1 AND Jesus went out and departed from the temple; and his disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the temple. 2 And he answered and said to them, Do you not see all these things? I tell you truly, there shall not be left here stone upon stone that shall not be thrown down.
3 And as he sat on the Mount of Olives the disciples came to him privately, saying, Tell us when these things shall be; and what shall be the sign of your coming, and of the consummation of the world?
4 And Jesus answered and said to them, See that no man deceives you; 5 for many shall come in my name, saying, I am the Christ, and shall deceive many. 6 And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you be not terrified, for all things must be accomplished; but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in different places; 8 but all these things are the beginning of sorrows.
9 Then they shall deliver you to affliction, and kill you, and you shall be hated by all nations on my account; 10 and then many shall be offended, and shall betray one another, and hate one another; 11 and many false prophets shall be raised up and deceive many, 12 and because wickedness shall abound the love of the many shall become cold: 13 but he that endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this good news of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world, for a testimony to all nations; and then shall the end come.
15 When, therefore, you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in a holy place??et him that reads understand,??16 then let those in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let not him that is on his house come down to take the things from his house; 18 and let not him that is in the field return back to take his clothes; 19 and woe to those with child and giving nurse in those days! 20 But pray that your flight may not be in the winter, nor on the Sabbath; 21 for at that time there shall be great affliction, such as has not been from the beginning of the world even till now, nor ever shall be. 22 And unless those days were shortened no flesh would be saved: but on account of the elect those days shall be shortened.
23 Then if one says to you, Behold, here is the Christ, or there! believe it not. 24 For false Christs and false prophets shall be raised up, and shall show great signs and wonders, so as to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 Behold, I have told you before. 26 If, therefore, they say to you, Behold he is in the wilderness, go not forth; Behold he is in private rooms, believe it not. 27 For as the lightning comes forth from the East, and shines even to the West, so shall the coming of the Son of man be. 28 Wherever the dead body is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
29 And immediately after the affliction of those days the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven; and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn; and they shall see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. 31 And he shall send his angels with a loud sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather his elect from the four winds, from the one end of heaven to the other.
32 But learn the parable of the fig tree. When its branch is now green, and puts forth leaves, you know that the summer is nigh. 33 So also when you see all these things, know that [the Son of man] is nigh, at the doors. 34 I tell you truly, that this generation shall not pass away till all these things shall be accomplished. 35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
36 But of that day and hour no man knows, nor the angels of heaven; but my Father only. 37 And as the days of Noah, so shall the coming of the Son of man be. 38 For as in the days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, till the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and knew not till the flood came and took them all away, so shall the coming of the Son of man be. 40 Then two shall be in the field; one is taken and the other left. 41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; one is taken and the other left. 42 Watch, therefore, for you know not on what day your Lord comes, 43 But know this, that if the householder had known in what watch the thief comes, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken into. 44 Therefore be you also ready, for in such an hour as you think not the Son of man comes.
45 Who then is the faithful and wise servant whom the Lord has placed over his family to give them food in due season? 46 Blessed is that servant whom his Lord, when he comes, shall find so doing. 47 I tell you truly, that he will place him over all his estates. 48 But if that evil servant says in his heart, My Lord delays his coming, 49 and begins to beat his fellow-servants, and eats and drinks with drunkards, 50 the Lord of that servant will come on a day when he looks not for him, and at an hour that he knows not of, 51 and will punish him with the utmost severity, and appoint his portion with hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of the teeth.