Christ commendeth the poor widow.
Luke 21:1 As he behelde he sawe the ryche men how they cast in their offeringes into the treasury. Luke 21:2 And he sawe also a certayne povre widdowe which cast in thyther two mites. Luke 21:3 And he sayde: of a trueth I saye vnto you this poore wyddowe hath put in moare then they all. Luke 21:4 For they all have of their superfluyte added vnto the offerynge 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 As some spake of the teple how it was garnesshed with goodly stones and iewels he sayde. Luke 21:6 The dayes will come whe of these thynges which ye se shall not be lefte stone apon stone that shall not be throwen doune. Luke 21:7 And they axed him sayinge: Master whe shall these thinges be and what signe will therbe whe suche thinges shall come to passe. Luke 21:8 And he sayd: take hede that ye be not deceaved. For many will come in my name saying: I am he: and the tyme draweth neare. Folowe ye not them therfore. Luke 21:9 But when ye heare of warre and of dissencion: be not afrayd. For these thinges must fyrst come: but the ende foloweth not by and by. Luke 21:10 Then sayd he vnto the: Nacion shall ryse agaynst nacion and kingdom agaynst kyngdome Luke 21:11 and greate erthquakes shall be in all quarters and honger and pestilence: and fearfull thinges. And greate signes shall therbe from heven. Luke 21:12 But before all these they shall laye their hondes on you and persecute you delyueringe you vp to the sinagoges and into preson and bringe you before kynges and rulers for my names sake. Luke 21:13 And this shall chaunce you for a testimoniall. Luke 21:14 Let it sticke therfore faste in youre hertes not once to stody before what ye shall answere: Luke 21:15 for I will geve you a mouth and wisdome where agaynste all youre adversarys shall not be able to speake nor resist. Luke 21:16 Ye and ye shalbe betrayed of youre fathers and mothers and of youre brethren and kynsmen and lovers aud 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 Yet ther shall not one heer of youre heedes perisshe. Luke 21:19 With youre pacience possesse youre soules. Luke 21:20 And when ye se Ierusalem beseged with an hoste then vnderstonde that the desolacio of the same is nye. Luke 21:21 Then let them which are in Iewrye flye to the mountaynes. And let them which are in the middes of it departe oute. And let not them that are in other countreis enter ther in. Luke 21:22 For these be the dayes of vengeance to fulfill all that are writte. Luke 21:23 But wo be to them that be with chylde and to them that geve sucke in those dayes: for ther shalbe greate trouble in the londe and wrath over all this people. Luke 21:24 And they shall fall on the edge of the swearde and shalbe leed captive into all nacions. And Ierusalem shalbe trooden vnder fote of the gentyls vntyll the tyme of the gentyls be fulfilled.
the signs also which shall be before the last day.
Luke 21:25 And ther shalbe signes in the sunne ad in the mone and in the starres: and in ye erth the people shalbe in soche perplexite yt they shall not tell which waye to turne them selves. The see and the waters shall roore Luke 21:26 and menes hertes shall fayle them for feare and for lokinge after thoose thinges which shall come on the erth. For the powers of heve shall move. Luke 21:27 And then shall they se the sonne of ma come in a clowde with power and greate glory. Luke 21:28 When these thinges begyn to come to passe: then loke vp and lifte vp youre heddes for youre redemcion draweth neye. Luke 21:29 And he shewed the a similitude: beholde ye fygge tree and all other trees Luke 21:30 when they shute forth their buddes ye se and knowe of youre awne selves that sommer is then nye at hod. Luke 21:31 So lyke wyse ye (when ye se these thinges come to passe) vnderstonde that the kyngdome of God is neye. Luke 21:32 Verely I saye vnto you: this generacion shall not passe tyll all be fulfilled. Luke 21:33 Heaven and erth shall passe: but my wordes shall not passe.
He exhorteth them to be watchful.
Luke 21:34 Take hede to youre selves lest youre hertes be overcome with surfettinge and dronkennes and cares of this worlde: and that that daye come on you vnwares. Luke 21:35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that sit on the face of the erthe. Luke 21:36 Watche therfore continually and praye that ye maye obtayne grace to flye all this that shall come and that ye maye stonde before the sonne of man. Luke 21:37 In the daye tyme he taught in the temple and at night he went out and had abydinge in the mount olivete. Luke 21:38 And all the people came in the morninge to him in the temple for to heare him.