1 And looking up he saw the rich casting their gifts into the treasury. 2 And he saw also a certain poor widow cast in there two lepta [4 mills]. 3 And he said, I tell you truly, that this poor widow has cast in more than all; 4 for all these have cast among the gifts from their abundance; but she from her want has cast in all the living she had.
5 AND some speaking of the temple, that it was adorned with beautiful stones and votive offerings, he said, 6 As to these things which you see, the days will come in which stone shall not be left upon stone that shall not be thrown down.
7 And they asked him, saying, Teacher, when then shall these things be? and what sign [shall there be], when these things are about to occur?
8 And he said, See that you be not deceived; for many shall come in my name, saying, I am [Christ], and the time is at hand; go not after them. 9 And when you hear of wars and insurrections, be not terrified, for these things must be first; but the end is not immediately.
10 Then said he to them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; 11 and in places there shall be great earthquakes, and famines, and pestilences; and there shall also be fearful sights and great signs from heaven. 12 But before all these things they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, committing you to synagogues and prisons, to be brought before kings and governors on my account; 13 and it shall result to you for a testimony. 14 Settle it in your minds, therefore, not to premeditate what defense you shall make, 15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your enemies shall not be able to resist or dispute. 16 And you shall be delivered up by parents, and brothers, and relatives, and friends; and they shall kill some of you; 17 and you shall be hated by all on my account; 18 and a hair of your heads shall by no means perish; 19 by your patience you shall save your souls.
20 But when you see Jerusalem surrounded with encampments, then know that its desolation is at hand. 21 Then let those in Judea flee to the mountains; and those in the midst of it depart out of it; and let those in country places not enter into it. 22 For these are days of judgment, that all things which are written may be fully accomplished. 23 But woe to those with child, and having children at the breast in those days; for there shall be great distress on the earth, and wrath against this people. 24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and be carried away captive to all nations, and Jerusalem shall be trodden down by gentiles, till the times of gentiles are fully accomplished.
25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and moon, and stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity [at] the roaring of the sea and waves, 26 men dying with fear and an expectation of evils to come on the world; for the hosts of the heavens shall be shaken. 27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 When these things begin to occur, arise and lift up your heads, for your redemption is near.
29 And he spoke to them a parable; See the fig tree and all the trees; 30 when they now put forth, observing you know of yourselves that summer already is nigh; 31 so, also, when you see all these things occur, know that the kingdom of God is nigh. 32 I tell you truly, that this generation shall by no means pass away till all these things are accomplished. 33 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
34 Take heed to yourselves, that your hearts be not oppressed with revelling and drunkenness, and worldly cares, and that day come upon you suddenly; 35 for it shall come like a snare on all who live on the face of the whole earth. 36 But watch continually, praying that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things which are about to occur, and to stand before the Son of man.