Modern Literal Version
[Mark 13]

     {Joh 12:20-50)In the Temple, Tues.}

     {Mar 13:1-23 & Mat 24:1-28 & Luk 21:5-24 Destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. It is best to read Luke 21 first. See also: Luk 19:41-44 & Luk 23:28-31.}

     13:1 And while traveling from the temple, one of his disciples says to him, Teacher, behold, what sort of stones and what sort of buildings are here.

     13:2 And Jesus answered and said to him, Do you see these great buildings? One stone may not be left upon another stone, which may not be torn-down.

     13:3 And while* he is sitting upon the Mountain of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, 13:4 Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign whenever all these things are about to be completed?

     13:5 But Jesus answered and began to say to them, BewareĎ, do not let anyone mislead youĎ.13:6For* many will be coming in my name, saying, I am he, and will be misleading many. 13:7Now whenever youĎ hear of wars and reports of wars, doĎ not be alarmed; for* it is essential for these things to happen, but the end is not yet. 13:8For* nation will arise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be earthquakes in different places; there will be famines and disturbances. These things are the beginnings of travail.13:9But youĎ yourselves, bewareĎ, they will be giving youĎ up to councils, and youĎ will be whipped in synagogues and youĎ will be standing in front of governors and kings, because of me, *for a testimony to them.13:10And it is essential for the good-news to first be preached to all the nations. 13:11But whenever they lead youĎto judgment and are giving youĎ up, doĎ not be anxious beforehand what youĎshould speak, nor meditateĎon an answer, but whatever is given to youĎ in that hour, speakĎ that. It is not youĎ who are speaking, but the Holy Spirit. 13:12But brother will be giving up brother to death, and the father against his child, and children will be standing up against parents and will be slaying them. 13:13And youĎ will be hated by all men because of my name, but he who has endured to the end, this one will be saved.

     13:14But whenever youĎ behold the abomination of desolation,which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet standing where it ought not to be (let the one who is reading perceive), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains; 13:15and let the one who is upon the housetop not go down into the house, nor let him enter in to take anything out of his house;13:16and let the one who is in the field not turn to the things behind him, that is, to take his garment. 13:17But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing in those days! 13:18Now prayĎ in order that yourĎ flight might not happen in the winter.13:19For*in those days will be affliction, such-as there has not happened from the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and may never* happen again.13:20And except that the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh would have been saved, but because of the chosen, whom he chose, he shortened the days. 13:21And then if anyone says to youĎ, Behold, here is the Christ; or, Behold, there; doĎ not believeĎit;13:22for*there will arise false Christs and false prophets and will be giving signs and wonders to this end, if possible, *that* they may mislead even the chosen.13:23But youĎ, bewareĎ. Behold, I have told youĎ all things beforehand.

     {Mar 13:24-37 & Mat 24:27, 24:29-31 & Luk 21:25-28 & Acts 1:11 & 1Th 4:13-17 & 2Th 1:7-9 & 1Co 15:51-15:58 & Rev 1:7 Second Coming.}

     13:24But in those days, after that affliction, the sun will be darkened and the moon will not be giving her radiance,13:25and the stars will be falling from the heaven and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 13:26And then they will be seeing the Son of Man coming in the clouds with much power and glory.13:27 And then he will be sending forth his messengers and will be gathering together his chosen from the four winds, from the tip of the earth to the tip of heaven.

     {Mar 13:28-31 & Mat 24:32-35 & Luk 21:29-33 Destruction of Jerusalem AD 70.}

     13:28Now learnĎ from the fig tree her parable: whenever her branch has already become tender and its leaves should have sprung forth, youĎ know that the summer is near; 13:29so also youĎ, whenever youĎ see these things happening, knowĎ that it is near, even at the doors. 13:30 Assuredly I am saying to youĎ, This generation may never* pass away, till all these things should happen.13:31Heaven and earth will be passing away, but my words may never* pass away.

     {Mar 13:32-37 & Mat 24:36-44 & Luk 21:34-36 Second Coming.}

     13:32But no one knows concerning that day or hour, not even the messengers in heaven, neither the Son, except the Father only. 13:33BewareĎ, watchĎ and prayĎ; for* youĎ do not know when the time is. 13:34It is like a man, going-abroad, having left his house and given authority to his bondservants, and his work to each one, and he commanded the doorkeeper in order that he should watch. 13:35Therefore watchĎ; for* youĎ do not know when the lord of the house is coming,whether at evening or midnight or rooster's crowing or in the morning; 13:36lest having come suddenly, he might find youĎ sleeping.13:37Now what I say to youĎ, I say to all, WatchĎ!

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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