Matthew 24
King James 2000

The Temple to Be Destroyed

1And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the temple.

2And Jesus said unto them, See you not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

3And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of your coming, and of the end of the world?

4And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

False Christs Shall Come

5For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

6And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that you be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in various places.

8All these are the beginning of sorrows.

9Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and you shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.

10And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

11And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

12And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall grow cold.

13But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

The Gospel Preached to All Nations

14And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

15When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoever reads, let him understand:)

16Then let them who are in Judea flee into the mountains:

17Let him who is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house:

18Neither let him who is in the field return back to take his clothes.

19And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that nurse a child in those days!

20But pray you that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:

Great Tribulation

21For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

22And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

23Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.

24For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; so that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

25Behold, I have told you before.

26Therefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.

The Coming of the Son of Man

27For as the lightning came out of the east, and shines even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

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

29Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give its light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

30And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

31And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

Parable of the Fig Tree

32Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When its branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near:

33So likewise you, when you shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.

34Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

35Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

No Man Knows the Day and Hour

36But of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

37But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

38For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,

39And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

40Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

41Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

42Watch therefore: for you know not what hour your Lord does come.

43But know this, that if the owner of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.

Be Ready

44Therefore be you also ready: for in such an hour as you think not the Son of man comes.

45Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has made ruler over his household, to give them food at the proper time?

46Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he comes shall find so doing.

47Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.

48But if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delays his coming;

49And shall begin to smite his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards;

50The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looks not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,

51And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

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