Deuteronomy 4:30 When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;
Deuteronomy 4:31 (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.
Such is the beginning of distress that God has put upon His people, for disobedience and idolatry etc. However, if they will repent and go the way of the Lord, then the Lord will have mercy and save them. Tribulation seems to be part of the equation that will haunt the Jewish people throughout their history and up to 70 AD when they ultimately end up going through the great tribulation that Jesus spoke about. This post is to simply point out that from Deuteronomy 4:30, when Tribulation was first introduced by God towards His people, that every generation henceforth will go through Tribulation. And Christians would be persecuted and go through Tribulation as well as the Jews, right on through 70 AD and continue beyond, and even up to this time. But note, not everyone (Christian) will go through the same hardships, distress, persecution, and Tribulations as others throughout the world endure. It appears that the Jews ultimately had to go through the worst (great) Tribulation the world had ever seen up to that point, and no, nor ever shall be, as Matthew 24:21 describes. Nevertheless, Tribulation shall continue on through these last days until Jesus comes.