“But when you see the ‘abomination of desolation’ usurping a place which is not his (Let the reader understand), then those who are in Judea must take to the hills. If a man is on the roof, he must not come down into the house to fetch anything out; if in the field, he must not come back for his cloak.
“Alas for women with child in those days, and for those who have children at the breast! Pray that it may not come in winter. For those days will bring distress such as never has been until now since the creation of the world–and never will be again. If the Lord had not cut short that time of troubles, no living thing could survive. However, for the sake of his own, whom He has chosen, He has cut short the time.”