Christ foretelleth the destruction of the Temple:
Matthew 24:1 And Iesus went out and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to hym for to shew him the building of the temple. Matthew 24:2 Iesus sayde vnto them: Se ye not all these thinges? Verely I say vnto you there shal not be here left one stone vpon another that shall not be cast doune.
what and how great calamities shall be before it:
Matthew 24:3 And as he sate vpon the mounte Oliuet: his disciples came vnto him secretlye saying. Tell vs when these thinges shalbe: and what sygne shalbe of thy comminge and of the ende of the worlde? Matthew 24:4 And Iesus aunswered and sayd vnto them: take hede that no man deceyue you. Matthew 24:5 For many shal come in my name sayng: I am Christe: and shall deceyue many. Matthew 24:6 Ye shall heare of warres? and of the fame of warres: but se that ye be not troubled. For all these thinges muste come to passe, but the ende is not yet. Matthew 24:7 For nacion shall ryse against nacion and realme against realme: and ther shalbe pestylence, honger and earth quakes in certayne places? Matthew 24:8 All these are the begynnynge of sorowes. Matthew 24:9 Then shall they put you to trouble, and shall kyll you: and ye shalbe hated of all nacions for my names sake. Matthew 24:10 And then shall manye be offended, and shal betray one another, and shall hate one the other. Matthew 24:11 And manye false prophetes shall aryse, and shall deceyue manye. Matthew 24:12 And because iniquite shall haue the vpper hande the loue of manye shall abate. Matthew 24:13 But he that endureth to the ende, the same shall be safe. Matthew 24:14 And this glad tydinges of the kingdome shalbe preached in all the worlde, for a wytnes vnto all nacions: & then shal þe ende come. Matthew 24:15 When ye therfore shall se the abhomination that betokeneth desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophete, stande in the holye place (let hym that readeth it, vnderstande it) Matthew 24:16 then let theim which be in Iurye, flye into the mountaines. Matthew 24:17 And let him which is on þe house toppe not come doune to fetche anye thinge out of his house. Matthew 24:18 Neither let him which in is þe fielde returne backe to fetche his clothes. Matthew 24:19 Wo in those daies to theim þt are with childe, and to them that geue sucke. Matthew 24:20 But praye that youre flyghte be not in the Winter, neyther on the saboth daye. Matthew 24:21 For then shalbe great trybulacion such as was not from the beginninge of the worlde to this tyme, nor shalbe: Matthew 24:22 yea, and except those dayes should be shortened, there shoulde no fleshe be saued: but for the chosens sake, those daies shalbe shortened. Matthew 24:23 Then if anye man shall saye vnto you: lo here is Christe, or there is christ: beleue it not. Matthew 24:24 For there shall aryse false Christes, and false prophetes, and shall do great myracles and wonders. In so much that if it were possyble the very electe should be deceiued. Matthew 24:25 Take hede, I haue tolde you before. Matthew 24:26 Wherfor if they shal saye vnto you: beholde he is in the deserte, in the secrete places beleue not. Matthew 24:27 For as the lyghteninge cometh out of the east, and shyneth into the west, so shal the comminge of the sonne of man be. Matthew 24:28 For whersoeuer a dead carkes is, euen thither wyl egles resort.
the signs of his coming to judgment.
Matthew 24:29 Immediatly after the trybulations of those dayes, shall the sonne be darkened: and the mone shall not gyue hyr lyght, and the starre shal fall from heauen, & the powers of heauen shal moue. Matthew 24:30 And then shal apeare the sygne of the sonne of man in heauen. And then shall all the kynredes of the earth morne, and they shall se the sonne of man come in the cloudes of heauen with power and great glorye. Matthew 24:31 And he shall sende his aungels with the greate voyce of a trompe, and they shall gader together his chosen from the foure windes, and from the one ende of the worlde to the other. Matthew 24:32 Learne a symylytude of the fygge tre: when his braunches are yet tendre, and his leaues spronge, ye knowe that sommer is nye, Matthew 24:33 so lykewyse ye, when ye se all these thynges, be ye sure that it is neare euen at the dores. Matthew 24:34 Verely I say vnto you, that this generation shal not passe tyll all these be fulfylled. Matthew 24:35 Heauen & earth shal perishe, but my wordes shal abide.
And because that day and hour is unknown,
Matthew 24:36 But of that daye and houre knoweth no man, no not the aungels of heauen, but my father onelye. Matthew 24:37 As the tyme of Noe was, so lykewyse shal the commynge of the sonne of man be. Matthew 24:38 For as in the dayes before the floude, they did eate & drinke, mary and were maried, euen vnto the daye that Noe entred into the shippe, Matthew 24:39 & knew of nothinge, tyll the floude came and toke them all awaye. So shal also the comminge of the sonne of man be. Matthew 24:40 Then two shall be in the fielde, the one shalbe receyued, and the other shalbe refused, Matthew 24:41 two shalbe grindinge at the myll, the one shalbe receyued, and the other shalbe refused.
we ought to watch like good servants, expecting every moment our master's coming.
Matthew 24:42 Wake therfor, because ye knowe not what houre your maister wyl come. Matthew 24:43 Of this be sure, that if the good man of the house knewe what houre the these woulde come, he would suerlye watche, and not suffer his house to be broken vp. Matthew 24:44 Therfore be ye also redye, for in the houre ye thinke he woulde not, wyll the sonne of man come. Matthew 24:45 Yf there be anye faythful seruaunt and wyse, whome his maister hath made rueler ouer his housholde to geue them meate in season conuenient: Matthew 24:46 happy is that seruaunt whom his maister (when he cometh) shall fynde so doyinge. Matthew 24:47 Verelye I saye vnto you, he shall make hym ruler ouer all hys goodes. Matthew 24:48 But and if that euyll seruaunt shall saye in his herte, my maister wyll defer hys commynge, Matthew 24:49 and begynne to smyte his felowes, yea, and to eate and to drinke with the dronken: Matthew 24:50 that seruauntes maister wyll come in a daye when he loketh not for him, and in an houre that he is not ware of, Matthew 24:51 and wyll deuide hym, and geue him his rewarde with hipocrites. There shalbe weping and gnashing of tethe.