Perilous Times

15 “Therefore when you see the (A)abomination of desolation which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in (B)the holy place—[a](C)let the [b]reader understand— 16 then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains. 17 [c]Whoever is on (D)the [d]housetop must not go down to get things out of his house. 18 And [e]whoever is in the field must not turn back to get his cloak. 19 But (E)woe to those women who are pregnant, and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 20 Moreover, pray that [f]when you flee, it will not be in the winter, or on a Sabbath. 21 For then there will be a (F)great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will again.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 24:15 Or the reader is to understand
  2. Matthew 24:15 I.e., the reader of Daniel
  3. Matthew 24:17 Lit The one who
  4. Matthew 24:17 Housetops were flat living areas
  5. Matthew 24:18 Lit the one who
  6. Matthew 24:20 Lit your flight will not be