Mark 13:23

23 But be alert; I have already told you everything.

Mark 13:23 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 13:23

But take ye heed
The Persic version adds, "of them"; of the false Christs, and false prophets: for though the purposes of God, concerning the salvation of his elect, are infrustrable; his promises are yea and amen; his grace is efficacious and irresistible, and his power uncontrollable; and the salvation of his chosen ones certain; yet it becomes them to be on their guard against every deception, and temptation, and to make use of all means for their perseverance:

behold, I have foretold you all things;
relating to the destruction of the temple, city, and nation of the Jews; the signs that would go before it, as the disciples had desired; the miseries and calamities that would attend it, and the danger they would be exposed to through false Christs, and false prophets; and therefore would be inexcusable, if they did not observe the caution he now gave them: and moreover, when all these should be accomplished, they would remember that he had told them of them beforehand; which would be a proof of his omniscience, and so an establishment of them in the truth of him, as the Messiah; (See Gill on Matthew 24:25).

Mark 13:23 In-Context

21 And if anyone says to you at that time, "Look! Here is the Messiah!' or "Look! There he is!'—do not believe it.
22 False messiahs and false prophets will appear and produce signs and omens, to lead astray, if possible, the elect.
23 But be alert; I have already told you everything.
24 "But in those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light,
25 and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.