Christ foretelleth the destruction of the Temple:
Matthew 24:1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to [him] to show him the buildings of the temple. Matthew 24:2 And Jesus said to them, See ye not all these things? verily I say to you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
what and how great calamities shall be before it:
Matthew 24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, Tell us, when will these things be? and what [will be] the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? Matthew 24:4 And Jesus answered and said to them, Take heed that no man deceive you. Matthew 24:5 For many will come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and will deceive many. Matthew 24:6 And ye will hear of wars, and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all [these things] must come to pass, but the end is not yet. Matthew 24:7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there will be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in divers places. Matthew 24:8 All these [are] the beginning of sorrows. Matthew 24:9 Then will they deliver you up to be afflicted, and will kill you: and ye will be hated by all nations for my name's sake. Matthew 24:10 And then will many be offended, and will betray one another, and will hate one another. Matthew 24:11 And many false prophets will rise, and will deceive many. Matthew 24:12 And because iniquity will abound, the love of many will become cold. Matthew 24:13 But he that shall endure to the end, the same shall be saved. Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world, for a testimony to all nations; and then shall the end come. Matthew 24:15 When therefore ye shall see the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoever readeth, let him understand,) Matthew 24:16 Then let them who are in Judea flee to the mountains: Matthew 24:17 Let him who is on the house-top not come down to take any thing out of his house: Matthew 24:18 Neither let him who is in the field return back to take his clothes. Matthew 24:19 And woe to them that are with child, and to them that nurse infants in those days! Matthew 24:20 But pray ye that your flight may not be in the winter, neither on the sabbath: Matthew 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as hath not been since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. Matthew 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there would no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. Matthew 24:23 Then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here [is] Christ, or there; believe [it] not. Matthew 24:24 For false Christs will arise, and false prophets, and will show great signs and wonders; so that, if [it were] possible, they would deceive the very elect. Matthew 24:25 Behold, I have told you before. Matthew 24:26 Wherefore, if they shall say to you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, [he is] in the secret chambers; believe [it] not. Matthew 24:27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even to the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Matthew 24:28 For wherever the carcass is, there will the eagles be collected.
the signs of his coming to judgment.
Matthew 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days, shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: Matthew 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. Matthew 24:31 And he will send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Matthew 24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig-tree; When its branch is yet tender and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer [is] nigh: Matthew 24:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, [even at] the doors. Matthew 24:34 Verily I say to you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things shall be fulfilled. Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
And because that day and hour is unknown,
Matthew 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. Matthew 24:37 But as the days of Noah [were], so will also the coming of the Son of man be. Matthew 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, Matthew 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away: so also will be the coming of the Son of man. Matthew 24:40 Then will two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Matthew 24:41 Two [women will be] grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
we ought to watch like good servants, expecting every moment our master's coming.
Matthew 24:42 Watch therefore; for ye know not what hour your Lord cometh. Matthew 24:43 But know this, that if the master of the house knew in what watch the thief would come, he would watch, and would not suffer his house to be broken up. Matthew 24:44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of man cometh. Matthew 24:45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his Lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season? Matthew 24:46 Blessed [is] that servant, whom his lord, when he cometh, shall find so doing. Matthew 24:47 Verily I say to you, that he will make him ruler over all his goods. Matthew 24:48 But if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My Lord delayeth his coming; Matthew 24:49 And shall begin to beat [his] fellow-servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; Matthew 24:50 The Lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for [him], and in an hour that he is not aware of, Matthew 24:51 And will cut him asunder, and appoint [him] his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.