New American Standard Bible
"Whoever is in the field must not turn back to get his cloak.
King James Bible
Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
Darby Bible Translation
and let not him that is in the field turn back to take his garment.
World English Bible
Let him who is in the field not return back to get his clothes.
Young's Literal Translation
and he in the field -- let him not turn back to take his garments.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Return back to take his clothes - His clothes which, in "working," He had laid aside, or which, in fleeing, he should throw off as an encumbrance. "Clothes" here means the "outer" garment, commonly laid aside when men worked or ran. See the notes at Matthew 5:40.
These directions were followed. It is said that the Christians, warned by these predictions, fled from Jerusalem to Pella, and other places beyond the Jordan; so that there is not evidence that a single "Christian" perished in Jerusalem - Eusebius, Hist. Eccl., lib. 3 chapter 6.
LibraryWatching for the King
'Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. 43. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. 44. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of Man cometh. 45. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season! 46. Blessed is that servant, whom his lord …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
"And Watch unto Prayer. "
Third Sunday Before Lent
The vineyard and Its Keepers
"Whoever is on the housetop must not go down to get the things out that are in his house.
"But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!
"On that day, the one who is on the housetop and whose goods are in the house must not go down to take them out; and likewise the one who is in the field must not turn back.
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