Christ commendeth the poor widow.
Luke 21:1 As he behelde, he sawe the ryche men, whych cast in their offeringes into the treasury. Luke 21:2 He sawe also a certyane poore wyddowe, whych cast in thyther two mytes. Luke 21:3 And he sayde: of a trueth I saye vnto you, that thys poore wyddow hath put in moare then they all. Luke 21:4 For they all haue of theyr superfluyte added vnto the offerynges of God: but she, of her penury hath cast in all the substaunce that she had.
He foretelleth the destruction of the Temple, and of the city Jerusalem:
Luke 21:5 And vnto some that spake of the temple, how it was garnysshed with goodly stones and Iewels, he sayde. Luke 21:6 The dayes wyll come, in the which (of these thynges which ye se) there shall not be lefte one stone vpon another, þt shall not be thorowen doune. Luke 21:7 And they asked hym sayinge: Master, when shall these thynges be, and what sygne wyll ther be when soch thynges come to passe? Luke 21:8 And he sayde: take hede, that ye be not deceaued. For many shall come in my name, and saye that they are Chryst: and the tyme draweth neare. Folowe ye not them therfore. Luke 21:9 But when ye heare of warres and sedicions, be not afrayed. For these thynges must first come to passe, but the ende foloweth not by and by. Luke 21:10 Then sayde he vnto them: Nacion shall ryse agaynst nacion, & kyngdome agaynst kyngdome, Luke 21:11 and greate erthquakes shalbe in all places, and honger, and pestilence, & fearfull thinges. And greate sygnes shall ther be from heauen. Luke 21:12 But before all these, they shall laye handes on you, and persecute you, delyuerynge you vp to the Synagoges & into presons, & shall bringe you vnto kynges & rulers for my names sake. Luke 21:13 And thys shall chaunce you for a testimoniall. Luke 21:14 Be at a sure point therfore in your hertes, not to study before, what ye shal answere: Luke 21:15 for I wyll geue you a mouth & wysdome, where agaynste, all your aduersaries shall not be able to speake nor resist. Luke 21:16 Moreouer ye shalbe betrayd of your fathers and mothers & brethren, & kynsfolke & frendes, and some of you shall they put to deeth. Luke 21:17 And hated shall ye be of all men for my names sake, Luke 21:18 & ther shall not one herre of youre head perysshe. Luke 21:19 Possesse ye youre soule by pacience. Luke 21:20 And when ye se Ierusalem beseged wyth an hoste, then be sure that the desolacyon, of the same is nye. Luke 21:21 Then let them which are in Iewrye, flye to the mountaynes. And let them whych are in the myddes of it, departe out. And let not them that are in other countreyes, enter therin. Luke 21:22 For these be the dayes of vengeaunce, that all thynges which are wrytten, maye be fulfylled. Luke 21:23 But wo vnto them that be with chylde, & to them that geue sucke in those dayes: for there shalbe greate trouble in the lande, and wrath ouer all this people. Luke 21:24 And they shall fall thorow the edge of the swearde, and shalbe ledd awaye captyue into all nacions. And Ierusalem shalbe troden downe of the gentyls, vntyll the tyme of the gentyls be fulfylled.
the signs also which shall be before the last day.
Luke 21:25 And ther shalbe sygnes in the Sonne, and in the Moone, and in the starres: and in the erth the people shalbe at their wyttes ende, thorow dispayre. The see and the water shall roare, Luke 21:26 and mennes hertes shall fayle them for feare, and for lokynge after those thynges which shall come on the erth. For the powers of heauen shall moue. Luke 21:27 And then shall they se the sonne of man come in a cloude with power and greate glory. Luke 21:28 When these thynges begynne to come to passe: then loke vp, and lyfte vp youre heades, for youre redempcyon draweth nye. Luke 21:29 And he shewed them a symilitude: beholde the fygge tree, and all the trees, Luke 21:30 when they shoot forth their buddes, ye se and knowe of youre awne selues, þt sommer is then nye at hand. Luke 21:31 So lykewyse ye also (when ye se these thynges come to passe) be sure, that the kyngdome of God is nye. Luke 21:32 Uerely I saye vnto you: this generacion shall not passe, tyll all be fulfylled. Luke 21:33 Heauen and erth shall passe: but my wordes shall not passe.
He exhorteth them to be watchful.
Luke 21:34 Take hede to your selues, lest at anye tyme youre hertes be ouercome with surfettynge and dronkennes and cares of thys lyfe, and so the daye come vpon you vnwares. Luke 21:35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole erth. Luke 21:36 Watch ye therfore contynually, and praye, that ye maye escape all these thynges that shall come, and that ye maye stande before the sonne of man. Luke 21:37 In the daye tyme, he taught in the temple: and at nyght, he went out, and abode in the mount that is called Olyuete. Luke 21:38 And all the people came in the mornynge to hym in the temple, for to heare hym.