Matthew 24:15

When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When yee therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the Prophet, stand in the holy place, (who so readeth, let him vnderstand.)
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Therefore when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand),
- New American Standard Version (1995)

When therefore ye see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let him that readeth understand),
- American Standard Version (1901)

When, then, you see in the holy place the unclean thing which makes destruction, of which word was given by Daniel the prophet (let this be clear to the reader),
- Basic English Bible

When therefore ye shall see the abomination of desolation, which is spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in [what is a] holy place, (he that reads let him understand,)
- Darby Bible

When therefore ye shall see the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoever readeth, let him understand,)
- Webster's Bible

When you have seen (to use the language of the Prophet Daniel) the `Abomination of Desolation', standing in the Holy Place --let the reader observe those words--
- Weymouth Bible

When, therefore, you see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand),
- World English Bible

and thanne the ende schal come. Therfor whanne ye se the abhomynacioun of discomfort, that is seid of Danyel, the prophete, stondynge in the hooli place; he that redith, vndirstonde he;
- Wycliffe Bible

`Whenever, therefore, ye may see the abomination of the desolation, that was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (whoever is reading let him observe)
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 24:15


24:15 When ye see the abomination of desolation - Daniel's term is, The abomination that maketh desolate, #Dan 11:31|; that is, the standards of the desolating legions, on which they bear the abominable images of their idols: Standing in the holy place - Not only the temple and the mountain on which it stood, but the whole city of Jerusalem, and several furlongs of land round about it, were accounted holy; particularly the mount on which our Lord now sat, and on which the Romans afterward planted their ensigns. He that readeth let him understand - Whoever reads that prophecy of Daniel, let him deeply consider it. #Mark 13:14|; Luke 21:20; Dan 9:27.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 24:15


Mt 24:15 When therefore ye see the abomination of desolation. This is the sign when Christians should flee from Jerusalem. See Da 9:27 11:31 12:11. Luke says, "When ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies" (Lu 21:20). This was, therefore, Christ's explanation of the abomination of desolation. The Roman army, heathen, with heathen images and standards, ready to sacrifice to idols on the temple altar, working the desolation of Jerusalem and the temple, is what is meant. In the holy place. Mark says, "Where it ought not" (Mr 13:14); around "the holy city" (Mt 4:5).

Discussion for Matthew 24:15

  • This is still in the future seventieth week Daniel spoke of. The Abomination of desolation is when the antichrist proclaims himself as a god. In the middle of a 7 year period he will do this and 1290 days will remain before the coming of Christ to defeat him and his evil army
  • Faithfull for verse 15
    The Abomination of desolation has begun the living waters of God have been destroyed in order to kill the earth planet of Heaven,
    And it shall be desolate unto this end,this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.
    And this shall be the end of it, and in this shall the temple cleansed.
    understand this the Lord shall cleans the whole earth and no longer tolerate the children of Cain.
    Our Lord Lives forevermore and now! claims His heaven. Who is this who dares stand in His way, I tell you this non no not one shall stand, the same as no not one remembered. yes they are all His and the Lord remembers them and for them He did return!
  • I think maybe "the holy place" is our minds. Out brain. Our thoughts. The only reality one can ever be sure of..our minds.
    I don't understand why you guys think Jesus gave a rats ** about stupid churches and temples. Not only did he spend his life as far away from established religion, he list control of himself a few times and flew I to a fit of rage on the subject of "churches" and "holy men"
  • David Moses for verse 15
    Satan is the abomination of desolation and the mountain is pointing to Christ.
  • Rev. Autrey for verse 15
    The word abomination is used in the Old Testament in connection to idol worship. For instance, Deuteronomy 7:25 reads:"The graven images ... is an abomination to the Lord." Deuteronomy 27:15: "Cursed be the man that maketh any graven image or molten image, an abomination unto the Lord ..." These images of idols were the work of Satan. It was his way of setting himself up in God's Temple to be worshiped as God. Paul agreed with this view when he said that pagan sacrifices are "offered to demons."

    The word desolation means to be left waste and empty or to be completely destroyed. Daniel spoke of this in Daniel 9:27 when he spoke of a foreign ruler (Satan) setting up in the Temple of God an object that causes desolation.

    When we put the two words together we get the phrase abomination of desolation. Jesus used this to describe the destruction Satan causes when he sets up himself in God's church and proclaimes himself as God. Mark 13:14 says that Satan ought not to be there. But God premits Satan to do this to test and to see who his faithful servants are.

    When we see this we must flee to the mountains, symbolic of us running to Jesus, and worshiping him only. This will be a time of Great Tribulation because the temptation to worship Satan will be very great.
  • Mathew 24:15 in fact is the false religion which marks the abomination that make desolate. We see same thing in Revelation, the whore that sits upon many waters; a woman clothed with scarlet whom John marveled atů

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