Luke 21

CLV(i) 1 Now, looking up, He perceived the rich casting their approach presents into the treasury." 2 Yet He perceived a certain widow also, a drudge, casting there two mites." 3 And He said, "Truly, I am saying to you that this poor widow casts in more than all." 4 For all these cast out of their superfluity into the approach presents of God, yet this woman, out of her want, casts in all the livelihood which she had." 5 And at some saying concerning the sanctuary, that it is adorned with ideal stones and votive offerings, He said, 6 These which you are beholding-there will be coming days in which not a stone will be left here on a stone, which will not be demolished." 7 Now they inquire of Him, saying, "Teacher, when, then, will these things be, and what is the sign whenever these things may be about to be occurring? 8 Now He said, "Beware that you may not be deceived, for many shall be coming in My name, saying that I am!' and 'The season is near!' You may not, then, be going after them." 9 Now whenever you should be hearing battles and turbulences you may not be dismayed, for these things must occur first, but not immediately is the consummation." 10 Then He said to them, "Roused shall be nation against nation, and kingdom against kingdom." 11 Besides, there shall be great quakes and, in places, famines and pestilences. There shall be fearful sights besides great signs also from heaven." 12 Yet before all these things they shall be laying their hands on you and they shall be persecuting you, giving you up into the synagogues and jails, being led off to kings and governors on account of My name." 13 Yet it shall be eventuating to you for a testimony. 14 Ponder, then, in your hearts not to be premeditating a defense, 15 for I will be giving you a mouth and wisdom, which all those opposing you shall not be able to withstand or contradict." 16 Yet you shall be given up by parents also, and brothers and relatives and friends, and they shall be putting some of you to death." 17 And you shall be hated by all because of My name. 18 And a hair of your head should by no means be perishing. 19 By your endurance shall you be acquiring your souls. 20 Now whenever you may be perceiving Jerusalem surrounded by encampments, then know that her desolation is near." 21 Then let those in Judea flee into the mountains, and let those in her midst be coming out into the country, and let not those in the country be entering into her, 22 for days of vengeance are these, to fulfill all that is written." 23 Yet woe to those who are pregnant, and to those suckling in those days; for there will be great necessity in the land and indignation on this people." 24 And they shall be falling by the edge of the sword and shall be led into captivity into all nations. And Jerusalem shall be trodden by the nations, until the eras of the nations may be fulfilled." 25 And there shall be signs in the sun and the moon and the constellations, and on the earth pressure of nations in perplexity, at the resounding of the sea and the shaking, 26 at the chilling of men from fear and apprehensiveness of that which is coming on the inhabited earth, for the powers of the heavens shall be shaken." 27 And then they shall be seeing the Son of Mankind coming in a cloud with power and much glory. 28 Now at the beginning of these occurrences, unbend and lift up your heads, because your deliverance is drawing near." 29 And He told them a parable: "Perceive the fig tree and all the trees." 30 Whenever they should be already budding, you, observing for yourselves, know it is because summer is already near." 31 Thus you also, whenever you may be perceiving these things occurring, know that near is the kingdom of God." 32 Verily, I am saying to you that by no means may this generation be passing by till all should be occurring." 33 Heaven and earth shall be passing by, yet My words shall by no means be passing by." 34 Now take heed to yourselves, lest at some time your hearts should be burdened with crapulence and drunkenness and the worries of life's affairs, and that day may be standing by you unawares, 35 as a trap, for it will intrude on all those sitting on the surface of the entire earth." 36 Now be vigilant, on every occasion beseeching that you may be prevailing to escape all these things which are about to occur, and to stand in front of the Son of Mankind." 37 Now during the days, He was in the sanctuary, teaching. Yet during the nights, coming out, He camped out in the mount called Olivet." 38 And the entire people came early to Him in the sanctuary, to hear Him"