Luke 21:21

21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those in the city get out, and let those in the country not enter the city.

Read Luke 21:21 Using Other Translations

Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.
Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those who are inside the city depart, and let not those who are out in the country enter it,
Then those in Judea must flee to the hills. Those in Jerusalem must get out, and those out in the country should not return to the city.

What does Luke 21:21 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 21:21

Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains,
&c.] (See Gill on Matthew 24:16).

And let them which are in the midst of it;
either of Judea, as the preceding clause seems to direct the sense; or in Jerusalem, and which indeed was in the midst of Judea; and this sense is favoured by the Persic version, which renders it, "within the city"; let them go out of it, as the Christians did to Pella, Mount Libanus, and other places:

and let not them that are in the countries;
either foreign countries, or in towns and villages;

enter thereinto:
either into Judea, or into Jerusalem; contrary to this advice, they came from all countries to the feast of the passover at Jerusalem, and were there shut up by the siege and destroyed F3.


FOOTNOTES:

F3 Joseph. de Bello Jud. l. 7. c. 17.
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