The Destruction Of The Temple Predicted

1 As Jesus was walking out of the Temple Courts, one of his disciples said to him: "Teacher, look what fine stones and buildings these are!"

1 (A)As He was going out of the temple, one of His disciples *said to Him, “Teacher, behold (a)what wonderful stones and (b)what wonderful buildings!”

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(A) He was going out of the temple complex,(B) one of His disciples said to Him, “Teacher,(C) look! What massive stones! What impressive buildings!”(D)

1 As Jesus was leaving the Temple, one of his disciples told him, "Look, Teacher, what large stones and what beautiful buildings!"

2 "Do you see these great buildings?" asked Jesus. "Not a single stone will be left here upon another, which shall not be thrown down."

2 And Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? (B)Not one stone will be left upon another which will not be torn down.”

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 Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings?(E) Not one stone will be left here on another that will 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."

Signs Of The End Of The Age

3 When Jesus had sat down on the Mount of Olives, facing the Temple, Peter, James, John and Andrew questioned him privately:

3 As He was sitting on (C)the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, (D)Peter and (c)James and John and Andrew were questioning Him privately,

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 While He was sitting on the Mount of Olives(F) across from the temple complex,(G) Peter,(H) James,(I) John,(J) and Andrew(K) 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,

4 "Tell us when this will be, and what will be the sign when all this is drawing to its close."

4 “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the (d)sign when all these things are going to be fulfilled?”

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?"

5 Then Jesus began: "See that no one leads you astray.

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.

6 Many will take my name, and come saying 'I am He', and will lead many astray.

6 Many will come in My name, saying, ‘(E)I am He!’ and will mislead many.

6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

6 Many will come in My name,(L) saying, ‘I am He,’(M) and they will deceive(N) many.

6 Many will come in my name and say, "I AM,' and they will deceive many people.

7 And, when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed; such things must occur; but the end is not yet.

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 When you hear of wars and rumors of wars,(O) don’t be alarmed;(P) these things must take place,(Q) but the end is not 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,

8 For 'nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom'; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. This will be but the beginning of the birth-pangs.

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 For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.(R) There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines.(a) These are the beginning(S) of birth pains.(T)

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."

Persecution Of Disciples Predicted

9 See to yourselves! They will betray you to courts of law; and you will be taken to Synagogues and beaten; and you will be brought up before governors and kings for my sake, that you may bear witness before them.

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.

10 But the Good News must first be proclaimed to every nation.

10 (H)The gospel must first be preached to all the nations.

10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations.

10 And the good news(c)(AB) must first be proclaimed to all nations.

10 But first, the gospel must be proclaimed to all nations.

11 Whenever they betray you and hand you over for trial, do not be anxious beforehand as to what you shall say, but say whatever is given you at the moment; for it will not be you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.

11 (I)When they (g)arrest you and hand you over, do not worry beforehand about what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour; for it is not you who speak, but it is the Holy Spirit.

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.

12 Brother will betray brother to death, and the father his child; and children will turn against their parents, and cause them to be put to death;

12 Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and (h)have them put to death.

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 Then brother will betray(AC) brother to death,(AD) and a father his child. Children will rise up against parents and put them 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.

13 And you will be hated by every one on account of my Name. Yet the man that endures to the end shall be saved.

13 (J)You will be hated by all because of My name, but the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.

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 And you will be hated by everyone because of My name.(AE) But the one who endures to the end will be delivered.(d)(AF)

13 You will be hated continuously by everyone because of my name. But the person who endures to the end will be saved."

The Abomination Of Desolation

14 As soon, however, as you see 'the Foul Desecration' standing where he ought not" (the reader must consider what this means) "then those of you who are in Judea must take refuge in the mountains;

14 “But (K)when you see the (L)abomination of desolation standing where it should not be (let the reader understand), then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains.

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 “When you see the abomination that causes desolation(AG)(e) standing where it should not” (let the reader understand(f)), “then those in Judea(AH) must 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 a man on the house-top must not go down, or go in to get anything out of his house:

15 (M)The one who is on the housetop must not go down, or go in to get anything out of his house;

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 A man on the housetop must not come down or go in to get anything out of his house.(AI)

15 The one who's on his housetop must not come down and go into his house to take anything out of it,

16 Nor must one who is on his farm turn back to get his cloak.

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 a man in the field must not go back to get his clothes.(AJ)

16 and the one who's in the field must not turn back to get his coat.

17 And alas for the women that are with child, and for those that are nursing infants in those days!

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 Woe(AK) to pregnant women and nursing mothers in those days!

17 "How terrible it will be for women who are pregnant or who are nursing babies in those days!

18 Pray, too, that this may not occur in winter.

18 But pray that it may not happen in the winter.

18 And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.

18 Pray(AL) it(g) won’t happen in winter.

18 Pray that it may not be in winter,

19 For those days will be a time of distress, the like of which has not occurred from the beginning of God's creation until now-- and never will again.

19 For those days will be a time of tribulation such as has not occurred (N)since the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and never will.

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 For those will be days of tribulation,(AM) the kind that hasn’t been from the beginning(AN) of the world,(h)(AO) which God created, until now and never will be again!

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.

20 And, had not the Lord put a limit to those days, not a single soul would escape; but, for the sake of God's own chosen People, he did limit them.

20 Unless the Lord had shortened those days, no (i)life would have been saved; but for the sake of the (j)elect, whom He chose, He shortened the days.

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 Unless the Lord(AP) limited those days,(AQ) no one would survive.(i) But He limited those days because of the elect,(AR) whom He chose.(AS)

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 at that time if any one should say to you 'Look, here is the Christ!' 'Look, there he is!', do not believe it;

21 And then if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, here is (k)the Christ’; or, ‘Behold, He is there’; do not believe him;

21 And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not:

21 “Then if anyone tells you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!(AT) Look—there!’ do not believe it!

21 "At that time, if anyone says to you, "Look! Here is the Messiah!', or, "Look! There he is!' don't believe it,

22 For false Christs and false Prophets will arise, and display signs and marvels, to lead astray, were it possible, even God's People.

22 for false Christs and (O)false prophets will arise, and will show (l)(P)signs and (Q)wonders, in order to lead astray, if possible, the elect.

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 For false messiahs(j) and false prophets will rise up and will perform signs and wonders(AU) to lead astray, if possible, the elect.

22 because false messiahs and false prophets will appear and produce signs and omens to deceive, if possible, the elect.

23 But see that you are on your guard! I have told you all this beforehand.

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."

The Arrival Of The Son Of Man

24 In those days, after that time of distress, 'the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give her light,

24 “But in those days, after that tribulation, (R)the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light,

24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,

24 “But in those days, after that tribulation:(AV)The sun will be darkened,and the moon will not shed its light;

24 "But after the suffering of those days, "The sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light,

25 The stars will be falling from the heavens,' and 'the forces that are in the heavens will be convulsed.'

25 (S)and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers that are in (m)the heavens will be shaken.

25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.

25 the stars(AW) will be falling from the sky,and the celestial powers will be shaken.(AX)

25 the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of heaven will be shaken loose.'

26 Then will be seen the 'Son of Man coming in clouds' with great power and glory;

26 Then they will see (T)the Son of Man (U)coming in clouds with great power and glory.

26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.

26 Then they will see the Son of Man(AY) coming(AZ) in clouds(BA) with great power(BB) and glory.(BC)

26 Then people will see "the Son of Man coming in clouds' with great power and glory.

27 And then he will send the angels, and gather his People from the four winds, from one end of the world to the other.

27 And then He will send forth the angels, and (V)will gather together His (n)elect from the four winds, (W)from the farthest end of the earth to the farthest end of heaven.

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 will send out the angels(BD) and gather His elect(BE) from the four winds, from the end of the earth to the end of the sky.(BF)

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."

The Parable Of The Fig Tree

28 Learn the lesson taught by the fig-tree. As soon as its branches are full of sap, and it is bursting into leaf, you know that summer is near.

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 “Learn(BG) this parable(BH) from the fig(BI) tree: As soon as its branch becomes tender and sprouts leaves, you know that summer is near.(BJ)

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 And so may you, as soon as you see these things happening, know that he is at your doors.

29 Even so, you too, when you see these things happening, (o)recognize that (p)He is near, right at the (q)door.

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 happening, know(k) that He(l) is near—at the door!

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.

30 I tell you that even the present generation will not pass away, until all these things have taken place.

30 Truly I say to you, this (r)generation will not pass away until all these things take place.

30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.

30 I assure you:(BK) This generation will certainly not pass away until all these things take place.

30 I tell all of you with certainty, this generation will not disappear until all these things take place.

31 The heavens and the earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

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(BL) will pass away,(BM) but My words will never pass away.(BN)

31 Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear."

The Unknown Day And Hour

32 But about 'That Day,' or 'The Hour,' no one knows--not even the angels in Heaven, nor yet the Son--but only the Father.

32 (X)But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.

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 “Now concerning that day(BO) or hour no one knows—neither the angels(BP) in heaven nor the Son(BQ)—except the Father.(BR)

32 "No one knows when that day or hour will come not the angels in heaven, not the Son, but only the Father.

33 See that you are on the watch; for you do not know when the time will be.

33 “Take heed, (Y)keep on the alert; for you do not know when the appointed time (s)will come.

33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

33 Watch! Be alert!(m) For you don’t know when the time(BS) is coming.(BT)

33 Be careful! Watch out! Because you don't know when the time will come.

34 It is like a man going on a journey, who leaves his home, puts his servants in charge--each having his special duty--and orders the porter to watch.

34 (Z)It is like a man away on a journey, who upon leaving his house and (t)putting his slaves in charge, assigning to each one his task, also commanded the doorkeeper to stay on the alert.

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 is like(BU) a man on a journey, who left his house, gave authority to his slaves,(BV) gave each one his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to be alert.

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.

35 Therefore watch, for you cannot be sure when the Master of the house is coming-- whether in the evening, at midnight, at daybreak, or in the morning--

35 Therefore, (AA)be on the alert—for you do not know when the (u)master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, or (AB)when the rooster crows, or (AC)in the morning—

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 Therefore be alert,(BW) since you don’t know when the master(BX) of the house is coming—whether in the evening or at midnight or at the crowing of the rooster or early 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.

36 Lest he should come suddenly and find you asleep.

36 in case he should come suddenly and find you (AD)asleep.

36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

36 Otherwise, he might come suddenly and find you sleeping.(BY)

36 Otherwise, he may come suddenly and find you asleep.

37 And what I say to you I say to all--Watch!"

37 What I say to you I say to all, ‘(AE)Be on the alert!’”

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!"

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