"When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near.
"But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then recognize that her desolation is near.
"And when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then you will know that the time of its destruction has arrived.
"When you see soldiers camped all around Jerusalem, then you'll know that she is about to be devastated.
But when you see armies all round about Jerusalem, then be certain that her destruction is near.
"When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation has come near.
"But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near.
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2 sn See Luke 19:41-44. This passage refers to the events associated with the fall of Jerusalem, when the city is surrounded by armies.
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