Thematic Bible

Mark 13:1 (show verse)

As He was leaving the Temple, one of His disciples exclaimed, "Look, Rabbi, what wonderful stones! what wonderful buildings!"

Mark 13:2 (show verse)

"You see all these great buildings?" Jesus replied; "not one stone will be left here upon another--not thrown down."

Mark 13:3 (show verse)

He was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite to the Temple, when Peter, James, John, and Andrew, apart from the others asked Him,

Mark 13:4 (show verse)

"Tell us, When will these things be? and what will be the sign when all these predictions are on the point of being fulfilled?"

Mark 13:5 (show verse)

So Jesus began to say to them: "Take care that no one misleads you.

Mark 13:6 (show verse)

Many will come assuming my name and saying, 'I am He;' and they will mislead many.

Mark 13:7 (show verse)

But when you hear of wars and rumours of wars, do not be alarmed: come they must, but the End is not yet.

Mark 13:8 (show verse)

For nation will rise in arms against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. These miseries are but like the early pains of childbirth.

Mark 13:9 (show verse)

"You yourselves must be on your guard. They will deliver you up to Sanhedrins; you will be brought into synagogues and cruelly beaten; and you will stand before governors and kings for my sake, to be witnesses to them for me.

Mark 13:10 (show verse)

But the proclamation of the Good News must be carried to all the Gentiles before the End comes.

Mark 13:11 (show verse)

When however they are marching you along under arrest, do not be anxious beforehand about what you are to say, but speak what is given you when the time comes; for it will not be you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.

Mark 13:12 (show verse)

"Brother will betray brother to be killed, and fathers will betray children; and children will rise against their parents and have them put to death.

Mark 13:13 (show verse)

You will be objects of universal hatred because you are called by my name, but those who stand firm to the End will be saved.

Mark 13:14 (show verse)

"As soon, however, as you see the Abomination of Desolation standing where he ought not" --let the reader observe these words--"then let those in Judaea escape to the hills;

Mark 13:15 (show verse)

let him who is on the roof not come down and enter the house to fetch anything out of it;

Mark 13:16 (show verse)

and let not him who is in the field turn back to pick up his outer garment.

Mark 13:17 (show verse)

And alas for the women who at that time are with child or have infants!

Mark 13:18 (show verse)

"But pray that it may not come in the winter.

Mark 13:19 (show verse)

For those will be times of suffering the like of which has never been from the first creation of God's world until now, and assuredly never will be again;

Mark 13:20 (show verse)

and but for the fact that the Lord has cut short those days, no one would escape; but for the sake of His own People whom He has chosen for Himself He has cut short the days.

Mark 13:21 (show verse)

"At that time if any one says to you, 'See, here is the Christ!' or 'See, He is there!' do not believe it.

Mark 13:22 (show verse)

For there will rise up false Christs and false prophets, displaying signs and prodigies with a view to lead astray--if indeed that were possible--even God's own People.

Mark 13:23 (show verse)

But as for yourselves, be on your guard: I have forewarned you of everything.

Mark 13:24 (show verse)

"At that time, however, after that distress, the sun will be darkened and the moon will not shed her light;

Mark 13:25 (show verse)

the stars will be seen falling from the firmament, and the forces which are in the heavens will be disordered and disturbed.

Mark 13:26 (show verse)

And then will they see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory.

Mark 13:27 (show verse)

Then He will send forth the angels and gather together His chosen People from north, south, east and west, from the remotest parts of the earth and the sky.

Mark 13:28 (show verse)

"Learn from the fig-tree the lesson it teaches. As soon as its branch has become soft and it is bursting into leaf, you know that summer is near.

Mark 13:29 (show verse)

So also do you, when you see these things happening, be sure that He is near, at your very door.

Mark 13:30 (show verse)

I tell you in solemn truth that the present generation will certainly not pass away without all these things having first taken place.

Mark 13:31 (show verse)

Earth and sky will pass away, but it is certain that my words will not pass away.

Mark 13:32 (show verse)

"But as to that day or the exact time no one knows--not even the angels in Heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.

Mark 13:33 (show verse)

Take care, be on the alert, and pray; for you do not know when it will happen.

Mark 13:34 (show verse)

It is like a man living abroad who has left his house, and given the management to his servants--to each one his special duty--and has ordered the porter to keep awake.

Mark 13:35 (show verse)

Be wakeful therefore, for you know not when the master of the house is coming--in the evening, at midnight, at cock-crow, or at dawn.

Mark 13:36 (show verse)

Beware lest He should arrive unexpectedly and find you asleep.

Mark 13:37 (show verse)

Moreover, what I say to you I say to all--Be wakeful!"