The Widow’s Gift1 a And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury. 2 And He saw a poor widow putting ▼
▼ Lit therein c two ▼
▼ Gr leptasmall copper coins. 3 And He said, “Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all of them; 4 for they all out of their ▼
▼ Or abundancesurplus put into the ▼
▼ Lit giftsoffering; but she out of her poverty put in all ▼
▼ Lit the living that she hadthat she had h to live on.” 5 i And while some were talking about the temple, that it was adorned with beautiful stones and votive gifts, He said, 6 “As for these things which you are looking at, the days will come in which j there will not be left one stone upon another which will not be torn down.” 7 They questioned Him, saying, “Teacher, when therefore will these things happen? And what will be the ▼
▼ Or attesting miraclesign when these things are about to take place?” 8 And He said, “See to it that you are not misled; for many will come in My name, saying, ‘ l I am He,’ and, ‘The time is near.’ m Do not go after them. 9 “When you hear of wars and disturbances, do not be terrified; for these things must take place first, but the end does not follow immediately.”
Things to Come10 Then He continued by saying to them, “Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, 11 and there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great ▼
▼ Or attesting miraclessigns from heaven. 12 “But before all these things, o they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you, delivering you to the synagogues and prisons, ▼
▼ Lit being broughtbringing you before kings and governors for My name’s sake. 13 q “It will lead to ▼
▼ Lit a testimony for youan opportunity for your testimony. 14 s “So make up your minds not to prepare beforehand to defend yourselves; 15 for t I will give you ▼
▼ Lit a mouthutterance and wisdom which none of your opponents will be able to resist or refute. 16 “But you will be betrayed even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death, 17 and you will be hated by all because of My name. 18 “Yet v not a hair of your head will perish. 19 w “By your endurance you will gain your ▼
▼ Lit soulslives. 20 “But when you see Jerusalem y surrounded by armies, then ▼
▼ Lit knowrecognize that her desolation is near. 21 “Then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains, and those who are in the midst of ▼
▼ Lit herthe city must leave, and ab those who are in the country must not enter ▼
▼ Lit herthe city; 22 because these are ad days of vengeance, so that all things which are written will be fulfilled. 23 “Woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days; for ae there will be great distress upon the ▼
▼ Or earthland and wrath to this people; 24 and they will fall by ag the edge of the sword, and will be led captive into all the nations; and ah Jerusalem will be ai trampled under foot by the Gentiles until aj the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
The Return of Christ25 “There will be ▼
▼ Or attesting miraclessigns in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, 26 men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the ▼
▼ Lit inhabited earthworld; for the powers of ▼
▼ Or heaventhe heavens will be shaken. 27 an “Then they will see ao the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 “But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because ap your redemption is drawing near.” 29 Then He told them a parable: “Behold the fig tree and all the trees; 30 as soon as they put forth leaves, you see it and aq know for yourselves that summer is now near. 31 “So you also, when you see these things happening, ▼
▼ Lit knowrecognize that as the kingdom of God is near. 32 “Truly I say to you, this ▼
▼ Or racegeneration will not pass away until all things take place. 33 au “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away. 34 av “Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap; 35 for it will come upon all those who dwell on the face of all the earth. 36 “But aw keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to ax stand before the Son of Man.” 37 Now ▼
▼ Lit daysduring the day He was az teaching in the temple, but ▼
▼ Lit nights, bb at evening He would go out and spend the night on ▼
▼ Or the hill, bd the mount that is called ▼
▼ Or Olive GroveOlivet. 38 And all the people would get up bf early in the morning to come to Him in the temple to listen to Him.
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