Mark 13:5-13

5 Jesus said to them: “Watch out that no one deceives you.
6 Many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and will deceive many.
7 When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.
8 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.
9 “You must be on your guard. You will be handed over to the local councils and flogged in the synagogues. On account of me you will stand before governors and kings as witnesses to them.
10 And the gospel must first be preached to all nations.
11 Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.
12 “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death.
13 Everyone will hate you because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.

Mark 13:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 And Jesus answering them began to say,Take heed lest any man deceive you:
ESV
5 And Jesus began to say to them, "See that no one leads you astray.
NLT
5 Jesus replied, “Don’t let anyone mislead you,
MSG
5 Jesus began, "Watch out for doomsday deceivers.
CSB
5 Then Jesus began by telling them: "Watch out that no one deceives you.

Mark 13:5-13 In-Context

3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John and Andrew asked him privately,
4 “Tell us, when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are all about to be fulfilled?”
5 Jesus said to them: “Watch out that no one deceives you.
6 Many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and will deceive many.
7 When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.
8 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.
9 “You must be on your guard. You will be handed over to the local councils and flogged in the synagogues. On account of me you will stand before governors and kings as witnesses to them.
10 And the gospel must first be preached to all nations.
11 Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.
12 “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death.
13 Everyone will hate you because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.
14 “When you see ‘the abomination that causes desolation’standing where itoes not belong—let the reader understand—then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
15 Let no one on the housetop go down or enter the house to take anything out.

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Cross References 6

  • 1. ver 22; Jeremiah 29:8; Ephesians 5:6; 2Th 2:3,10-12; 1 Timothy 4:1; 2 Timothy 3:13; 1 John 4:6
  • 2. S Matthew 10:17
  • 3. Matthew 10:19,20; Luke 12:11,12
  • 4. Micah 7:6; Matthew 10:21; Luke 12:51-53
  • 5. S John 15:21
  • 6. S Matthew 10:22
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