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Mark 13

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Introduction

Overview

Mark 13:1, Christ foretells the destruction of the temple; Mark 13:9, the persecutions for the gospel; Mark 13:10, that the gospel must be preached to all nations; Mark 13:14, that great calamities shall happen to the Jews; Mark 13:24, and the manner of his coming to judgment; Mark 13:32, the hour whereof being known to none, every man is to watch and pray, that we be not found unprovided, when he comes to each one particularly by death.

Verse 1

as he: Matthew 24:1, Matthew 24:2, Luke 21:5-7

out: Ezekiel 7:20-22, Ezekiel 8:6, Ezekiel 10:4, Ezekiel 10:19, Ezekiel 11:22, Ezekiel 11:23, Malachi 3:1, Malachi 3:2

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 24:13 - in his state Ezra 5:8 - great stones Jeremiah 51:61 - and shalt see

Verse 2

there: 1 Kings 9:7, 1 Kings 9:8, 2 Chronicles 7:20, 2 Chronicles 7:21, Jeremiah 26:18, Micah 3:12, Matthew 24:2, Luke 19:41-44, Luke 21:6, Acts 6:14, Revelation 11:2

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 24:13 - in his state Ezra 5:8 - great stones Lamentations 4:1 - the stones Daniel 9:26 - the prince Matthew 24:1 - show Luke 19:44 - leave Luke 21:5 - as

Verse 3

as: Matthew 24:3

Peter: Mark 1:16-19, Mark 5:37, Mark 9:2, Mark 10:35, Mark 14:33, John 1:40, John 1:41

privately: Mark 4:34, Matthew 13:10, Matthew 13:36

Reciprocal: Matthew 10:2 - Andrew Mark 11:1 - at the Luke 19:37 - at Luke 21:7 - when Luke 22:39 - as John 8:1 - General

Verse 4

Daniel 12:6, Daniel 12:8, Matthew 24:3, Luke 21:7, John 21:21, John 21:22, Acts 1:6, Acts 1:7

Reciprocal: Matthew 24:30 - the sign Luke 13:23 - And

Verse 5

Take: Jeremiah 29:8, Matthew 24:4, Matthew 24:5, Luke 21:8, 1 Corinthians 15:33, Ephesians 5:6, Colossians 2:8, 2 Thessalonians 2:3, 1 John 4:1, Revelation 20:7, Revelation 20:8

Reciprocal: Mark 13:9 - take Mark 13:23 - take Luke 13:23 - And 2 John 1:8 - Look

Verse 6

many: Mark 13:22, Jeremiah 14:14, Jeremiah 23:21-25, John 5:43, 1 John 4:1

and shall: Mark 13:22, Matthew 24:5, Matthew 24:11, Matthew 24:23, Matthew 24:24, Acts 5:36-39

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 29:8 - Let Ezekiel 13:6 - made Matthew 24:4 - Take Luke 21:8 - Take 1 John 2:18 - ye have 2 John 1:8 - Look

Verse 7

when: Psalms 27:3, Psalms 46:1-3, Psalms 112:7, Proverbs 3:25, Isaiah 8:12, Jeremiah 4:19-21, Jeremiah 51:46, Matthew 24:6, Matthew 24:7, Luke 21:9-11, John 14:1, John 14:27

must: 2 Samuel 14:14, Matthew 18:7, Acts 17:3

Reciprocal: Daniel 9:26 - and the end Obadiah 1:1 - We 2 Thessalonians 2:2 - shaken

Verse 8

nation shall: 2 Chronicles 15:6, Isaiah 19:2, Jeremiah 25:32, Haggai 2:22, Zechariah 14:13, Revelation 6:4

famines: Acts 11:28

these: Matthew 24:8

sorrows: "The word in the original importeth the pains of a woman in travail." Psalms 48:6, Isaiah 37:3, Jeremiah 4:31, Jeremiah 6:24, Jeremiah 13:21, Jeremiah 22:23, Jeremiah 49:24, Jeremiah 50:43, Micah 4:9, Micah 4:10, 1 Thessalonians 5:3

Reciprocal: Isaiah 29:6 - General Jeremiah 51:46 - lest Matthew 24:6 - ye shall hear Luke 21:9 - when Luke 21:10 - Nation shall

Verse 9

take: Mark 13:5, Matthew 10:17, Matthew 10:18, Matthew 23:34-37, Matthew 24:9, Matthew 24:10, Luke 21:16-18, John 15:20, John 16:2, Acts 4:1-21, Acts 5:17-40, Acts 6:11-15, Acts 7:54-60, Acts 8:1-3, Acts 9:1, Acts 9:2, Acts 9:13, Acts 9:14, Acts 9:16, Acts 12:1-3, Acts 16:20-24, Acts 21:11, Acts 21:31-40, Acts 22:19, Acts 22:20, Acts 23:1, Acts 23:2, Acts 24:1-9, Acts 25:1 - Acts 26:32, 1 Corinthians 4:9-13, 2 Corinthians 11:23-27, Philippians 1:29, 2 Thessalonians 1:5, Revelation 1:9, Revelation 2:10, Revelation 2:13, Revelation 6:9-11

councils: ץםוהסיב, Sanhedrins, the grand national council, and smaller courts of judicature in each city. See note on Matthew 5:22. For the fulfilment of these predictions, see notes on Matt. 24.

a: Mark 1:44, Mark 6:11, Matthew 10:18, Luke 9:5

Reciprocal: Daniel 3:13 - Then Matthew 5:11 - for Matthew 8:4 - for Matthew 24:21 - General Mark 13:11 - and deliver Mark 13:23 - take Luke 6:22 - when men Luke 12:11 - General Luke 21:12 - before Luke 21:34 - take Acts 5:40 - beaten Acts 6:9 - the synagogue Acts 16:19 - they Acts 20:28 - Take Acts 26:11 - I punished 2 Corinthians 11:24 - forty 1 Timothy 4:16 - Take Hebrews 3:12 - Take 2 John 1:8 - Look

Verse 10

Mark 16:15, Matthew 24:14, Matthew 28:18, Matthew 28:19, Romans 1:8, Romans 10:18, Romans 15:19, Colossians 1:6, Colossians 1:23, Revelation 14:6

Reciprocal: Proverbs 8:1 - General Isaiah 52:7 - publisheth Matthew 26:13 - Wheresoever Titus 1:3 - manifested

Verse 11

and deliver: Mark 13:9, Matthew 10:17, Matthew 10:21, Acts 3:13

take: Exodus 4:10-12, Jeremiah 1:6-9, Daniel 3:16-18, Matthew 10:19, Matthew 10:20, Luke 12:11, Luke 12:12, Luke 21:14, Luke 21:15, Acts 2:4, Acts 4:8-22, Acts 4:31, Acts 6:10, Acts 6:15, Acts 7:55

shall be: Isaiah 50:4, John 3:27, Ephesians 6:19, Ephesians 6:20, James 1:5

but: 2 Samuel 23:2, 1 Corinthians 2:13, Ephesians 3:5, 1 Peter 1:12

Reciprocal: Exodus 4:12 - General Daniel 3:15 - we are Matthew 6:25 - Take John 14:26 - Holy Ghost

Verse 12

Ezekiel 38:21, Micah 7:4-6, Matthew 10:21, Matthew 24:10, Luke 12:52, Luke 12:53, Luke 21:16

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 13:14 - even Matthew 10:17 - beware Matthew 10:35 - General Matthew 13:21 - for

Verse 13

ye: Matthew 5:11, Matthew 5:12, Matthew 24:9, Luke 6:22, Luke 21:17, John 15:18, John 15:19, John 17:14, 1 John 3:13

but: Daniel 12:12, Matthew 10:22, Matthew 24:13, Romans 2:7, Galatians 6:9, Hebrews 3:14, Hebrews 10:39, James 1:12, Revelation 2:10, Revelation 3:10

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 18:24 - All his Matthew 10:21 - the brother shall Matthew 13:21 - for Hebrews 11:27 - endured

Verse 14

the abomination: Daniel 8:13, Daniel 9:27, Daniel 12:11, Matthew 24:15-28, Luke 21:20-22

where: Lamentations 1:10, Ezekiel 44:9

let him: Matthew 13:51, Acts 8:30, Acts 8:31, 1 Corinthians 14:7, 1 Corinthians 14:8, 1 Corinthians 14:20, Revelation 1:3, Revelation 13:18

then: Luke 21:21-24

Reciprocal: Exodus 9:20 - General 1 Samuel 20:38 - General Proverbs 11:9 - through Jeremiah 35:11 - Come Jeremiah 44:29 - a sign Daniel 1:6 - Daniel Daniel 8:15 - sought Daniel 9:25 - and understand Daniel 11:31 - the abomination Zechariah 14:2 - the city Malachi 4:6 - lest Matthew 23:38 - General Mark 12:10 - have Mark 14:52 - General Luke 8:18 - heed Luke 17:31 - he which Luke 19:43 - the days Luke 21:7 - what

Verse 15

Genesis 19:15-17, Genesis 19:22, Genesis 19:26, Job 2:4, Proverbs 6:4, Proverbs 6:5, Proverbs 22:3, Matthew 24:16-18, Luke 17:31-33, Acts 27:18, Acts 27:19, Acts 27:38, Philippians 3:7, Philippians 3:8, Hebrews 11:7

Reciprocal: Matthew 24:17 - which Luke 21:21 - flee

Verse 16

Reciprocal: Matthew 24:17 - which

Verse 17

Deuteronomy 28:56, Deuteronomy 28:57, Lamentations 2:19, Lamentations 2:20, Lamentations 4:3, Lamentations 4:4, Lamentations 4:10, Hosea 9:14, Hosea 13:16, Matthew 24:19-21, Luke 21:23, Luke 23:29

Verse 18

Reciprocal: Matthew 24:19 - General

Verse 19

in those: Deuteronomy 28:59, Deuteronomy 29:22-28, Isaiah 65:12-15, Lamentations 1:12, Lamentations 2:13, Lamentations 4:6, Daniel 9:12, Daniel 9:26, Daniel 12:1, Joel 2:2, Matthew 24:21, Luke 21:22-24

from: Deuteronomy 4:32

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:1 - beginning Jeremiah 30:7 - so Zechariah 14:2 - the city 2 Peter 3:4 - from the beginning

Verse 20

for: Isaiah 1:9, Isaiah 6:13, Isaiah 65:8, Isaiah 65:9, Zechariah 13:8, Zechariah 13:9, Matthew 24:22, Romans 11:5-7, Romans 11:23, Romans 11:24, Romans 11:28-32

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:62 - few in number Isaiah 43:20 - my chosen Isaiah 45:4 - Jacob Ezekiel 14:22 - therein Ezekiel 20:5 - In the Daniel 2:30 - but Matthew 13:33 - Another Matthew 19:25 - Who Mark 13:27 - his elect Luke 21:22 - all Colossians 3:12 - as 1 Peter 1:2 - Elect 1 Peter 4:18 - if

Verse 21

Deuteronomy 13:1-3, Matthew 24:5, Matthew 24:23-25, Luke 17:23, Luke 17:24, Luke 21:8, John 5:43

Reciprocal: Luke 17:21 - Lo here 1 John 2:18 - ye have 1 John 4:1 - many

Verse 22

if it: Mark 13:6, Matthew 24:24, John 10:27, John 10:28, 2 Thessalonians 2:8-14, 2 Timothy 2:19, 1 John 2:19, 1 John 2:26, Revelation 13:8, Revelation 13:13, Revelation 13:14, Revelation 17:8

Reciprocal: Proverbs 11:9 - through Jeremiah 29:8 - Let Ezekiel 13:6 - made Ezekiel 13:23 - for I Matthew 7:15 - false Matthew 24:4 - Take Matthew 24:11 - General Matthew 26:39 - if Mark 13:27 - his elect Ephesians 5:6 - no Ephesians 6:11 - the wiles Colossians 2:4 - lest Colossians 3:12 - as 2 Thessalonians 2:9 - and signs 1 Peter 1:2 - Elect 2 Peter 2:1 - even 2 Peter 2:2 - many 2 Peter 2:14 - beguiling 2 Peter 3:17 - being 1 John 2:18 - ye have Revelation 16:14 - working

Verse 23

take: Mark 13:5, Mark 13:9, Mark 13:33, Matthew 7:15, Luke 21:8, Luke 21:34, 2 Peter 3:17

behold: Isaiah 44:7, Isaiah 44:8, John 14:29, John 16:1-4

Reciprocal: Genesis 41:25 - God Proverbs 11:9 - through Jeremiah 29:8 - Let Ezekiel 13:6 - made Luke 12:5 - forewarn Luke 17:34 - I tell John 16:4 - that when Hebrews 3:12 - Take 2 John 1:8 - Look

Verse 24

Isaiah 13:10, Isaiah 24:20-23, Jeremiah 4:23-25, Jeremiah 4:28, Ezekiel 32:7, Daniel 7:10, Daniel 12:1, Joel 2:30, Joel 2:31, Amos 5:20, Zephaniah 1:14-18, Matthew 24:29-31, Luke 21:25-27, Acts 2:19, Acts 2:20, 2 Peter 3:10, 2 Peter 3:12, Revelation 6:12-14, Revelation 20:11

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:14 - and let Isaiah 24:23 - the moon Isaiah 34:4 - all the Joel 2:10 - the sun Haggai 2:6 - and I Revelation 8:12 - and the third part of the sun

Verse 25

Reciprocal: Isaiah 34:4 - all the Jeremiah 4:23 - the heavens Joel 2:10 - the sun Joel 2:31 - sun Matthew 24:29 - Immediately Luke 21:26 - for the Revelation 6:12 - the sun Revelation 12:1 - there

Verse 26

Mark 8:38, Mark 14:62, Daniel 7:9-14, Matthew 16:17, Matthew 16:27, Matthew 24:30, Matthew 25:31, Acts 1:11, 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10, Revelation 1:7

Reciprocal: Daniel 7:13 - one like Zechariah 14:5 - the Lord Matthew 10:23 - till Matthew 16:28 - see Mark 13:32 - of Luke 17:30 - General Luke 21:25 - signs Luke 21:27 - see Acts 3:20 - General

Verse 27

shall he: Matthew 13:41, Matthew 13:49, Matthew 24:31, Luke 16:22, Revelation 7:1-3, Revelation 15:6, Revelation 15:7

shall gather: Genesis 49:10, Matthew 25:31, Matthew 25:32, John 10:16, John 11:52, 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17, 2 Thessalonians 2:1, Revelation 7:5-9

his elect: Mark 13:20, Mark 13:22, Isaiah 65:9, Matthew 24:22, Matthew 24:24, Matthew 24:31, Luke 18:7, Romans 8:33, Colossians 3:12, 2 Timothy 2:10, 1 Peter 1:2

from: Deuteronomy 30:4, Matthew 12:42

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 4:32 - from the one Isaiah 24:16 - uttermost part Ezekiel 1:14 - General Daniel 8:8 - toward Zechariah 14:5 - the Lord Mark 13:32 - of Luke 13:29 - General

Verse 28

Matthew 24:32, Matthew 24:33, Luke 21:29-31

Verse 29

know: Ezekiel 7:10-12, Ezekiel 12:25-28, Hebrews 10:25-37, James 5:9, 1 Peter 4:17, 1 Peter 4:18

Reciprocal: Matthew 24:32 - General

Verse 30

that: Matthew 16:28, Matthew 23:36, Matthew 24:34, Luke 21:32

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 12:25 - in your Matthew 5:18 - verily Acts 3:20 - General 1 Thessalonians 5:1 - the times Hebrews 10:25 - as ye

Verse 31

Heaven: Psalms 102:25-27, Isaiah 51:6, Matthew 5:18, Matthew 24:35, Hebrews 1:10-12, 2 Peter 3:10-12, Revelation 20:11

my: Numbers 23:19, Joshua 23:14, Joshua 23:15, Psalms 19:7, Isaiah 40:8, Zechariah 1:6, Luke 21:33, 2 Timothy 2:13, Titus 1:2

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 10:10 - fall unto the earth 2 Kings 15:12 - And so Psalms 91:4 - his truth Ezekiel 12:25 - in your Ezekiel 22:14 - I the Matthew 23:36 - General Matthew 24:34 - This Hebrews 1:11 - shall perish

Verse 32

of: Mark 13:26, Mark 13:27, Matthew 24:36-42, Matthew 25:6, Matthew 25:13, Matthew 25:19, Acts 1:7, 1 Thessalonians 5:2, 2 Peter 3:10, Revelation 3:3

neither: Revelation 1:1

Reciprocal: Job 14:13 - appoint me Ezekiel 12:28 - There shall Daniel 4:12 - the fowls Amos 4:12 - prepare Zechariah 14:7 - which

Verse 33

Mark 13:23, Mark 13:35-37, Mark 14:37, Mark 14:38, Matthew 24:42-44, Matthew 25:13, Matthew 26:40, Matthew 26:41, Luke 12:40, Luke 21:34-36, Romans 13:11, Romans 13:12, Romans 13:14, 1 Corinthians 16:13, Ephesians 6:18, 1 Thessalonians 5:5-8, Hebrews 12:15, 1 Peter 4:7, 1 Peter 5:8, Revelation 3:2, Revelation 16:15

Reciprocal: Matthew 25:6 - at Mark 13:37 - I say Luke 21:36 - Watch Colossians 4:2 - watch Hebrews 3:12 - Take Revelation 3:3 - know

Verse 34

as a: Matthew 24:45, Matthew 25:14-30, Luke 19:12-17

and to: Romans 12:4-8, Romans 13:6, 1 Corinthians 3:5-10, 1 Corinthians 12:4-31, 1 Corinthians 15:58, Colossians 3:24, Colossians 4:1

and commanded: Ezekiel 3:17-21, Ezekiel 33:2-9, Matthew 24:45-47, Luke 12:36-40, Acts 20:29-31

the porter: Matthew 16:19, John 10:3, Revelation 3:7

Reciprocal: Exodus 18:20 - work Numbers 3:25 - the charge Numbers 4:4 - General 2 Kings 7:10 - the porter Ezra 8:29 - Watch ye Ezra 10:4 - for this matter Nehemiah 4:15 - every one Proverbs 7:19 - he Isaiah 56:10 - loving Matthew 20:1 - labourers Matthew 21:28 - sons Matthew 21:33 - went Mark 12:1 - and went Luke 10:2 - the labourers John 3:27 - A man Acts 20:31 - watch Romans 14:18 - in 2 Corinthians 6:5 - watchings Philippians 1:1 - the servants 1 Thessalonians 4:11 - and to do 1 Thessalonians 5:2 - the day 1 Thessalonians 5:6 - watch 2 Timothy 4:5 - watch

Verse 35

Mark 13:33, Matthew 24:42, Matthew 24:44

Reciprocal: Genesis 27:2 - I know not 2 Kings 7:10 - the porter Ezra 8:29 - Watch ye Proverbs 6:4 - General Lamentations 2:19 - watches Mark 13:37 - I say Mark 14:34 - and watch Luke 21:34 - that day Romans 13:11 - it is 1 Thessalonians 5:2 - the day 1 Thessalonians 5:6 - watch

Verse 36

he find: Mark 14:37, Mark 14:40, Proverbs 6:9-11, Proverbs 24:33, Proverbs 24:34, Song of Solomon 3:1, Song of Solomon 5:2, Isaiah 56:10, Matthew 24:48-51, Matthew 25:5, Luke 21:34, Luke 22:45, Romans 13:11-14, Ephesians 5:14, 1 Thessalonians 5:6, 1 Thessalonians 5:7

Reciprocal: Proverbs 6:4 - General Acts 20:9 - being Revelation 3:3 - know

Verse 37

I say: Mark 13:33, Mark 13:35, Luke 12:41-46

Reciprocal: Luke 11:9 - I say Luke 21:36 - Watch 1 Thessalonians 5:6 - watch 2 Timothy 4:5 - watch

Bibliographical Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Mark 13". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/mark-13.html.
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