Mark 13

The Book of Mark
Chapter 13
13:1 Matthew 24:1 ; Lu 21:5.
13:4Two questions are here asked; the one concerning the destruction of Jerusalem: the other concerning the end of the world.
13:9 Luke 21:12 .
13:10 Matthew 24:14 .
13:11The Holy Ghost will help you. But do not depend upon any other help For all the nearest ties will be broken.
13:14Where it ought not - That place being set apart for sacred use. Matthew 24:15 ; Lu 21:20; Dan 9:27.
13:19In those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation - May it not be doubted, whether this be yet fully accomplished? Is not much of this affliction still to come?
13:20The elect - The Christians: whom he hath chosen - That is, hath taken out of, or separated from, the world, through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth. He hath shortened - That is, will surely shorten.
13:21 Matthew 24:23 .
13:24But in those days - Which immediately precede the end of the world: after that tribulation - Above described.
13:28 Matthew 24:32 ; Lu 21:28.
13:29He is nigh - The Son of man.
13:30All these things - Relating to the temple and the city.
13:32Of that day - The day of judgment is often in the Scriptures emphatically called that day. Neither the Son - Not as man: as man he was no more omniscient than omnipresent. But as God he knows all the circumstances of it.
13:33 Matthew 24:42 ; Lu 21:34.
13:34The Son of man is as a man taking a far journey - Being about to leave this world and go to the Father, he appoints the services that are to be performed by all his servants, in their several stations. This seems chiefly to respect ministers at the day of judgment: but it may be applied to all men, and to the time of death. Matthew 25:14 ; Lu 19:12.