Matthew 24

1Christ foretelleth the destruction of the temple: 3he showeth what signs and calamities shall go before it; and what shall happen at the time of his coming. 32By a parable of the fig tree he marketh the certainty of the prediction. 36No man knoweth the day and hour, which shall come suddenly. 42We ought therefore to watch, like good servants who expect their master's coming.

1 And 1Jesus went out, and 2departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.

2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, 1There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

3 ¶ And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, 1Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, 1Take heed that no man deceive you.

5 For 1many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

6 And 1ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: 2see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but 3the end is not yet.

7 For 1nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

9 1Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.

10 And then shall many 1be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

11 1And many false prophets shall rise, and shall 2deceive many.

12 And 1because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

13 1But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

14 And 1this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

15 1When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by 2Daniel the prophet, stand 3in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into 1the mountains:

17 1Let him which is on the 2housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:

18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.

19 1And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the 1sabbath day:

21 1For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

22 1And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for 2the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

23 1Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.

24 1For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and 2shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were 3possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

25 1Behold, I have told you before.

26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, 1Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.

27 1For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

28 1For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

291Immediately 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:

30 1And 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.

31 1And he shall send his angels with aa great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his 2elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:

33 So 1likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that ait is near, even at the doors.

34 Verily I say unto you, 1This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

35 1Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

361But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

37 1But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

38 For 1as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

40 1Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

421Watch therefore: 2for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

43 1But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.

44 1Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

45 1Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?

46 1Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

47 1Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.

48 1But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;

49 And shall begin 1to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;

50 1The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,

51 And shall acut him asunder, and 1appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.