Do not believe that the Christ is near (Mk 13:21-13:21)

“If anyone

Says to you

At that time.


Here is

The Christ Messiah!’



There he is!’

Do not believe it!”


καὶ τότε ἐάν τις ὑμῖν εἴπῃ Ἴδε ὧδε ὁ Χριστός, Ἴδε ἐκεῖ, μὴ πιστεύετε·


This is almost word for word, in Matthew, chapter 24:23, with a hint of this in Luke, chapter 17:22.  Mark said that Jesus warned his disciples that if anyone said to them to look because the Messiah Christ was there (καὶ τότε ἐάν τις ὑμῖν εἴπῃ Ἴδε ὧδε ὁ Χριστός), or if they said look there he is (Ἴδε ἐκεῖ), they were not to believe it (μὴ πιστεύετε).  They were not to be misled by rumors about the Christ Messiah.