24:1 And going out Jesus was departing from the temple; and his disciples came to him to point out to him the buildings of the temple.
2 And he answered and said to them: See you not all these things? Verily I say to you, there shall not be left here a stone upon a stone that shall not be thrown down.
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, his disciples came to him privately, saying: Tell us, when shall these things be, and what the sign of thy coming and of the conclusion of the age?
4 And Jesus answered and said to them: See that no one deceive you.
5 For many shall come in my name, saying: I am the Christ, and shall deceive many.
6 But you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you be not troubled; for they must be, but not yet is the end.
7 For nation shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines and earthquakes in various places.
8 But all these are the beginning of pains.
9 Then they shall deliver you up to affliction, and shall kill you, and you shall be hated by all nations because of my name.
10 And then shall many be offended, and deliver one another up, and hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall arise and deceive many.
12 And because iniquity shall be multiplied, the love of many shall grow cold.
13 But he that endures to the end, he shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world for a testimony to all nations, and then shall the end come.
15 When therefore you see the abomination of desolation, that was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place, let the reader understand,
16 then let those that are in Judea flee to the mountains;
17 he that is on the housetop, let him not come down to take the goods out of his house;
18 and he that is in the field, let him not turn back to take his garment.
19 But alas for them that are with child, and them that give suck in those days.
20 And pray that your flight may not be in winter nor on a sabbath.
21 For there shall be great affliction, such as has not been from the beginning of the world till now, nor shall ever be.
22 And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved; but because of the elect those days shall be shortened.
23 Then if any one say to you: Lo, here is the Christ, or there, believe it not.
24 For false Christs and false prophets shall arise, and shall give great signs and wonders, so as to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
25 Behold, I have told you beforehand.
26 If then they say to you: Behold, he is in the desert, go not forth; behold, he is in the secret chambers, believe not.
27 Fort as the lightning comes forth from the east and shines even to the west, so shall the coming of the Son of man be.
28 Wherever the carcass is, there will the eagles come together.
29 But immediately after the affliction of those days the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from the heavens, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven, and all the tribes of the land shall wail, and shall see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And he shall send his angels with a great trumpet, and they shall gather his elect from the four winds from the ends of the s heavens to the ends of them.
32 But from the fig tree learn the parable. When its branch has now d become tender and put forth leaves, you know that summer is near;
33 so also you, when you see all these things, know that it is near at the doors.
34 Verily I say to you, this generation shall not pass away till all these things take place.
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
36 But of that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of the heavens, nor the Son, but the Father only.
37 But as the days of Noah, so shall the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as they were in the days that were before the flood, eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, till the day in which Noah entered the ark,
39 and knew not till the flood came and took them all away; so also shall the coming of the Son of man be.
40 Then shall two men be in the field, one shall be taken and one left:
41 two women shall be grinding at the mill, one shall be taken and one left.
42 Watch therefore: for you know not in what day your Lord comes.
43 But know this: that if the master of the house had known at what watch the thief would come, he would have kept awake and not have permitted his house to be broken through.
44 Wherefore be you also ready, for at an hour at which you think not the Son of man comes.
45 Who is then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the lord has set over his household servants, to give them their food in season?
46 Blessed is that servant whom his lord on coming shall find so doing.
47 Verily I say to you that he will set him over all his goods.
48 But if the wicked servant shall say in his heart: My lord delays,
49 and shall begin to smite his fellow servants, and shall eat and drink with the drunken:
50 the lord of that servant shall come in a day which he looks not for, and at an hour that he knows not,
51 and shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.