1 And Jesus, going out, was departing from the temple; and His disciples came near to show Him the buildings of the temple. 2 But, He, answering, said to them, "See ye not all these things? verily I say to you, there shall in no wise be left here a stone upon a stone, that shall not be thrown down."
3 And, while He was sitting on the mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us when shall these things be, and what is the sign of Thy coming and of the end of the age."
4 And Jesus, answering, said to them, "Take heed that no one lead you astray; 5 for many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will lead many astray. 6 And ye will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that ye be not troubled, for these things must come to pass; but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 But all these are a beginning of travail.
9 Then will they deliver you up to tribulation, and will slay you; and ye will be hated by all the nations for My name's sake. 10 And then will many be caused to stumble, and will deliver up one another, and hate one another; 11 and many false prophets will arise, and will lead many astray; 12 and, because lawlessness abounds, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he that endures to the end, the same shall be saved. 14 And this Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the inhabited earth for a testimony to all the nations, and then shall the end come.
15 "When, therefore, ye see the abomination of the desolation which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place, (let him that reads understand), 16 then let those in Judaea flee into the mountains; 17 let him who is on the house-top not go down to take away the things out of his house; 18 and let him who is in the field not turn back to take his garment. 19 But woe to the women with child, and to those giving suck, in those days! 20 And pray, that your flight be not in winter, nor on a sabbath; 21 for then will be great tribulation, such as has not happened from the beginning of the world until now; no, nor ever shall be. 22 And, unless those days should be shortened, no flesh could be saved: but, for the sake of the elect, those days will be shortened.
23 Then, if any one shall say to you, 'Behold, here is the Christ!' or 'Here,' believe it not; 24 for there will arise false Christs and false prophets; and they will give great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. 25 Behold, I have foretold you. 26 If, therefore, they say to you, 'Behold, He is in the wilderness;' go not forth; 'Behold, He is in the secret chambers,' believe it not, 27 For, as the lightning comes forth from the east, and shines unto the west, so shall be the coming of the Son of Man. 28 Wheresoever the carcase is, there the eagles will be gathered together.
29 "And, immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give her light, and the stars will fall from the heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken;
30 and then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven; and then will 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 will send forth His angels, with the sound of a great trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
32 "Now from the fig tree learn the parable; When already its branch becomes tender, and the leaves are putting forth, ye know that the summer is near; 33 even so ye, when ye see all these things, know that it is near, at the doors. 34 Verily I say to you, this generation will not pass away, until all these things come to pass. 35 The heaven and the earth will pass away, but My words shall not pass away.
36 But concerning that day and hour, no one knows, not even the angels of Heaven, neither the Son, but the Father only. 37 For as the days of Noe were, so shall be the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For, as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day on which Noe entered into the ark, 39 and they knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Then two men will be in the field; one is carried off, and one is left behind; 41 two women will be grinding at the mill, one is carried off, and one is left behind. 42 Watch ye, therefore, because ye know not in what day your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that, had the householder known at what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken through. 44 Therefore, be ye also ready; for, in an hour that ye think not, the Son of Man is coming.
45 "Who, then, is the faithful and wise servant whom his lord set over his household, to give them their food in season? 46 Happy is that servant whom his lord, when he comes, shall find so doing. 47 Verily I say to you, that he will appoint him over all his possessions. 48 But, if that evil servant shall say in his heart, 'My lord is delaying,' 49 and shall begin to beat his fellow-servants, and shall eat and drink with the drunken; 50 the lord of that servant will come in a day when he is not expecting him, and in an hour when he knows not, 51 and will cut him asunder, and appoint his portion with the hypocrites. There will be the weeping, and the gnashing of teeth!"