15“When you see the disgusting and destructive thing that Daniel talked about standing in the holy place (the reader should understand this), 16then those in Judea must escape to the mountains. 17Those on the roof shouldn't come down to grab things from their houses. 18Those in the field shouldn't come back to grab their clothes. 19How terrible it will be at that time for women who are pregnant and for women who are nursing their children. 20Pray that it doesn't happen in winter or on the Sabbath day. 21There will be great suffering such as the world has never before seen and will never again see. 22If that time weren't shortened, nobody would be rescued. But for the sake of the ones whom God chose, that time will be cut short. 23“Then if somebody says to you, ‘Look, here's the Christ,' or ‘He's over here,' don't believe it. 24False christs and false prophets will appear, and they will offer great signs and wonders in order to deceive, if possible, even those whom God has chosen. 25Look, I've told you ahead of time. 26So if they say to you, ‘Look, he's in the desert,' don't go out. And if they say, ‘Look, he's in the rooms deep inside the house,' don't believe it. 27Just as the lightning flashes from the east to the west, so it will be with the coming of the Human One.a28The vultures gather wherever there's a dead body.