14"When you see 'the abomination that causes desolation'a1 standing where itb does not belong--let the reader understand--then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.15Let no one on the roof of his house go down or enter the house to take anything out.16Let no one in the field go back to get his cloak.17How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers!218Pray that this will not take place in winter,19because those will be days of distress unequaled from the beginning, when God created the world,3 until now--and never to be equaled again.420If the Lord had not cut short those days, no one would survive. But for the sake of the elect, whom he has chosen, he has shortened them.21At that time if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christc !' or, 'Look, there he is!' do not believe it.522For false Christs and false prophets6 will appear and perform signs and miracles7 to deceive the elect--if that were possible.23So be on your guard;8 I have told you everything ahead of time.24"But in those days, following that distress, " 'the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light;25the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.'d926"At that time men will see the Son of Man coming in clouds10 with great power and glory.