ayIsa. 13:10; 24:23; Ezek. 32:7; Joel 2:10, 31; 3:15; Acts 2:20; [Amos 5:20; 8:9; Zeph. 1:15; Rev. 6:12; 8:12]
The Widow’s Offering1 aJesus ▼
▼Greek Helooked up and saw the rich cputting their gifts into dthe offering box, 2and he saw a poor widow put in two esmall copper coins. ▼
▼Greek two lepta; a lepton was a Jewish bronze or copper coin worth about 1/128 of a denarius (which was a day’s wage for a laborer)3And he said, “Truly, I tell you gthis poor widow has put in more than all of them. 4For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her hpoverty put in all ishe had to live on.”
Jesus Foretells Destruction of the Temple5 jAnd while some were speaking of the temple, how it was adorned with noble stones and offerings, he said, 6“As for these things that you see kthe days will come when there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” 7And they asked him, “Teacher lwhen will these things be, and what will be the sign when these things are about to take place?” 8And he said, m“See that you are not led astray. For nmany will come in my name, saying o‘I am he!’ and p‘The time is at hand!’ Do not go after them. 9And when you hear of wars and tumults, do not be qterrified, for these things rmust first take place, but the end will not be at once.”
Jesus Foretells Wars and Persecution10Then he said to them, s“Nation will rise against nation, and tkingdom against kingdom. 11There will be great uearthquakes, and in various places vfamines and pestilences. And there will be wterrors and great xsigns from heaven. 12But before all this ythey will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to zthe synagogues and aaprisons, and you abwill be brought before ackings and adgovernors for my name’s sake. 13 aeThis will be your opportunity to bear witness. 14Settle it therefore in your minds afnot to meditate beforehand how to answer, 15for agI will give you a mouth and ahwisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or aicontradict. 16You will be delivered up ajeven by parents and brothers ▼
▼Or parents and brothers and sistersand relatives and friends, and some of you they will put to death. 17 alYou will be hated by all for my name’s sake. 18But amnot a hair of your head will perish. 19By your anendurance you will gain your lives.
Jesus Foretells Destruction of Jerusalem20“But aowhen you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that apits desolation has come near. 21Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those who are inside the city depart, and let not those who are out in the country enter it, 22for these are aqdays of arvengeance, to fulfill asall that is written. 23 atAlas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days! For there will be great distress upon the earth and auwrath against this people. 24They will fall by the edge of the sword and avbe led captive among all nations, and awJerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles axuntil the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
The Coming of the Son of Man25“And aythere will be signs in sun and moon azand stars, and on the earth badistress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, 26people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For bbthe powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27And then they will see bcthe Son of Man coming in a cloud bdwith power and great glory. 28Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and beraise your heads, because bfyour redemption is drawing near.”
The Lesson of the Fig Tree29And he told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. 30As soon as they come out in leaf, you see bgfor yourselves and know that the summer is already near. 31So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near. 32 bhTruly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all has taken place. 33 biHeaven and earth will pass away, but bjmy words will not pass away.
Watch Yourselves34“But watch yourselves bklest blyour hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and bmcares of this life, and bnthat day come upon you suddenly bolike a trap. 35For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36But bpstay awake at all times bqpraying that you may brhave strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and bsto stand before the Son of Man.” 37And btevery day he was teaching in the temple, but buat night he went out and lodged on bvthe mount called Olivet. 38And early in the morning bwall the people came to him in the temple to hear him.
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