21While Jesus was in the Temple, he watched the rich people dropping their gifts in the collection box.G1161G308G1492G4145G906G846G1435G1519G1049 2Then a poor widow came by and dropped in two small coins.G1161G1492G2532G5100G3998G5503G906G1563G1417G3016 3"I tell you the truth," Jesus said, "this poor widow has given more than all the rest of them.G2532G2036G230G3004G5213G3754G3778G4434G5503G906G4119G3956 4For they have given a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she has."G1063G537G3778G1537G846G4052G906G1519G1435G2316G1161G3778G846G1537G846G5303G906G537G979G3739G2192 5Some of his disciples began talking about the majestic stonework of the Temple and the memorial decorations on the walls. But Jesus said,G2532G5100G3004G4012G2411G3754G2885G2570G3037G2532G334G2036 6"The time is coming when all these things will be completely demolished. Not one stone will be left on top of another!"G5023G3739G2334G2250G2064G1722G3739G863G3756G863G3037G1909G3037G3739G2647G3756G2647 7"Teacher," they asked, "when will all this happen? What sign will show us that these things are about to take place?"G1161G1905G846G3004G1320G3767G4219G2071G5023G2071G2532G5101G4592G3752G5023G3195G1096 8He replied, "Don't let anyone mislead you, for many will come in my name, claiming, `I am the Messiah,' and saying, `The time has come!' But don't believe them.G1161G2036G991G4105G3361G4105G1063G4183G2064G1909G3450G3686G3004G3754G1473G1510G2532G2540G1448G4198G3361G3767G3694G846 9And when you hear of wars and insurrections, don't panic. Yes, these things must take place first, but the end won't follow immediately."G1161G3752G191G4171G2532G181G4422G3361G4422G1063G5023G1163G4412G1096G235G5056G3756G2112 10Then he added, "Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.G5119G3004G846G1484G1453G1909G1484G2532G932G1909G932 11There will be great earthquakes, and there will be famines and plagues in many lands, and there will be terrifying things and great miraculous signs from heaven.G5037G3173G4578G2071G2596G5117G2532G3042G2532G3061G5037G5400G2532G3173G4592G2071G575G3772 12"But before all this occurs, there will be a time of great persecution. You will be dragged into synagogues and prisons, and you will stand trial before kings and governors because you are my followers.G1161G4253G537G5130G1911G846G5495G1909G5209G2532G1377G3860G1519G4864G2532G5438G71G1909G935G2532G2232G1752G3450G3686G1752 13But this will be your opportunity to tell them about me.G1161G576G5213G1519G3142 14So don't worry in advance about how to answer the charges against you,G5087G3767G1519G5216G2588G3361G4304G626 15for I will give you the right words and such wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to reply or refute you!G1063G1473G1325G5213G4750G2532G4678G3739G3956G5213G480G1410G3756G1410G471G3761G436 16Even those closest to you—your parents, brothers, relatives, and friends—will betray you. They will even kill some of you.G1161G3860G2532G5259G1118G2532G80G2532G4773G2532G5384G2532G1537G5216G2289 17And everyone will hate you because you are my followers.G2532G2071G3404G5259G3956G1223G3450G3686 18But not a hair of your head will perish!G2532G3364G2359G1537G5216G2776G622 19By standing firm, you will win your souls.G1722G5216G5281G2932G5216G5590 20"And when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then you will know that the time of its destruction has arrived.G1161G3752G1492G2419G2944G5259G4760G5119G1097G3754G2050G846G1448 21Then those in Judea must flee to the hills. Those in Jerusalem must get out, and those out in the country should not return to the city.G5119G5343G1722G2449G5343G1519G3735G2532G1633G1722G3319G846G1633G2532G1525G3361G1722G5561G1525G1519G846 22For those will be days of God's vengeance, and the prophetic words of the Scriptures will be fulfilled.G3754G3778G1526G2250G1557G3956G3588G1125G4137 23How terrible it will be for pregnant women and for nursing mothers in those days. For there will be disaster in the land and great anger against this people.G1161G3759G1722G1064G2192G2532G2337G1722G1565G2250G1063G2071G3173G318G1909G1093G2532G3709G1722G5129G2992 24They will be killed by the sword or sent away as captives to all the nations of the world. And Jerusalem will be trampled down by the Gentiles until the period of the Gentiles comes to an end.G2532G4098G4750G3162G2532G163G1519G3956G1484G2532G2419G2071G3961G5259G1484G891G2540G1484G4137 25"And there will be strange signs in the sun, moon, and stars. And here on earth the nations will be in turmoil, perplexed by the roaring seas and strange tides.G2532G2071G4592G1722G2246G2532G4582G2532G798G2532G1909G1093G4928G1484G1722G640G2281G2532G4535G2278 26People will be terrified at what they see coming upon the earth, for the powers in the heavens will be shaken.G444G674G575G5401G2532G4329G1904G3625G1063G1411G3772G4531 27Then everyone will see the Son of Man coming on a cloud with power and great glory.G2532G5119G3700G5207G444G2064G1722G3507G3326G1411G2532G4183G1391 28So when all these things begin to happen, stand and look up, for your salvation is near!"G1161G5130G756G1096G352G2532G1869G5216G2776G1360G5216G629G1448 29Then he gave them this illustration: "Notice the fig tree, or any other tree.G2532G2036G846G3850G1492G4808G2532G3956G1186 30When the leaves come out, you know without being told that summer is near.G3752G2235G4261G991G1097G575G1438G3754G2330G2076G2235G1451 31In the same way, when you see all these things taking place, you can know that the Kingdom of God is near.G3779G2532G5210G3752G1492G5023G1096G1097G3754G932G2316G2076G1451 32I tell you the truth, this generation will not pass from the scene until all these things have taken place.G281G3004G5213G3754G3778G1074G3928G3364G3928G302G2193G3956G1096 33Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear.G3772G2532G1093G3928G1161G3450G3056G3928G3364G3928 34"Watch out! Don't let your hearts be dulled by carousing and drunkenness, and by the worries of this life. Don't let that day catch you unaware,G1161G4337G1438G3379G5216G2588G925G1722G2897G2532G3178G2532G3308G982G2532G1565G2250G2186G1909G5209G160 35like a trap. For that day will come upon everyone living on the earth.G1063G5613G3803G1904G1909G3956G2521G1909G4383G3956G1093 36Keep alert at all times. And pray that you might be strong enough to escape these coming horrors and stand before the Son of Man."G69G3767G1189G1722G3956G2540G2443G2661G1628G3956G5023G3195G1096G2532G2476G1715G5207G444 37Every day Jesus went to the Temple to teach, and each evening he returned to spend the night on the Mount of Olives.G1161G2250G2258G1321G1722G2411G1161G3571G1831G835G1519G3735G2564G1636 38The crowds gathered at the Temple early each morning to hear him.G2532G3956G2992G3719G4314G846G1722G2411G191G846
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