:B:1 As Jesus left the Temple, one of his disciples said, Look, Master, at the enormous stones and won derful buildings here! 2 And Jesus answered, You see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left upon another, but all will be torn down.
3 After a while, when Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, facing the Temple, Peter, James, John and Andrew approached him privately and asked, 4 Tell us when this will be. What sign will be given us before all this happens?
5 Then Jesus began to tell them, Dont let anyone mislead you. 6 Many will come, taking my place, and say: I am the one you are waiting for, and they will deceive many people.
7 When you hear of war and threats of war, dont be troubled
11 So when you are arrested and brought to trial, dont worry about what you are to say
12 Brother will betray bro ther, even to death, and the father his child. Children will turn against their parents and have them put to death. 13 You will be hated by all for my names sake, but whoever holds out to the end will be saved.
Last days of Jerusalem
14 So, when you see the idol of the oppressor set in the place where it should not be (may the reader under stand!), then let those in Judea flee to the mountains. 15 If you are on the housetop, dont come down to take anything with you. 16 If you are in the field, dont turn back to fetch your cloak. 17 How hard it will be then for pregnant women and mothers with babies at the breast! 18 Pray that it may not happen in winter. 19 For this will be a time of distress such as was never known from the beginning when God created the world, until now and is never to be known again. 20 So that if the Lord had not shortened that time, no one would survive
21 And if anyone says to you at that time: Look, here is the Messiah! Look, he is there! do not believe it. 22 For false Messiahs and false prophets will arise and perform signs and wonders in order to deceive even Gods chosen people, if that were possible. 23 Then be on your guard, I have told you everything ahead of time.
The coming of the Son of Man
:B:24 Later on, in those days after that disastrous time, the sun will grow dark, the moon will not give its light,25the stars will fall out of the sky and the whole universe will be shaken.26 Then people will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. 27 And he will send the angels to gather his chosen people from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the sky.
28 Learn a lesson from the fig tree. As soon as its branches become tender and it begins to sprout leaves, you know that summer is near. 29 In the same way, when you see these things happening, know that the time is near, even at the door. 30 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all this has happened. 31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
:B:32 But, regarding that Day and that Hour, no one knows when it will come, not even the angels, not even the Son, but only the Fa ther.
:B:33 Be alert and watch, for you dont know when the time will come. 34 When a man goes abroad and leaves his home, he puts his servants in charge, giving to each one some responsibility