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23 It will be extremely difficult for pregnant women and for those nursing little ones in that day, for there will be great persecution and wrath against this nation. 24 Many will be cut down by the sword or scattered as prisoners in many countries. And Jerusalem shall be trampled down by nations until the days of world empires come to an end.”

The Coming of the Son of Man

25 “Expect to witness amazing and perplexing signs throughout the universe with the sun, the moon, and the stars.[a] The raging of the sea will bring desperation and turmoil to many nations.

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 21:25 See Isa. 13:10; Ezek. 32:7-8; Joel 2:10.

23 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! There will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people. 24 They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled(A) on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

25 “There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.(B)

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