Luke 21

Thomson(i) 1 And when he looked up and beheld the rich casting their gifts into the treasury, 2 and saw also a certain poor widow throwing into it two mites, 3 he said, Verily I say to you, That poor widow hath thrown in more than they all: 4 for all those cast in, for their homage gifts to God, part only of their superfluous stores; but she hath thrown in all the little she had for her subsistence. 5 Again as some were speaking of the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and dedications, he said, 6 With regard to all those things on which you are gazing, days will come in which there will not be one stone left on another, which shall not be thrown down 7 And when they asked him, saying, Teacher, When will this happen? And what will be the sign, when these things are about to be accomplished, 8 he said, Take heed that ye be not led astray. For many will come in my name, saying, I am he: and the time is at hand; therefore go not after them. 9 And when you hear of wars and insurrections, be not terrified; for these things must first happen; but the end will not follow immediately. 10 Then he said to them, nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 And there will be great earthquakes in divers places; and famines, and pestilences. And there will be awful sights and great signs from heaven. 12 But before all these events they will lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to synagogues and prisons, to be led before kings and governors on account of my name. 13 But this will give scope for your testimony. 14 Therefore settle it in your minds not to premeditate what defence you shall make. 15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to contradict or withstand. 16 You will indeed be delivered up by parents, and brothers, and kinsmen, and friends. And some of you will be put to death. 17 And on the account of my name you will be hated by all. 18 But not a hair of your head shall be lost. 19 By your perseverance preserve your lives; 20 and when you see Jerusalem encompassed by armies, then know that its desolation is near. 21 Then let them who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and let them who are in the midst of this [city] withdraw; and let not them who are in the regions enter it. 22 Because these are days of vengeance that all which are written may be accomplished; 23 alas therefore for the women with child and for them who give suck in those days; for there will be great distress in this land and wrath on this people. 24 They shall fall by the edge of the sword, and be led captives to all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trampled down by nations until the times of nations shall be fulfilled. 25 There will indeed be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth, anguish of desponding nations, while the sea is roaring and the billows thereof; 26 and men are fainting with fear and apprehension of the things which are coming on the world. For the powers of heaven will be shaken, 27 and they shall then see the son of man coming in a cloud, with power and great glory. 28 Now when these things begin to come to pass, look up and lift up your heads, for your deliverance is drawing near. 29 Then he said to them by way of parable, View that fig tree and all the trees. 30 When they now begin to shoot forth; upon seeing them you know of yourselves that the summer is now near; 31 so when you see these things coming to pass, know also that the reign of God is at hand. 32 Verily I say to you, this generation shall not pass till they are all accomplished. 33 The heaven and the earth will pass away, but my words shall not pass away. 34 Take heed therefore to yourselves that your hearts be not overloaded with excess of meat, or drink, or worldly cares, and that day come upon you unawares. 35 For it will come as a net upon all who are settled on the face of the whole earth 36 Watch therefore, on every occasion, praying that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things which will soon come to pass; and to stand before the son of man. 37 Now he spent the days teaching in the temple, and at night he went out and lodged on the mountain, called the mount of olives, 38 and early in the morning, all the people resorted to him in the temple to hear him.