Matthew 24:17
New International Version
Let no one on the housetop go down to take anything out of the house.

New Living Translation
A person out on the deck of a roof must not go down into the house to pack.

English Standard Version
Let the one who is on the housetop not go down to take what is in his house,

Berean Study Bible
Let no one on the housetop come down to retrieve anything from his house.

Berean Literal Bible
the one on the housetop, do not let him come down to take anything out of his house;

New American Standard Bible
"Whoever is on the housetop must not go down to get the things out that are in his house.

King James Bible
Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:

Christian Standard Bible
A man on the housetop must not come down to get things out of his house,

Contemporary English Version
If you are on the roof of your house, don't go inside to get anything.

Good News Translation
Someone who is on the roof of a house must not take the time to go down and get any belongings from the house.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A man on the housetop must not come down to get things out of his house.

International Standard Version
Anyone who's on the housetop must not come down to get what is in his house,

NET Bible
The one on the roof must not come down to take anything out of his house,

New Heart English Bible
Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take out things that are in his house.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the one who is on the roof should not come down to take what is in his house.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who are on the roof should not come down to get anything out of their houses.

New American Standard 1977
let him who is on the housetop not go down to get the things out that are in his house;

Jubilee Bible 2000
let him who is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house,

King James 2000 Bible
Let him who is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house:

American King James Version
Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:

American Standard Version
let him that is on the housetop not go down to take out things that are in his house:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he that is on the housetop, let him not come down to take any thing out of his house:

Darby Bible Translation
let not him that is on the house come down to take the things out of his house;

English Revised Version
let him that is on the housetop not go down to take out the things that are in his house:

Webster's Bible Translation
Let him who is on the house-top not come down to take any thing out of his house:

Weymouth New Testament
let him who is on the roof not go down to fetch what is in his house;

World English Bible
Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take out things that are in his house.

Young's Literal Translation
he on the house-top -- let him not come down to take up any thing out of his house;
Study Bible
The Abomination of Desolation
16then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17Let no one on the housetop come down to retrieve anything from his house. 18And let no one in the field return for his cloak.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 9:25
And after they had come down from the high place into the city, Samuel spoke with Saul on the roof of his house.

2 Samuel 11:2
One evening David got up from his bed and strolled around on the roof of the palace. And from the roof he saw a woman bathing--a very beautiful woman.

Matthew 10:27
What I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the housetops.

Matthew 24:16
then let those in Judea flee to the mountains.

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

Luke 5:19
but they could not find a way through the crowd. So they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus.

Luke 12:3
What you have spoken in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the housetops.

Luke 17:31
On that day, let no one on the housetop come down to retrieve his possessions. Likewise, let no one in the field return for anything he has left behind.

Acts 10:9
The next day at about the sixth hour, as the men were approaching the city on their journey, Peter went up on the roof to pray.

Treasury of Scripture

Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:

which.

Matthew 6:25
Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

Job 2:4
And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life.

Proverbs 6:4,5
Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids…

the house-top.

Matthew 10:27
What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.

Deuteronomy 22:8
When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thine house, if any man fall from thence.







Lexicon
[Let no one]
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

on
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

housetop
δώματος (dōmatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1430: The roof (of a house), the top of the house. From demo; properly, an edifice, i.e. a roof.

come down
καταβάτω (katabatō)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2597: To go down, come down, either from the sky or from higher land, descend. From kata and the base of basis; to descend.

to retrieve
ἆραι (arai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 142: To raise, lift up, take away, remove.

anything
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

from
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

house.
οἰκίας (oikias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3614: From oikos; properly, residence, but usually an abode; by implication, a family.
(17) Let him which is on the housetop.--The houses in the streets of Jerusalem were built in a continuous line, and with flat roofs, so that a man might pass from house to house without descending into the street until he came to some point near the wall or gate of the city, and so make his escape. At a moment of danger (in this case that arising from the factions within the city, rather than the invaders without), any delay might prove fatal. Men were to escape as though their life were "given them for a prey" (Jeremiah 45:5), without thinking of their goods or chattels.

Verse 17. - Housetop. This was fiat, and used as a place of rest, meditation, and familiar concourse (Matthew 10:27). Come down...house. The roof was accessible by two staircases, one external leading from the street or the country, the other mounting from the apartments. The householder was not to descend by this latter to carry off anything from his chambers within, but to escape at once by the outer staircase (setup. Luke 5:19). The flight was to be precipitate, like that of Lot from Sodom (cf. Luke 17:32). The warning was necessary, as, when the Zealots and assassins bad the upper hand, they allowed no one to leave the city. The warning, however, applied to dwellers in any part of Judaea. 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.
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