Mark 13

Things to Come

1 a  As He was going out of the temple, one of His disciples said to Him, “Teacher, behold
Lit how great
what wonderful stones and
Lit how great
what wonderful buildings!”
2And Jesus said to him, Do you see these great buildings? d  Not one stone will be left upon another which will not be torn down.”

3As He was sitting on e  the Mount of Olives opposite the temple f  Peter and
Or Jacob
James and John and Andrew were questioning Him privately,
4Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the
Or attesting miracle
sign when all these things are going to be fulfilled?”
5And Jesus began to say to them, See to it that no one misleads you. 6Many will come in My name, saying, ‘ i  I am He!’ and will mislead many. 7When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be frightened; those things must take place; but that is not yet the end. 8For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will also be famines. These things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.

9“But
Lit look to yourselves
be on your guard; for they will k  deliver you to the
Or Sanhedrin or Council
courts, and you will be flogged m  in the synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them.
10 n  The gospel must first be preached to all the nations. 11 o  When they
Lit lead
arrest you and hand you over, do not worry beforehand about what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour; for it is not you who speak, but it is the Holy Spirit.
12Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and
Lit put them to death
have them put to death.
13 r  You will be hated by all because of My name, but the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.

14“But s  when you see the t  abomination of desolation standing where it should not be (let the reader understand), then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains. 15 u  The one who is on the housetop must not go down, or go in to get anything out of his house; 16and the one who is in the field must not turn back to get his coat. 17But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 18But pray that it may not happen in the winter. 19For those days will be a time of tribulation such as has not occurred v  since the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and never will. 20Unless the Lord had shortened those days, no
Lit flesh
life would have been saved; but for the sake of the
Or chosen ones
elect, whom He chose, He shortened the days.
21And then if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, here is
I.e. the Messiah
the Christ’; or, ‘Behold, He is there’; do not believe him;
22for false Christs and z  false prophets will arise, and will show
Or attesting miracles
,
ab  signs and ac  wonders, in order to lead astray, if possible, the elect.
23But take heed; behold, I have told you everything in advance.

The Return of Christ

24But in those days, after that tribulation, ad  the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light, 25 ae  and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers that are in
Or heaven
the heavens will be shaken.
26Then they will see ag  the Son of Man ah  coming in clouds with great power and glory. 27And then He will send forth the angels, and ai  will gather together His
Or chosen ones
elect from the four winds, ak  from the farthest end of the earth to the farthest end of heaven.

28Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. 29Even so, you too, when you see these things happening,
Or know
recognize that
Or it
He is near, right at the
Lit doors
door.
30Truly I say to you, this
Or race
generation will not pass away until all these things take place.
31Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away. 32 ap  But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.

33Take heed, aq  keep on the alert; for you do not know when the appointed time
Lit is
will come.
34 as  It is like a man away on a journey, who upon leaving his house and
Lit giving the authority to
putting his slaves in charge, assigning to each one his task, also commanded the doorkeeper to stay on the alert.
35Therefore, au  be on the alertfor you do not know when the
Lit lord
master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, or aw  when the rooster crows, or ax  in the morning
36in case he should come suddenly and find you ay  asleep. 37What I say to you I say to all, ‘ az  Be on the alert!’”
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