21:1 And looking up, he saw the rich throwing their gifts into the treasury.
2 And he saw a widow, a needy one, throw in thither two mites,
3 and he said: Truly I say to you that this poor widow has thrown in more than they all;
4 for all these out of their abundance have thrown in among the gifts, but she out of her poverty has thrown in all the living that she had.
5 And as some were speaking of the temple that it was adorned with goodly stones and offerings, he said:
6 As to these things that you see, days will come in which there shall not be left a stone upon a stone, that shall not be thrown down.
7 And they asked him, saying: Teacher, when then shall these things be? and what the sign when these things shall be accomplished?
8 And he said: Take heed that you be not deceived; for many will come in my name, saying: I am he, and the time is at hand: go not after them.
9 But when you hear of wars and tumults, be not alarmed; for these things must take place first, but not immediately the end.
10 Then he said to them: Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
11 great earthquakes also shall there be, and in places famines and pestilences, fearful sights also shall there be, and great signs from heaven.
12 But before all these they shall lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, being brought before kings and governors for the sake of my name:
13 it shall turn out to you for testimony.
14 Resolve therefore in your hearts that you meditate not beforehand to make a defense;
15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to resist or gainsay.
16 But you shall be delivered up both by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and some of you they shall put to death,
17 and you shall be hated by all because of my name.
18 And yet a hair from your head shall not be lost:
19 in your endurance preserve your souls.
20 But when you see Jerusalem encompassed by armies, then know that the desolation of it is near.
21 Then let those in Judea flee to the mountains, and those in the midst of it go out, and those in the country not enter into it;
22 for days of vengeance are these for the fulfilling of all things that are written.
23 Alas for them that are with child and them that give suck in those days; for there shall be great distress on the land and wrath on this people;
24 and they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations, and Jerusalem shall be trod down by Gentiles, till the times of the Gentiles shall have been fulfilled.
25 And there shall be signs in the sun and the moon and the stars, and on earth distress of nations in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves,
26 men failing in heart for fear and expectation of things coming on the habitable land; for the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.
27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming on a cloud with power and great glory.
28 But when these things begin to take place, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.
29 And he spoke a parable to them: See the fig-tree and all the trees:
30 when they now put forth leaves, seeing it you know of yourselves that summer is now near.
31 So also you, when you see these things coming to pass, know that the kingdom of God is near.
32 Verily I say to you: This generation shall not pass away till all these things shall have been accomplished.
33 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
34 But take heed to yourselves lest perhaps your hearts become heavy with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and the anxieties of life, and that day come upon you suddenly
35 like a snare; for it shall come upon all that dwell on the face of all the land.
36 But watch at every time, 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.
37 And he was teaching in the temple during the day, but he went out and spent the night in the mount of Olives.
38 And all the people came early to him in the temple to hear him.