21 And looking up he saw the rich who were casting their gifts into the treasury,—
2 and he saw a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites;
3 and he said—Of a truth I say unto you—This destitute widow more than they all hath cast in;
4 For all these out of their superfluity have cast in among the gifts, But she out of her deficiency all the living that she had hath cast in.
5 And certain saying of the temple—With beautiful stones and offerings hath it been adorned! he said—
6 As to these things which ye are looking upon There will come days in which there will not be left here stone upon stone which will not be taken down.
7 And they questioned him saying—Teacher! when therefore will these things be? And what the sign when these things shall be about to come to pass?
8 And he said—Be taking heed ye be not deceived; For many will come upon my name, saying—I am he,—and—The season hath drawn near! Do not go after them.
9 But whensoever ye shall hear of wars and revolutions Be not terrified,—For these things must needs come to pass first, But not immediately is the end.
10 Then said he unto them—There will rise up Nation against nation, And kingdom against kingdom;
11 As well great earthquakes, as also in places pestilences and famines will there be, As well objects of terror, as also from heaven great signs will there be.
12 And before all these things They will thrust upon you their hands and persecute you, Delivering you up into the synagogues and prisons,—When ye have been led away before kings and governors for the sake of my name;
13 But it shall turn out to you for a witness.
14 Settle then in your hearts, not to be studying beforehand how to make defence;
15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom which one-and-all who are setting themselves against you shall be unable to withstand or gainsay.
16 But ye will be delivered up even by parents and brethren, and kinsfolk and friends, And they will put to death some from among you;
17 And ye will be hated by all because of my name:
18 And a hair of your head in nowise shall perish,—
19 By your endurance shall ye gain your lives for a possession.
20 But whensoever ye shall see Jerusalem encompassed by armies Then know that her desolation hath drawn near.
21 Then they who are in Judaea Let them flee into the mountains, And they who are in her midst Let them go forth,—And they who are in the fields Let them not enter into her;
22 For days of avenging are these for all the things written to be fulfilled.
23 Alas! for the women with child And for them who are giving suck, in those days; For there will be great distress upon the land And anger against this people.
24 And they will fall by the edge of the sword And be carried away captive into all the nations, And Jerusalem shall be trodden down by the nations Until the seasons of the nations shall be fulfilled [and shall be].
25 And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, And on the earth anguish of nations in embarrassment—Sea and surge resounding,—
26 Men fainting from fear and expectation of the things overtaking the inhabited earth. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
27 And then will they see the Son of Man—Coming in a cloud with great power and glory.
28 And when these things are beginning to come to pass Unbend and lift up your heads, Because that your redemption is drawing near.
29 And he spake a parable unto them: See the fig-tree and all the trees,—
30 Whensoever they have already budded Seeing it of yourselves ye observe that already near is the summer:
31 Thus ye also whensoever ye shall see these things coming to pass Observe ye that near is the kingdom of God!
32 Verily I say unto you—In nowise shall this generation pass away Until all things shall happen:
33 Heaven and earth will pass away, But my word in nowise will pass away.
34 But be taking heed unto yourselves Lest once your hearts be made heavy—With debauch and drunkenness and anxieties about livelihood, And that day come upon you suddenly
35 as a snare,—For it will come in by surprise upon all them that are dwelling on the face of all the earth.
36 But be watching in every season, Making supplication that ye may gain full vigour To escape all these things that are about to be coming to pass And to stand before the Son of Man.
37 And he was by day in the temple teaching; but by night going forth he was lodging in the mount which is called the Mount of Olives.
38 And all the people were coming at day-break unto him in the temple, to be hearkening unto him.