“Pray that your flight
May not be
In the winter
Or on a Sabbath.”
προσεύχεσθε δὲ ἵνα μὴ γένηται ἡ φυγὴ ὑμῶν χειμῶνος μηδὲ σαββάτῳ·
Mark, chapter 13:18, mentions only the problem of winter, while Luke does not mention a bad time at all. Jesus said to pray (προσεύχεσθε δὲ) that their flight would not be in the winter (ἵνα μὴ γένηται ἡ φυγὴ ὑμῶν χειμῶνος) or on a Sabbath (μηδὲ σαββάτῳ). Matthew added the comment about the Sabbath since he considered himself and the followers of Jesus as faithful Jews.