Christ commendeth the poor widow.
Luke 21:1 And he looked vp, and saw the rich men casting their giftes into the treasurie. Luke 21:2 And hee saw also a certaine poore widow, casting in thither two mites. Luke 21:3 And he said, Of a truth, I say vnto you, that this poore widow hath cast in more then they all. Luke 21:4 For all these haue of their abundance cast in vnto the offerings of God, but shee of her penurie hath cast in all the liuing that she had.
He foretelleth the destruction of the Temple, and of the city Jerusalem:
Luke 21:5 And as some spake of the Temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones, and gifts, he said, Luke 21:6 [As for] these things which yee behold, the dayes will come, in the which there shal not be left one stone vpon another, that shal not be throwen downe. Luke 21:7 And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what signe wil there be, when these things shall come to passe? Luke 21:8 And he said, Take heede that yee be not deceiued: for many shall come in my Name, saying, I am [Christ], and the time draweth neere: goe yee not therefore after them. Luke 21:9 But when ye shall heare of wars, and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to passe, but the end is not by and by. Luke 21:10 Then said he vnto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdome against kingdome: Luke 21:11 And great earthquakes shall be in diuers places, and famines, and pestilences: and fearefull sights and great signes shall there be from heauen. Luke 21:12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, deliuering you vp to the Synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before Kings and rulers for my Names sake. Luke 21:13 And it shall turne to you for a testimony. Luke 21:14 Settle it therfore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answere. Luke 21:15 For I will giue you a mouth and wisedome, which all your aduersaries shall not be able to gainsay, nor resist. Luke 21:16 And yee shall be betrayed both by parents and brethren, and kinsefolkes and friends, and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. Luke 21:17 And ye shalbe hated of all men for my Names sake. Luke 21:18 But there shall not a haire of your head perish. Luke 21:19 In your patience possesse ye your soules. Luke 21:20 And when yee shall see Hierusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Luke 21:21 Then let them which are in Iudea, flee to the mountaines, and let them which are in the midst of it, depart out, and let not them that are in the countreys, enter thereinto. Luke 21:22 For these be the dayes of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. Luke 21:23 But woe vnto them that are with childe, and to them that giue sucke in those dayes, for there shalbe great distresse in the land, and wrath vpon this people. Luke 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall bee led away captiue into all nations, and Hierusalem shall be troden downe of the Gentiles, vntill the times of the Gentiles bee fulfilled.
the signs also which shall be before the last day.
Luke 21:25 And there shalbe signes in the Sunne, and in the Moone, and in the Starres, and vpon the earth distresse of nations, with perplexity, the Sea and the waues roaring, Luke 21:26 Mens hearts failing them for feare, and for looking after those things which are comming on the earth; For the powers of heauen shall be shaken. Luke 21:27 And then shall they see the sonne of man comming in a cloud with power and great glory. Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to passe, then looke vp, and lift vp your heads, for your redemptiou draweth nigh. Luke 21:29 And he spake to them a parable, Behold the figge tree, and all the trees, Luke 21:30 When they now shoot foorth, yee see and know of your owne selues, that summer is now nigh at hand. Luke 21:31 So likewise yee, when yee see these things come to passe, know ye that the kingdome of God is nigh at hand. Luke 21:32 Uerily I say vnto you, this generation shall not passe away, till all be fulfilled. Luke 21:33 Heauen and earth shall passe away, but my words shall not passe away.
He exhorteth them to be watchful.
Luke 21:34 And take heed to your selues, least at any time your hearts be ouercharged with surfetting, and drunkennesse, and cares of this life, and so that day come vpon you vnawares. Luke 21:35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Luke 21:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray alwayes, that ye may be accompted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to passe, and to stand before the sonne of man. Luke 21:37 And in the day time he was teaching in the Temple, and at night hee went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount of Oliues. Luke 21:38 And all the people came earely in the morning to him in the Temple, for to heare him.