Mark 13:19

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.

Mark 13:19 in Other Translations

KJV
19 For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.
ESV
19 For in those days there will be such tribulation as has not been from the beginning of the creation that God created until now, and never will be.
NLT
19 For there will be greater anguish in those days than at any time since God created the world. And it will never be so great again.
MSG
19 "These are going to be hard days - nothing like it from the time God made the world right up to the present. And there'll be nothing like it again.
CSB
19 For those will be days of tribulation, the kind that hasn't been from the beginning of the world, which God created, until now and never will be again!

Mark 13:19 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 13:19

For in those days shall be affliction
What with the close siege of the Romans; the fury of the zealots, and seditious; the rage of different parties among the Jews themselves; the ravage of the sword, both within and without, together with dreadful plagues and famines:

such as was not from the beginning of the creation, which God
created, unto this time, neither shall be;
of which there never was the like in any age, and cannot be paralleled in any history, since the beginning of time, or the world was made, or any thing in it, down to that period; nor ever will the like befall any one particular nation under the heavens, to the end of the world; (See Gill on Matthew 24:21).

Mark 13:19 In-Context

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.
21 At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘Look, there he is!’ do not believe it.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Mark 10:6
  • 2. Daniel 9:26; Daniel 12:1; Joel 2:2