Christ foretelleth the destruction of the temple; sheweth what signs and calamities should go before, and what should happen at the time of his coming: no man knoweth the day or hour; we must therefore watch and pray, that we may not be found unprepared.
1 AND aas he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what *manner of stones and what buildings are here!
2 And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings? bthere shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, cPeter and James and John and Andrew asked him dprivately,
4 eTell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?
5 And Jesus answering them began to say, fTake heed lest any man deceive you:
6 gFor many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
7 hAnd when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but ithe end shall not be yet.
8 jFor nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in *divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of 1sorrows.
9 ¶kBut take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.
10 lAnd the gospel must first be published among all nations.
11 mBut when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, ntake no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy *Ghost.
12 oNow the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.
13 pAnd ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: qbut he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14 ¶rBut when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing swhere it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:
15 tAnd let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house:
16 And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment.
17 uBut woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
18 And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.
19 vFor in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.
20 wAnd except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.
21 xAnd then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not:
22 yFor false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, zif it were possible, even the elect.
23 aBut take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.
24 ¶bBut in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,
25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.
26 cAnd then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.
27 dAnd then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.
28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:
29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, eknow that it is nigh, even at the doors.
30 *Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.
- *: Verily-surely, indeed, truly.
31 fHeaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
32 ¶gBut of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
33 hTake ye heed, iwatch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.
34 For the Son of man is jas a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.
35 kWatch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:
36 Lest coming suddenly he find you lsleeping.