1 And as He went out of the temple, one of His disciples said to Him, Master, see! What stones and what buildings!
2 And answering Jesus said to him, Do you see these great buildings? There shall not be one stone left on another that shall not be thrown down.
3 And as He sat on the Mount of Olives, across from the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked Him privately, 4 Tell us, When shall all these things be? And what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?
5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Beware that no one deceive you. 6 For many shall come in My name, saying, I AM, and shall deceive many. 7 And when you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be troubled. For it must happen, but the end shall not be yet. 8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there shall be earthquakes in different places, and there shall be famines and troubles. These things are the beginnings of sorrows.
9 But take heed to yourselves. For they shall deliver you up to sanhedrins, and in the synagogues you shall be beaten. And you shall be brought before rulers and kings for My sake, for a testimony against them. 10 And the gospel must first be proclaimed to all nations. 11 But whenever they lead you away and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what you should speak or think. But speak whatever shall be given to you in that hour. For it is not you who speaks, but the Holy Spirit. 12 And a brother will betray a brother to death, and a father his son. And children will rise up against their parents and will cause them to be put to death. 13 And you will be hated by all for My name's sake, but he enduring to the end, that one will be kept safe.
14 But when you see the abomination of desolation, that spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not (let him who reads understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 15 And let him who is on the housetop not go down into the house, nor enter to take anything out of his house. 16 And let him who is in the field not turn back again in order to take up his garment. 17 But woe to those with babe in womb, and to those who give suck in those days! 18 And pray that your flight is not in the winter. 19 For in those days shall be affliction, such as has not been from the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and never shall be. 20 And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved. But for the elect's sake, whom He has chosen, He has shortened the days.
21 And then if anyone shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ! Or, lo, there! Do not believe him. 22 For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will give miraculous signs and wonders in order to seduce, if possible, even the elect. 23 But take heed; behold, I have told you all things beforehand.
24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, 25 and the stars of Heaven shall fall, and the powers in the heavens shall be shaken.
26 And then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. 27 And then He shall send His angels and shall gather His elect from the four winds, from the end of the earth to the end of heaven.
28 And learn the parable of the fig-tree: when her branch is still tender and puts out leaves, you know that summer is near. 29 So you also, when you see these things happening, you know that it is near, at the doors. 30 Truly I say to you that this generation shall not pass away until all these things occur. 31 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My Words shall not pass away.
32 But of that day and hour no one knows, no, not the angels in Heaven, nor the Son, but the Father. 33 Take heed, watch and pray, for you do not know when the time is. 34 As a man going away, leaving his house, and giving authority to his servants, and each man's work to him, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch. 35 Then you watch, for you do not know when the lord of the house is coming, at evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrowing, or early; 36 lest he come suddenly and find you sleeping. 37 And what I say to you, I say to all. Watch.