Mark 13:20

And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And except that the Lord had shortened those dayes, no flesh should be saued: but for the elects sake whome he hath chosen, he hath shortned the daies.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Unless the Lord had shortened {those} days, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect, whom He chose, He shortened the days.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And except the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh would have been saved; but for the elect's sake, whom he chose, he shortened the days.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if the Lord had not made the time short, no flesh would have been kept from destruction; but because of the saints he has made the time short.
- Basic English Bible

and if [the] Lord had not cut short those days, no flesh should have been saved; but on account of the elect whom he has chosen, he has cut short those days.
- Darby Bible

And except the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.
- Webster's Bible

and but for the fact that the Lord has cut short those days, no one would escape; but for the sake of His own People whom He has chosen for Himself He has cut short the days.
- Weymouth Bible

Unless the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh would have been saved; but for the sake of the chosen ones, whom he picked out, he shortened the days.
- World English Bible

And but the Lord hadde abredgide tho daies, al fleische hadde not be saaf; but for the chosun whiche he chees, the Lord hath maad schort the daies.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if the Lord did not shorten the days, no flesh had been saved; but because of the chosen, whom He did choose to Himself, He did shorten the days.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Mark 13:20


13:20 The elect - The Christians: whom he hath chosen - That is, hath taken out of, or separated from, the world, through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth. He hath shortened - That is, will surely shorten.


Discussion for Mark 13

  • Every knee
    The Gospel is PUBLISHED on the internet. All nations have the internet. It doesnt say all will hear it or read it.
  • Word
    Satan come in deception to deceive the whole world and his performance of his role claiming to be God won't be a man of destruction but peace as Daniel tells us the vile one comes in peace and takes over. So when the first one leaves the field just stay home and wait for the true Christ to return and don't chase after the false messiah that comes first. Store food for 3 months and pay your bills.
  • Steve morrow
    MARK 13:32 BUT OF THAT DAY AND THAT HOUR KNOWETH NO MAN NO NOT THE ANGELS WHICH ARE IN HEAVEN NEITHER THE SON BUT THE FATHER ***1 CORINTHIANS 15:34 AWAKE TO RIGHTEOUSNESS AND SIN NOT FOR SOME HAVE NOT THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD
    --- I SPEAK THIS TO YOUR SHAME ---
  • Word
    Barbara B Asleep As in 1st Thess 4:13 those asleep meaning dead they rose just as Christ did and it goes on to say will return at the 7th trump and we will meet them in the cloud/ crowd. Paul uses street Greek cloud is crowd as used in Hebrews 12 Paul was speaking of a pack of people running a race. But we will all change at the 7th trump. Air in that chapter spiritual body,breath of life. Not up!
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Watch! Yes, we must continue to watch, be ready and keep our salvation current for we know not when the end shall come. All the signs of the end times are here.
  • Irene123
    correction - concerning my comment about it being 70 yrs. before Jesus allowed the temple to be destroyed. It was only from ca. 30 A.D, to 70 A.D. which is not 70 yrs.

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