Luke 21

Whiston(i) 1 And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury. 2 And he saw also a certain poor widow, casting in two mites, which are a farthing, 3 And he said, Verily I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all. 4 For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had. 5 And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones, and gifts, he said, 6 Ye see these things; the days will come, in the which there shall not be left stone upon stone in the wall here, that shall not be thrown down. 7 And the disciples asked him, saying, Master, When will these things be? and what will be the sign of thy coming? 8 But he said, See that ye be not deceived: for many will come in my name, saying, I am He, and the time draweth near: go ye not after them. 9 But when ye shall hear of wars and disturbances, be not afraid: for these things must first come to pass, but the end [is] not quickly. 10 For Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: 11 And great earthquakes will be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences, and fearful sights, and great signs will be from heaven. 12 But before all these things they will lay their hands on you, and persecute [you],delivering [you] up to the synagogues, and to prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my names sake. 13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony. 14 Settle [it] therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before hand, what ye shall answer. 15 For I will give you a mouth, and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to resist. 16 And ye will be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and [some] of you will they cause to be put to death. 17 And ye will be hated of all for my names sake. 18 But an hair of your head shall not perish. 19 In your patience possess ye your souls. 20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then ye will know that the desolation thereof is nigh. 21 Then let them who are in Judea, flee to the mountains; and let them who are in the midst of it, [not] depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. 22 For these be the days of vengence, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. 23 Wo unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days: for there will be great distress in the land, and wrath in this people. 24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword; and shall be led away captive unto all nations; and Jerusalem shall be troden down of the Gentiles; until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. 25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, and perplexity, the sea and the waves roring; 26 Mens hearts failing them for fear, and for expectation of those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers which are in heaven shall be shaken. 27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud, with great power and glory. 28 And when these things are coming to pass, then look up, and lift up [your] heads for your redemption draweth nigh. 29 And he spake to them a parable, Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; 30 When they now shoot forth, ye see their fruit, and know that summer is already nigh at hand. 31 So likewise ye, when ye shall see these things, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh. 32 Verily I say unto you, that This generation shall by no means pass away, till all these things be done. 33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. 34 Take heed to your selves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that day come upon you unwares. 35 For as a snare shall it come on them that dwell on the face of the whole-land. 36 But Watch ye and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and ye shall stand before the Son of man. 37 And in the daytime he was teaching in the temple, [and] lay at night in the mount that is called [the mount] of Olives. 38 And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, for to hear him.