THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
Jesus foretells the destruction of the temple and of Jerusalem—He tells of the signs to precede his Second Coming, and gives the parable of the fig tree.
he looked up, and saw the arich
men casting their gifts into the treasury.
And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two amites
And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:
For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.
¶ And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said,
these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one astone
upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what asign will there be
when these things shall come to pass?
And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.
Then said he unto them, aNation
shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and apestilences
; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and apersecute you,
up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake.
And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
therefore in your hearts, not to ameditate
before what ye shall banswer
For I will give you a mouth and awisdom
, which all your adversaries shall not be able to bgainsay
And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
And ye shall be hated of all men
for my name’s asake
But there shall not an ahair
of your head perish.
Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the acountries
For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
there shall be signs in the sun, and in the bmoon
, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
Men’s hearts afailing
them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be bshaken
And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a acloud
with power and great glory.
And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your aredemption
And he spake to them a parable; Behold the afig
tree, and all the trees;
When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.
So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
Verily I say unto you, This generation ashall
not pass away, till all be fulfilled.
Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
¶ And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with asurfeiting
, and drunkenness, and bcares
of this life, and so
come upon you dunawares
For as a asnare
shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
ye therefore, and bpray
ye may be accounted dworthy
to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of eman
And in the day time he was ateaching
in the temple; and at night he went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount
And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, for to hear him.