draws back (v.38) — with the sense of a deliberate action
we (v.39) — emphatic
perdition (v.39) — not “loss of being” but “loss of well-being”
saving (v.39) = obtaining, gaining, possessing
Terrible sufferings are in store for those who find themselves in Daniel’s seventieth week, the time of Jacob’s trouble. Unable to buy or sell (Revelation 13:17), these people endure a great flight of afflictions just as Christ had forewarned in Matthew chapters 24 and 25.
The Hebrew Tribulation epistle of James is replete with similar warnings (James 1:11; 2:5-6, 15-17; 5:1-3).
Their afflictions were so severe that one of their leaders was stoned to death (Acts 7:60), the twelve tribes were scattered (Acts 8:1) and there was little doubt but that the the times prophesied by Joel (Acts 2:16-17) were taking place. — McLean, page 149.