The Abomination of Desolation

Matthew 24

15 "So when you see the abomination of desolation w spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in x the holy place ( y let the reader understand), 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 z Let the one who is on a the housetop not go down to take what is in his house, 18 and let the one who is in the field not turn back to take his cloak. 19 And b alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days! 20 Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath. 21 For then there will be c great tribulation, d such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be. 22 And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for e the sake of the elect those days will be cut short. 23 f Then if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or 'There he is!' do not believe it. 24 For g false christs and h false prophets will arise and i perform great signs and wonders, h so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, j I have told you beforehand. 26 So, if they say to you, 'Look, k he is in the wilderness,' do not go out. If they say, 'Look, he is in the inner rooms,' do not believe it. 27 l For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be m the coming of the Son of Man. 28 n Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.

  1. Cross References
    Daniel 9:27
    And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week, and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator.
    Daniel 11:31
    Forces from him shall appear and profane the temple and fortress, and shall take away the regular burnt offering. And they shall set up the abomination that makes desolate.
    Daniel 12:11
    And from the time that the regular burnt offering is taken away and the abomination that makes desolate is set up, there shall be 1,290 days.
  2. Cross References
    John 11:48
    If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation.
    Acts 6:13
    And they set up false witnesses who said, "This man never ceases to speak words against this holy place and the law.
    Acts 21:28
    Crying out, "Men of Israel, help! This is the man who is teaching everyone everywhere against the people and the law and this place. Moreover, he even brought Greeks into the temple and has defiled this holy place.
  3. Cross References
    Daniel 9:22 - 23
    He made me understand, speaking with me and saying, "O Daniel, I have now come out to give you insight and understanding.
    Daniel 9:25
    Know therefore and understand that from the going out of the word to restore and build Jerusalem to the coming of an anointed one, a prince, there shall be seven weeks. Then for sixty-two weeks it shall be built again with squares and moat, but in a troubled time.
    Revelation 1:3
    Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near.
  4. Cross References
    Luke 17:31
    On that day, let the one who is on the housetop, with his goods in the house, not come down to take them away, and likewise let the one who is in the field not turn back.
  5. Cross References
    Luke 5:19
    But finding no way to bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down with his bed through the tiles into the midst before Jesus.
  6. Cross References
    Luke 23:29
    For behold, the days are coming when they will say, 'Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!
  7. Cross References
    Matthew 24:29
    Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
    Daniel 12:1
    At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the book.
    Revelation 7:14
    I said to him, "Sir, you know." And he said to me, "These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
  8. Cross References
    Revelation 16:18
    And there were flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, and a great earthquake such as there had never been since man was on the earth, so great was that earthquake.
  9. Cross References
    Matthew 24:24
    For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.
    Matthew 24:31
    And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
    Isaiah 65:8 - 9
    Thus says the Lord : "As the new wine is found in the cluster, and they say, 'Do not destroy it, for there is a blessing in it,' so I will do for my servants' sake, and not destroy them all.
    Luke 18:7
    And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them?
    Matthew 22:14
    For many are called, but few are chosen.
  10. Cross References
    Luke 17:23
    And they will say to you, 'Look, there!' or 'Look, here!' Do not go out or follow them.
    Matthew 24:5
    For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and they will lead many astray.
    Matthew 24:26
    So, if they say to you, 'Look, he is in the wilderness,' do not go out. If they say, 'Look, he is in the inner rooms,' do not believe it.
  11. Cross References
    1 John 2:18
    Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour.
  12. Cross References
    Matthew 24:11
    And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray.
  13. Cross References
    Matthew 24:11
    And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray.
  14. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 13:1 - 3
    If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises amon...
    2 Thessalonians 2:9 - 11
    The coming of the lawless one is by the activit...
    Revelation 13:13 - 14
    It performs great signs, even making fire come ...
    Revelation 16:14
    For they are demonic spirits, performing signs,...
    Revelation 19:20
    And the beast was captured, and with it the fal...
    Acts 8:9
    But there was a man named Simon, who had previo...
  15. Cross References
    John 13:19
    I am telling you this now, before it takes place, that when it does take place you may believe that I am he.
    John 14:29
    And now I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place you may believe.
    2 Peter 3:17
    You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability.
  16. Cross References
    Acts 21:38
    Are you not the Egyptian, then, who recently stirred up a revolt and led the four thousand men of the Assassins out into the wilderness?
  17. Cross References
    Luke 17:24
    For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day.
  18. Cross References
    Matthew 24:3
    As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?
    Matthew 24:37
    For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
    Matthew 24:39
    And they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
  19. Cross References
    Luke 17:37
    And they said to him, "Where, Lord?" He said to them, "Where the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.
    Job 39:30
    His young ones suck up blood, and where the slain are, there is he.
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