Thematic Bible

Mark 13:1 (show verse)

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!"

Mark 13:2 (show verse)

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

Mark 13:3 (show verse)

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

Mark 13:4 (show verse)

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

Mark 13:5 (show verse)

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

Mark 13:6 (show verse)

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

Mark 13:7 (show verse)

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

Mark 13:8 (show verse)

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.

Mark 13:9 (show verse)

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.

Mark 13:10 (show verse)

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

Mark 13:11 (show verse)

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.

Mark 13:12 (show verse)

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;

Mark 13:13 (show verse)

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

Mark 13:14 (show verse)

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;

Mark 13:15 (show verse)

And a man on the house-top must not go down, or go in to get anything out of his house:

Mark 13:16 (show verse)

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

Mark 13:17 (show verse)

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

Mark 13:18 (show verse)

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

Mark 13:19 (show verse)

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.

Mark 13:20 (show verse)

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.

Mark 13:21 (show verse)

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

Mark 13:22 (show verse)

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

Mark 13:23 (show verse)

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

Mark 13:24 (show verse)

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

Mark 13:25 (show verse)

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

Mark 13:26 (show verse)

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

Mark 13:27 (show verse)

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

Mark 13:28 (show verse)

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.

Mark 13:29 (show verse)

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

Mark 13:30 (show verse)

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

Mark 13:31 (show verse)

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

Mark 13:32 (show verse)

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

Mark 13:33 (show verse)

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

Mark 13:34 (show verse)

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.

Mark 13:35 (show verse)

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--

Mark 13:36 (show verse)

Lest he should come suddenly and find you asleep.

Mark 13:37 (show verse)

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