Verses of Mark 13


Mark 13:24 Commentary - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

24-27. All before the beginning of this paragraph describes the ruin of the Jewish state; all subsequent to that beginning predicts the judgment day. Did but this report of our Lord’s discourse alone exist, not the slightest difficulty would exist in its interpretation. All the difficulty in fact arises in Mat 24:29 being the parallel passage to the first verse of this paragraph; and all the difficulty in that verse arises from the word “immediately.”

Mark says that the “sun shall be darkened,” etc., “in those days, after that tribulation.” Making allowance for prophetic perspective and for the intentional obscurity, the phrase “those days” may bring us down to the last period of time. It thus stands in contrast with the phrase “these things” in the apostle’s question. The period of the destruction and the period of the advent stand, as the Lord intended, in stupendous contrast.

If we ask, When shall the second advent take place? Mark answers, It is in THOSE DAYS which are after that (Jewish) tribulation. If we ask, In what part of THOSE DAYS? Matthew will answer, Immediately after the (mundane) tribulation of THOSE DAYS.

We have then this parallel: a tribulation including the city’s destruction, a tribulation ending in the world’s judgment.

That a tribulation is to precede the second advent is the clear doctrine of Scripture. Thus, in Rev 20:7-10, at the close of the millennial thousand years, Satan, who had been bound during that period, is let loose, and with his armies besieges the camp of the saints just before the appearance of the judgment throne. And in 2 Peter 3: “In the last days scoffers shall come,” etc. Of this truth the Jewish tradition gives a shadowing, in the doctrine that a desperate tribulation shall precede Messiah’s advent. “The Jews (as Kuinoel observes) expected that great calamities would precede the advent of the Messiah; yet at the time when these calamities should have reached their height they hoped that he would unexpectedly appear.” Bloomfield’s Recensio Synoptica.

Verses of Mark 13


Consult other comments:

Mark 13:24 - The Greek Testament

Mark 13:24 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Mark 13:24 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Mark 13:24 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Mark 13:24 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Mark 13:24 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Mark 13:24 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 13:24 - Mr. D's Notes on Selected New Testament Books by Stanley Derickson

Mark 13:24 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 13:24 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Mark 13:24 - Discovering Christ In Selected Books of the Bible

Mark 13:24 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Mark 13:24 - McGarvey and Pendleton Commentaries (New Testament)

Mark 13:24 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Mark 13:24 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Mark 13:24 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Mark 13:24 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Mark 13:24 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Mark 13:24 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Mark 13:24 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Mark 13:24 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Mark 13:24 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Mark 13:24 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

Mark 13:24 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Mark 13:24 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

Mark 13:24 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Mark 13:24 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 13:24 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Mark 13:24 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Mark 13:24 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Mark 13:24 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Mark 13:24 - Combined Bible Commentary

Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments