Mark 13:17

But woe to them that are with child, and to them that nurse children in those days!
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Augustine of Hippo

AD 430
This is said figuratively, distinguishing those with child from those who give suck. Those who are with child are the souls whose hope is in the world. Those who have acquired what they hoped for are “those who give suck.” Suppose someone yearns to buy a country estate. She is with child, for her object is not gained as yet. The womb swells in hope. She buys it. When she has given birth, she now gives suck to what she has bought. Woe to those who put their hope in the world. Woe also to those who cling to those things which they brought forth through hope in the world.

Clement Of Alexandria

AD 215
Et rursus: "Vae praegnantibus et lactantibus in illis diebus."

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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