Matthew 24

And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said to them, Do you not see all these things? truly I say to you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, Tell us when these things shall be? and what shall be the sign of your coming, and of the end of the age? And Jesus answered them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am the Christ; and shall deceive many. And you shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that you are not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and earthquakes, in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains. Then they shall deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and you shall be hated by all nations for my name's sake. 10 And then shall many fall away, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world as a testimony to all nations; and then the end shall come. 15 Therefore, when you shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place, (whoever reads, let him understand:) 16 Then let those who are in Judaea flee into the mountains: 17 Let him who is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house: 18 Neither let him who is in the field turn back to take his cloak. 19 And woe to those who are with child, and to those who nurse in those days! 20 Pray that your flight may not be in the winter or on the sabbath day: 21 For then there shall be great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And unless those days had been cut short, no flesh would be saved: but for the sake of the elect those days shall be cut short. 23 Then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is the Christ, or there; do not believe it. 24 For false Christs shall arise, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; so as to deceive, if it were possible, even the very elect. 25 Behold, I have told you beforehand. 26 Therefore if they shall say to you, Behold, he is in the desert; do not go forth: behold, he is in the inner rooms; do not believe it. 27 For as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines even to the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 28 For wherever the body is, there will the vultures be gathered together. 29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give its light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30 And then the sign of the Son of man shall appear in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he shall send out his angels with a great call of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other. 32 Now learn this parable from the fig tree; When its branch becomes tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near: 33 So likewise, when you shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. 34 Truly I say to you, This generation shall not pass away, until all these things are fulfilled. 35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. 36 But of that day and hour no man knows, no, not the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but my Father only. 37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38 For as in the days that were before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, 39 And they did not know until the flood came and took them all away; so shall the coming of the Son of man be. 40 Then shall two be in the field; one shall be taken, and the other left. 41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; one shall be taken, and the other left. 42 Therefore watch: for you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43 But know this, that if the owner of the house had known at what time the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. 44 Therefore you must also be ready: for the Son of man will come at an hour you do not expect. 45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season? 46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord shall find so doing when he comes. 47 Truly I say to you, That he shall put him in charge of all his goods. 48 But if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delays his coming; 49 And shall begin to strike his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; 50 The lord of that servant shall come on a day when he does not expect him, and at a hour that he is not aware of, 51 And shall cut him apart, and assign him a place with the hypocrites: where there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
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