So ye, in like manner
This is an accommodation of the parable to the present case:
when ye shall see these things come to pass;
the signs preceding the destruction of Jerusalem, and especially the abomination of desolation, or the Roman army surrounding it:
know that it, o
r he is nigh, even at at the doors;
either that the destruction of Jerusalem is near; or that the son of man is just ready to come to take vengeance on it; or as Luke says, ( Luke 21:31 ) , the kingdom of God is nigh at hand; or a more glorious display of the kingly power of Christ, in the destruction of his enemies, and a greater spread of his Gospel in the Gentile world; (See Gill on Matthew 24:33).