13As Jesus was leaving the Temple that day, one of his disciples said, "Teacher, look at these magnificent buildings! Look at the impressive stones in the walls."G2532G846G1607G1537G2411G1520G846G3101G3004G846G1320G2396G4217G3037G2532G4217G3619 2Jesus replied, "Yes, look at these great buildings. But they will be completely demolished. Not one stone will be left on top of another!"G2532G2424G611G2036G846G991G5025G3173G3619G863G3364G863G3037G1909G3037G3739G2647G3364G2647 3Later, Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives across the valley from the Temple. Peter, James, John, and Andrew came to him privately and asked him,G2532G846G2521G1519G3735G1636G2713G2411G4074G2532G2385G2532G2491G2532G406G1905G846G2596G2398 4"Tell us, when will all this happen? What sign will show us that these things are about to be fulfilled?"G2036G2254G4219G5023G2071G2532G5101G4592G3752G3956G5023G3195G4931 5Jesus replied, "Don't let anyone mislead you,G1161G2424G611G846G756G3004G991G3361G5100G4105G5209 6for many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Messiah.' They will deceive many.G1063G4183G2064G1909G3450G3686G3004G3754G1473G1510G2532G4105G4183 7And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don't panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won't follow immediately.G1161G3752G191G4171G2532G189G4171G2360G3361G2360G1063G1163G1096G235G5056G3768 8Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in many parts of the world, as well as famines. But this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.G1063G1484G1453G1909G1484G2532G932G1909G932G2532G2071G4578G2596G5117G2532G2071G3042G2532G5016G5023G746G5604 9"When these things begin to happen, watch out! You will be handed over to the local councils and beaten in the synagogues. You will stand trial before governors and kings because you are my followers. But this will be your opportunity to tell them about me.G1161G5210G991G1438G1063G3860G5209G3860G1519G4892G2532G1519G4864G1194G2532G2476G71G1909G2232G2532G935G1700G1752G1519G3142G846 10For the Good News must first be preached to all nations.G2532G2098G1163G4412G2784G1519G3956G1484 11But when you are arrested and stand trial, don't worry in advance about what to say. Just say what God tells you at that time, for it is not you who will be speaking, but the Holy Spirit.G1161G3752G71G3860G5209G3860G4305G3361G4305G5101G2980G3366G3191G235G3739G1437G1325G5213G1722G1565G5610G5124G2980G1063G2075G3756G5210G2980G235G40G4151 12"A brother will betray his brother to death, a father will betray his own child, and children will rebel against their parents and cause them to be killed.G1161G80G3860G80G1519G2288G2532G3962G5043G2532G5043G1881G1909G1118G2532G2289G846G2289 13And everyone will hate you because you are my followers. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.G2532G2071G3404G5259G3956G1223G3450G1223G3686G1161G5278G1519G5056G3778G4982 14"The day is coming when you will see the sacrilegious object that causes desecration standing where he should not be." (Reader, pay attention!) "Then those in Judea must flee to the hills.G1161G3752G1492G946G2050G4483G5259G1158G4396G2476G2476G3699G1163G3756G314G3539G5119G5343G1722G2449G5343G1519G3735 15A person out on the deck of a roof must not go down into the house to pack.G1161G2597G1909G1430G3361G2597G1519G3614G3366G1525G142G5100G1537G846G3614 16A person out in the field must not return even to get a coat.G2532G1994G5607G1519G68G3361G1519G1994G3694G1994G142G846G2440 17How terrible it will be for pregnant women and for nursing mothers in those days.G1161G3759G2192G1722G1064G2532G2337G1722G1565G2250 18And pray that your flight will not be in winter.G1161G4336G3363G5216G5437G1096G3363G5494 19For there will be greater anguish in those days than at any time since God created the world. And it will never be so great again.G1063G1565G2250G2071G2347G5108G3634G1096G3756G575G746G2937G3739G2316G2936G2193G3568G2532G3364G1096 20In fact, unless the Lord shortens that time of calamity, not a single person will survive. But for the sake of his chosen ones he has shortened those days.G2532G1508G2962G2856G2250G3756G3956G4561G302G4982G235G1223G1588G3739G1586G2856G2250 21"Then if anyone tells you, 'Look, here is the Messiah,' or 'There he is,' don't believe it.G2532G5119G1437G5100G2036G5213G2400G5602G5547G2228G2400G1563G4100G3361 22For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God's chosen ones.G1063G5580G2532G5578G1453G2532G1325G4592G2532G5059G4314G635G1487G1415G2532G1588 23Watch out! I have warned you about this ahead of time!G1161G991G5210G991G2400G4280G5213G3956 24"At that time, after the anguish of those days, the sun will be darkened, the moon will give no light,G235G1722G1565G2250G3326G1565G2347G2246G4654G2532G4582G1325G3756G1325G846G5338 25the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.G2532G792G3772G2071G1601G2532G1411G1722G3772G4531 26Then everyone will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds with great power and glory.G2532G5119G3700G5207G444G2064G1722G3507G3326G4183G1411G2532G1391 27And he will send out his angels to gather his chosen ones from all over the world—from the farthest ends of the earth and heaven.G2532G5119G649G846G32G2532G1996G846G1588G1537G5064G417G575G206G1093G2193G206G3772 28"Now learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branches bud and its leaves begin to sprout, you know that summer is near.G1161G3129G3850G575G4808G3752G846G2798G1096G2235G527G2532G1631G5444G1097G3754G2330G2076G1451 29In the same way, when you see all these things taking place, you can know that his return is very near, right at the door.G3779G5210G2532G3752G1492G5023G1096G1097G3754G2076G1451G1909G2374 30I tell you the truth, this generation will not pass from the scene before all these things take place.G281G3004G5213G3754G3778G1074G3928G3364G3928G3360G3739G3956G5023G1096 31Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear.G3772G2532G1093G3928G1161G3450G3056G3928G3364G3928 32"However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows.G1161G4012G1565G2250G2532G5610G1492G3762G3761G32G3588G1722G3772G3761G5207G1508G3962 33And since you don't know when that time will come, be on guard! Stay alert!G991G69G2532G4336G1063G1492G3756G4219G2540G2076 34"The coming of the Son of Man can be illustrated by the story of a man going on a long trip. When he left home, he gave each of his slaves instructions about the work they were to do, and he told the gatekeeper to watch for his return.G5613G444G590G863G846G3614G2532G1325G1849G846G1401G2532G1538G846G2041G2532G1781G2377G2443G1127 35You, too, must keep watch! For you don't know when the master of the household will return—in the evening, at midnight, before dawn, or at daybreak.G1127G3767G1063G1492G3756G4219G2962G3614G2064G3796G2228G3317G2228G219G2228G4404 36Don't let him find you sleeping when he arrives without warning.G3361G2064G1810G2147G5209G2518 37I say to you what I say to everyone: Watch for him!"G1161G3739G3004G5213G3004G3956G1127
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