Luke 21 ©
Christ valueth the poor widow's two mites above all the larger offerings of the rich: foretelleth the destruction of the temple; the signs and calamities that should precede and accompany it; and what should happen at the time of the Son of man's coming: he exhorteth to watchfulness and prayer.
And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.
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.
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.
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.
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.
¶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;
When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.
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.