Mark 13:7
New International Version
When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.

New Living Translation
And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won’t follow immediately.

English Standard Version
And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. This must take place, but the end is not yet.

Berean Study Bible
When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. These things must happen, but the end is still to come.

Berean Literal Bible
And when you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be disturbed. It must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

King James Bible
And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.

New King James Version
But when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be troubled; for such things must happen, but the end is not yet.

New American Standard Bible
When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed; those things must take place; but that is not yet the end.

NASB 1995
"When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be frightened; those things must take place; but that is not yet the end.

NASB 1977
“And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be frightened; those things must take place; but that is not yet the end.

Amplified Bible
When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed (frightened, troubled); these things must take place, but the end is not yet.

Christian Standard Bible
When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, don’t be alarmed; these things must take place, but it is not yet the end.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, don't be alarmed; these things must take place, but the end is not yet.

American Standard Version
And when ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars, be not troubled: these things must needs come to pass; but the end is not yet.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Whenever you hear war and reports of battles, you should not be afraid; that is going to happen, but it is not yet the end.”

Contemporary English Version
When you hear about wars and threats of wars, don't be afraid. These things will have to happen first, but that isn't the end.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when you shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, fear ye not. For such things must needs be, but the end is not yet.

English Revised Version
And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be not troubled: these things must needs come to pass; but the end is not yet.

Good News Translation
And don't be troubled when you hear the noise of battles close by and news of battles far away. Such things must happen, but they do not mean that the end has come.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, don't be alarmed! These things must happen, but they don't mean that the end has come.

International Standard Version
But when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, stop being alarmed. These things must take place, but the end hasn't come yet,

Literal Standard Version
and when you may hear of wars and reports of wars, do not be troubled, for these ought to be, but the end [is] not yet;

NET Bible
When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. These things must happen, but the end is still to come.

New Heart English Bible
"When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be troubled. Such things must happen, but the end is not yet.

Weymouth New Testament
But when you hear of wars and rumours of wars, do not be alarmed: come they must, but the End is not yet.

World English Bible
"When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, don't be troubled. For those must happen, but the end is not yet.

Young's Literal Translation
and when ye may hear of wars and reports of wars, be not troubled, for these behove to be, but the end is not yet;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Temple Destruction Foretold
6Many will come in My name, claiming, ‘I am He,’ and will deceive many. 7 When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. These things must happen, but the end is still to come. 8Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, as well as famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.…

Cross References
Matthew 2:3
When King Herod heard this, he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him.

Matthew 24:6
You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. These things must happen, but the end is still to come.

Mark 13:6
Many will come in My name, claiming, 'I am He,' and will deceive many.

Mark 13:8
Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, as well as famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.


Treasury of Scripture

And when you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars, be you not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.

when.

Psalm 27:3
Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

Psalm 46:1-3
To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble…

Psalm 112:7
He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

must.

2 Samuel 14:14
For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither doth God respect any person: yet doth he devise means, that his banished be not expelled from him.

Matthew 18:7
Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!

Acts 17:3
Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ.









(7) For such things must needs be.--Better, for it must needs be.

Verse 7. - Wars and rumors of wars. "Rumours of wars" are mentioned, because they are often worse and more distressing than wars themselves; according to the saying, "Pejor est belle timer ipse belli." Be not troubled; be not troubled, that is, so as to let go your faith in me, through fear of the enemy, or through despair of any fruit of your apostolic labors; but persevere steadfastly to preach faith in me and in my gospel. These things must needs come to pass; but the end is not yet. There would be a succession of calamities, one leading on to another. But they must take courage, and prepare themselves for greater evils, not hoping for lasting peace on earth, but by patient endurance of evils here, reach onwards to a blessed and eternal rest in heaven. Our Lord, when his disciples asked him, as in one breath, about the destruction of their city, replied obscurely and ambiguously; mingling together the two events, in order that his disciples and the faithful through all times might be prepared, and never taken by surprise. Some of our Lord's predictions, however, clearly refer to the generation then living on the earth.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
When
ὅταν (hotan)
Conjunction
Strong's 3752: When, whenever. From hote and an; whenever; also causatively inasmuch as.

you hear of
ἀκούσητε (akousēte)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

wars
πολέμους (polemous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4171: A war, battle, strife. From pelomai; warfare.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

rumors
ἀκοὰς (akoas)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 189: Hearing, faculty of hearing, ear; report, rumor. From akouo; hearing.

of wars,
πολέμων (polemōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 4171: A war, battle, strife. From pelomai; warfare.

{do} not
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

be alarmed.
θροεῖσθε (throeisthe)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 2360: To disturb, agitate; pass: To be troubled, alarmed. From threomai to wail; to clamor, i.e. to frighten.

[ These things ] must
δεῖ (dei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1163: Third person singular active present of deo; also deon deh-on'; neuter active participle of the same; both used impersonally; it is Necessary.

happen,
γενέσθαι (genesthai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Middle
Strong's 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

but
ἀλλ’ (all’)
Conjunction
Strong's 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

end
τέλος (telos)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5056: (a) an end, (b) event or issue, (c) the principal end, aim, purpose, (d) a tax.

[is] still to come.
οὔπω (oupō)
Adverb
Strong's 3768: Not yet. From ou and po; not yet.


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