13:1 And as he was going out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him: Teacher, see what manner of stones, and what manner of buildings.
2 And Jesus said to him: Seest thou these great buildings? There shall not be left a stone upon a stone that shall not be thrown down.
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives opposite to the temple. Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately:
4 Tell us, when shall these things be? And what the sign when all these things shall be accomplished?
5 And Jesus began to say to them: See that no one deceive you.
6 Many shall come in my name, saying: I am he, and shall deceive many.
7 But when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, be not troubled: they must take place, but not yet the end.
8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: there shall be earthquakes in various places, there shall be famines.
9 These are the beginning of pains. But see you to yourselves: they shall deliver you up to councils, and in synagogues you shall be beaten, and before governors and kings shall you stand for my sake, for a testimony to them.
10 And among all nations shall the gospel first be preached.
11 And when they lead you delivering you up, be not anxious beforehand what you shall speak; but whatever shall be given you in that hour, this speak; for you are not the speakers, but the Holy Spirit.
12 And brother shall deliver up brother to death, and the father the child, and children shall rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death.
13 And you shall be hated by all because of my name; but he that endures to the end, he shall be saved.
14 But when you see the abomination of desolation standing where it ought not (let the reader understand), then let those in Judea flee to the mountains:
15 And he that is on the housetop let him not come down nor go in to take any thing from his house:
16 And he that is in the field let him not turn back to take his mantle.
17 But alas for them that are with child, and them that give suck in those days.
18 But pray that it may not take place in winter.
19 For those days shall be affliction, such as has not been from the beginning of the creation, which God created, till now, and shall not be.
20 And unless the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh would have been saved; but because of the elect whom he has chosen he has shortened the days.
21 And then, if any one say to you: Lo, here is Christ, lo there; believe not.
22 But false Christs, and false prophets shall arise, and shall do signs and wonders in order to deceive, if possible, the elect.
23 But do you beware: I have told you all things beforehand.
24 But in those days after that affliction the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,
25 And the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers which are in the heavens shall be shaken.
26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in clouds with great power and glory.
27 And then shall he send the angels and gather the elect from the four winds, from the end of earth to the end of heaven.
28 But learn the parable from the fig-tree. When its branch has now become tender and put forth leaves, you know that summer is near:
29 So also you, when you see these things taking place, know that it is near, at the doors.
30 Verily I say to you that this generation shall not pass away, till all these things shall have been accomplished.
31 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
32 But of that day or the hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father.
33 Beware, watch; for you know not when the time is.
34 As a man, going to another country, left his house, and gave to his servants authority, to each one his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch.
35 Watch therefore; for you know not when the lord of the house comes, whether in the evening, or at midnight, or at cock-crowing, or in the morning:
36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.
37 But what I say to you, I say to all. Watch.