Now we ask you, brothers, on behalf of the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to him, for ye not to be quickly shaken from your mind, nor to be alarmed, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by a letter as by us, as that the day of the Christ has come. Let not any man deceive you in any way, because if not, the defection may come first, and he may be revealed--the man of sin, the son of destruction, read more.
who opposes and exalts himself against all that is called God or an object of worship, so as for him to sit in the temple of God, as God, displaying himself that he is God. Do ye not remember that when I was yet with you I told you these things? And now ye know that which restrains, for him to be revealed in his own time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already working, only he who restrains it until now will develop from the midst. And then the lawless will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the spirit of his mouth, and will neutralize at the appearance of his coming. Whose coming is according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and marvels of deceit, and in all deception of unrighteousness in those who are perishing, in return for which, they did not accept the love of the truth in order for them to be saved. And because of this God will send them the force of a delusion, for them to believe a lie, so that they might be condemned--all those who did not believe the truth, but who delighted in unrighteousness.
And when Jesus departed he was going from the temple. And his disciples came near to exhibit to him the buildings of the temple. But Jesus said to them, Do ye not see all these things? Truly I say to you, there will be left here, no, not a stone upon a stone, that will not be thrown down. And as he sat on the mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, Tell us, when will these things be? And what is the sign of thy coming, and of the termination of the age? read more.
And having answered, Jesus said to them, See that not any man may lead you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, I am the Christ, and will lead many astray. And ye are going to hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that ye not be alarmed, for all the things must happen, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and plagues and earthquakes in places. But all these things are the beginning of travail. Then they will deliver you up for tribulation, and will kill you, and ye will be hated by all the nations because of my name. And then many will be caused to stumble, and they will betray each other and will hate each other. And many FALSE prophets will arise, and will lead many astray. And because of the increased lawlessness, the love of the many will become cold. But he who endures to the end, this man will be saved. And this good-news of the kingdom will be proclaimed in the whole world for a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come. When therefore ye see the abomination of desolation that was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let him who reads understand), then let those in Judea flee to the mountains. Let the man on the housetop not go down to take things from his house. And let the man in the field not return back to take his clothes. And woe to those who have in the womb and to those who suckle in those days. And pray ye that your flight may not happen in winter, nor on a Sabbath, for then there will be great tribulation, such as not has happened from the beginning of the world until now, nor, no, it will not happen. And if those days were not shortened, no flesh would be saved. But because of the chosen those days will be shortened. Then if any man should say to you, Lo, here is the Christ, or, Here, believe ye not. 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 chosen. Behold, I have foretold it to you. If therefore they should say to you, Behold, he is in the wilderness, do not go forth. Behold, he is in the inner chambers, do not believe. For as the lightning comes out from the east, and shines as far as the west, so also will be the coming of the Son of man. For wherever the carcass may be, there the vultures will be gathered together. But straightaway after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light. And the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then the sign of the Son of man will appear in the sky. And then all the tribes of the earth will beat the breast, and they will see the Son of man coming in the clouds of the sky with power and much glory. And he will send forth his agents with a great trumpet sound, and they will gather together his chosen from the four winds, from the boundaries of the heavens--as far as their boundaries. Now learn a parable from the fig tree. When its branch now becomes tender, and sprouts leaves, ye know that the summer is near. So ye also, when ye see all these things, know that it is near, at the doors. Truly I say to you, this generation will, no, not pass away, until all these things happen. The sky and the earth will pass away, but my words may, no, not pass away. But about that day and hour no man knows, not even the agents of the heavens, except my Father only. And as the days of Noah, so also will be the coming of the Son of man. For as in the days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage until that day Noah entered into the ark. And they knew not until the flood came, and took them all away. So also will be the coming of the Son of man. Then two men will be in the field, one is taken, and one is left. Two women grinding at the mill, one is taken, and one is left. Watch therefore, because ye know not at what hour your Lord comes. But know this, that if the house-ruler had known in what watch the thief was coming, he would have watched, and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. Because of this ye also be ready, because in that hour ye think not the Son of man comes.
And as he went forth out of the temple, one of his disciples says to him, Teacher, see what kind of stones and what kind of buildings. And Jesus having answered, he said to him, See thou these great buildings? There will be left, no, not a stone upon a stone, that will, no, not be brought down. And as he sat upon the mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew questioned him privately, read more.
Tell us, when will these things be? And what is the sign when all these things are going to be fulfilled? And having answered them, Jesus began to say to them, Watch that not any man lead you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, I am, and they will lead many astray. And when ye may hear of wars and rumors of wars, be not alarmed, for it must happen, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and troubles. These things are the beginnings of travails. But watch ye yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils, and ye will be beaten in synagogues. And ye will be stood before rulers and kings because of me, for a testimony to them. And the good-news must first be preached to all the nations. But when they lead you, delivering you up, be not anxious before what ye might speak, nor meditate. But whatever may be given you in that hour, speak ye this, for ye are not who speak, but the Holy Spirit. And brother will betray brother to death, and a father a child. And children will rise up against parents, and will condemn them to death. And ye will be hated by all men because of my name, but he who endures to the end, this man will be saved. But when ye see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not (let him who reads understand), then let those in Judea flee to the mountains, and let the man on the housetop not go down into the house, nor enter in to take anything out of his house, and let the man who is in the field not turn back for the things behind, to take his cloak. But woe to those who have in the womb, and to those who suckle in those days. And pray ye that your flight may not be in winter. For those days will be tribulation, such as has not happened from the beginning of the creation that God created until now, and no, will not happen. And unless the Lord cut short the days, no flesh would have been saved, but because of the chosen, whom he chose, he cut short the days. And then if any man should say to you, Lo, here is the Christ, or, Lo, there, do not believe. For FALSE Christs and FALSE prophets will arise, and will give signs and wonders, in order to lead astray, if possible, even the chosen. But watch ye. Behold, I have foretold all to you. But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars of the sky will be falling, and the powers that are in the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of man coming in clouds with much power and glory. And then he will send forth his heavenly agents, and will gather together his chosen from the four winds, from the outermost part of the earth as far as the outermost part of heaven. But learn a parable from the fig tree. When its branch now become tender, and sprouts the leaves, ye know that summer is near. So ye also, when ye may see these things happening, know ye that it is near, at the doors. Truly I say to you, that this generation will, no, not pass away, until all these things happen.
And as some spoke about the temple, that it was adorned with fine stones and gifts, he said, These things that ye see, the days will come during which there will not be left a stone upon a stone that will not be thrown down. And they questioned him, saying, Teacher, when therefore will these things be? And what is the sign when these things are going to happen? read more.
And he said, Watch that ye may not be led astray, for many will come in my name, saying, I am, and, The time has come near. Go ye not therefore after them. And when ye may hear of wars and tumults, do not be alarmed, for these things must first happen, but the end is not straightaway. Then he said to them, Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And great earthquakes will be in various places, and famines and plagues. And there will be fearful sights and great signs from the sky. But before all these things, they will throw their hands on you, and will persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake. But it will go out from you for testimony. Settle therefore in your hearts not to premeditate to make defense. For I will give you a mouth and wisdom that all those who oppose you will not be able to contradict or to resist. And ye will be betrayed even by parents, and kinsmen, and friends, and brothers. And some of you they will condemn to death. And ye will be hated by all men because of my name. And, no, not a hair of your head will perish. In your perseverance ye gain your souls. But when ye see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that the desolation of it has come near. Then let those in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those in the midst of it depart out, and let not those in the countrysides enter into it. Because these are days of vengeance to fulfill all things that are written. But woe to those who have in the womb, and to those who suckle in those days. For there will be great distress upon the land, and wrath to this people. And they will fall by the jaw of the sword, and will be led away captive into all the nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled down by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, roaring of sea and of tossing, fainting of men from fear, and of anticipation of the things coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and much glory. And when these things begin to happen, stand upright, and lift up your heads, because your redemption approaches. And he spoke a parable to them. Behold the fig tree, and all the trees. When they are now sprouting, ye know seeing for yourselves that summer is now near. Even so ye, when ye see these things happening, know ye that the kingdom of God is near. Truly I say to you, that this generation will, no, not pass away until all things happen. The sky and the earth will pass away, but my words may, no, not pass away. But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down in debauchery and drunkenness and mundane cares, and that day come upon you sudden. For it will come like a trap upon all those who sit upon the face of all the earth. Watch ye therefore, making supplication at all times, so that ye may be considered worthy to escape all these things going to happen, and to stand before the Son of man.