Matthew 24
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Temple Destruction and Other Signs
(Mark 13:1–8; Luke 21:5–9)

1And Jesus, going out, was departing from the temple; and His disciples came near to show Him the buildings of the temple. 2But, He, answering, said to them, "See ye not all these things? verily I say to you, there shall in no wise be left here a stone upon a stone, that shall not be thrown down."

3And, while He was sitting on the mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us when shall these things be, and what is the sign of Thy coming and of the end of the age."

4And Jesus, answering, said to them, "Take heed that no one lead you astray;

5for many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will lead many astray. 6And ye will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that ye be not troubled, for these things must come to pass; but the end is not yet. 7For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8But all these are a beginning of travail.

Witnessing to All Nations
(Mark 13:9–13; Luke 21:10–19)

9Then will they deliver you up to tribulation, and will slay you; and ye will be hated by all the nations for My name's sake. 10And then will many be caused to stumble, and will deliver up one another, and hate one another; 11and many false prophets will arise, and will lead many astray; 12and, because lawlessness abounds, the love of many will grow cold. 13But he that endures to the end, the same shall be saved. 14And this Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the inhabited earth for a testimony to all the nations, and then shall the end come.

The Abomination of Desolation
(Mark 13:14–23; Luke 21:20–24)

15"When, therefore, ye see the abomination of the desolation which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place, (let him that reads understand), 16then let those in Judaea flee into the mountains; 17let him who is on the house-top not go down to take away the things out of his house; 18and let him who is in the field not turn back to take his garment. 19But woe to the women with child, and to those giving suck, in those days! 20And pray, that your flight be not in winter, nor on a sabbath; 21for then will be great tribulation, such as has not happened from the beginning of the world until now; no, nor ever shall be. 22And, unless those days should be shortened, no flesh could be saved: but, for the sake of the elect, those days will be shortened. 23Then, if any one shall say to you, 'Behold, here is the Christ!' or 'Here,' believe it not; 24for there will arise false Christs and false prophets; and they will give great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. 25Behold, I have foretold you.

The Return of the Son of Man
(Mark 13:24–27; Luke 21:25–28)

26If, therefore, they say to you, 'Behold, He is in the wilderness;' go not forth; 'Behold, He is in the secret chambers,' believe it not, 27For, as the lightning comes forth from the east, and shines unto the west, so shall be the coming of the Son of Man. 28Wheresoever the carcase is, there the eagles will be gathered together.

29"And, immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give her light, and the stars will fall from the heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken; 30and then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven; and then will all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31And He will send forth His angels, with the sound of a great trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

The Lesson of the Fig Tree
(Mark 13:28–31; Luke 21:29–33)

32"Now from the fig tree learn the parable; When already its branch becomes tender, and the leaves are putting forth, ye know that the summer is near; 33even so ye, when ye see all these things, know that it is near, at the doors. 34Verily I say to you, this generation will not pass away, until all these things come to pass. 35The heaven and the earth will pass away, but My words shall not pass away.

Readiness at Any Hour
(Mark 13:32–37; Luke 12:35–48)

36But concerning that day and hour, no one knows, not even the angels of Heaven, neither the Son, but the Father only. 37For as the days of Noe were, so shall be the coming of the Son of Man. 38For, as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day on which Noe entered into the ark, 39and they knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 40Then two men will be in the field; one is carried off, and one is left behind; 41two women will be grinding at the mill, one is carried off, and one is left behind.

42Watch ye, therefore, because ye know not in what day your Lord is coming. 43But know this, that, had the householder known at what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken through. 44Therefore, be ye also ready; for, in an hour that ye think not, the Son of Man is coming.

45"Who, then, is the faithful and wise servant whom his lord set over his household, to give them their food in season? 46Happy is that servant whom his lord, when he comes, shall find so doing. 47Verily I say to you, that he will appoint him over all his possessions. 48But, if that evil servant shall say in his heart, 'My lord is delaying,' 49and shall begin to beat his fellow-servants, and shall eat and drink with the drunken; 50the lord of that servant will come in a day when he is not expecting him, and in an hour when he knows not, 51and will cut him asunder, and appoint his portion with the hypocrites. There will be the weeping, and the gnashing of teeth!"

Worrell New Testament (1904)

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