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

  • David Shibli
    "There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down." Jesus was warning us that the spiritual house built out of the living stones (Peter) would have to be dismantled because it is not fit for purpose. Men have built their vision of the Church over the years. But fear not, "I will build My Church." Emphasis on "I".
  • Daughter of Zion
    Yee doe err, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God. (A true Believer has all knowledge of God he gave only to his people the Israelites for he is written throughout the whole bible stating who his chosen people are,
  • A disciple
    Its difficult to say what others know or don't know; even when we ourselves can never really express with words what the Lord has given us to know in our own hearts, how can we judge what we cannot see in others' hearts? When we have a thing being revealed to us, we still are just beginning to see a little, and ought not to say how much others aren't getting it! We don't want to be hypocrites!
  • A studier of The Word
    This chapter is full of misconceptions because many people fail to notice that Jesus is answering two questions. He said the temple and city would be destroyed... The disciples are in awe, when?! They ask. And with a second question mark they ask what will signal us of your return and the end of this age? They recognize that these are two separate events and the end is just after Christ's return.
  • Irene123
    I just now NOTICED Matt. 1:1 - "And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple; ... "; this was the last time He was in the temple. The word 'departed' says to me He could do no more for His unbelieving people. He had the disciples and those many they had converted, but so many He could not reach. This was the beginning of His 'time' - for our salvation. It's sad; makes me want to weep.
  • Lu2677
    Please don't mistake;Eph.2:8 By grace ye are save through faith, gift from God. But the angels did "seal" them, nonetheless;Rev.7:2-3

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