Matthew 24:19
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New International Version
How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers!

New Living Translation
How terrible it will be for pregnant women and for nursing mothers in those days.

English Standard Version
And alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days!

Berean Study Bible
How miserable those days will be for pregnant and nursing mothers!

Berean Literal Bible
And woe to those having in womb, and to the ones nursing infants in those days!

New American Standard Bible
"But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!

King James Bible
And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Woe to pregnant women and nursing mothers in those days!

International Standard Version
"How terrible it will be for women who are pregnant or who are nursing babies in those days!

NET Bible
Woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing their babies in those days!

New Heart English Bible
But woe to those who are with child and to nursing mothers in those days.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But woe to pregnant women and to those who are nursing in those days.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"How horrible it will be for the women who are pregnant or who are nursing babies in those days.

New American Standard 1977
“But woe to those who are with child and to those who nurse babes in those days!

Jubilee Bible 2000
And woe unto those that are with child and to those that give suck in those days!

King James 2000 Bible
And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that nurse a child in those days!

American King James Version
And woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

American Standard Version
But woe unto them that are with child and to them that give suck in those days!

Douay-Rheims Bible
And woe to them that are with child, and that give suck in those days.

Darby Bible Translation
But woe to those that are with child, and those that give suck in those days.

English Revised Version
But woe unto them that are with child and to them that give suck in those days!

Webster's Bible Translation
And woe to them that are with child, and to them that nurse infants in those days!

Weymouth New Testament
And alas for the women who at that time are with child or have infants!

World English Bible
But woe to those who are with child and to nursing mothers in those days!

Young's Literal Translation
'And woe to those with child, and to those giving suck in those days;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
24:4-28 The disciples had asked concerning the times, When these things should be? Christ gave them no answer to that; but they had also asked, What shall be the sign? This question he answers fully. The prophecy first respects events near at hand, the destruction of Jerusalem, the end of the Jewish church and state, the calling of the Gentiles, and the setting up of Christ's kingdom in the world; but it also looks to the general judgment; and toward the close, points more particularly to the latter. What Christ here said to his disciples, tended more to promote caution than to satisfy their curiosity; more to prepare them for the events that should happen, than to give a distinct idea of the events. This is that good understanding of the times which all should covet, thence to infer what Israel ought to do. Our Saviour cautions his disciples to stand on their guard against false teachers. And he foretells wars and great commotions among nations. From the time that the Jews rejected Christ, and he left their house desolate, the sword never departed from them. See what comes of refusing the gospel. Those who will not hear the messengers of peace, shall be made to hear the messengers of war. But where the heart is fixed, trusting in God, it is kept in peace, and is not afraid. It is against the mind of Christ, that his people should have troubled hearts, even in troublous times. When we looked forward to the eternity of misery that is before the obstinate refusers of Christ and his gospel, we may truly say, The greatest earthly judgments are but the beginning of sorrows. It is comforting that some shall endure even to the end. Our Lord foretells the preaching of the gospel in all the world. The end of the world shall not be till the gospel has done its work. Christ foretells the ruin coming upon the people of the Jews; and what he said here, would be of use to his disciples, for their conduct and for their comfort. If God opens a door of escape, we ought to make our escape, otherwise we do not trust God, but tempt him. It becomes Christ's disciples, in times of public trouble, to be much in prayer: that is never out of season, but in a special manner seasonable when we are distressed on every side. Though we must take what God sends, yet we may pray against sufferings; and it is very trying to a good man, to be taken by any work of necessity from the solemn service and worship of God on the sabbath day. But here is one word of comfort, that for the elect's sake these days shall be made shorter than their enemies designed, who would have cut all off, if God, who used these foes to serve his own purpose, had not set bounds to their wrath. Christ foretells the rapid spreading of the gospel in the world. It is plainly seen as the lightning. Christ preached his gospel openly. The Romans were like an eagle, and the ensign of their armies was an eagle. When a people, by their sin, make themselves as loathsome carcasses, nothing can be expected but that God should send enemies to destroy them. It is very applicable to the day of judgment, the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in that day, 2Th 2:1. Let us give diligence to make our calling and election sure; then may we know that no enemy or deceiver shall ever prevail against us.
Study Bible
The Abomination of Desolation
18And let no one in the field return for his cloak. 19How miserable those days will be for pregnant and nursing mothers! 20Pray that your flight will not occur in the winter or on the Sabbath.…
Cross References
Matthew 21:16
"Do you hear what these children are saying?" they asked. "Yes," Jesus answered, "have you never read: 'From the mouths of children and infants You have ordained praise'?"

Matthew 24:18
And let no one in the field return for his cloak.

Matthew 24:20
Pray that your flight will not occur in the winter or on the Sabbath.

Luke 23:29
Look, the days are coming when people will say, 'Blessed are the barren women, the wombs that never bore, and breasts that never nursed.'
Treasury of Scripture

And woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

Deuteronomy 28:53-56 And you shall eat the fruit of your own body, the flesh of your sons …

2 Samuel 4:4 And Jonathan, Saul's son, had a son that was lame of his feet…

2 Kings 15:16 Then Menahem smote Tiphsah, and all that were therein, and the coasts …

Lamentations 4:3,4,10 Even the sea monsters draw out the breast, they give suck to their …

Hosea 13:16 Samaria shall become desolate; for she has rebelled against her God: …

Mark 13:17,18 But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in …

Luke 21:23 But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck, …

Luke 23:29,30 For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed …

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