Mark 13:17

17 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers!

Mark 13:17 in Other Translations

KJV
17 But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
ESV
17 And alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days!
NLT
17 How terrible it will be for pregnant women and for nursing mothers in those days.
MSG
17 Pregnant and nursing mothers will have it especially hard.
CSB
17 Woe to pregnant women and nursing mothers in those days!

Mark 13:17 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 13:17

But woe to them that are with child
Who because of their burdens, would be very unfit for, and very incapable of fleeing with any haste; and therefore very liable to fall into the hands of the enemy, and become their prey:

and to them that give suck in those days;
who could not bear to leave their children behind, and yet would not be able to carry them with them; at least not without great trouble, and which would much retard their flight, and endanger their being taken by the enemy; (See Gill on Matthew 24:19).

Mark 13:17 In-Context

15 Let no one on the housetop go down or enter the house to take anything out.
16 Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak.
17 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers!
18 Pray that this will not take place in winter,
19 because those will be days of distress unequaled from the beginning, when God created the world, until now—and never to be equaled again.

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