1 Jesus looked up and saw rich people putting their gifts into the treasure box
Signs before the destruction of Jerusalem
:B:5 While some people were talking about the Temple, remarking that it was adorned with fine stone work and rich gifts, Jesus said to them, 6 The days will come when there shall not be left one stone upon another of all that you now admire
8 Jesus then said, Take care not to be deceived, for many will come claiming my title and saying: I am he, the Messiah
10 And Jesus said, Nations will fight each other and kingdom will op pose kingdom. 11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and plagues
14 So keep this in mind: do not worry in advance about what to answer, 15 for I will give you words and wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to withstand or contradict.
16 You will be betrayed even by parents, and brothers, by relatives and friends, and some of you will be put to death. 17 But even though you are hated by all for my names sake, 18 not a hair of your head will perish. 19 Through perseverance you will possess your own selves.
20 When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then you must know that the time has come when it will be reduced to a wasteland. 21 Then, if you are in Judea, flee to the mountains
22 For these will be the days of its punishment and all that was an nounced in the Scripture will be fulfilled. 23 How hard will it be for pregnant women and for mothers with babies at the breast! For a great calamity will come upon the land, and divine justice upon this people. 24 They will be put to death by the sword or taken as slaves to other nations
The coming of the Son of Man
25 Then there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth anguish of perplexed nations when they hear the roaring of the sea and its waves. 26 People will faint with fear at the mere thought of what is to come upon the world, for the forces of the universe will be shaken. 27 And at this time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
The signs of the times
28 Now, when you see the first events, stand erect and lift up your heads, for your deliverance is drawing near. 29 And Jesus added this comparison, Look at the fig tree and all the trees. 30 As soon as their buds sprout, you know that summer is already near. 31 In the same way, as soon as you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near. 32 Truly, I tell you, this generation will not pass away, until all this has happened: 33 heav en and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
:B:34 Be on your guard
37 In the daytime Jesus used to teach in the Temple