Matthew 24

1 And Jesus, coming out, was traveling away from the temple, and his disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the temple. 2 But Jesus said to them, Do you* not see all these things? Assuredly I am saying to you*, One stone may not be left here upon another stone, which will not be torn, down.

3 Now when* he sat upon the Mountain of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of your, your* presence and of the end of the world?

4 And Jesus answered and said to them, Beware, do not let anyone mislead you*. 5 For* many will be coming in my name, saying, I am the Christ, and will be misleading many. 6 But you* are about to hear of wars and reports of wars; see that you* are not alarmed; for* it is essential for all these things to happen, but the end is not yet. 7 For* nation will arise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and plagues and earthquakes in different places. 8 But all these things are the beginning of travail. 9 Then they will be giving you* up to affliction and will be killing you*, and you* will be hated by all the nations because of my name. 10 And then many will be offended, and will be giving up one another and will be hating one another. 11 And many false prophets will arise and will be misleading many. 12 And because lawlessness will be multiplied, the love* of the many will be cold. 13 But he who has endured to the end, this one will be saved. 14 And this good, news of the kingdom will be preached in the whole inhabited, earth, *for a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will be coming.

15 Therefore, whenever you* behold the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place, (let the one who is reading perceive), {Da 9: 27 & 11: 31 & 12: 11 the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD, see Luke 21. }

16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains; 17 let the one who is upon the housetop not go down to take the things out of his house, 18 and let the one who is in the field not turn behind to take his garments. 19 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing in those days! 20 But pray in order that your, your* flight might not happen in the winter, nor on a Sabbath. 21 For* then will be great affliction, such, as has not happened from the beginning of the world until now, nor may never* happen again. 22 And except those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved, but because of the chosen, those days will be shortened. 23 Then if anyone says to you*, Behold, here is the Christ; or, over here is the Christ. Do not believe it. 24 For* false Christs and false prophets will arise and will be giving great signs and wonders; so, then to mislead, if possible, even the chosen. 25 Behold, I have spoken to you* beforehand. 26 Therefore if they say to you*, Behold, he is in the wilderness; do not go. Behold, he is in the storerooms; do not believe it.

27 For* just, like the lightning comes from the east and appears even to the west; so also will be the presence of the Son of Man.

28 For* wherever the corpse is, the vultures will be gathered together there.



{Mt 24: 27, 24: 29-31 & Mk 13: 24-37 & Lk 21: 25-28 & 2Th 1: 7-9 & 1Cor 15: 51-15: 58 & Rev 1: 7 Second Coming. }

29 But immediately after the affliction of those days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not be giving her radiance, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken; 30 and then the sign of the Son of Man will be appearing in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will be grieving, and they will be seeing the Son of Man coming upon the clouds of heaven with power and with much glory. 31 And he will be sending forth his messengers with a loud voice of a trumpet, and they will be gathering together his chosen from the four winds, from the tip of the heavens to the tip of their four winds.



{Mt 24: 32-35 & Mk 13: 28-31 & Lk 21: 29-33 Destruction of Jerusalem AD 70. }

32 Now learn from the fig tree its parable: whenever its branch has already become tender and its leaves spring forth, you* know that the summer is near; 33 so also you*, whenever you* behold all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. 34 Assuredly I am saying to you*, This generation may never* pass away, until all these things should happen. 35 The heaven and the earth will be passing away, but my words may never* pass away.



{Mt 24: 36-44 & Mk 13: 32-37 & Lk 21: 34-36 Second Coming. }

36 But concerning that day and the hour, no one knows, neither the messengers of the heavens, except my Father only. 37 But just, as the days of Noah were, so will the presence of the Son of Man also be. 38 For* just, as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and being betrothed, till the day that Noah entered into the ark, 39 and they did not know until the flood came and took them all away; so the presence of the Son of Man will also be. 40 Then two men will be in the field; the one is taken and the one is left. 41 Two women will be grinding in the mill, house; the one is taken and the one is left. 42 Therefore watch, because you* do not know in what hour your, your* Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house knew in what watch the thief is coming, he would have watched and would have not permitted his house roof to be burrowed through. 44 Because of this, you* also become prepared, because the Son of Man is coming in an hour you* do not think.



{Mt 24: 45-51 & Lk 21: 37. }



{Mt 25: 1-46 Mountain of Olives, Tues. }

45 Who then is the faithful and prudent bondservant, whom his lord has designated over his bondservants, to give them their nourishment in season? 46 That fortunate bondservant, whom, when* his lord comes will find him doing so. 47 Assuredly I am saying to you*, that he will be designating him over all his possessions. 48 But if that evil bondservant says in his heart, My lord is delaying to come; 49 and may begin to beat his fellow bondservants and to eat and drink with the drunken; 50 the lord of that bondservant will be coming in a day in which he is not expecting him, and in an hour which he does not know, 51 and will flog him, and will place his part with the hypocrites -- the weeping and the gnashing of teeth will be there.



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