Christ foretelleth the destruction of the Temple:
Matthew 24:1 And, Jesus coming forth, from the temple, was taking his departure, when his disciples came forward to point out to him the buildings of the temple. Matthew 24:2 But, he, answering, said unto themAre ye not beholding all these things? Verily, I say unto youin no wise, shall there be left here, stone upon stone, which shall not be thrown down.
what and how great calamities shall be before it:
Matthew 24:3 And, as he was sitting upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him, privately, sayingTell us, when these things shall be,and what the sign of thy presence, and the conclusion of the age. Matthew 24:4 And, answering, Jesus said unto themBe taking heed, lest anyone, deceive, you; Matthew 24:5 For, many, will come upon my name, sayingI, am the Christ,and will, deceive many. Matthew 24:6 Moreover ye will be sure to be hearing of wars, and rumours of wars: Mind! be not alarmed, for it must needs happen,but, not yet, is, the end; Matthew 24:7 For there will arisenation against nation, and kingdom against kingdom,and there will be famines and earthquakes, in places. Matthew 24:8 But, all these things, are a beginning of birth-pangs. Matthew 24:9 Then, will they deliver you up into tribulation, and will slay you,and ye will be men hated by all the nations, because of my name Matthew 24:10 And, then, will many be caused to stumble, and, one another, will deliver up, and will hate one another; Matthew 24:11 And, many false prophets, will arise, and deceive, many; Matthew 24:12 And, because of lawlessness being brought to the full, the love of the many, will grew cold. Matthew 24:13 But, he that hath endured throughout, the same, shall be saved. Matthew 24:14 And this glad message of the kingdom will be proclaimed in all the inhabited earth, for a witness unto all the nations,and, then, will have come, the end. Matthew 24:15 Whensoever, therefore, ye shall see the abomination desolation, that was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in a holy place,he that readeth, let him think, Matthew 24:16 Then, they who are in Judaea, let them flee into the mountains; Matthew 24:17 And, he that is on the house-top, let him not come down, to take away the things out of his house; Matthew 24:18 And, he that is in the field, let him not turn back, to take away his mantle. Matthew 24:19 But alas! for the women with child, and for them that are giving suck, in those days; Matthew 24:20 But be praying that your flight, may not happen in winter, nor on sabbath; Matthew 24:21 For there will be then, Great tribulation, such as hath not happened, from the beginning of the world, until the present time, neither in any wise shall happen. Matthew 24:22 And, except those days had been shortened, no flesh had been saved; but, for the sake of the chosen, those days shall be shortened. Matthew 24:23 Then, if any, unto you, sayLo! here, is the Christ, or, there, Do not believe it; Matthew 24:24 For there will arise, false Christs, and false prophets,and they will show great signs and wonders, so that, if possible, even the chosen, should be deceived: Matthew 24:25 Lo! I have foretold you. Matthew 24:26 If therefore they should say unto you, Lo! in the desert, he is, Do not go forth; Lo! in the chambers, Do not believe it. Matthew 24:27 For, just as the lightning goeth forth from the east, and shineth unto the west, so, shall be the presence of the Son of Man. Matthew 24:28 Wheresoever, the corpse, shall be, there, shall be gathered, the vultures!
the signs of his coming to judgment.
Matthew 24:29 But, straightway after the tribulation of those days, the sun, will be darkened, and, the moon, will not give her brightness, and, the stars, will fall from heaven,and, the powers of the heavens, will be shaken; Matthew 24:30 And, then, will be displayedThe sign of the Son of Man in heaven, and, then, will smite their breastsall the tribes of the earth; and they will see the Son of Mancoming upon the clouds of heaven, with great power and glory. Matthew 24:31 And he will send forth his messengers, with a great trumpet, and they will gather together his chosenOut of the four winds, from heavens' bounds, unto their bounds. Matthew 24:32 Now, from the fig-tree, learn ye, the parable:When, already, her young branch, becometh tender, and the leaves, may be sprouting, ye observe, that, near, is, the summer: Matthew 24:33 Thus, ye also, when ye shall see all these things, observe ye, that, near, he is, at the doors. Matthew 24:34 Verily, I say unto youIn nowise, shall this generation, pass away, until all these things, shall happen: Matthew 24:35 The heaven and the earth, shall pass away, but, my words, shall, in nowise, pass away.
And because that day and hour is unknown,
Matthew 24:36 But, concerning that day and hour, no one, knoweth, neither the messengers of the heavens, nor the Son,save the Father only. Matthew 24:37 For, just as the days of Noah, so, will be the presence of the Son of Man; Matthew 24:38 For, as they were in those days that were before the flood, feeding and drinking, marrying and being given in marriage,until the day Noah entered into the ark; Matthew 24:39 And they observed not, until the flood came and took away all together, so, will be, the presence of the Son of Man. Matthew 24:40 Then, shall there be two men in the field,one, is taken near, and, one, is left behind: Matthew 24:41 Two women grinding at the mill,one, is taken near, and, one, is left behind.
we ought to watch like good servants, expecting every moment our master's coming.
Matthew 24:42 Be watching, therefore, for ye know not, on what manner of day, your Lord is coming. Matthew 24:43 But there is, one thing, ye knowThat, if the householder, had known, in what watch, the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert, and not have suffered his house to be dug through. Matthew 24:44 Wherefore, ye also, be getting ready, because, in what hour ye are, not thinking, The Son of Man doth come. Matthew 24:45 Who then is the faithful and prudent servant, whom the master hath appointed over his household, to give them food in season? Matthew 24:46 Happy! that servant, whom his master, when he cometh, shall find so doing! Matthew 24:47 Verily, I say unto youOver all his substance, will he appoint him. Matthew 24:48 But, if that wicked servant should say in his heartMy master, delayeth, Matthew 24:49 And begin to be striking his fellow-servants, and eating and drinking with the drunken, Matthew 24:50 The master of that servant, will have come, on a day when he is not expecting, and in an hour when he is not observing, Matthew 24:51 And will cut him asunder; and, his part, with the hypocrites, will appoint: There, shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth!