Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1But Yeshua* gazed at the rich who were casting in their offerings to the treasury. 2And he saw also a certain poor widow who cast in two shemonas*. 3And he said, "I tell you the reality, that this poor widow has cast in more than anyone. 4For all of these have cast in whatever abundance they had into the place of God's* offerings, but this one from her want has cast in everything that she owned."
5And as people were talking about The Temple, that it was adorned with beautiful stones and with gifts, Yeshua* said to them: 6"Do you see these things? The days will come in which not one stone will be left standing upon another stone that shall not be pulled down."
7And they were asking him and they were saying, "Teacher, when will these things occur, and what is the sign that these things are close to occurring?" 8But he said to them, "Beware that you be not deceived, for many shall come in my name, and they shall say, 'I am God*, The Messiah', and the time is near, but do not go after them. 9And whenever you hear wars and commotions, do not be afraid, for these things are going to happen first, but the end will not have yet arrived.
10For nation shall arise against nation and Kingdom against Kingdom. 11Great earthquakes shall be in various places, and there shall be famines and plagues and panics and terror, and great signs from the sky shall appear and there shall be great storms.*
12But before all these things they will lay hands on you and they shall persecute you and they shall deliver you to councils and prisons, and they shall bring you before Kings and Governors because of my name*. 13But it will happen to you for a testimony. 14But settle in your hearts that you will not be taught to give an answer. 15For I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your enemies will not be able to withstand.* 16But your parents and your brothers and your relatives and your friends* shall deliver you over, and they shall put some of you to death. 17And you shall be hated by every man, because of my name. 18A hair of your heads shall not be lost. 19But by your perseverance you shall possess your souls.
20But whenever you will see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, know then that its destruction has come near to it. 21And let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and those who are within it escape, and those in the villages, let them not enter into it. 22These are the days of vengeance, to fulfill everything whatsoever that has been written. 23But woe to those who are pregnant and those who nurse in those days, for there shall be great suffering in the land and wrath upon this people. 24And they shall fall by the mouth of the sword* and they shall be led captive to every region, and Jerusalem shall be trodden down by the Gentiles until the time of the Gentiles will be finished.
25And there shall be signs in the sun and in the moon and in the stars and in the earth, suffering of nations and clasping of hands*, from the alarm of the sound of the sea, 26And an earthquake* which drives out the souls of the children of men by the terror of whatever is going to come on the earth, and the hosts of the Heavens shall be shaken. 27And then they shall see The Son of Man, who comes in clouds with many mighty works and great praises.* 28But whenever these things begin to happen, take heart and lift up your heads, because your salvation draws near."
29And he told them the parable: "Behold the fig tree and all of the trees. 30When they bud, at once you understand by them that summer approaches. 31Thus also whenever you see these things occurring, know that the Kingdom of God is near. 32Amen, I say to you, this generation* shall not pass until all of these things shall come to pass. 33Heaven and Earth shall pass away and my words shall not pass away.
34But beware in your souls that your hearts never grow cold with gluttony and with drunkenness and with the cares of the world, and suddenly it shall come upon you that day. 35For it shall spring like a trap upon all of those who dwell upon the face of all the earth. 36Be watching at all times, therefore, and praying that you will be worthy to escape from these things which are going to occur, and to stand before The Son of Man."
37And by day he was teaching in The Temple and by night he went out, spending the night in the mount which is called 'Bayth Zaytha'*. 38And all the people were coming early to him to The Temple to hear his word.