, there He is’; do not believe it; 22 for false christs and (E)false prophets will arise, and will provide (F)signs and (G)wonders, in order to mislead, if possible, the elect. 23 But beware; I have told you everything in advance.

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 13:14 Or the reader is to understand
  2. Mark 13:14 I.e., of the book of Daniel
  3. Mark 13:15 Lit The one who
  4. Mark 13:15 Housetops were flat living areas
  5. Mark 13:16 Lit The one who
  6. Mark 13:20 Lit flesh
  7. Mark 13:20 Or chosen ones
  8. Mark 13:21 I.e., Messiah