Luke 21

Bishops(i) 1 As he beheld, he sawe the ryche men whiche caste their gyftes into the treasurie 2 He saw also a certaine poore wydowe, which caste in thyther two unites 3 And he sayde, Of a trueth I say vnto you, that this poore wydowe hath put in more then they all 4 For they all haue of their superfluitie added vnto the offerynges of God: but she of her penurie hath cast in al the substaunce that she had 5 And vnto some, that spake of the temple, howe it was garnisshed with goodlie stones and gyftes, he sayde 6 Are these the thynges whiche ye loke vpo? The dayes wyll come, in ye which there shall not be left one stone vpo another, that shall not be throwen downe 7 And they asked him, saying: Maister when shall these thynges be? and what signe wyll there be, when these thynges shall come to passe 8 And he sayde: Take heede, that ye be not deceaued. For many shall come in my name, saying I am Christe, and the tyme draweth neare. Folowe ye them not therfore 9 But when ye heare of warres, and seditios, be not afraide: For these thinges must first come to passe, but the ende foloweth not by and by 10 Then sayde he vnto them: Nation shall ryse agaynst nation, & kyngdome agaynst kyngdome 11 And great earthquakes shalbe in diuers places, and hunger, and pestilence, and fearefull thynges, and great signes shall there be from heauen 12 But before all these, they shall laye their handes on you, and persecute you, deliueryng you vp to the synagogues, & into prisons, and shall bryng you vnto kynges and rulers for my names sake 13 And it shall turne to you for a testimoniall 14 Be at a sure poynt therefore in your heartes, not to studie before what ye shall aunswere 15 For I wyll geue you a mouth, and wysedome, where agaynst, all your aduersaries shall not be able to speake nor resist 16 Yea ye shalbe betrayed also of your parentes, and brethren, and kynsfolke, and friendes, and [some] of you shal they put to death 17 And hated shal ye be of all men for my names sake 18 And there shall not one heere of your head peryshe 19 Possesse ye your soule by patience 20 And whe ye see Hierusalem besieged with an hoast, then be sure that the desolation of the same is nye 21 Then let them which are in Iurie, flee to the mountaynes, and let them which are in the myddes of it, depart out: and let not them that are in other countreys enter therin 22 For these be the dayes of vengeaunce, that all thinges which are written, may be fulfylled 23 But wo vnto the that are with childe, & to them that geue sucke in those days: For there shalbe great distresse in the lande, and wrath ouer this people 24 And they shall fall through the edge of the sworde, and shalbe led away captiue into all nations: And Hierusalem shalbe troden downe of the gentiles, vntyll the tyme of the gentiles be fulfylled 25 And there shalbe signes in the sunne and in the moone, & in the starres: and vpon the earth trouble among the nations, with perplexitie. The sea and the water shall rore 26 And mens heartes shal fayle them for feare, and for loking after those thinges which shall come on the world: For the powers of heauen shalbe shaken 27 And then shall they see the sonne of man come in a cloude, with power and great glorie 28 And when these thynges begyn to come to passe, then loke vp, and lyft vp your heades, for your redemptio draweth nye 29 And he shewed them a similitude: Behold the figge tree, & all the trees 30 When they shoote foorth [their buddes] ye see and knowe of your owne selues that sommer is then nye at hande 31 So likewise ye, when ye see these thinges come to passe, be ye sure that the kyngdome of God is nye 32 Ueryly I say vnto you, this generation shall not passe, tyll all be fulfylled 33 Heauen and earth shall passe, but my wordes shall not passe 34 Take heede to your selues, lest at any tyme your heartes be ouercome with surfettyng and dronkennesse, and cares of this lyfe, and so the daye come vpon you vnwares 35 For as a snare shall it come on al them that dwell on the face of ye whole earth 36 Watche ye therfore, and pray continually, that ye may be accompted worthy to escape all these thinges yt shall come, & that ye may stand before ye sonne of man 37 In the day time he taught in the temple: and at nyght he went out, & abode in the mount that is called Oliuete 38 And all the people came in ye mornyng to hym in the temple, for to heare hym