Christ commendeth the poor widow.
Luke 21:1 As he behelde, he sawe the ryche men how they cast in theyr offerynges into the treasurye, Luke 21:2 And he sawe a certayne poore wydowe, whiche caste in thyther two mytes. Luke 21:3 And he sayde: of a truethe I saye vnto you: this poore widow hath put in more then they all. Luke 21:4 For they all haue of theyr superfluite added vnto the offering of god: but, she, of her penurye hath caste in all the substaunce that she had.
He foretelleth the destruction of the Temple, and of the city Jerusalem:
Luke 21:5 As some spake of the tempell, howe it was garnished wyth goodly stones and yewels, he sayde: Luke 21:6 The dayes will come, when of these thinges which ye se shal not be left stone vpon stone, that shall not be throwen doune. Luke 21:7 And they axed him saiynge: Maister when shall these thinges be, and what sygne wyll ther be, when such thinges shall come to passe. Luke 21:8 And he sayd: take hede that ye be not deceiued. For manye wyll come in my name saiynge: I am he and the tyme draweth neare. Folowe not them therfore. Luke 21:9 But when ye heare of warre and dissencion, be not afrayed. For these thinges muste fyrste come: but þe ende foloweth not by & by. Luke 21:10 Then sayd he vnto them: Nacion shall ryse against nacion, and kingdom against kingdom, Luke 21:11 and great earthquakes shall be in all quarters and honger, and pestilence and fearfull thinges. And great sygnes shall ther be from heauen. Luke 21:12 But before all these, they shall laye their handes on you and persecute you, delyueringe you vp to the Synagoges & into pryson, and bringe you before kinges and rulers for my names sake. Luke 21:13 And this shall chaunce you for a testimoniall. Luke 21:14 Let it stycke therfore faste in your hertes, not once to studye before what ye shall aunswere: Luke 21:15 For I wyll geue you a mouthe and wisdome, where against all youre aduersaries shall not be able to speake nor resyste. Luke 21:16 Yea and ye shalbe betrayed of your fathers and mothers, and of your brethren, and kinsmen and louers, and some of you shal they put to death. Luke 21:17 And hated shall ye be of all men for my names sake. Luke 21:18 Yet there shal not one heare of your heades perishe. Luke 21:19 With your pacience possesse your soules. Luke 21:20 And when ye se Ierusalem beseged with an hoste, then vnderstande that the solacion of the same is nye. Luke 21:21 Then let them which are in Iwrye fly þe to mountaines. And let them which are in the middes of it depart out. And let not them that are in other countries, enter therin. Luke 21:22 For these be the dayes of vengeaunce, to fulfil all that are written. Luke 21:23 But wo be to them that be with chylde, and to them that geue sucke in those dayes: for ther shalbe great trouble in the lande, and wrath ouer all this people. Luke 21:24 And they shall fall on the edge of the swearde, and shalbe lead captyue into all nacyons. And Ierusalem shalbe troden vnder fote of the gentyls vntyll the tyme of þe gentyls be fulfylled.
the signs also which shall be before the last day.
Luke 21:25 And ther shalbe signes in the sunne, and in the mone, and in the starres: & in the earth, the people shalbe in such perplexitye, that they shall not tel which waye to turne them selues. The sea and the waters shall roore, Luke 21:26 and mens hertes shall fayle them for feare, & for lokinge after those thinges whiche shall come on the earth. For the powers of heauen shal moue. Luke 21:27 And then shall they se the sonne of man come in a cloude with power and great glory. Luke 21:28 When these thynges beginne to come to passe then loke vp, and lift vp your heades, for youre redempcion draweth nye. Luke 21:29 And he sheweth them a symilytude: behold the fygge tre, and all other trees, Luke 21:30 when they shut forth their buddes, ye se and knowe of your owne selues that sommer is then nye at hande. Luke 21:31 So likewyse ye (when ye se these thinges come to passe) vnderstande that the kingdome of God is nye. Luke 21:32 Verelye I saye vnto you this generacion shall not passe tyll all be fulfylled. Luke 21:33 Heauen and earth shall passe: but my wordes shall not passe.
He exhorteth them to be watchful.
Luke 21:34 Take hede to your selues, lest youre hertes be ouercome with surfetinge and dronkenes and cares of this worlde: and that that day come not on you vnwares. Luke 21:35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that syt on the earth. Luke 21:36 Watche therfore contynuallye and praye, that ye may obtayne grace to flye all this that shal come, and that ye may stande before the sonne of man. Luke 21:37 In the daye tyme, he taught in the tempell and at night, he went out and had abiding in the mounte Oliuete. Luke 21:38 And all the people came in the morninge to hym in the tempell, for to heare hym.