Christ commendeth the poor widow.
Luke 21:1 And as he behelde, he sawe the rich men, which cast their giftes into the treasurie. Luke 21:2 And he sawe also a certaine poore widowe which cast in thither two mites: Luke 21:3 And he sayd, Of a trueth I say vnto you, that this poore widowe hath cast in more then they all. Luke 21:4 For they all haue of their superfluitie cast into the offerings of God: but she 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 Nowe as some spake of the Temple, how it was garnished with goodly stones, & with consecrate things, he sayd, Luke 21:6 Are these ye things that ye looke vpon? the dayes will come wherein a stone shall not be left vpon a stone, that shall not be throwen downe. Luke 21:7 Then they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what signe shall there be when these things shall come to passe? Luke 21:8 And he sayd, Take heede, that ye be not deceiued: for many will come in my Name, saying, I am Christ, and the time draweth neere: followe ye not them therefore. Luke 21:9 And when ye heare of warres and seditions, be not afraid: for these things must first come, but the ende foloweth not by and by. Luke 21:10 Then said hee vnto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdome against kingdome, Luke 21:11 And great earthquakes shall be in diuers places, and hunger, and pestilence, and fearefull things, & great signes shall there be from heauen. Luke 21:12 But before all these, they shal lay their hands on you, and persecute you, deliuering you vp to the assemblies, and into prisons, and bring you before Kings and rulers for my Names sake. Luke 21:13 And this shall turne to you, for a testimoniall. Luke 21:14 Lay it vp therefore in your heartes, that ye cast not before hand, what ye shall answere. Luke 21:15 For I will giue you a mouth and wisdome, where against all your aduersaries shall not be able to speake, nor resist. Luke 21:16 Yea, ye shalbe betrayed also of your parents, and of your brethren, and kinsmen, and friendes, and some of you shall they put to death. Luke 21:17 And ye shall bee hated of all men for my Names sake. Luke 21:18 Yet there shall not one heare of your heads perish. Luke 21:19 By your patience possesse your soules. Luke 21:20 And when ye see Hierusalem besieged with souldiers, then vnderstand that the desolation thereof is neere. Luke 21:21 Then let them which are in Iudea, flee to the mountaines: and let them which are in the middes thereof, depart out: and let not them that are in the countrey, enter therein. Luke 21:22 For these be the dayes of vengeance, to fulfill all things that are written. Luke 21:23 But woe be to them that be with childe, and to them that giue sucke in those dayes: for there shalbe great distresse in this land, and wrath ouer this people. Luke 21:24 And they shall fall on the edge of the sword, and shalbe led captiue into all nations, and Hierusalem shalbe troden vnder foote of the Gentiles, vntill the time of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
the signs also which shall be before the last day.
Luke 21:25 Then there shalbe signes in the sunne, and in the moone, and in the starres, and vpon the earth trouble among the nations with perplexitie: the sea and the waters shall roare. Luke 21:26 And mens hearts shal faile them for feare, and for looking after those thinges which shall come on the worlde: for the powers of heauen shall be shaken. Luke 21:27 And then shall they see the Sonne of man come in a cloude, with power and great glory. Luke 21:28 And when these things beginne to come to passe, then looke vp, and lift vp your heades: for your redemption draweth neere. Luke 21:29 And he spake to them a parable, Behold, the figge tree, and all trees, Luke 21:30 When they nowe shoote foorth, ye seeing them, knowe of your owne selues, that sommer is then neere. Luke 21:31 So likewise yee, when yee see these thinges come to passe, knowe ye that the kingdome of God is neere. Luke 21:32 Verely I say vnto you, This age shall not passe, till all these things be done: Luke 21:33 Heauen and earth shall passe away, but my wordes shall not passe away.
He exhorteth them to be watchful.
Luke 21:34 Take heede to your selues, lest at any time your hearts be oppressed with surfeting and drunkennesse, and cares of this life, and least that day come on you at vnwares. 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 Watche therefore, and pray continually, that ye may be counted worthy to escape all these thinges that shall come to passe, and that ye may stand before the Sonne of man. Luke 21:37 Nowe in the day time hee taught 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 in the morning to him, to heare him in the Temple.