1 AND as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, Teacher, see what stones, and what buildings!
2 And Jesus said to him, Do you see these great buildings? There shall not be left a stone upon a stone, which shall not be thrown down.
3 And as he sat on the mount of Olives, opposite to 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 are about to be accomplished?
5 And Jesus said to them, See that no man deceives you; 6 for many shall come in my name, saying, I am [the Christ], and shall deceive many. 7 And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, be not afraid, for these things must be; but the end is not 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. These are the beginnings of sorrows.
9 But take heed to yourselves; they shall deliver you up to Sanhedrims, and you shall be beaten in synagogues, and shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them. 10 And the good news must first be preached to all nations. 11 And when they deliver you to afflictions, be not anxious beforehand what you shall say; but whatever is given you in that hour, this speak; for it is not you that speak, but the Holy Spirit. 12 And brother shall deliver brother to death, and father, son; and children shall rise up against their parents and kill them; 13 and you shall be hated by all on my account; but he that endures to the end shall be saved.
14 And when you see the abomination of desolation standing where it ought not, let him that reads understand, then let those in Judea flee to the mountains; 15 and let not him that is on the house go down into the house, nor enter to take any thing out of his house; 16 and let not him that is in the field turn back to take his garment. 17 And woe to those with child, and those giving nurse in those days! 18 But pray that it may not be in the winter, 19 for those days shall be an affliction, such as has not been from the beginning of the creation that God created till now, and shall not be. 20 And unless the Lord had shortened those days no flesh would be saved; but for the elects' sake, whom he has chosen, he has shortened the days.
21 And then if any one says to you, Behold the Christ is here! Behold there! believe it not. 22 For false prophets shall arise, and perform miracles and wonders, to deceive, if possible, the elect. 23 But beware; I have foretold you all things.
24 But in those days, after that affliction, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, 25 and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers in the heavens shall be shaken.
26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in clouds, with great power and glory. 27 And then shall he send his angels and gather together the elect, from the four winds, from the end of the earth to the end of heaven.
28 But learn the parable of the fig tree. When its branch is now tender and it puts forth leaves, it is known that the summer is nigh; 29 so also when you see all these things occur, know that [the Son of man] is nigh, at the doors. 30 I tell you truly, that this generation shall not pass away till all these things are accomplished. 31 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
32 But of that day, and hour, knows no man, not an angel in heaven, nor the Son; but the Father. 33 Observe, watch, for you know not when the time is. 34 As a man leaving his house to go abroad, and giving authority to his servants, and to each one his work, commanded the porter to watch, 35 watch, therefore, for you know not when the master of the house comes; at evening, at midnight, at the cock crowing, or in the morning; 36 lest, coming suddenly, he should find you sleeping. 37 And what I say to you, I say to all, Watch.