Matthew 24

CLV(i) 1 And, coming out, Jesus went from the sanctuary. And His disciples approached to exhibit to Him the buildings of the sanctuary." 2 Yet He, answering, said to them, "Are you not observing all these? Verily, I am saying to you, Under no circumstances may a stone here be left on a stone, which shall not be demolished." 3 Now at His sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be? And what is the sign of Thy presence and of the conclusion of the eon? 4 And, answering, Jesus said to them, "Beware that no one should be deceiving you." 5 For many shall be coming in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ!' and shall be deceiving many." 6 Yet you shall be about to be hearing battles, and tidings of battles. See that you are not alarmed, for it must be occurring; but not as yet is the consummation." 7 For roused shall be a nation against a nation, and a kingdom against a kingdom, and there shall be famines and quakes in places." 8 Yet all these are the beginning of pangs. 9 Then shall they be giving you up to affliction, and they shall be killing you, and you shall be hated by all of the nations because of My name." 10 And then many shall be snared, and they shall be giving one another up and hating one another." 11 And many false prophets shall be roused, and shall be deceiving many." 12 And, because of the multiplication of lawlessness, the love of many shall be cooling." 13 Yet he who endures to the consummation, he shall be saved." 14 And heralded shall be this evangel of the kingdom in the whole inhabited earth for a testimony to all the nations, and then the consummation shall be arriving." 15 Whenever, then, you may be perceiving the abomination of desolation, which is declared through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let him who is reading apprehend!);" 16 then let those in Judea flee into the mountains. 17 Let him who is on the housetop not descend to take away the things out of his house. 18 And let him who is in the field not turn back behind him to pick up his cloak. 19 Now woe to those who are pregnant and those suckling in those days!" 20 Now be praying that your flight may not be occurring in winter, nor yet on a sabbath, 21 for then shall be great affliction, such as has not occurred from the beginning of the world till now; neither under any circumstances may be occurring." 22 And, except those days were discounted, no flesh at all would be saved. Yet, because of the chosen, those days shall be discounted." 23 Then, if anyone should be saying to you, 'Lo! here is the Christ! or 'Here!' you should not be believing it." 24 For roused shall be false christs and false prophets, and they shall be giving great signs and miracles, so as to deceive, if possible, even the chosen." 25 Lo! I have declared it to you beforehand. 26 If, then, they should say to you, 'Lo! in the wilderness is he!' you may not be coming out' 'Lo! in the storerooms!' you should not be believing it." 27 For even as the lightning is coming out from the east and is appearing as far as the west, thus shall be the presence of the Son of Mankind." 28 Wheresoever the corpse may be, there will the vultures be gathered." 29 Now immediately after the affliction of those days the sun shall be darkened and the moon shall not be giving her beams, and the stars shall be falling from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken." 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of Mankind in heaven, and then all the tribes of the land shall grieve, and they shall see the Son of Mankind coming on the clouds of heaven with power and much glory." 31 And He shall be dispatching His messengers with a loud sounding trumpet, and they shall be assembling His chosen from the four winds, from the extremities of the heavens to their extremities." 32 Now from the fig tree learn a parable: Whenever its bough may already be becoming tender, and the leaves sprouting out, you know that summer is near." 33 Thus you, also, whenever you may be perceiving all these things, know that He is near-at the doors." 34 Verily, I am saying to you that by no means may this generation be passing by till all these things should be occurring." 35 Heaven and earth shall be passing by, yet My words may by no means be passing by." 36 Now, concerning that day and hour no one is aware, neither the messengers of the heavens, nor the Son; except the Father only." 37 For even as the days of Noah, thus shall be the presence of the Son of Mankind." 38 For as they were in those days before the deluge, masticating and drinking and marrying and taking in marriage until the day on which Noah entered into the ark, 39 and did not know till the deluge came and takes them all away, thus shall be the presence of the Son of Mankind." 40 Then two shall be in the field; one is taken along and one left: 41 two grinding at the millstone; one is taken along and one left. 42 Be watching, then, for you are not aware on what day your Lord is coming." 43 Now that be knowing, for if the householder were aware in what watch the thief is coming, he would watch, and would not let his house be tunneled into." 44 Therefore you also become ready, for in an hour which you are not supposing, the Son of Mankind is coming." 45 Who, consequently, is the faithful and prudent slave whom the lord places over his household to give them nourishment in season? 46 Happy is that slave whom his lord, coming, will be finding doing thus." 47 Verily, I am saying to you that over all his possessions will he be placing him." 48 Now if that evil slave should be saying in his heart, 'Delaying is my lord,'" 49 and should begin to beat his fellow slaves, yet may be eating and drinking with the drunken, 50 the lord of that slave will be arriving on a day for which he is not hoping, and in an hour which he knows not, 51 and shall be cutting him asunder, and will be appointing his part with the hypocrites. There shall be lamentation and gnashing of teeth."