The Abomination Of Desolation

Matthew 24:15-28

15 As soon, then, as you see 'the Foul Desecration,' mentioned by the Prophet Daniel, standing in the Holy Place," (the reader must consider what this means) 16 "then those of you who are in Judea must take refuge in the mountains; 17 and a man on the housetop must not go down to get the things that are in his house; 18 nor must one who is on his farm turn back to get his cloak. 19 And alas for the women that are with child, and for those that are nursing infants in those days! 20 Pray, too, that your flight may not take place in winter, nor on a Sabbath; 21 for that will be 'a time of great distress, the like of which has not occurred from the beginning of the world down to the present time'--no, nor ever will again. 22 And had not those days been limited, not a single soul would escape; but for the sake of 'God's People' a limit will be put to them.

23 And, at that time, if any one should say to you 'Look! here is the Christ!' or 'Here he is!', do not believe it; 24 For false Christs and false Prophets will arise, and will display great signs and marvels, so that, were it possible, even God's People would be led astray. 25 Remember, I have told you beforehand. 26 Therefore, if people say to you 'He is in the Wilderness!', do not go out there; or 'He is in an inner room!', do not believe it; 27 For, just as lightning will start from the east and flash across to the west, so will it be with the Coming of the Son of Man. 28 Wherever a dead body lies, there will the vultures flock.'

Mark 13:14-23

14 As soon, however, as you see 'the Foul Desecration' standing where he ought not" (the reader must consider what this means) "then those of you who are in Judea must take refuge in the mountains; 15 And a man on the house-top must not go down, or go in to get anything out of his house: 16 Nor must one who is on his farm turn back to get his cloak. 17 And alas for the women that are with child, and for those that are nursing infants in those days! 18 Pray, too, that this may not occur in winter. 19 For those days will be a time of distress, the like of which has not occurred from the beginning of God's creation until now-- and never will again. 20 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.

21 And at that time if any one should say to you 'Look, here is the Christ!' 'Look, there he is!', do not believe it; 22 For false Christs and false Prophets will arise, and display signs and marvels, to lead astray, were it possible, even God's People. 23 But see that you are on your guard! I have told you all this beforehand.