The Widow’s Two Mites
And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts
into the treasury,
2 and He
saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites.
3 So He
said, “Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put
in more than all;
4 for all
these out of their abundance have put in offerings for
God, but she out of her poverty put in all
the livelihood that she had.”
the Destruction of the Temple
Then, as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned
with beautiful stones and donations, He said,
things which you see—the days will come in which not
one stone shall be left upon another that shall not
be thrown down.”
The Signs of the Times and
the End of the Age
So they asked Him, saying, “Teacher, but when will these
things be? And what sign will there be when these
things are about to take place?”
8 And He
said: “Take heed that you not be deceived. For many will
come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and, ‘The
time has drawn near.’ Therefore do not go after them.
when you hear of wars and commotions, do not be
terrified; for these things must come to pass first, but
the end will not come immediately.”
He said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and
kingdom against kingdom.
there will be great earthquakes in various places, and
famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful
sights and great signs from heaven.
before all these things, they will lay their hands on
you and persecute you, delivering you up
to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought
before kings and rulers for My name’s sake.
13 But it
will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony.
Therefore settle it in your hearts not to
meditate beforehand on what you will answer;
15 for I
will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your
adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist.
will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives
and friends; and they will put some of you to
And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake.
not a hair of your head shall be lost.
your patience possess your souls.
Destruction of Jerusalem
“But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then
know that its desolation is near.
let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let
those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not
those who are in the country enter her.
these are the days of vengeance, that all things which
are written may be fulfilled.
woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are
nursing babies in those days! For there will be great
distress in the land and wrath upon this people.
they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away
captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled
by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are
The Coming of the Son of Man
“And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in
the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with
perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring;
hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of
those things which are coming on the earth, for the
powers of the heavens will be shaken.
they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with
power and great glory.
when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up
your heads, because your redemption draws near.”
The Parable of the Fig Tree
Then He spoke to them a parable: “Look at the fig tree,
and all the trees.
they are already budding, you see and know for
yourselves that summer is now near.
31 So you
also, when you see these things happening, know that the
kingdom of God is near.
Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no
means pass away till all things take place.
and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means
The Importance of Watching
“But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be
weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of
this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly.
35 For it
will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face
of the whole earth.
therefore, and pray always that you may be counted
worthy to escape all these things that will come to
pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
37 And in
the daytime He was teaching in the temple, but at night
He went out and stayed on the mountain called Olivet.
early in the morning all the people came to Him in the
temple to hear Him.