Matthew 24:1-28 Darby’s Translation

The Destruction of the Temple and Signs before the End

24 1  And Jesus went forth and went away from the temple, and his disciples came to [him] to point out to him the buildings of the temple. 2  And he answering said to them, Do ye not see all these things? Verily I say to you, Not a stone shall be left here upon a stone which shall not be thrown down. 3  And as he was sitting upon the mount of Olives the disciples came to him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be, and what is the sign of thy coming and [the] completion of the age?

4  And Jesus answering said to them, See that no one mislead you. 5  For many shall come in my name, saying, I am the Christ, and they shall mislead many. 6  But ye will hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that ye be not disturbed; for all [these things] must take place, but it is not yet the end. 7  For nation shall rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines and pestilences, and earthquakes in divers places. 8  But all these [are the] beginning of throes. 9  Then shall they deliver you up to tribulation, and shall kill you; and ye will be hated of all the nations for my name's sake. 10  And then will many be offended, and will deliver one another up, and hate one another; 11  and many false prophets shall arise and shall mislead many; 12  and because lawlessness shall prevail, the love of the most shall grow cold; 13  but he that has endured to the end, he shall be saved. 14  And these glad tidings of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole habitable earth, for a witness to all the nations, and then shall come the end. 15  When therefore ye shall see the abomination of desolation, which is spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in [what is a] holy place, (he that reads let him understand,) 16  then let those who are in Judaea flee to the mountains; 17  let not him that is on the house come down to take the things out of his house; 18  and let not him that is in the field turn back to take his garment. 19  But woe to those that are with child, and those that give suck in those days. 20  But pray that your flight may not be in winter time nor on sabbath: 21  for then shall there be great tribulation, such as has not been from [the] beginning of [the] world until now, nor ever shall be; 22  and if those days had not been cut short, no flesh had been saved; but on account of the elect those days shall be cut short. 23  Then if any one say to you, Behold, here is the Christ, or here, believe [it] not. 24  For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall give great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect. 25  Behold, I have told you beforehand. 26  If therefore they say to you, Behold, he is in the desert, go not forth; behold, [he is] in the inner chambers, do not believe [it]. 27  For as the lightning goes forth from the east and shines to the west, so shall be the coming of the Son of man. 28  [For] wherever the carcase is, there will be gathered the eagles.


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