13 And as he was going forth out of the temple one of his disciples saith unto him—Teacher! see what manner of stones and what manner of buildings!
2 And Jesus said unto him—Art thou beholding these great buildings? In nowise shall there be left here stone upon stone which shall in any wise not be thrown down.
3 And as he was sitting within the Mount of Olives over against the temple Peter and James and John and Andrew were questioning him privately—
4 Tell us When these things shall be, and What the sign when all these things shall be about to be concluded.
5 And Jesus began to be saying unto them—Beware lest anyone deceive you;
6 For many will come on my name saying, I am he! and will deceive many.
7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars Be not alarmed—it must needs come to pass, But not yet is the end.
8 For there will arise—Nation against nation And kingdom against kingdom,—There will be earthquakes in places, There will be famines:—
9 A beginning of birth-pangs are these things. But be ye taking heed unto yourselves: They will deliver you up into high-councils, And in synagogues shall ye be beaten,—And before governors and kings shall ye be set For my sake, for a witness unto them.
10 And unto all the nations, first must needs be proclaimed the glad-message.
11 And when they are leading you as they are delivering you up Be not beforehand anxious what ye shall speak; But whatsoever shall be given you in that hour The same speak,—For ye are not the speakers, but the Holy Spirit.
12 And brother will deliver up brother unto death, and father child, And children will rise up against parents and put them to death;
13 And ye will be men hated by all because of my name; But he that hath endured throughout the same shall be saved.
14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation Standing where it ought not, He that readeth let him think Then they who are in Judaea Let them flee into the mountains;
15 He that is on the house-top Let him not come down neither let him enter, to take away anything out of his house;
16 And he that hath gone into the field Let him not turn back unto the things behind to take away his mantle.
17 But alas for the women with child, and for them who are giving suck,—in those days.
18 But be praying that it may not happen in winter.
19 For in those days shall be a tribulation—Such that there hath not happened the like from the beginning of creation which God created until the present time And shall in nowise happen.
20 And save that the Lord hath shortened the days No flesh should be saved; But for the sake of the chosen of whom he hath made choice He hath shortened the days.
21 And then if any unto you say—See! here is the Christ! See! there Do not believe it;
22 For there will arise false Christs, and false prophets; And they will show signs and wonders, So as to deceive if possible the chosen.
23 But ye beware: I have foretold you all things.
24 But in those days, after that tribulation The sun shall be darkened And the moon will not give her brightness,
25 And the stars will out of the heavens be falling,—And the powers which are in the heavens will be shaken;
26 And then will they see the Son of Man—Coming in clouds, with great power and glory.
27 And then will he send forth the messengers, And they will gather together his chosen—Out of the four winds, From utmost bound of earth unto utmost bound of heaven.
28 Now from the fig-tree learn ye the parable:—When already her young branch becometh tender, And the leaves are sprouting Ye observe that near is the summer:
29 Thus ye also when ye shall see these things coming to pass Observe ye that near he is at the doors.
30 Verily I say unto you—In nowise shall this generation pass away, Until all these things shall happen:
31 The heaven and the earth shall pass away, But my words shall not pass away.
32 But concerning that day or hour No one knoweth Neither the messengers in heaven, Nor the Son,—Save the Father.
33 Be taking heed, be watching, For ye know not when the season [is]:—
34 As a man from home—Having left his house And given his servants the authority, To each one his work,—And unto the porter hath given command that he should watch:—
35 Be watching therefore, For ye know not when the master of the house is coming,—Whether at even or at midnight, or at cock-crowing,—or at early morn;—
36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.
37 But what unto you I say unto all I say:—Be watching.