Context7They questioned Him, saying, Teacher, when therefore will these things happen? And what will be the sign when these things are about to take place? 8And He said, See to it that you are not misled; for many will come in My name, saying, I am He, and, The time is near. Do not go after them. 9When you hear of wars and disturbances, do not be terrified; for these things must take place first, but the end does not follow immediately.
Things to Come
10Then He continued by saying to them, Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, 11and there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.
12But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you, delivering you to the synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors for My names sake. 13It will lead to an opportunity for your testimony. 14So make up your minds not to prepare beforehand to defend yourselves; 15for I will give you utterance and wisdom which none of your opponents will be able to resist or refute. 16But you will be betrayed even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death, 17and you will be hated by all because of My name. 18Yet not a hair of your head will perish. 19By your endurance you will gain your lives.
20But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then recognize that her desolation is near. 21Then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains, and those who are in the midst of the city must leave, and those who are in the country must not enter the city; 22because these are days of vengeance, so that all things which are written will be fulfilled. 23Woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days; for there will be great distress upon the land and wrath to this people; 24and they will fall by the edge of the sword, and will be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled under foot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
The Return of Christ
25There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, 26men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27Then they will see THE SON OF MAN COMING IN A CLOUD with power and great glory. 28But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.
29Then He told them a parable: Behold the fig tree and all the trees; 30as soon as they put forth leaves, you see it and know for yourselves that summer is now near. 31So you also, when you see these things happening, recognize that the kingdom of God is near. 32Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all things take place. 33Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.
34Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap; 35for it will come upon all those who dwell on the face of all the earth. 36But keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.
37Now during the day He was teaching in the temple, but at evening He would go out and spend the night on the mount that is called Olivet. 38And all the people would get up early in the morning to come to Him in the temple to listen to Him.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And they asked him, saying, Teacher, when therefore shall these things be? and what'shall be the sign when these things are about to come to pass?
And they asked him, saying: Master, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when they shall begin to come to pass?
Darby Bible Translation
And they asked him saying, Teacher, when then shall these things be; and what is the sign when these things are going to take place?
English Revised Version
And they asked him, saying, Master, when therefore shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when these things are about to come to pass?
Webster's Bible Translation
And they asked him, saying, Master, but when will these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?
Weymouth New Testament
"Rabbi, when will this be?" they asked Him, "and what will be the token given when these things are about to take place?"
World English Bible
They asked him, "Teacher, so when will these things be? What is the sign that these things are about to happen?"
Young's Literal Translation
And they questioned him, saying, 'Teacher, when, then, shall these things be? and what is the sign when these things may be about to happen?'
LibraryJune 3 Morning
Watch, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.--MATT. 25:13. Take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
Sunday after Ascension Day
When Shall These Things Be?
The Nearness of the Kingdom
St. Luke xxi. 36
Sermon for the Second Sunday in Advent
Evil Habits and Injurious Indulgences.
Remaining Books of the Old Testament.
Epistle Lxiii. To Dominicus, Bishop of Carthage.
Of Meditating on the Future Life.
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