Matthew 24

ABU(i) 1 AND Jesus went out, and departed from the temple; and his disciples came to him, to show him the buildings of the temple. 2 And he answering said to them: See ye not all these things? Verily I say to you, there shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. 3 And as he sat on the mount of the Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying: Tell us, when will these things be, and what is the sign of thy coming and of the end of the world? 4 And Jesus answering said to them: Take heed, lest any one lead you astray. 5 For many will come in my name, saying: I am the Christ; and will lead astray many. 6 And ye will hear of wars, and rumors of wars. Take heed, be not troubled; for all must come to pass; but not yet is the end! 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there will be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 But all these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 Then will they deliver you up unto affliction, and will kill you; and ye will be hated by all nations for my name's sake. 10 And then will many be offended, and will deliver up one another, and will hate one another. 11 And many false prophets will arise, and will lead many astray. 12 And because iniquity abounds, the love of the many will become cold. 13 But he that has endured to the end, the same shall be saved. 14 And this good news of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world, for a testimony to all nations; and then shall come the end. 15 When therefore ye see the abomination of desolation, spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let him that reads mark!) 16 then let those in Judaea flee to the mountains; he that is upon the house, 17 let him not come down to take the things out of his house; 18 and he that is in the field, let him not turn back to take his garments. 19 But woe to those who are with child, and to those who give suck in those days! 20 And pray that your flight be not in winter, nor on a sabbath. 21 For then will be great affliction, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no nor shall be. 22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the sake of the chosen, those days shall be shortened. 23 Then if any one say to you: Lo, here is the Christ, or, Here, believe it not. 24 For there will arise false Christs, and false prophets, and will show great signs and wonders; so as, if possible, to lead even the chosen astray. 25 Behold, I have told you before. 26 If therefore they say to you: Behold, he is in the desert, go not forth; Behold, he is in the secret chambers, believe it not. 27 For as the lightning comes forth from the east, and shines even unto the west, so shall be the coming of the Son of man. 28 For wherever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together. 29 And immediately, after the affliction of those days, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven shall be shaken. 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven; and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and shall see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. 31 And he will send forth his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his chosen from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. 32 And learn the parable from the fig-tree: When its branch is already become tender, and puts forth leaves, ye know that the summer is near. 33 So also ye, when ye see all these things, know that it is near, at the doors. 34 Verily I say to you, this generation shall not pass, till all these things are done. 35 Heaven and earth shall pass away; but my words shall not pass away. 36 But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 37 But as the days of Noah, so shall be also the coming of the Son of man. 38 For as they were in the days before the flood, eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, 39 and knew not until the flood came, and took all away; so shall be also the coming of the Son of man. 40 Then shall there be two men in the field, one is taken, and one is left; 41 two women grinding at the mill, one is taken, and one is left. 42 Watch therefore; for ye know not in what day your Lord comes. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken through. 44 Therefore be ye also ready; for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of man comes. 45 Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his lord set over his household, to give them their food in due season? 46 Happy that servant, whom his lord when he comes shall find so doing! 47 Verily I say to you, that he will set him over all his goods. 48 But if that evil servant shall say in his heart: My lord delays his coming; 49 and shall begin to beat his fellow-servants, and shall eat and drink with the drunken; 50 the lord of that servant will come in a day when he looks not for it, and in an hour when he is not aware; 51 and will cut him asunder, and appoint his portion with the hypocrites. There will be the weeping, and the gnashing of teeth!