Luke 21:20

And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when yee shall see Hierusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then recognize that her desolation is near.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But when ye see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that her desolation is at hand.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But when you see armies all round about Jerusalem, then be certain that her destruction is near.
- Basic English Bible

But when ye see Jerusalem encompassed with armies, then know that its desolation is drawn nigh.
- Darby Bible

And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that its desolation is nigh.
- Webster's Bible

But when you see Jerusalem with armies encamping round her on every side, then be certain that her overthrow is close at hand.
- Weymouth Bible

But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is at hand.
- World English Bible

But whanne ye schulen se Jerusalem ben enuyround with an oost, thanne wite ye, that the desolacioun of it schal neiye.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And when ye may see Jerusalem surrounded by encampments, then know that come nigh did her desolation;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 21:20


Lu 21:20 Ye shall see Jerusalem comapssed with armies. Matthew says, "The abomination of desolation" instead of "Jerusalem compassed with armies". See PNT "Mt 24:15". This was the warning to Christians to flee. In the first attack the Romans, under Cestus Gallus, were beaten off and retreated. The Christians then left the city.

Discussion for Luke 21:20

  • Clement baptiste for verse 20
    I think that portion is yet future,and concern's the gog magog uprising against the land of Israel.

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