NSB(i) 1 After Jesus left the temple, his disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the temple. 2 He said to them: »Do you see these things? I tell you, not one stone will be left upon another. They will all be thrown down.« 3 He sat on the Mount of Olives. The disciples came to him privately, saying: »Tell us when these things will be? What will be the sign of your presence and of the end of the age?« 4 Jesus answered: »Be careful that no man misleads you. 5 »Many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 »You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. Do not be troubled, for this must happen, but the end is not yet. 7 »Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many places. 8 »These things are the beginning of birth pains (Greek: odin': in the throws of pain, such as childbirth). 9 »People will cause you tribulation, and kill you. You will be hated by all the nations for my name’s sake. 10 »Many will stumble and betray and hate one another. 11 »Many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. 12 »Wickedness and lawlessness will increase. The love of many will grow cold. 13 »The person who endures to the end will be saved. 14 »The good news of the kingdom will be preached in the entire world for a witness to all the nations and then the end will come. 15 »When you see the disgusting abomination of desolation (unclean thing) spoken about through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let him that reads understand), 16 »you in Judea flee to the mountains; 17 »you on the housetop do not go down to remove the things in your house. 18 »You in the field do not return to get your clothes. 19 »You who are pregnant or nursing babies in those days will feel trouble. 20 »Pray that your flight not be in the winter, neither on a Sabbath. 21 »There will be great tribulation. It will be greater than any has ever been from the beginning of the world until now. 22 »Unless those days are shortened, no flesh will be saved. For the sake of the chosen ones (selected individuals), those days will be shortened. 23 »If someone says, ‘Here is the Christ,’ or, ‘Over there is the Christ,’ do not believe it. 24 »There will be false Christs and false prophets. They will show great signs and wonders so that many will be misled. This includes some of the chosen ones. 25 »Remember, I told you before it happens. 26 »If they say, ‘Look, he is in the wilderness,’ or, ‘He is in the inner chambers,’ do not believe it. 27 »Lightning comes from the east and is seen in the west. The coming of the Son of man is like this. 28 »The eagles will gather at the place of the carcass. 29 »Immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun will be darkened. The moon will not give light. The stars will fall from heaven. The powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 »The sign of the Son of man will appear in heaven, and all the tribes of earth will mourn. They will see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 »He will send his angels with a great trumpet sound. They will gather together the anointed from the four winds, from one end of the sky (horizon) to the other. 32 »Learn from the illustration of the fig tree. When the branch becomes tender and sprouts leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 »Therefore, when you see all these things, you will know he is near, even at the door. 34 »Truly I tell you, this generation (those living at that time) will not pass away till all these things take place. 35 »Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. 36 »No one knows the day and the hour (the period of time). The angels of heaven do not know. The Son does not know. Only the Father knows! 37 »The presence of the Son of man will be similar to the days of Noah. 38 »It will be like those days before the Flood. They were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark. 39 »They were not aware until the Flood came and took them all away. The coming (presence) of the Son of man will be like this. 40 »Two will be in the field. One will be taken, and one will be left. 41 »Two will grind at the mill. One will be taken, and one will be left. 42 »Be alert, for you do not know what day the Lord will come. 43 »Know this, if the master of the house had known what time the thief was coming, he would have watched and his house would not have been vandalized. 44 »Be prepared! The Son of man will come at a time when you do not expect it. 45 »Who then is the faithful, thoughtful, and wise servant, whom his lord put in charge of his other servants, to give them their food at the proper time? 46 »That servant is blessed when his lord comes and finds him doing his will. 47 »I tell you, he will put him in charge of everything he owns. 48 »But if that evil servant says in his heart, ‘My lord delays, 49 »so I will beat (mistreat) my fellow servants.’ And he eats and drinks with drunkards, 50 »the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect it, an hour when he is unaware. 51 »He will punish him severely, and send him to be with the hypocrites. There they will cry and grind their teeth.