Mark 13:31

31 1Heaven and earth will pass away, but 2my words will not pass away.

Mark 13:31 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 13:31

Heaven and earth shall pass away
Which may be understood either affirmatively, as what will be at the second coming of Christ; or comparatively, rather than any thing said by Christ should; and so shows the certainty and irreversibleness of his predictions, as it follows:

but my words shall not pass away;
which is true of all the words of Christ he ever spake, and here particularly relates to those he had just delivered, concerning the calamities that should come upon the Jewish nation; (See Gill on Matthew 24:35).

Mark 13:31 In-Context

29 So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates.
30 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.
31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
32 "But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
33 Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 102:26; Isaiah 51:6; 2 Peter 3:10; [Matthew 5:18; Hebrews 12:27]
  • 2. Psalms 119:89; Isaiah 40:8; 1 Peter 1:23, 25
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