Praising the poor widow
And He looked up and 1saw
the arich bcasting
into the ctreasury
And He saw a certain 1impoverished
widow casting there two alepta
And He said, Truly I tell you that this apoor
widow has cast in more than all of them,
For all these out of their surplus have cast in something
into the gifts, but she out of her lack has cast in all the aliving
that she had.
Preparing the disciples for His death
Telling them of things to come
The destruction of the temple
as some were speaking about the atemple
, that it was adorned with 2beautiful
stones and 3consecrated
offerings, He said,
As for these things which you are looking at, the days will come in which there will not be left a astone
upon a stone which will not be thrown down.
The plagues between His ascension and the great tribulation
And they questioned Him, saying, Teacher, when therefore will these things be? And what will be the sign awhen
these things are about to take place?
And He said, aSee
that you are not led astray, for many will come in My bname
, saying, I am the Christ!
and, The time has drawn near! Do not go after them.
And when you hear of wars and revolutions, do not be terrified, for these things must take place first; but the end does
Then He said to them, Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom;
And there will be great aearthquakes
, and in various places bfamines
and pestilences; and there will be terrors and great csigns
The persecution of His disciples in the church age
But before all these things they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, adelivering you
up to the synagogues and bprisons
, cbringing you
and governors for the sake of My name.
It will turn out to you for a testimony.
therefore in your hearts not to atake
thought beforehand how to reply in defense,
For I will give you a amouth
and wisdom which all those opposing you will not be able to bresist
And you will be 1delivered
up even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death.
And you will be ahated
by all because of My name,
Yet a ahair
of your head shall by no means perish.
In your aendurance
you will 1possess
The great tribulation and His coming
when you asee
by armies, then know that her desolation has drawn near.
Then let those in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those in her midst get out, and let not those in the country enter into her,
Because these are days of avengeance
, that all the things written may be fulfilled.
Woe to those who are apregnant
and to those nursing babies in those days, for there will be great 1distress
upon the land and bwrath
to this people.
And they will fall by the edge of the sword and will be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be atrampled
by the 1Gentiles
until the times of the 1Gentiles
And there will be signs in the asun
and moon and stars, and upon the earth anguish of nations in perplexity at the broaring
of the sea and the billows,
from fear and expectation of the things coming upon the 2inhabited
earth, for the powers of the heavens will be ashaken
And then they will see the aSon
of Man bcoming
in a cloud with power and great cglory
The disciples' redemption and the overcomers' rapture
And when these things begin to happen, stand erect and lift up your heads, because your aredemption
is drawing near.
He told them a parable: Look at the afig
tree and all the trees.
As soon as they sprout leaves,
you see it
and know of yourselves that the summer is already near.
So also you, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near.
Truly I tell you that athis
generation shall by no means pass away until all things happen.
Heaven and earth shall apass
away, but My bwords
shall by no means pass away.
heed to yourselves lest perhaps your hearts be weighed down with 1debauchery
and the canxieties
of life, and that day come upon you 2suddenly
as a dsnare
For it will come in upon all those 1adwelling
on the face of all the earth.
But be awatchful
at every time, bbeseeching
that you would 1prevail
to 2escape 3all
these things which are about to happen and 4cstand
before the Son of Man.
Teaching daily in the temple
Now during the day He was in the temple ateaching
, but during the night He bwent
out and stayed on the mountain called cOlivet
And all the people would come early in the amorning
to Him in the temple to hear Him.