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“ many false prophets will arise, and will deceive many: 12 and “ because of the multiplying of iniquity, the love of the many “ will wax cold : 13 but he who hath endured to the end, this “ one shall be saved. 14 And this Gospel of the kingdom shall “ be proclaimed in all the world, for a testimony unto all the “ nations: and then will the end come.
15 “ When, therefore, ye see the abomination of desolation, " that which was spoken of by means of Daniel the prophet, “ standing in an holy place—let him that is reading understand “ it. 16 Then let them who are in Judæa, flee unto the moun. “ tains : 17 let him who is on the housetop, not come down to “ take up any thing out of his house : 18 and let him who is in “ the field, not turn behind him, to take up his outer garments. “ 19 But woe to the women that are with child, and to the “ women that are giving suck, in those days: 20 and pray ye that “your flight may not take place in winter, nor on a sabbath “ day. 21 For there will be then great tribulation, such as there “ hath not come to pass from the beginning of the world unto “the present time, nor shall come to pass : 22 and had not those “ days been cut short, no flesh could have been saved : but for “ the sake of the elect ones, those days will be cut short.
23 “ At that time, should any one say to you, Behold, here " is the Christ, or there is the Christ ! believe him not. 24 For “ false Christs and false prophets will be stirred up, and will “ give mighty signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if it be “ possible, even the elect. 25 Behold, I have foretold it to you. “ 26 If, therefore, they say to you, Behold, the Christ is in the “ desert! go ye not forth : Behold, he is in the closets! believe “ them not. 27 For as the lightning cometh out from (risings) “ the East, and is visible even to (settings) the West, so shall “ the appearing and presence also of the Son of man be. 28 For “ wheresoever the (fallen body) carcass may be, there will the “ eagles be got together.
29 “ Now after the tribulation of those days, immediately “ will the sun be made dark, and the moon will not give her “ light, and the stars will fall from the heaven, and the powers “ of the heavens will be shaken. 30 And then will the sign of “ the Son of man appear in the heaven: and then shall all the “ kindreds of the earth bewail themselves : and they shall see “ the Son of man coming upon the clouds of the heaven, with
« much power and glory. 31 And he will send forth his angels, “ with a trumpet of mighty voice, and they shall bring together “ unto him his elect ones, out of the four winds, from the ends “ of the heavens to the ends thereof.
32 “ Now learn ye the parable from the fig-tree. When its “ branch is now become tender, and is putting forth the leaves, “ ye know that the summer is near. 33 So also, when ye “ see all these things, know ye that the end is near, at the doors. “ 34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not be passed “ away, until all these things be come to pass. 35 The heaven “ and the earth shall pass away ; but my words shall not pass “ away.
36 “ But concerning that day and hour, no one knoweth it, “ not even the angels of the heavens ; except my Father only. “ 37 But as were the days of Noah, so shall the appearing and “ presence also of the Son of man be. 38 For as they were, in " the days that were before the deluge, eating and drinking, “ marrying and giving in marriage—unto the day when Noah “ entered into the ark, 39 and were not aware until the deluge “ came, and took all together away; so shall the appear“ing and presence also of the Son of man be. 40 Then shall “ two men be in the field ; the one is taken, and the one is left. s« 41 Two women are grinding in the mill; one is taken, and one “ is left. 42 Watch ye, therefore ; for ye know not in which “ hour your Lord is coming. 43 But that ye know, that if the “ master of the house had known in which watch the thief is “ coming, he would have watched, and would not have suffered s his house to be dug through. 44 Wherefore do ye also be“ come ready; for in an hour that ye are not thinking of, is the “ Son of man coming.”
MARK xiii. 1–37. 1 And as he was departing out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, “ Master, see what manner of stones, and “ what manner of buildings !” 2 And Jesus answered and said to him, “Seest thou these great buildings ? Stone upon stone “ shall not be left, which shall not be utterly loosed.”
3 And as he was sitting upon the mount of Olives, over against the temple, Peter and James, and John and Andrew,
began to ask him apart, 4 “ Tell us when these things shall be, “ and what is the sign when all these things are about to be ful. “ filled ?"
5 And Jesus answered, and began to say unto them, “ Beware “ lest any one deceive you. 6 For many will come in my name, “ saying, I am the Christ ; and many they will deceive. 7 And “ when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be not “ alarmed; for it must come to pass thus, but the end is not as “ yet. 8 For nation shall be stirred up against nation, and “ kingdom against kingdom ; and there will be earthquakes in “ such and such places, and there will be famines and troubles : “ and these things, beginnings of throes.
9 “ But look ye unto yourselves; for they will deliver you up “unto councils (sanhedrims), and in synagogues will ye be “ scourged ; and before governors and kings will ye be set, for “ my sake, for a testimony unto them. 10 And unto all the “ nations must the Gospel first be proclaimed. 11 And when “ they have brought you, delivering you up, take no thought “ beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye practise against “ it; but whatsoever be given you in that hour, this speak ye: “ for ye are not they that are speaking, but the Holy Ghost. “ 12 And brother will deliver up brother unto death, and father “ the child; and children will rise up against parents, and cause “ them to be put to death. 13 And ye will be hated by all men “ for my name's sake; but he who hath endured to the end, this “ one shall be saved.
14 “ Now when ye see the abomination of desolation, that “ which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it “ ought not, let him that is reading understand it. Then let “ them who are in Judæa, flee unto the mountains: 15 and let “ him who is on the housetop, not come down into the house, “ nor enter it, to take up any thing out of his house : 16 and “ let him who is in the field, not turn to the parts behind, to take “ up his outer garment. 17 But woe to the women that are with “child, and to the women that are giving suck, in those days. “ 18 And pray ye that your fight may not take place in winter. “ 19 For those days will be tribulation, such as there hath “ not come to pass, from the beginning of creation which God “ created, unto the present time, and shall not come to pass. “ 20 And had not the Lord cut short the days, no flesh could
“ have been saved; but for the sake of the elect ones, whom “ he hath chosen (elected) he hath cut short the days.
21 “ And at that time should any one say to you, Behold, “ here is the Christ, or, Behold, there is the Christ, believe “ him not. 22 For false Christs and false prophets will be “ stirred up, and will give signs and wonders, in order to lead “ astray, if it be possible, even the elect. 23 But ye, see to it; “ behold, I have foretold you all things.
24 “ But in those days, after that tribulation, will the sun be “ made dark, and the moon will not give her light, 25 and the “ stars of the heaven will be falling from their place, and the “powers, that are in the heavens, will be shaken. 26 And then “shall they see the Son of man coming in clouds, with much
power and glory. 27 And then will he send forth his angels, “ and bring together unto him his elect ones, out of the four “ winds, from the end of earth to the end of heaven.
28 “ Now learn ye the parable from the fig-tree. When its “ branch is now become tender, and is putting forth the leaves, “ye know that the summer is near. 29 So also when ye see “ these things beginning to come to pass, know ye that the end “ is near, at the doors. 30 Verily I say unto you, This genera“ tion shall not be passed away, until all these things be come “ to pass. 31 The heaven and the earth shall pass away; but “ my words shall not pass away.
32 “ But concerning that day and hour, no one knoweth it, “ not even the angels that are in heaven, neither the Son: ex* cept the Father. 33 See ye to it, be wakeful, and pray : for “ ye know not when the season is. 34 As a man, who was “ abroad, having left his household, and given authority to his “ servants, and to each of them his work, commanded the porter “ also that he should watch. 35 Watch ye therefore ; for ye “ know not when the lord of the household is coming; at even, “ or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or at morning—36 lest being “ come suddenly, he find you sleeping. 37 And what things I say “ unto you, I say unto all, Watch ye.”
LUKE xxi. 5—36. 5 And when some were saying concerning the temple, how that it is adorned with goodly stones, and offerings, He said, 6 « As for these things which ye are beholding, the days will “ come wherein stone upon stone shall not be left, which shall “ not be utterly loosed.”
7 And they asked him, saying, “ When, therefore, Master, “shall these things be? and what is the sign, when these things “ are about to come to pass ?”
8 And he said, “ Beware, lest ye be deceived. For many “ will come in my name, saying, I am the Christ : and the “ season is drawn near; go not ye, therefore, after them. 9 And “ when ye shall hear of wars and disquietudes (unsettled“ nesses) be not terrified: for these things must come to pass “ first, but the end is not immediately.” 10 Then he began to say to them, “ Nation shall be stirred up against nation, and “ kingdom against kingdom :” ll and there will be great earth“ quakes in such and such places, and famines and pestilences : " and great fearful sights and signs from heaven will there be.
12 “ But before all these things, they will lay their hands upon “ you, and will persecute you, delivering you up into synagogues “ and prisons, being brought unto kings and governors, for my “ name's sake. 13 And it shall turn out unto you for a testi“ mony. 14 Lay it up, therefore, in your hearts, not to practise “ beforehand to answer for yourselves : 15 for I will give you a “ mouth and wisdom, which all that are adversaries unto you, “ shall not be able to gainsay, nor to resist. 16 And ye will be “ delivered up, even by parents, and brethren, and kinsmen, and “ friends, and some of you will they cause to be put to death: “ 17 and ye will be hated by all men for my names' sake. 18 Yet “ an hair from your head shall not be lost: 19 in your endurance “ get ye your lives.
20 “ Now when ye see Jerusalem beginning to be encircled “ with armies, then know ye that her desolation is drawn nigh. “ 21 Then let them, who are in Judæa, flee to the mountains : “ and let them, who are in the midst of her (Jerusalem) go out of “her; and let them, who are in the fields, not go into her. 22 For “ days of avenging are these, that all the things that are writ“ ten be fulfilled. 23 But woe to the women that are with child, “ and to the women that are giving suck, in those days. For “ there will be great distress upon the land, and great wrath upon “ this people: 24 and they will fall with the sword's edge, and “ be made captives unto all the Gentiles: and Jerusalem will “ be trodden underfoot of Gentiles, until the seasons of Gentiles “ be fulfilled.