Christ commendeth the poor widow.
Luke 21:1 And, looking up, he saw the, rich, who were casting their gifts into the treasury, Luke 21:2 and he saw a certain poor widow, casting in thither two mites; Luke 21:3 and he saidOf a truth, I say unto youThis destitute widow, more than they all, hath cast in; Luke 21:4 For, all these, out of their superfluity, have cast in among the gifts, but, she, out of her deficiency, all the living that she had, hath cast in.
He foretelleth the destruction of the Temple, and of the city Jerusalem:
Luke 21:5 And, certain saying, of the templeWith beautiful stones and offerings, hath it been adorned! he said Luke 21:6 As to these things, which ye are looking upon, There will come days, in which there will not be left here, stone upon stone, which will not be taken down. Luke 21:7 And they questioned him, sayingTeacher! when, therefore, will these things be? And, what the sign, when these things shall be about to come to pass? Luke 21:8 And, he, saidBe taking heed ye be not deceived; for, many, will come upon my name, sayingI, am he,andThe season, hath drawn near! Do not go after them. Luke 21:9 But, whensoever ye shall hear of wars and revolutions, be not terrified,for these things, must needs, come to pass first, but, not immediately, is the end. Luke 21:10 Then, said he unto themThere will rise up, nation against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; Luke 21:11 As well great earthquakes, as also, in places, pestilences and famines, will there be, as well objects of terror, as also, from heaven, great signs, will there be. Luke 21:12 And before, all these things, they will thrust upon you their hands, and persecute you, delivering you up into the synagogues and prisons,when ye have been led away before kings and governors, for the sake of my name; Luke 21:13 But it shall turn out to you for a witness. Luke 21:14 Settle, then, in your hearts, not to be studying beforehand, how to make defense; Luke 21:15 For, I, will give you a mouth and wisdom, which one-and-all who are setting themselves against, you shall be unable to withstand or gainsay. Luke 21:16 But ye will be delivered up, even by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolk, and friends, and they will put to death some from among you; Luke 21:17 And ye will be hated by all, because of my name: Luke 21:18 And, a hair of your head, in nowise shall perish, Luke 21:19 By your endurance, shall ye gain your lives for a possession. Luke 21:20 But whensoever ye shall see Jerusalem, encompassed by armies, then, know, that her desolation hath drawn near. Luke 21:21 Then they who are in Judaea, let them flee into the mountains, and they who are in her midst, let them go forth,and they who are in the fields, let them not enter into her; Luke 21:22 For, days of avenging, are, these, for all the things written to be fulfilled. Luke 21:23 Alas! for the women with child, and for them who are giving suck, in those days; for there will be great distress upon the land, and anger against this people. Luke 21:24 And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be carried away captive into all the nations, and, Jerusalem, shall be trodden down by the nations, until the seasons of the nations shall be fulfilled [and shall be].
the signs also which shall be before the last day.
Luke 21:25 And there will he signs in sun, and moon, and stars, and, on the earth, anguish of nations in embarrassmentsea and surge resounding, Luke 21:26 Men fainting, from fear and expectation of the things overtaking the inhabited earth. For, the powers of the heavens, will be shaken. Luke 21:27 And, then, will they see the Son of Mancoming in a cloud, with great power and glory. Luke 21:28 And, when these things are beginning to come to pass, unbend and lift up your heads, because that, your redemption, is drawing near. Luke 21:29 And he spake a parable unto them: See the fig-tree, and all the trees, Luke 21:30 Whensoever they have already budded, seeing it, of yourselves, ye observe that, already near, is, the summer: Luke 21:31 Thus, ye also, whensoever ye shall see, these, things coming to pass, observe ye, that, near, is the kingdom of God! Luke 21:32 Verily, I say unto youIn nowise shall this generation pass away, until, all things, shall happen: Luke 21:33 Heaven and earth, will pass away, but, my word, in nowise will pass away.
He exhorteth them to be watchful.
Luke 21:34 But be taking heed unto yourselves, lest once your hearts be made heavywith debauch and drunkenness and anxieties about livelihood, and that day come upon you suddenly, Luke 21:35 as a snare,For it will come in by surprise, upon all them that are dwelling on the face of all the earth. Luke 21:36 But be watching in every season, making supplication, that ye may gain full vigour, to escape all these things that are about to be coming to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man. Luke 21:37 And he was, by day, in the temple, teaching; but, by night, going forth, he was lodging in the mount which is called the Mount of Olives. Luke 21:38 And, all the people, were coming at day-break unto him, in the temple, to be hearkening unto him.