New International Version
"When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near.
King James Bible
And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
Darby Bible Translation
But when ye see Jerusalem encompassed with armies, then know that its desolation is drawn nigh.
World English Bible
"But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is at hand.
Young's Literal Translation
'And when ye may see Jerusalem surrounded by encampments, then know that come nigh did her desolation;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
In your patience - Rather, your perseverance, your faithful continuance in my word and doctrine. Ye will preserve your souls. Ye shall escape the Roman sword, and not one of you shall perish in the destruction of Jerusalem. Instead of κτησασθε, possess, or preserve ye, I read κτησεσθε, ye shall preserve. This reading is supported by AB-B, five others; both the Syriac, all the Arabic, Ethiopic, Vulgate, all the Itala except two, Origen, Macarius, and Tertullian.
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Watch, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.--MATT. 25:13. Take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
The Nearness of the Kingdom
The Lessons from Olivet
At Night, Jesus Abode on the Mount of Olives
He will confirm a covenant with many for one 'seven.' In the middle of the 'seven' he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him."
"So when you see standing in the holy place 'the abomination that causes desolation,' spoken of through the prophet Daniel--let the reader understand--
The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side.
By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the army had marched around them for seven days.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,
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