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, to shewe him the building of the Temple. Matthew 24:2 And Iesus sayd vnto them, See ye not all these things? Verely I say vnto you, there shall not be here left a stone vpon a stone, that shall not be cast downe.
what and how great calamities shall be before it:
Matthew 24:3 And as he sate vpon the mount of Oliues, his disciples came vnto him apart, saying, Tell vs when these things shall be, and what signe shalbe of thy coming, and of the ende of the world. Matthew 24:4 And Iesus answered, and sayd vnto them, Take heede 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 ye shall heare of warres, and rumours of warres: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to passe, but the end is not yet. Matthew 24:7 For nation shal rise against nation, & realme against realme, and there shalbe famine, and pestilence, and earthquakes in diuers places. Matthew 24:8 All these are but ye beginning of sorowes. Matthew 24:9 Then shal they deliuer you vp to be afflicted, and shall kill you, and ye shall be hated of all nations for my Names sake. Matthew 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shal betray one another, and shall hate one another. Matthew 24:11 And many false prophets shall arise, & shall deceiue many. Matthew 24:12 And because iniquitie shalbe increased, the loue of many shalbe colde. Matthew 24:13 But he that endureth to the ende, he shalbe saued. Matthew 24:14 And this Gospel of the kingdome shalbe preached through the whole world for a witnes vnto all nations, and then shall the end come. Matthew 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the Prophet, set in the holy place (let him that readeth consider it.) 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 fetch any thing out of his house. Matthew 24:18 And he that is in the fielde, let not him returne backe to fetch his clothes. Matthew 24:19 And woe shalbe to them that are with childe, and to them that giue sucke in those dayes. Matthew 24:20 But pray that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day. Matthew 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not from the beginning of the worlde to this time, nor shalbe. Matthew 24:22 And except those dayes should be shortened, there should no flesh be saued: but for the elects sake those dayes shalbe shortened. Matthew 24:23 Then if any shall say vnto you, Loe, here is Christ, or there, beleeue it not. Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christes, and false prophets, and shall shewe great signes and wonders, so that if it were possible, they should deceiue the very elect. Matthew 24:25 Beholde, I haue tolde you before. Matthew 24:26 Wherefore if they shall say vnto you, Beholde, he is in the desert, goe not forth: Beholde, he is in the secret places, beleeue it not. Matthew 24:27 For as the lightning commeth out of the East, and is seene into the West, so shall also the coming of the Sonne of man be. Matthew 24:28 For wheresoeuer a dead carkeis is, thither will the Egles be gathered together.
the signs of his coming to judgment.
Matthew 24:29 And immediately after ye tribulations of those dayes, shall the sunne be darkened, and the moone shall not giue her light, & the starres shall fal fro heauen, & ye powers of heaue shalbe shake. Matthew 24:30 And then shall appeare the signe of the Sonne of man in heauen: and then shall all the kinreds of the earth mourne, and they shall see the Sonne of man come in the cloudes of heauen with power and great glorie. Matthew 24:31 And he shall send his Angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect, from the foure windes, and from the one ende of the heauens vnto the other. Matthew 24:32 Now learne the parable of the figge tree: when her bough is yet tender, & it putteth foorth leaues, ye knowe that sommer is neere. Matthew 24:33 So likewise ye, when ye see all these things, know that the kingdom of God is nere, eue at ye doores. Matthew 24:34 Verely I say vnto you, this generation shal not passe, till all these things be done. 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 only. Matthew 24:37 But as the dayes of Noe were, so likewise shall the coming of the Sonne of man be. Matthew 24:38 For as in the dayes before the flood, they did eate and drinke, marrie, and giue in mariage, vnto the day that Noe entred into the Arke, Matthew 24:39 And knewe nothing, till the flood came, and tooke them all away, so shall also the comming of the Sonne of man be. Matthew 24:40 Then two shall be in the fieldes, the one shalbe receiued, and the other shalbe refused. Matthew 24:41 Two women shalbe grinding at ye mill: the one shalbe receiued, and the other shalbe refused.
we ought to watch like good servants, expecting every moment our master's coming.
Matthew 24:42 Watch therefore: for ye knowe not what houre your master will come. Matthew 24:43 Of this be sure, that if the good man of the house knewe at what watch the thiefe would come, he woulde surely watch, and not suffer his house to be digged through. Matthew 24:44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in the houre that ye thinke not, will the Sonne of man come. Matthew 24:45 Who then is a faithfull seruaunt and wise, whom his master hath made ruler ouer his household, to giue them meate in season? Matthew 24:46 Blessed is that seruant, whom his master when he commeth, shall finde so doing. Matthew 24:47 Verely I say vnto you, he shall make him ruler ouer all his goods. Matthew 24:48 But if that euil seruant shal say in his heart, My master doth deferre his comming, Matthew 24:49 And begin to smite his fellowes, & to eate, and to drinke with the drunken, Matthew 24:50 That seruaunts master will come in a day, when he looketh not for him, and in an houre that he is not ware of, Matthew 24:51 And will cut him off, & giue him his portion with hypocrites: there shalbe weeping, and gnashing of teeth.