Mark 13:17

17 How terrible it will be for pregnant women and for 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 A person out on the deck of a roof must not go down into the house to pack.
16 A person out in the field must not return even to get a coat.
17 How terrible it will be for pregnant women and for nursing mothers in those days.
18 And pray that your flight will not be in winter.
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.