Matthew 24:1-28 American Standard Version

The Destruction of the Temple and Signs before the End

24 1  And Jesus went out from the temple, and was going on his way; and his disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the temple. 2  But he answered and said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. 3  And as he sat on the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell 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, Take heed that no man lead you astray. 5  For many shall come in my name, saying, I am the Christ; and shall lead many astray. 6  And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that ye be not troubled: for [these things] must needs come to pass; but the end is not yet. 7  For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines and earthquakes in divers places. 8  But all these things are the beginning of travail. 9  Then shall they deliver you up unto tribulation, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all the nations for my name's sake. 10  And then shall many stumble, and shall deliver up one another, and shall hate one another. 11  And many false prophets shall arise, and shall lead many astray. 12  And because iniquity shall be multiplied, the love of the many shall wax cold. 13  But he that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved. 14  And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world for a testimony unto all the nations; and then shall the end come. 15  When therefore ye see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let him that readeth understand), 16  then let them that are in Judaea flee unto the mountains: 17  let him that is on the housetop not go down to take out things that are in his house: 18  and let him that is in the field not return back to take his cloak. 19  But woe unto them that are with child and to them that give suck in those days! 20  And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on a sabbath: 21  for then shall be great tribulation, such as hath not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever shall be. 22  And except those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. 23  Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is the Christ, or, Here; believe [it] not. 24  For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. 25  Behold, I have told you beforehand. 26  If therefore they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the wilderness; go not forth: Behold, he is in the inner chambers; believe [it] not. 27  For as the lightning cometh forth from the east, and is seen even unto the west; so shall be the coming of the Son of man. 28  Wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

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