The Abomination of Desolation

Mark 13

14 "But when you see b the abomination of desolation standing where he ought not to be ( c let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 15 d Let the one who is on e the housetop not go down, nor enter his house, to take anything out, 16 and let the one who is in the field not turn back to take his cloak. 17 And f alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days! 18 Pray that it may not happen in winter. 19 For in those days there will be g such h tribulation as has not been i from the beginning of the creation that j God created until now, and never will be. 20 And if the Lord had not cut short the days, no human being would be saved. But for k the sake of the elect, whom l he chose, he shortened the days. 21 And m then if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or 'Look, there he is!' do not believe it. 22 n For false christs and false prophets will arise and o perform signs and wonders, p to lead astray, if possible, q the elect. 23 But r be on guard; s I have told you all things beforehand.

  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
    Daniel 9:23
    At the beginning of your pleas for mercy a word went out, and I have come to tell it to you, for you are greatly loved. Therefore consider the word and understand the vision.
    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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. Cross References
    Mark 13:24
    But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light.
    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
    Mark 10:6
    But from the beginning of creation, 'God made them male and female.
    Deuteronomy 4:32
    For ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man on the earth, and ask from one end of heaven to the other, whether such a great thing as this has ever happened or was ever heard of.
  9. Cross References
    Genesis 1:1
    In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
  10. Cross References
    Mark 13:22
    For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect.
    Mark 13:27
    And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.
    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.
  11. Cross References
    John 13:18
    I am not speaking of all of you; I know whom I have chosen. But the Scripture will be fulfilled, 'He who ate my bread has lifted his heel against me.
    John 15:19
    If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
    Ephesians 1:4
    Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love
  12. Cross References
    Luke 17:23
    And they will say to you, 'Look, there!' or 'Look, here!' Do not go out or follow them.
    Mark 13:6
    Many will come in my name, saying, 'I am he!' and they will lead many astray.
  13. 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.
  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
    Mark 13:6
    Many will come in my name, saying, 'I am he!' and they will lead many astray.
  16. Cross References
    Mark 13:20
    And if the Lord had not cut short the days, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect, whom he chose, he shortened the days.
    Mark 13:27
    And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.
  17. Cross References
    Mark 13:5
    And Jesus began to say to them, "See that no one leads you astray.
  18. 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.
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