Mark 13

1Christ foretelleth the destruction of the temple; 3sheweth what signs and calamities should go before, 24and what should happen at the time of his coming: 32no man knoweth the day or hour; we must therefore watch and pray, that we may not be found unprepared.

1AND as he 1went outa of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see 2what manner of stones and what buildings are here!

1 Namely, to go to Bethany, as appears by the third verse. Mark 14:3.

a Mat. 24:1; Luke 21:5.

2 That is, how exceeding great and fair stones these are, whereof the temple is built; for, they were twenty-five cubits long, and eight high, and twelve broad. See Josephus, Antiq. lib. 15, cap. 14. They say this in admiration.

2And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings? thereb shall not be left one 3stone upon another, that shall not be 4thrown down.

b 1 Kings 9:7, 8; Micah 3:12; Luke 19:44.

3 Gr. stone upon stone shall not be left.

4 Gr. loosened.

3Andc as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him 5privately,

c Mat. 24:3; Luke 21:7.

5 Or, aside, or, in private.

4Telld us, when shall 6these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?

d Acts 1:6.

6 Namely, the desolation of the city and temple of Jerusalem and likewise the consummation of the world. See Mat. 24:3.

5And Jesus answering them began to say, Takee heed lest any man deceive you:

e Jer. 29:8; Eph. 5:6; 2 Thes. 2:2, 3; 1 John 4:1.

6For many shall come 7inf my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

7 Or, under, on My Name. See hereof and of Christ’s total answer the annotations at Mat. 24 on verse 5.

f Jer. 14:14; 23:21.

7And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.

8Forg nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes 8in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.

g Isa. 19:2.

8 Gr. from place to place.

9¶Buth9take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to 10councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.

h Mat. 10:17; 24:9; Luke 21:12; John 15:19; 16:2; Rev. 2:10.

9 Or, look ye to yourselves.

10 Gr. synedria. See thereof in Mat. 5:22 and 10:17.

10And the gospel must first be published among all nations.

11Buti when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, 11take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but 12the Holy Ghost.

i Mat. 10:19; Luke 12:11; 21:14.

11 See hereof the annotation at Mat. 10 on verse 19.

12 Namely, Who speaks in and by you, Mat. 10:20.

12Nowj the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them 13to be put to death.

j Ezek. 38:21; Micah 7:6.

13 Or, bring them to death, cause them to be put to death.

13And ye shall be hated of 14all men for my name's sake: butk he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

14 That is, of all sorts of unbelieving people.

k Mat. 10:22; 24:13; Luke 21:19; Rev. 2:7, 10.

14¶Butl when ye shall see the 15abomination of desolation, spoken of by Danielm the prophet, standing 16where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) thenn let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:

l Mat. 24:15; Luke 21:20.

15 See the exposition, Mat. 24 on verse 15.

m Dan. 9:27.

16 That is, in the holy place round about Jerusalem, Mat. 24:15; Luke 21:20.

n Luke 21:21.

15And let him that is on 17the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house:

17 See hereof the annotation at Mat. 10 on verse 27.

16And let him that is 18in the field not turn 19back again for to take up his garment.

18 Or, upon the land.

19 Gr. to the things which are behind.

17But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

18And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.

19For in 20those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning 21of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.

20 That is, the one affliction shall follow upon the other without any repose, so that there shall be nothing else but affliction upon affliction. See a similar phrase, Joel 2:2; Amos 5:20.

21 Gr. of the creature.

20And except that the Lord had 22shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.

22 See hereof the annotations at Mat. 24 on verse 22.

21Ando then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not:

o Mat. 24:23; Luke 21:8.

22Forp false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall 23shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.

p Deut. 13:1; 2 Thes. 2:11.

23 Gr. give.

23But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.

24¶Butq in those days, 24after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,

q Isa. 13:10; Ezek. 32:7; Joel 2:31; 3:15; Mat. 24:29; Luke 21:25; Rev. 6:12.

24 And after that the times of the Gentiles shall also be fulfilled, as Luke adds thereto, Luke 21:24.

25And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be 25shaken.

25 The Greek word properly signifies a violent moving, as the sea is driven up and down by winds and storms.

26Andr then shall 26they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with 27great power and glory.

r Dan. 7:10; Mat. 16:27; 24:30; Mark 14:62; Luke 21:27; Acts 1:11; 1 Thes. 4:16; 2 Thes. 1:10; Rev. 1:7.

26 Namely, all the nations of the earth, Rev. 1:7.

27 Gr. much.

27And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect 28from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

28 That is, out of the four corners or quarters of the world, from the one end to the other.

28Nows learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet 29tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:

s Mat. 24:32; Luke 21:19.

29 Or, sappy.

29So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is 30nigh, even at the doors.

30 Namely, the Kingdom of God, as it is expressed in Luke 21:31.

30Verily I say unto you, that 31this generation shall not 32pass, till all these things be done.

31 Namely, of the Jewish people, or of this age.

32 Or, perish.

31Heavent and earth shall 33pass away: but my words shall not 34pass away.

t Psalm 102:26; Isa. 40:8; 51:6; Heb. 1:11.

33 Or, perish.

34 Or, perish.

32¶Butu of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, 35neither the Son, but the Father.

u Mat. 24:36; Acts 1:7.

35 Namely, according to His human nature and in the state of His humiliation, for, according to His Godhead He knows all things, John 21:17, and after His exaltation the book of God’s Providence, sealed with seven seals, is more fully opened unto Him, Rev. 5:5, 7, 9.

33Takev ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

v Mat. 24:42; 25:13; Luke 12:40; 21:36; 1 Thes. 5:6.

3436For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave 37authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.

36 As such shall it be also with the Son of man.

37 Namely, to govern his house and estate.

35Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:

36Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

37And what I say unto 38you I say unto all, Watch.

38 Namely, to you four, who are mentioned in verse 3.