1 And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here!
1 As Jesus was leaving the Temple, one of his disciples told him, "Look, Teacher, what large stones and what beautiful buildings!"
2 And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings? there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
2 "Do you see these large buildings?" Jesus responded. "Not one stone here will be left on another that will not be torn down."
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,
3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives facing the Temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew were asking him privately,
3 As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked Him privately,
4 Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?
4 “Tell us, when will these things happen? And what will be the sign when all these things are about to take place?”
4 "Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign when these things will be put into effect?"
4 “Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign when all these things are about to be fulfilled?”
5 And Jesus began to say to them, “See to it that no one misleads you.
5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you:
5 Then Jesus began by telling them: “Watch out that no one deceives you.
5 Jesus began to say to them, "See to it that no one deceives you.
5 Jesus began to say to them, “Be careful and see to it that no one misleads you.
6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
6 Many will come in my name and say, "I AM,' and they will deceive many people.
6 Many will come in My name [misusing My name or claiming to be the Messiah], saying, ‘I am He!’ and will deceive and mislead many.
7 When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be frightened; those things must take place; but that is not yet the end.
7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.
7 But when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, stop being alarmed. These things must take place, but the end hasn't come yet,
7 When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed (frightened, troubled); these things must take place, but the end is not yet.
8 For 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.
8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
8 because nation will rise up in arms against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes and famines in various places. These things are only the beginning of the birth pains."
9 “But (e)be on your guard; for they will (F)deliver you to the (f)courts, and you will be flogged (G)in the synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them.
9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.
9 “But you, be on your guard! They will hand you over to sanhedrins,(b)(U) and you will be flogged(V) in the synagogues.(W) You will stand before governors and kings(X) because of Me,(Y) as a witness(Z) to them.(AA)
9 "As for yourselves, be on your guard! People will hand you over to local councils, and you will be beaten in their synagogues. You will stand before governors and kings to testify to them because of me.
9 “But be on your guard; they will turn you over to courts, and you will be beaten in synagogues, and you will stand [as accused] before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them.
10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations.
10 But first, the gospel must be proclaimed to all nations.
11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.
11 So when they arrest you and hand you over, don’t worry beforehand what you will say. On the contrary, whatever is given to you in that hour—say it. For it isn’t you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.
11 When they take you away and hand you over for trial, don't worry ahead of time about what you will say. Instead, say whatever is given to you at that time, because it won't be you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.
11 When they take you and turn you over [to the court], do not worry beforehand about what to say, but say whatever is given to you [by God] in that hour; for it is not you who speak, but it is the Holy Spirit [who will speak through you].
12 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.
12 Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death.
12 Brother will betray brother to [be put to] death, and a father [will hand over] his child; and children will rise up and take a stand against parents and have them put to death.
13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
13 You will be hated continuously by everyone because of my name. But the person who endures to the end will be saved."
13 You will be hated by everyone because of [your association with] My name, but the one who [patiently perseveres empowered by the Holy Spirit and] endures to the end, he will be saved.
14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:
14 "So when you see the destructive desecration standing where it should not be (let the reader take note), then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains.
15 And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house:
15 The one who's on his housetop must not come down and go into his house to take anything out of it,
15 Whoever is on the housetop must not go down [to enter the house], or go inside to take anything out of his house;
16 and the one who is in the field must not turn back to get his coat.
16 And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment.
16 and the one who's in the field must not turn back to get his coat.
16 whoever is in the field must not turn back to get his coat.
17 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!
17 But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
17 "How terrible it will be for women who are pregnant or who are nursing babies in those days!
17 And woe to those women who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!
19 For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.
19 because those days will be a time of suffering, a kind that has not happened from the beginning of God's creation until now, and certainly will never happen again.
19 for at that time there will be such tribulation as has not occurred, from the beginning of the creation which God made, until now—and never will [be again].
20 And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.
20 If the Lord had not shortened those days, no one would be saved. But for the sake of the elect whom he has chosen, he has shortened those days.
21 And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not:
21 "At that time, if anyone says to you, "Look! Here is the Messiah!', or, "Look! There he is!' don't believe it,
21 Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed)!’ or, ‘Look, He is there!’ do not believe it;
22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
22 because false messiahs and false prophets will appear and produce signs and omens to deceive, if possible, the elect.
22 for false Christs and false prophets will arise, and they will provide signs and wonders in order to deceive, if [such a thing were] possible, even the elect [those God has chosen for Himself].
23 But take heed; behold, I have told you everything in advance.
23 But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.
23 And you must watch! I have told you everything in advance.
23 So be on your guard! I've told you everything before it happens."
23 But be on your guard; I have told you everything in advance.
24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,
24 "But after the suffering of those days, "The sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light,
25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.
25 the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of heaven will be shaken loose.'
26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.
26 Then people will see "the Son of Man coming in clouds' with great power and glory.
27 And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.
27 He'll send out his angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven."
27 And then He will send out the angels, and will gather together His elect [those He has chosen for Himself] from the four winds, from the farthest end of the earth to the farthest end of heaven.
28 “Now 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.
28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:
28 "Now learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branches become tender and it produces leaves, you know that summer is near.
29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
29 In the same way, when you see these things taking place, you will know that the Son of Man is near, right at the door.
29 Even so, you too, when you see these things happening, know [for certain] that He is near, right at the door.
30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.
30 I tell all of you with certainty, this generation will not disappear until all these things take place.
30 I assure you and most solemnly say to you, this generation [the people living when these signs and events begin] will not pass away until all these things take place.
31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.
31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
31 Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear."
32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
32 "No one knows when that day or hour will come not the angels in heaven, not the Son, but only the Father.
32 But of that [exact] day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son [in His humanity], but the Father alone.
33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.
33 Be careful! Watch out! Because you don't know when the time will come.
34 For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.
34 It's like a man who went on a trip. As he left home, he put his servants in charge, each with his own work, and he ordered the doorkeeper to be alert.
34 It is like a man away on a journey, who when he left home put his servants in charge, each with his particular task, and also ordered the doorkeeper to be continually alert.
35 Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:
35 So keep on watching, because you don't know when the master of the house is coming whether in the evening, at three o'clock in the morning, or at dawn.
35 Therefore, be continually on the alert—for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning—
36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.
36 Otherwise, he may come suddenly and find you asleep.
36 [stay alert,] in case he should come suddenly and unexpectedly and find you asleep and unprepared.
37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
37 And what I say to you, I say to everyone: Be alert!”
37 I'm telling you what I'm telling everyone: Be alert!"
37 What I say to you I say to everyone, ‘Be on the alert [stay awake and be continually cautious]!’”
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