Mark 13:29
So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
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13:28-37 We have the application of this prophetic sermon. As to the destruction of Jerusalem, expect it to come very shortly. As to the end of the world, do not inquire when it will come, for of that day and that hour knoweth no man. Christ, as God, could not be ignorant of anything; but the Divine wisdom which dwelt in our Saviour, communicated itself to his human soul according to the Divine pleasure. As to both, our duty is to watch and pray. Our Lord Jesus, when he ascended on high, left something for all his servants to do. We ought to be always upon our watch, in expectation of his return. This applies to Christ's coming to us at our death, as well as to the general judgment. We know not whether our Master will come in the days of youth, or middle age, or old age; but, as soon as we are born, we begin to die, and therefore we must expect death. Our great care must be, that, whenever our Lord comes, he may not find us secure, indulging in ease and sloth, mindless of our work and duty. He says to all, Watch, that you may be found in peace, without spot, and blameless.On the house-top - See the notes at Matthew 9:1-8. 29. So ye, in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass—rather, "coming to pass."

know that it—"the kingdom of God" (Lu 21:31).

is nigh, even at the doors—that is, the full manifestation of it; for till then it admitted of no full development. In Luke (Lu 21:28) the following words precede these: "And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh"—their redemption, in the first instance certainly, from Jewish oppression (1Th 2:14-16; Lu 11:52): but in the highest sense of these words, redemption from all the oppressions and miseries of the present state at the second appearing of the Lord Jesus.

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So ye, in like manner,.... This is an accommodation of the parable to the present case:

when ye shall see these things come to pass; the signs preceding the destruction of Jerusalem, and especially the abomination of desolation, or the Roman army surrounding it:

know that it, or he is nigh, even at at the doors; either that the destruction of Jerusalem is near; or that the son of man is just ready to come to take vengeance on it; or as Luke says, Luke 21:31, the kingdom of God is nigh at hand; or a more glorious display of the kingly power of Christ, in the destruction of his enemies, and a greater spread of his Gospel in the Gentile world; See Gill on Matthew 24:33.

So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
29. it is nigh] Rather, He is nigh, i. e. the Judge spoken of in Mark 13:26. even at the doors] There is no “even” in the original. So St James says, “Behold, the Judge standeth before the door” (James 5:9). “There is something solemn in the brevity of the phrase, without the nominative expressed.” Bp Wordsworth.

Mark 13:29Come to pass (γινόμενα)

The present participle, and therefore better as Rev., coming to pass; in process of fulfilment.

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