Mark 13:8

For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdome against kingdome: and there shalbe earthquakes in diuers places, and there shall be famines, and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrowes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will {also} be famines. These things are {merely} the beginning of birth pangs.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there shall be earthquakes in divers places; there shall be famines: these things are the beginning of travail.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Nation will go to war with nation, and kingdom with kingdom: there will be earth-shocks in different places; there will be times when there is no food; these things are the first of the troubles.
- Basic English Bible

For nation shall rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be earthquakes in [different] places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these things [are the] beginnings of throes.
- Darby Bible

For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there will be earthquakes in divers places, and there will be famines, and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
- Webster's Bible

For nation will rise in arms against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. These miseries are but like the early pains of childbirth.
- Weymouth Bible

For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places. There will be famines and troubles. These things are the beginning of birth pains.
- World English Bible

For folk schal rise on folk, and rewme on rewme, and erthe mouyngis and hungur schulen be bi placis; these thingis schulen be bigynnyngis of sorewis.
- Wycliffe Bible

for nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles; beginnings of sorrows [are] these.
- Youngs Literal Bible

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Discussion for Mark 13

  • Duncan
    Matt 24:13, Mark 13:13, say same thing, he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. Got your Gospel Armor on?
  • Every knee
    The Gospel is PUBLISHED on the internet. All nations have the internet. It doesnt say all will hear it or read it.
  • 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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