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

  • Eric
    Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Mark 1:15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel. Romans 13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. 2 Thessalonians 2:2 Read whole chapter See verse in context That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
  • Word
    Norm 1 coming, then he goes into examples of what it will be like. Christ is only coming once and when the earth is burned off of all evil he will set up His Kingdom and those examples of people that are caught having a good time with instead of Christ, antichrist who were doing the things like in the day of Noah and were worshipping their husband saying they are a widow no longer is what is said.
  • Norm
    There are TWO separate comings of the Son of man in Matthew 24. You see the obvious Coming of verse 30, including the Sign, which proceeds GOD'S wrath, or, Great tribulation of destruction and desolation when all will die shameful deaths. You also see the Coming of verses 37 through 47 which precedes GOD'S wrath as the disobedient are still living life business-as-usual and planning futures. Contrary to popular deception, the LORD does not delay His salvation and will Save those who love Him prior to His wrath. JESUS IS THE SAVIOUR. Pray in CHRIST JESUS asking Him to SAVE you from the wrath to come.
  • Norm
    One must be blessed with the Holy Spirit of CHRIST to understand scripture. There is no other way or method or else the enemy would understand the mystery. The body of CHRIST, the obedient who sincerely believe that the LORD JESUS CHRIST is SAVIOUR, will be Saved from the wrath of Great tribulation. The disobedient, those who do not believe that JESUS SAVES, will not be Saved but will die in the wrath of Great tribulation. 1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Ephesians 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
  • Mike
    Amen No exact date or hour will be known Do Not be ignorant brethren about what the rest of the Bible says about this event 2 THESS. CHAPTER 2 THE SON OF PERDITION ANTICHRIST MUST BE REVEALED FIRST REIGN ON THIS EARTH AND MAKE WAR WITH THE SAINTS FOR 42 MONTHS REV. CHP.13 THIS IS THE GREAT TRIBULATION WHICH THE LORD WILL COME AFTER ACCORDING TO MATT. 24 VERSE 29 ALL THIS MUST COME TO PASS BEFORE THE FIRST RESSURECTION REV. 20 VERSE 4-6 LET SCRIPTURE INTERPRET SCRIPTURE AND DO NOT BE CHILDREN OF DARKNESS THAT THAT DAY SHOULD OVERTAKE YOU AS A THIEF 1 THESS. 5 V.4
  • MockingBird
    I can tell you exactly when the coming of the Lord is , and I can back it with scripture : Matt 24 :44 Be ye also ready : When you think not !! You have an appointment and I have a appointment : To the best of my ability ,I will be ready !!!

Bible Options