Matthew 24:8
Good News Translation
All these things are like the first pains of childbirth.

New Revised Standard Version
all this is but the beginning of the birth pangs.

Contemporary English Version
But this is just the beginning of troubles.

New American Bible
All these are the beginning of the labor pains.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now all these are the beginnings of sorrows.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Now all these are the beginnings of sorrows.

Leviticus 26:18-29 But if you will not yet for all this obey me: I will chastise you seven times more for your sins. . . .

Deuteronomy 28:59 The Lord shall increase thy plagues, and the plagues of thy seed, plagues great and lasting, infirmities grievous and perpetual.

Isaiah 9:12,17,21 The Syrians from the east, and, the Philistines from the west: and they shall devour Israel with open mouth. For all this his indignation is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still. . . .

Isaiah 10:4 That you be not bowed down under the bond, and fall with the slain? In all these things his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say: Peace and security; then shall sudden destruction come upon them, as the pains upon her that is with child, and they shall not escape.

1 Peter 4:17,18 For the time is, that judgment should begin at the house of God. And if at first at us, what shall be the end of them that believe not the gospel of God? . . .

Signs of the End of the Age
7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: And there shall be pestilences and famines and earthquakes in places. 8Now all these are the beginnings of sorrows. 9Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted and shall put you to death: and you shall be hated by all nations for my name's sake.…
Cross References
Hosea 13:13
The sorrows of a woman in labour shall come upon him, he is an unwise son: for now he shall not stand in the breach of the children.

Mark 13:8
For nation shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places and famines. These things are the beginning of sorrows.

Luke 21:12
But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and into prisons, dragging you before kings and governors, for my name's sake.

James 5:1
Go to now, ye rich men: weep and howl in your miseries, which shall come upon you.

Matthew 24:7
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