But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions
Or seditions and tumults; "wars" may design the wars of the Romans, against the Jews; and the "commotions", or seditions, the internal troubles among themselves: be not terrified;
as if the destruction of the nation, city, and temple, would be at once: for these things must first come to pass, but the end is not by
or "immediately". The Syriac, Arabic, and Persic versions leave out this last word, and read, as in (See Gill on Matthew 24:6).