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

  • Burris
    Great is Our God and worthy to be Praised so true of the scripture let's touch and agree before 2015 goes out to spread this word to All we meet and let them here the Truth that OUR LORD IS COMING BACK SI WE ALL MUST GET READY !!' HAPPY AND BLESSED NEW YEAR TO ALL LOVE
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    V.8; All these things are the beginning of sorrows. The theme of v.24 is when he will be coming; a time that no one knows, and what people will see, and natural things that will happen, earthquakes, famine, wars, people leaving their homes with nothing. V.28 is simply what is says, the context is not that the carcase is symbolic of Christ's body. The chapter does not guide us to think it is
  • Shirley
    An answer to Billspiro's question concerning v.28 "For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together." The carcase has to be Jesus Christ because Jesus said we are to eat of His body and drink of His blood. This must be a symbolic figure of the burnt offering that Christ makes for us on the Cross. Rev 1:5 . We are caught up to meet Him the clouds before the Wrath of God is released upon the earth. In other words, this passage is marking the coming of our Lord. "...Immediately After the Tribulation...the sun shall be darkened... v29 ..."And they shall see the Son of Man coming in the clouds...And HE shall gather HIS Elect..." So the Lord is in the Clouds and we are gathered to meet Him there. See Acts 1:11, we are told the Christ will return in the clouds. The next time Christ is mentioned coming in the clouds is Rev. 1:7, which parallels Matthew 24:30. We will be with HIM there b c we are the ones to accepted HIS Carcase as a sacrifice.
  • Lu2677
    Ann, I posted correction for my comment, hell was prepared for the devil.
    Read Luke 12:4-5. This is Jesus warning, do you not believe him? He says he sends people to hell. Jeremiah 10:23 "O Lord I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his path." Does this tell us we do not have free will? There are many more verse for this.
  • Ann
    God sends no one to hell they send themselves God gives us free will he doesn't
    Force himself on anyone.
  • Lu2677
    Correction; Matthew 25:41; hell prepared for the devil and his angels. Yet God sends man there too.

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