21:20 “But when you see Jerusalem 1 surrounded 2 by armies, then know that its 3 desolation 4 has come near. 21:21 Then those who are in Judea must flee 5 to the mountains. Those 6 who are inside the city must depart. Those 7 who are out in the country must not enter it,
3 tn Grk “her,” referring to the city of Jerusalem (the name “Jerusalem” in Greek is a feminine noun).
4 sn The phrase its desolation is a reference to the fall of the city, which is the only antecedent present in Luke’s account. The parallels to this in Matt 24:15 and Mark 13:14 refer to the temple’s desolation, though Matthew’s allusion is clearer. They focus on the parallel events of the end, not on the short term realization in
6 tn Here καί (kai) has not been translated because of differences between Greek and English style.
7 tn Here καί (kai) has not been translated because of differences between Greek and English style.