1 And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury,
2 and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites.
3 And He said, Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than everyone;
4 for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God, but she out of her
poverty put in all the livelihood that she had.
5 And as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and
donations, He said,
6 As for these things which you see; the days will come in which not one stone shall be
left upon another that shall not be thrown down.
7 So they asked Him, saying, Teacher, therefore when will these things be? And what
sign will there be when these things are about to take place?
8 And He said: Take heed that you not be led astray. For many will come in My name,
saying, I AM, and, The time is here. Therefore do not go after them.
9 But when you hear of wars and disturbances, do not be terrified; for these things must
come to pass first, but the end is not immediately.
10 Then He said to them, Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
11 And there will be great earthquakes from place to place, and famines and pestilences;
and there will be fearful sights and great signs from Heaven.
12 But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you,
delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and
rulers on account of My name.
13 But it will turn to you for testimony.
14 Therefore settle it in your hearts not to premeditate a defense;
15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to
contradict or resist.
16 And you will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they
will put some of you to death.
17 And you will be hated by all because of My name.
18 But not a hair of your head shall at all perish.
19 By your steadfastness possess your souls.
20 But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is
21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst
of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her.
22 For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
23 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!
For there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people.
24 And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations.
And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
25 And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth
distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring;
26 men's hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of the things which are
coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
27 And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
28 And when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your
redemption draws near.
29 Then He spoke to them a parable: Look at the fig tree, and all the trees.
30 When they are already budding, you see and know for yourselves that summer is now
31 So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is
32 Truly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take
33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.
34 But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with giddiness,
drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come upon you unexpectedly.
35 For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth.
36 Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these
things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.
37 And in the daytime He was teaching in the temple, but at night He went out and
stayed on the Mount of Olives.
38 And early in the morning all the people came to Him in the temple to hear Him.