Matthew 24:20

But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But pray yee that your flight bee not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But pray that your flight will not be in the winter, or on a Sabbath.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on a sabbath:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And say a prayer that your flight may not be in the winter, or on a Sabbath.
- Basic English Bible

But pray that your flight may not be in winter time nor on sabbath:
- Darby Bible

But pray ye that your flight may not be in the winter, neither on the sabbath:
- Webster's Bible

But pray that your flight may not be in winter, nor on the Sabbath;
- Weymouth Bible

Pray that your flight will not be in the winter, nor on a Sabbath,
- World English Bible

Preye ye, that youre fleyng be not maad in wynter, or in the saboth.
- Wycliffe Bible

and pray ye that your flight may not be in winter, nor on a sabbath;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 24:20


24:20 Pray ye that your flight be not in the winter - They did so; and their flight was in the spring. Neither on the Sabbath - Being on many accounts inconvenient; beside that many would have scrupled to travel far on that day. For the Jews thought it unlawful to walk above two thousand paces (two miles) on the Sabbath day.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 24:20


Mt 24:20 Be not in the winter. Because the streams were then impassable torrents from the heavy rains and the weather cold and wet, hard on homeless people. Neither on the sabbath. Because then the gates of the city were closed, preventing departure. History tells us that the army of Cestius Gallus enclosed Jerusalem in A.D. 67, then deterred by its strength, retired to Caesarea. This was the signal for which the church waited, and it then fled beyond the Jordan.

Discussion for Matthew 24

  • Edward Palamar
    The sign v.30 of the Son of Man in Heaven is St. John the Baptist resurrected for ca. 61.5 years thusfar .
  • ANNE OLABISI
    MATTHEW 24 IS VERY REAL
  • Lilian
    Only Jesus and Abba Father who knows the 2nd coming of Jesus but thank you Lord for saving us by your blood Jesus help us to be born again in spirit every moment of my life save us until rapture Lord Jehova Rapha Shalom
  • A disciple
    Hi Bruce; I wanted to add a little to support your efforts. Luke 22:28-29 "Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations. And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;" In reading all that the Lord said in the last days before He suffered (Mt. 24-26; Mk. 13-14; Lk. 21-22; Jn. 13-18) there's NO MISTAKING that Christ and His followers ARE appointed tribulation!
  • John
    I believe we are at the beginning of the tribulation. Look around, abortion, homosexuality, the loss of love of one's neighbors, the twisting of scripture, the threat of war. As our Lord said "Look up, for the salvation draws nigh!" I don't know when I don't worry about that. Might be today might be next week, it may be as I am being led to my death. COME LORD JESUS! !
  • A disciple
    In case you haven't looked outside lately, the so-called church isn't doing a thing to hinder the wicked! The Holy Spirit in the true Saints (inside or outside the mainstream churches) still convicts of sin, of righteousness and of judgment; but the ungodly cast away the cords and break the bands in a fury of defiant rage against God's Son. The hindrance is the restraint which goes with integrity!

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