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

  • Bud
    A Taylor; Don't under stand your disbelief In Jesus Christ (notice capital letters) for it seems that you know about Him and His words. I will pray that He opens your eyes and heart to His word. Praise the LORD.
  • Anthony Taylor
    everything that jesus said is coming true, false prophets, lies upon lies, deceptions, strong hate for mankind,unbelief, even hate for jesus christ,MATTHEW 24:i am guilty, guilty for my unbelief in christ jesus,living in this, no believing in the new world order, living for the lust,the money,drugs,you name it,but truly not living for jesus christ, just bumping my gums, going along with everything
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    Our Heavenly Abba Dads Holy Word always explains itself either in verse, context or where its been used before. Behold and look carefully at verse 29. Immediately after the tribulation of those days. Those days time frame is clearly future, why? The Kingdom of God a.k.a. Holy Spirit, Speaking in Tongues, Grace is still here yet, Zion must be Restored
  • Dominic
    Somebody told me that this was a "failed prophecy." Could someone please explain the context of these verses to me more? I noticed that the verses talked about what will happen before the rapture right? I would really appreciate better insight on this. Just been trying to research more into the Bible.
  • Kevin Koval
    Let's all turn to Jesus
  • Wayne
    Isn't it great! Jesus says v.35, Heaven and earth shall pass away! PRAISE THE LORD! COME LORD JESUS!

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