then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
Let no one on the roof of his house1 go down to take anything out of the house.
References for Matthew 24:17
Let no one in the field go back to get his cloak.
How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers!2
References for Matthew 24:19
Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath.
For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now--and never to be equaled again.3
References for Matthew 24:21
If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect4 those days will be shortened.
References for Matthew 24:22
At that time if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or, 'There he is!' do not believe it.5
References for Matthew 24:23
For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles6 to deceive even the elect--if that were possible.
References for Matthew 24:24
See, I have told you ahead of time.
"So if anyone tells you, 'There he is, out in the desert,' do not go out; or, 'Here he is, in the inner rooms,' do not believe it.