Luke 21 ©

1 Christ valueth the poor widow's two mites above all the larger offerings of the rich: 5 foretelleth the destruction of the temple; 7 the signs and calamities that should precede and accompany it; 25 and what should happen at the time of the Son of man's coming: 34 he exhorteth to watchfulness and prayer.


AND he looked up, aand saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.


And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.


And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, bthat this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:


For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.


cAnd as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said,


As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which dthere shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.


And they asked him, saying, Master, ebut when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?


And he said, fTake heed that ye be not deceived: for gmany shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; 1and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.


But hwhen ye shall hear of wars and *commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but ithe end is not by and by.


jThen said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:


And great earthquakes shall be in *divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.


But before all these, kthey shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.


And lit shall turn to you for a testimony.


mSettle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:


nFor I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to *gainsay nor resist.


oAnd ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.


pAnd ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.


qBut there shall not an hair of your head perish.


rIn your patience possess ye your souls.


sAnd when ye shall see Jerusalem *compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.


tThen let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; uand let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.


vFor these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.


wBut woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! xfor there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.


And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be ytrodden down of the Gentiles, zuntil the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.


aAnd there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;


bMen's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.


cAnd then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.


And when these things begin to come to pass, then dlook up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.


And he spake to them a parable; eBehold the fig tree, and all the trees;


When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.


So likewise ye, fwhen ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.


*Verily I say unto you, gThis generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.


hHeaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.


iAnd take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be *overcharged with j*surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you *unawares.


kFor as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.


lWatch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be maccounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and nto stand before the Son of man.


oAnd in the day time he was teaching in the temple; and at night he went out, pand abode in the mount that is called the qmount of Olives.


rAnd all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, for to hear him.