24 And Jesus coming forth from the temple was taking his departure, when his disciples came forward to point out to him the buildings of the temple.
2 But he answering said unto them—Are ye not beholding all these things? Verily I say unto you—In no wise shall there be left here stone upon stone, Which shall not be thrown down.
3 And as he was sitting upon the Mount of Olives the disciples came unto him privately, saying—Tell us when these things shall be,—And what the sign of thy presence and the conclusion of the age.
4 And answering Jesus said unto them—Be taking heed lest anyone deceive you;
5 For many will come upon my name, saying—I am the Christ,—And will deceive many.
6 Moreover ye will be sure to be hearing of wars and rumours of wars: Mind! be not alarmed, for it must needs happen,—But not yet is the end;
7 For there will arise—Nation against nation, And kingdom against kingdom,—And there will be famines and earthquakes in places.
8 But all these things are a beginning of birth-pangs.
9 Then will they deliver you up into tribulation and will slay you,—And ye will be men hated by all the nations because of my name;
10 And then will many be caused to stumble And one another will deliver up, And will hate one another;
11 And many false prophets will arise And deceive many;
12 And because of lawlessness being brought to the full The love of the many will grow cold
13 But he that hath endured throughout The same shall be saved.
14 And this glad message of the kingdom will be proclaimed in all the inhabited earth, For a witness unto all the nations,—And then will have come the end.
15 Whensoever therefore ye shall see the abomination of desolation that was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, Standing in a holy place,—He that readeth let him think
16 Then they who are in Judaea Let them flee into the mountains;
17 And he that is on the house-top Let him not come down to take away the things out of his house;
18 And he that is in the field Let him not turn back to take away his mantle.
19 But alas! for the women with child And for them that are giving suck in those days;
20 But be praying that your flight may not happen in winter, nor on sabbath;
21 For there will be then Great tribulation, Such as hath not happened from the beginning of the world until the present time, Neither in any wise shall happen.
22 And except those days had been shortened no flesh had been saved; But for the sake of the chosen those days shall be shortened.
23 Then if any unto you say—Lo! here is the Christ, or there Do not believe it;
24 For there will arise false Christs, and false prophets,—And they will show great signs and wonders, So that if possible even the chosen should be deceived:—
25 Lo! I have foretold you.
26 If therefore they should say unto you—Lo! in the desert he is Do not go forth; Lo! in the chambers Do not believe it.
27 For just as the lightning goeth forth from the east and shineth unto the west So shall be the presence of the Son of Man.
28 Wheresoever the corpse shall be There shall be gathered the vultures
29 But straightway after the tribulation of those days The sun will be darkened And the moon will not give her brightness, And the stars will fall from heaven,—And the powers of the heavens will be shaken;
30 And then will be displayed—The sign of the Son of Man in heaven, And then will smite their breasts—All the tribes of the earth; And they will see the Son of Man—Coming upon the clouds of heaven, with great power and glory.
31 And he will send forth his messengers with a great trumpet, And they will gather together his chosen—Out of the four winds, From heavens’ bounds unto their bounds.
32 Now from the fig-tree learn ye the parable:—When already her young branch becometh tender, And the leaves may be sprouting Ye observe that near is the summer:
33 Thus ye also when ye shall see all these things Observe ye that near he is at the doors.
34 Verily I say unto you—In nowise shall this generation pass away Until all these things shall happen:
35 The heaven and the earth shall pass away, But my words shall in nowise pass away.
36 But concerning that day and hour No one knoweth Neither the messengers of the heavens, Nor the Son,—Save the Father only.
37 For just as the days of Noah So will be the presence of the Son of Man;
38 For as they were in those days that were before the flood Feeding and drinking, Marrying and being given in marriage,—Until the day Noah entered into the ark;
39 And they observed not until the flood came and took away all together So will be the presence of the Son of Man.
40 Then shall there be two men in the field,—One is taken near and one is left behind:
41 Two women grinding at the mill,—One is taken near and one is left behind.
42 Be watching therefore, For ye know not on what manner of day your Lord is coming.
43 But there is one thing ye know—That if the householder had known In what watch the thief was coming He would have been on the alert And not have suffered his house to be dug through.
44 Wherefore ye also be getting ready, Because in what hour ye are not thinking The Son of Man doth come.
45 Who then is the faithful and prudent servant Whom the master hath appointed over his household, To give them food in season?
46 Happy! that servant, whom his master when he cometh shall find so doing!
47 Verily I say unto you—Over all his substance will he appoint him.
48 But if that wicked servant should say in his heart—My master delayeth,
49 And begin to be striking his fellow-servants And eating and drinking with the drunken
50 The master of that servant will have come On a day when he is not expecting, And in an hour when he is not observing,—
51 And will cut him asunder; And his part with the hypocrites will appoint: There shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth!