Mark 13:18

18 Pray that this will not take place in winter,

Mark 13:18 in Other Translations

KJV
18 And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.
ESV
18 Pray that it may not happen in winter.
NLT
18 And pray that your flight will not be in winter.
MSG
18 Hope and pray this won't happen in the middle of winter.
CSB
18 Pray it won't happen in winter.

Mark 13:18 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 13:18

And pray ye that your flight be not in winter.
] When days are short, roads bad, the weather inclement; and when to lodge in mountains, is very incommodious, and uncomfortable. The Persic version adds, "neither on the sabbath day"; (See Gill on Matthew 24:20).

Mark 13:18 In-Context

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.
20 “If the Lord had not cut short those days, no one would survive. But for the sake of the elect, whom he has chosen, he has shortened them.