Matthew 24:20

But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But pray yee that your flight bee not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But pray that your flight will not be in the winter, or on a Sabbath.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on a sabbath:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And say a prayer that your flight may not be in the winter, or on a Sabbath.
- Basic English Bible

But pray that your flight may not be in winter time nor on sabbath:
- Darby Bible

But pray ye that your flight may not be in the winter, neither on the sabbath:
- Webster's Bible

But pray that your flight may not be in winter, nor on the Sabbath;
- Weymouth Bible

Pray that your flight will not be in the winter, nor on a Sabbath,
- World English Bible

Preye ye, that youre fleyng be not maad in wynter, or in the saboth.
- Wycliffe Bible

and pray ye that your flight may not be in winter, nor on a sabbath;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 24:20


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.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 24:20


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.

Discussion for Matthew 24

  • Daniel
    The disciples actually asked THE LORD 3 questions 1- When will the temple be pulled down. 2- HIS return 3- The end of the world as we know it.
    YESHUA answers all of the three questions in this passage of scripture.
    We then need to read in particular Revelations in its simplicity. The Prophets and look closely at the minor prophets and all of the answers are there.
  • Anonymous
    I feel more bless by reading today's verse.
  • Jacqueline
    I think this scripture gives proof of who God really is because if we take a look at the word of God, you can't doubt it's truth for example: Jesus said in his name we are going to cast out demons Mark 16 vs 17 and conquer things like fear and diseases and we've seen concrete physical proof of this word come alive. So to sum it all up, the word of Jesus about him being Almighty and king forever and the promise of the saints that they will rule as kings forever in eternity can be trusted too based on the above stated example.
  • MockingBird
    The word of the Lord will stand in the last day : The word will always be ! The word made the heaven and earth and all that therein is : The word formed man out of the dust of the ground : It is man that has messed up God's handy work !!! Because man rebelled against the WORD of the LORD !!!! God IS GOD !!! Soon all will stand before Him !!!
  • Margaret white
    All I could do is just smile, it is so real and to the point when speaking of our Lord and his word...
  • Jacqueline
    I think this scripture gives proof of who God really is because if we take a look at the word of God, you can't doubt it's truth for example: Jesus said in his name we are going to cast out demons Mark 16 vs 17 and conquer things like fear and diseases and we've seen concrete physical proof of this word come alive. So to sum it all up, the word of Jesus about him being Almighty and king forever and the promise of the saints that they will rule as kings forever in eternity can be trusted too based on the above stated example.

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