Mark 13:20 "Unless the Lord had shortened those days, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect, whom He chose, He shortened the days.


Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Unless the Lord had shortened those days, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect, whom He chose, He shortened the days.

King James Version

And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.

Holman Bible

Unless the Lord limited those days, no one would survive. But He limited those days because of the elect, whom He chose.

International Standard Version

If the Lord had not shortened those days, no one would be saved. But for the sake of the elect whom he has chosen, he has shortened those days.

A Conservative Version

And unless the Lord cut short the days, no flesh would have been saved, but because of the chosen, whom he chose, he cut short the days.

American Standard Version

And except the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh would have been saved; but for the elect's sake, whom he chose, he shortened the days.

Amplified

And unless the Lord had shortened the days, no human being would be saved (rescued); but for the sake of the elect, His chosen ones (those whom He picked out for Himself), He has shortened the days.

An Understandable Version

And if the Lord had not kept those days as short as they were, no one would have been saved [i.e., from the devastating destruction]. But for the sake of the elect [i.e., God's people], whom He chose, He kept those days short.

Anderson New Testament

And unless the Lord had made those days few, no flesh could be saved: but for the sake of the elect whom he has chosen, he has made those days few.

Bible in Basic English

And if the Lord had not made the time short, no flesh would have been kept from destruction; but because of the saints he has made the time short.

Common New Testament

And if the Lord had not shortened those days, no flesh would be saved; but for the sake of the elect, whom he chose, he shortened the days.

Daniel Mace New Testament

so that if the Lord should suffer it to last, no man could escape: but he will not suffer the time to last long, out of regard to his elect.

Darby Translation

and if the Lord had not cut short those days, no flesh should have been saved; but on account of the elect whom he has chosen, he has cut short those days.

Godbey New Testament

And unless the Lord shortened those days, no flesh would be saved: but for the sake of the elect, whom He chose, He shortened the days.

Goodspeed New Testament

If the Lord had not cut those days short, nobody would have escaped, but for the sake of his own chosen people he has cut the days short.

John Wesley New Testament

And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened those days.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved, but for the elect's sake, whom he has chosen, he has shortened those days.

Julia Smith Translation

And except the Lord shortened the days, no flesh should be saved: but for the chosen whom he chose, he shortened the days.

King James 2000

And except the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he has chosen, he has shortened the days.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And if the Lord had not shortened the days, {no human being would be saved}. But for the sake of the elect, whom he chose, he has shortened the days.

Modern King James verseion

And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved. But for the elect's sake, whom He has chosen, He has shortened the days.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And except that the Lord had should shorten those days, no man should be saved. But for the elects' sake, which he hath chosen, he hath shortened those days.

Moffatt New Testament

Had not the Lord cut short those days, not a soul would be saved alive; but he has cut them short for the sake of the elect whom he has chosen.

Montgomery New Testament

And had not the Lord cut short those days, not a single person would escape; but for the elect's sake whom he has chosen, he has cut them short.

NET Bible

And if the Lord had not cut short those days, no one would be saved. But because of the elect, whom he chose, he has cut them short.

New Heart English Bible

Unless the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh would have been saved; but for the sake of the chosen ones, whom he picked out, he shortened the days.

Noyes New Testament

And if the Lord had not shortened the days, no flesh would have been saved; but for the sake of the chosen whom he chose, he shortened the days.

Sawyer New Testament

And unless the Lord had shortened those days no flesh would be saved; but for the elects' sake, whom he has chosen, he has shortened the days.

The Emphasized Bible

And, save that the Lord hath shortened the days, no flesh should be saved; but, for the sake of the chosen of whom he hath made choice, he hath shortened the days.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And except the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh would have been preserved: but for the sake of those elect, whom he hath elected, he hath shortened the days.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And, had not the Lord put a limit to those days, not a single soul would escape; but, for the sake of God's own chosen People, he did limit them.

Webster

And except the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.

Weymouth New Testament

and but for the fact that the Lord has cut short those days, no one would escape; but for the sake of His own People whom He has chosen for Himself He has cut short the days.

Williams New Testament

If the Lord had not cut those days short, nobody would have escaped, but for the sake of the people chosen as His own He has cut them short.

World English Bible

Unless the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh would have been saved; but for the sake of the chosen ones, whom he picked out, he shortened the days.

Worrell New Testament

And, unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would have been saved; but, for the elect's sake, whom He chose, He shortened the days.

Worsley New Testament

And if the Lord did not shorten those days, none could escape: but for the sake of the elect, whom He hath chosen, He hath shortened those days.

Youngs Literal Translation

and if the Lord did not shorten the days, no flesh had been saved; but because of the chosen, whom He did choose to Himself, He did shorten the days.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

that the Lord
κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

κολοβόω 
Koloboo 
Usage: 0

ἡμέρα 
hemera 
day, daily 9, time, not tr,
Usage: 287

no
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

σάρξ 
Sarx 
Usage: 130

σώζω 
Sozo 
Usage: 79

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
Usage: 461

διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

ἐκλεκτός 
Eklektos 
Usage: 14

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

ἐκλέγομαι 
Eklegomai 
Usage: 14

κολοβόω 
Koloboo 
Usage: 0

Context Readings

The Abomination Of Desolation

19 "For those days will be a time of tribulation such as has not occurred since the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and never will. 20 "Unless the Lord had shortened those days, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect, whom He chose, He shortened the days. 21 "And then if anyone says to you, 'Behold, here is the Christ'; or, 'Behold, He is there'; do not believe him;


Cross References

Isaiah 65:8-9

Thus says the LORD, "As the new wine is found in the cluster, And one says, 'Do not destroy it, for there is benefit in it,' So I will act on behalf of My servants In order not to destroy all of them.

Isaiah 1:9

Unless the LORD of hosts Had left us a few survivors, We would be like Sodom, We would be like Gomorrah.

Isaiah 6:13

"Yet there will be a tenth portion in it, And it will again be subject to burning, Like a terebinth or an oak Whose stump remains when it is felled The holy seed is its stump."

Zechariah 13:8-9

"It will come about in all the land," Declares the LORD, "That two parts in it will be cut off and perish; But the third will be left in it.

Matthew 24:22

"Unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.

Romans 11:5-7

In the same way then, there has also come to be at the present time a remnant according to God's gracious choice.

Romans 11:23-24

And they also, if they do not continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.

Romans 11:28-32

From the standpoint of the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but from the standpoint of God's choice they are beloved for the sake of the fathers;



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