Mark 13:32

The Day and Hour Unknown

32 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

Mark 13:32 in Other Translations

KJV
32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
ESV
32 "But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
NLT
32 “However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows.
MSG
32 "But the exact day and hour? No one knows that, not even heaven's angels, not even the Son. Only the Father.
CSB
32 "Now concerning that day or hour no one knows-neither the angels in heaven nor the Son-except the Father.

Mark 13:32 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 13:32

But of that day, and of that hour
Of Jerusalem's destruction; for of nothing else had Christ been speaking; and, it is plain, the words are anaphorical, and relate to what goes before:

knoweth no man;
nay, they that lived to see it, and have spoken of it, are not agreed about the particular day, when it was; much less did they know it beforehand, or could speak of it, and make it known to others:

no, not the angels which are in heaven;
who are acquainted with many of the divine secrets, and have been employed in the imparting them to others, and in the executing divine purposes:

neither the Son;
Christ, as the son of man; though he did know it as the Son of God, who knows all things, and so this; but as the son of man, and from his human nature he had no knowledge of any thing future: what knowledge he had of future things in his humanity, he had from his deity; nor, as man, had he any commission to make known, nor did he make known the day of God's vengeance on the Jews:

but the Father;
who has the times and seasons in his own power, for the executing of any particular judgment on a nation, or the general one; (See Gill on Matthew 24:36).

Mark 13:32 In-Context

30 Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.
31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
32 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
33 Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come.
34 It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Acts 1:7; 1 Thessalonians 5:1,2