Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible, by John Wesley, [1754-65], at sacred-texts.com
mar 13:1Mat 24:1; Luk 21:5.
mar 13:4Two questions are here asked; the one concerning the destruction of Jerusalem: the other concerning the end of the world.
mar 13:9Luk 21:12.
mar 13:10Mat 24:14.
mar 13:11The Holy Ghost will help you. But do not depend upon any other help For all the nearest ties will be broken.
mar 13:14Where it ought not - That place being set apart for sacred use. Mat 24:15; Luk 21:20; Dan 9:27.
mar 13:19In those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation - May it not be doubted, whether this be yet fully accomplished? Is not much of this affliction still to come?
mar 13:20The elect - The Christians: whom he hath chosen - That is, hath taken out of, or separated from, the world, through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth. He hath shortened - That is, will surely shorten.
mar 13:21Mat 24:23.
mar 13:24But in those days - Which immediately precede the end of the world: after that tribulation - Above described.
mar 13:28Mat 24:32; Luk 21:28.
mar 13:29He is nigh - The Son of man.
mar 13:30All these things - Relating to the temple and the city.
mar 13:32Of that day - The day of judgment is often in the Scriptures emphatically called that day. Neither the Son - Not as man: as man he was no more omniscient than omnipresent. But as God he knows all the circumstances of it.
mar 13:33Mat 24:42; Luk 21:34.
mar 13:34The Son of man is as a man taking a far journey - Being about to leave this world and go to the Father, he appoints the services that are to be performed by all his servants, in their several stations. This seems chiefly to respect ministers at the day of judgment: but it may be applied to all men, and to the time of death. Mat 25:14; Luk 19:12.