Christ foretelleth the destruction of the Temple:
Matthew 24:1 And Iesus went out, and departed from the temple, and his Disciples came [to him], for to shew him the buildings of the temple. Matthew 24:2 And Iesus said vnto them, See yee not all these things? Uerily I say vnto you, there shall not be left heere one stone vpon another, that shall not be throwen downe.
what and how great calamities shall be before it:
Matthew 24:3 And as he sate vpon the mount of Oliues, the Disciples came vnto him priuately, saying, Tell vs, when shall these things be? And what [shall be] the signe of thy coming, and of the end of the world? Matthew 24:4 And Iesus answered, and said vnto them, Take heed that no man deceiue you. Matthew 24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ: and shall deceiue many. Matthew 24:6 And yee shall heare of warres, and rumors of warres: See that yee be not troubled: for all [these things] must come to passe, but the end is not yet. Matthew 24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdome against kingdome, and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in diuers places. Matthew 24:8 All these are the beginning of sorrowes. Matthew 24:9 Then shall they deliuer you vp to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and yee shall bee hated of all nations for my names sake. Matthew 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. Matthew 24:11 And many false Prophets shall rise, and shall deceiue many. Matthew 24:12 And because iniquitie shal abound, the loue of many shall waxe cold. Matthew 24:13 But he that shall endure vnto the end, the same shall be saued. Matthew 24:14 And this Gospell of the kingdome shall be preached in all the world, for a witnesse vnto al nations, and then shall the end come. Matthew 24:15 When yee therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the Prophet, stand in the holy place, (who so readeth, let him vnderstand.) Matthew 24:16 Then let them which be in Iudea, flee into the mountaines. Matthew 24:17 Let him which is on the house top, not come downe, to take any thing out of his house: Matthew 24:18 Neither let him which is in the field, returne backe to take his clothes. Matthew 24:19 And woe vnto them that are with child, and to them that giue sucke in those dayes. Matthew 24:20 But pray yee that your flight bee not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day: Matthew 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor euer shall be. Matthew 24:22 And except those dayes should be shortned, there should no flesh be saued: but for the elects sake, those dayes shall be shortned. Matthew 24:23 Then if any man shall say vnto you, Loe, heere is Christ, or there: beleeue it not. Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shal shew great signes and wonders: insomuch that (if it were possible,) they shall deceiue the very elect. Matthew 24:25 Behold, I haue told you before. Matthew 24:26 Wherefore, if they shall say vnto you, Behold, he is in the desert, goe not foorth: Behold, he is in the secret chambers, beleeue it not. Matthew 24:27 For as the lightening commeth out of the East, and shineth euen vnto the West: so shall also the coming of the Sonne of man be. Matthew 24:28 For wheresoeuer the carkeise is, there will the Eagles bee gathered together.
the signs of his coming to judgment.
Matthew 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those dayes, shall the Sunne be darkned, and the Moone shall not giue her light, and the starres shall fall from heauen, and the powers of the heauens shall be shaken. Matthew 24:30 And then shall appeare the signe of the Sonne of man in heauen: and then shall all the Tribes of the earth mourne, and they shall see the Sonne of man coming in the clouds of heauen, with power and great glory. Matthew 24:31 And hee shall send his Angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his Elect from the foure windes, from one end of heauen to the other. Matthew 24:32 Now learne a parable of the figtree: when his branch is yet tender, and putteth foorth leaues, yee know that Summer is nigh: Matthew 24:33 So likewise yee, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is neere, euen at the doores. Matthew 24:34 Uerely I say vnto you, this generation shall not passe, till all these things be fulfilled. Matthew 24:35 Heauen and earth shall passe away, but my wordes shall not passe away.
And because that day and hour is unknown,
Matthew 24:36 But of that day and houre knoweth no man, no, not the Angels of heauen, but my Father onely. Matthew 24:37 But as the dayes of Noe were, so shall also the comming of the Sonne of man be. Matthew 24:38 For as in the dayes that were before the Flood, they were eating, and drinking, marrying, and giuing in mariage, vntill the day that Noe entred into the Arke, Matthew 24:39 And knew not vntill the Flood came, and tooke them all away: so shall also the comming of the Sonne of man be. Matthew 24:40 Then shall two be in the field, the one shalbe taken, and the other left. Matthew 24:41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill: the one shall be taken, and the other left.
we ought to watch like good servants, expecting every moment our master's coming.
Matthew 24:42 Watch therfore, for ye know not what houre your Lord doth come. Matthew 24:43 But know this, that if the good man of the house had knowen in what watch the thiefe would come, he would haue watched, and would not haue suffered his house to be broken vp. Matthew 24:44 Therefore be yee also ready: for in such an houre as you thinke not, the sonne of man commeth. Matthew 24:45 Who then is a faithfull and wise seruant, whom his Lord hath made ruler ouer his houshold, to giue them meat in due season? Matthew 24:46 Blessed is that seruant, whome his Lord when he commeth, shall finde so doing. Matthew 24:47 Uerely I say vnto you, that hee shal make him ruler ouer all his goods. Matthew 24:48 But and if that euill seruant shal say in his heart, My Lord delayeth his comming, Matthew 24:49 And shall begin to smite his fellow seruants, and to eate and drinke with the drunken: Matthew 24:50 The Lord of that seruant shall come in a day when hee looketh not for him, and in an houre that hee is not ware of: Matthew 24:51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.