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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
24:20 Pray ye that your flight be not in the winter - They did so; and their flight was in the spring. Neither on the Sabbath - Being on many accounts inconvenient; beside that many would have scrupled to travel far on that day. For the Jews thought it unlawful to walk above two thousand paces (two miles) on the Sabbath day.
Mt 24:20 Be not in the winter. Because the streams were then impassable torrents from the heavy rains and the weather cold and wet, hard on homeless people. Neither on the sabbath. Because then the gates of the city were closed, preventing departure. History tells us that the army of Cestius Gallus enclosed Jerusalem in A.D. 67, then deterred by its strength, retired to Caesarea. This was the signal for which the church waited, and it then fled beyond the Jordan.
Smith's comment on 2014-02-20 13:32:54:
I ve always thought Jesus was referring to the tribulation Winter is the last season meaning the end of the tribulation Sunday is the last day of the week also meaning the end of the tribulation Remember Jesus didn t even know the exact day or hour of his coming only the father knows that s why he say s pray
Aliham Zed Sohtun's comment on 2013-10-10 11:01:14:
I want clear meaning from Mathew 24 : 20
Willie Jackson's comment on 2011-11-17 18:03:28:
A thought for the unfaithful:
its cold in the winter everywhere, how about your soul. the day of rest is the sabbath: are you resting while God"s work is undone.
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