Christ foretelleth the destruction of the Temple:
Matthew 24:1 And Iesus went out and departed fro the teple: and his disciples came to hym for to shewe him the byldinge of the teple. Matthew 24:2 Iesus sayde vnto the: se ye not all these thinges? Verely I saye vnto you: ther shall not be here lefte 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 sat vpon the mout Olivete his disciples came vnto hym secretely sayinge. Tell vs when these thinges shalbe? And what signe shalbe of thy comynge and of the ende of the worlde? Matthew 24:4 And Iesus answered and sayde vnto them: take hede that no ma deceave you. Matthew 24:5 For many shall come in my name sayinge: I am Christ and shall deceave many. Matthew 24:6 Ye shall heare of warres and of the fame of warres: but se yt ye be not troubled. For all these thinges must come to passe but the ende is not yet. Matthew 24:7 For nacio shall ryse ageynste nacio and realme ageynste realme: and ther shalbe pestilence honger and erthquakes in all quarters. Matthew 24:8 All these are the beginninge 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 many be offended and shall betraye one another and shall hate one the other. Matthew 24:11 And many falce Prophetes shall aryse and shall deceave many. Matthew 24:12 And because iniquite shall have the vpper hande the love of many shall abate. Matthew 24:13 But he that endureth to the ende the same shalbe safe. Matthew 24:14 And this gladtidingees of the kyngdome shalbe preached in all the worlde for a witnes vnto all nacions: and then shall the ende come. Matthew 24:15 When ye therfore shall se ye abhominacio that betokeneth desolacion spoken of by Daniell the Prophet stonde in ye holy place: let him that redeth it vnderstonde it. Matthew 24:16 Then let them which be in Iury flye into the moutaynes. Matthew 24:17 And let him which is on ye housse toppe not come downe to fet eny thinge out of his housse. Matthew 24:18 Nether let him which is in ye felde returne backe to fetche his clothes. Matthew 24:19 Wo be in those dayes to the that are wt chylde and to the yt geve sucke. Matthew 24:20 But praye yt youre flight be not in ye winter nether on ye saboth daye. Matthew 24:21 For then shalbe greate tribulacio suche as was not fro the beginninge of the worlde to this tyme ner shalbe. Matthew 24:22 Ye and except those dayes shuld be shortened there shuld no fleshe be saved: but for ye chosens sake those dayes shalbe shortened. Matthew 24:23 Then yf eny ma shall saye vnto you: lo here is Christ or there is Christ: beleve it not. Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false christes and false prophete and shall do great myracles and wondres. In so moche yt if it were possible ye verie electe shuld be deceaved. Matthew 24:25 Take hede I have tolde you before. Matthew 24:26 Wherfore if they shall saye vnto you: beholde he is in ye desert go not forth: beholde he is in ye secret places beleve not. Matthew 24:27 For as ye lightninge cometh out of ye eest and shyneth vnto the weest: so shall the comynge of the sonne of ma be. Matthew 24:28 For wheresoever a deed karkas is eve thyther will the egles resorte.
the signs of his coming to judgment.
Matthew 24:29 Immediatly after the tribulacios of those dayes shall the sunne be derkened: and ye mone shall not geve hir light and the starre shall fall from heve and the powers of heve shall move. Matthew 24:30 And then shall appere the sygne of the sonne of man in heven. And then shall all the kynreddes of the erth morne and they shall se the sonne of man come in the cloudes of heven with power and greate glorie. Matthew 24:31 And he shall sende his angeles with the greate voyce of a trope and they shall gader to gether his chosen from the fower wyndes and from the one ende of the worlde to the other. Matthew 24:32 Learne, a similitude of the fygge tree: when his braunches are yet tender and his leves sproge ye knowe that sommer is nye. Matthew 24:33 So lyke wyse ye when ye see all these thynges be ye sure that it is neare even at the dores. Matthew 24:34 Verely I saye vnto you that this generacion shall not passe tyll all these be fulfilled. Matthew 24:35 Heven and erth shall perisshe: but my wordes shall abyde.
And because that day and hour is unknown,
Matthew 24:36 But of that daye and houre knowith no man no not ye angels of heve but my father only. Matthew 24:37 As the tyme of Noe was so lyke wyse shall the cominge of ye sonne of man be. Matthew 24:38 For as in ye dayes before ye floud: they dyd eate and drynke mary and were maried eve vnto ye daye that Noe entred into the shyppe Matthew 24:39 and knewe of nothynge tyll the floude came and toke them all awaye. So shall also the commynge of the sonne of man be. Matthew 24:40 Then two shalbe in the feldes the one shalbe receaved and the other shalbe refused Matthew 24:41 two shalbe gryndinge at ye myll: ye oue shalbe receaved and ye other shalbe refused.
we ought to watch like good servants, expecting every moment our master's coming.
Matthew 24:42 Wake therfore because ye knowe not what houre youre master wyll come. Matthew 24:43 Of this be sure that yf the good man of the housse knewe what houre the thefe wolde come: he wolde suerly watche and not suffre his housse to be broke vppe. Matthew 24:44 Therfore be ye also redy for in ye houre ye thinke he wolde not: wyll the sonne of ma come. Matthew 24:45 If there be any faithfull servaut and wyse whome his master hath made ruler over his housholde to geve the meate in season covenient: Matthew 24:46 happy is that servaunt whom his master (when he cometh) shall finde so doinge. Matthew 24:47 Verely I saye vnto you he shall make him ruler over all his goodes. Matthew 24:48 But and yf that evill servaut shall saye in his herte my master wyll defer his comynge Matthew 24:49 and beginne to smyte his felowes ye and to eate and to drinke with the dronke: Matthew 24:50 that servauntes master wyll come in adaye when he loketh not for him and in an houre yt he is not ware of Matthew 24:51 and wyll devyde him and geve him his rewarde with ypocrites. There shalbe wepinge and gnasshinge of tethe.