Jesus Foretells Destruction of Jerusalem
"But j when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that k its desolation has come near.
Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those who are inside the city depart, and let not those who are out in the country enter it,
for these are l days of m vengeance, to fulfill n all that is written.
o Alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days! For there will be great distress upon the earth and p wrath against this people.
They will fall by the edge of the sword and q be led captive among all nations, and r Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles, s until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
For the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up a barricade around you and surround you and hem you in on every side
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.
For the Lord has a day of vengeance, a year of recompense for the cause of Zion.
For the day of vengeance was in my heart, and my year of redemption had come.
The days of punishment have come; the days of recompense have come; Israel shall know it. The prophet is a fool; the man of the spirit is mad, because of your great iniquity and great hatred.
Luke 18:7 - 8
And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them?
All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:
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!
1 Thessalonians 2:16
By hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles that they might be saved - so as always to fill up the measure of their sins. But God's wrath has come upon them at last!
And the Lord will scatter you among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other, and there you shall serve other gods of wood and stone, which neither you nor your fathers have known.
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And I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the stream; he raised his right hand and his left hand toward heaven and swore by him who lives forever that it would be for a time, times, and half a time, and that when the shattering of the power of the holy people comes to an end all these things would be finished.
Lest you be wise in your own sight, I want you to understand this mystery, brothers: a partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.