New Living Translation
For there will be greater anguish than at any time since the world began. And it will never be so great again.
King James Bible
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
Darby Bible Translation
for then shall there be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, nor ever shall be;
World English Bible
for then there will be great oppression, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever will be.
Young's Literal Translation
for there shall be then great tribulation, such as was not from the beginning of the world till now, no, nor may be.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
24:21 Then shall be great tribulation - Have not many things spoken in the chapter , as well as in Mark 13:14 and c., Luke 21:21 and c. a farther and much more extensive meaning than has been yet fulfilled?
LibraryOf Meditation Upon Death
Very quickly will there be an end of thee here; take heed therefore how it will be with thee in another world. To-day man is, and to-morrow he will be seen no more. And being removed out of sight, quickly also he is out of mind. O the dulness and hardness of man's heart, which thinketh only of the present, and looketh not forward to the future. Thou oughtest in every deed and thought so to order thyself, as if thou wert to die this day. If thou hadst a good conscience thou wouldst not greatly …
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ
Destruction of Jerusalem Foretold.
The Second Coming of Christ.
Because of your detestable idols, I will punish you like I have never punished anyone before or ever will again.
"At that time Michael, the archangel who stands guard over your nation, will arise. Then there will be a time of anguish greater than any since nations first came into existence. But at that time every one of your people whose name is written in the book will be rescued.
It is a day of darkness and gloom, a day of thick clouds and deep blackness. Suddenly, like dawn spreading across the mountains, a great and mighty army appears. Nothing like it has been seen before or will ever be seen again.
And pray that your flight will not be in winter or on the Sabbath.
"Immediately after the anguish of those days, the sun will be darkened, the moon will give no light, the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.
And I said to him, "Sir, you are the one who knows." Then he said to me, "These are the ones who died in the great tribulation. They have washed their robes in the blood of the Lamb and made them white.
Then the thunder crashed and rolled, and lightning flashed. And a great earthquake struck--the worst since people were placed on the earth.
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