Matthew 24

CHAPTER 24

Signs of the End

1And coming forth, Jesus went from the temple. And [2came forward 1his disciples] to display to him the constructions of the temple. 2 And Jesus said to them, Do you see all these things? Amen I say to you, In no way shall there be left here a stone upon a stone, which in any way shall be resting. 3[3sitting down 1And in 2his] upon the mount of olives, there came forward to him the disciples in private, saying, Tell us when these things will be, and what is the sign of your arrival, and the completion of the age? 4And answering Jesus said to them, Take heed lest any should mislead you! 5For many shall come in my name, saying, I am the Christ. And [2many 1they shall mislead]. 6But you shall be about to hear of wars and reports of wars. Look to it! lest you be alarmed, [3must 1for 2all these things] take place, but not yet is the end. 7[3shall rise up 1For 2nation] against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, and pestilent things, and earthquakes in places. 8And all these things are the beginning of birth-pangs. 9Then they shall deliver you unto affliction, and shall kill you; and you shall be ones being detested by all the nations on account of my name. 10And then [2shall be stumbled 1many], and [2one another 1they shall deliver up], and they shall detest one another. 11And many false prophets shall arise, and they shall mislead many. 12And on account of the multiplying the lawlessness, [4shall be made cold 1the 2love 3of many]. 13But the one remaining unto the end, this one shall be delivered. 14And [5shall be proclaimed 1this 2good news 3of the 4kingdom] in the entire inhabitable world, for a testimony to all the ones among the nations; and then shall come the end.

The Abomination of the Desolation

15Whenever then you should behold the abomination of the desolation, the thing having been spoken through Daniel the prophet, standing in [2place 1a holy]; (the one reading let him comprehend!) 16Then the ones in Judea, let them flee unto the mountains! 17The one upon the roof, let him not go down to lift anything from out of his house. 18And the one in the field, let him not turn back to carry his garments. 19But woe to the ones [2one in 3the womb 1having], and the ones nursing in those days. 20And pray that [2should not take place 1your flight into exile] in winter, nor on the Sabbath. 21For there will be then [2affliction 1great], such as has not taken place from the beginning of the world until the present, nor in any way to be. 22And unless [2were cut short 1those days], not even was [3delivered 1any 2flesh]. But on account of the chosen ones [2shall be cut short 1those days]. 23Then if any should say to you, Behold, here is the Christ, or here; you should not believe. 24For shall arise false christs and false prophets, and they will give [2signs 1great] and miracles, so as to mislead, if possible, even the chosen ones. 25Behold, I described to you beforehand. 26If then they should say to you, Behold, [2in 3the 4wilderness 1he is]; you should not go forth. or, Behold, he is in the inner chambers; you should not believe it. 27For as the lightning comes forth from the east, and shines forth unto the west, so will be also the arrival of the son of man. 28For where ever might be the corpse, there [3will be gathered together 1the 2eagles]. 29And immediately after the affliction of those days, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give its brightness, and the stars shall fall from the heaven, and the forces of the heavens shall be shaken.

The Coming of the Son of Man

30And then shall appear the sign of the son of man in the heaven. And then [6shall beat their chest 1all 2the 3tribes 4of the 5earth]. And they shall see the son of man coming upon the clouds of the heaven with power and [2glory 1great]. 31And he shall send his angels with a trumpet [2sound 1of great]. And they shall assemble his chosen from out of the four winds, from the tips of the heavens unto their tips. 32But from the fig-tree learn the parable! Whenever already its branches become tender, and the leaves spring forth, know that [2is near 1summer]. 33So also you, whenever you behold all these things, know that it is near at the doors. 34Amen I say to you, In no way should [2pass away 1this generation] until whenever all these things should come to pass. 35The heaven and the earth shall pass away, but my words in no way shall pass away. 36But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of the heavens, only my father alone. 37And as the days of Noah, so will be also the arrival of the son of man. 38For as were in the days, the ones before the flood, gnawing and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, as far as of which day Noah entered into the ark, 39and they did not know, until [3came 1the 2flood] and lifted all. So it will be also in the arrival of the son of man. 40Then two will be in the field; the one shall be taken by himself, and the one left. 41Two women grinding at the mill; one shall be taken by herself, and one left. 42Be vigilant then, for you know not what hour your Lord comes!

Be Prepared

43But this know! that if [3knew 1the 2master of the house] what watch the thief comes, he would have been vigilant, and he would not have allowed [2to be dug through 1his house]. 44On account of this you also be prepared! for in which hour you think not, the son of man comes. 45Who then is the trustworthy [3manservant 1and 2practical] whom [2placed 1his master] over his service, to give to them provision in season? 46Blessed is that servant whom [2having come 1his master] shall find doing thus. 47Amen I say to you that, Over all his possessions he shall place him. 48But if [4should say 2evil 3servant 1that] in his heart, [2passes time 1My master] to come; 49and he should begin to beat the fellow-servants, and to eat and drink with the ones being intoxicated; 50[4shall come 1the 2master 3of that servant] in a day in which he does not expect, and in an hour in which he knows not. 51And he shall cut him in pieces, and his portion [2with 3the 4hypocrites 1will be established]. There, there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of the teeth.
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