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

  • Steve morrow
    *******JESUS OMNISCIENT ?? 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*******
  • Bruce
    Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection:Revelations 20:6. There shall be signs in the sun and the moon --- distress of nations with perplexity;--- behold the fig tree and all trees when they bud, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is near.So likewise when you see these things come to pass know ye that the kingdom of God is at hand.Luke 21:25-33
  • Sakana
    Matt 24/Mark 13 deal with the future. Christ showing what it will be like just before 2nd advent. Isaiah 54, Rev14:4, 2 Cor11:2, other places talk about being SPIRITUAL virgins. Not marrying 1st (fake) Christ before the true Christ returns. Don't "give suck" to lies. Not in winter, or not in wrong harvest. Wait for summer and true harvest. "In your patience posses ye your souls." Luke 21:19. Wait.
  • Bruce
    Verses 14,15,16: go together. Our Savior said run, when you see these things taking place,don't even go in the house for a coat!
    We need The Word in our life always. Without the word in our hearts we would listen to foolishness. Satan is a roaring lion seeking whoever! Eternity is before us, which way to go? Matthew 7:13-15.
    Last call Revelations 20:15
  • Bruce
    Matthew 24,Christ told his disciples of the destruction that's coming! When you see it flee quickly! It will be a horrible time. That took place about 40 years later. Given suck means the mothers carrying nursing babies. Just like the Holocaust they were fleeing in the summer in the winter with little kids, nursing babies what a horrible time to be a mom! It's going to happen again in the end time
  • Word
    Vs 17 a woe is spiritually speaking if your one who say your a widow no longer and whored with the antichrist and to give suck means your working in his one world system.

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