New Living Translation
"And when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then you will know that the time of its destruction has arrived.
King James Bible
And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
Darby Bible Translation
But when ye see Jerusalem encompassed with armies, then know that its desolation is drawn nigh.
World English Bible
"But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is at hand.
Young's Literal Translation
'And when ye may see Jerusalem surrounded by encampments, then know that come nigh did her desolation;
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LibraryEvil Habits and Injurious Indulgences.
The Word of the Lord may not denominate in plain terms every particular sin and evil practise man may engage in; however there are general terms and principles of righteousness that prohibit and condemn every possible sinful act man may perform. The words card-parties, picnics, fairs, shows and theaters are not found in the writings of the apostles; however indulgence in these is "revelry," "living in pleasure," "rioting" and worldliness, of which the Scriptures say the participants do not love God …
Charles Ebert Orr—The Gospel Day
Remaining Books of the Old Testament.
Epistle Lxiii. To Dominicus, Bishop of Carthage.
The ruler will make a treaty with the people for a period of one set of seven, but after half this time, he will put an end to the sacrifices and offerings. And as a climax to all his terrible deeds, he will set up a sacrilegious object that causes desecration, until the fate decreed for this defiler is finally poured out on him."
"The day is coming when you will see what Daniel the prophet spoke about--the sacrilegious object that causes desecration standing in the Holy Place." (Reader, pay attention!)
Before long your enemies will build ramparts against your walls and encircle you and close in on you from every side.
It was by faith that the people of Israel marched around Jericho for seven days, and the walls came crashing down.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.
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