20 "But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies , then recognize that her desolation is near . 21 "Then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains , and those who are in the midst of the city must leave , and those who are in the country must not enter the city ; 22 because these are days of vengeance , so that all things which are written will be fulfilled . 23 "Woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days ; for there will be great distress upon the land and wrath to this people ; 24 and they will fall by the edge of the sword , and will be led captive into all the nations ; and Jerusalem will be trampled under foot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled .
The Coming of the Son of Man
25 "There will be signs in sun and moon and stars , and on the earth dismay among nations , in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves , 26 men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world ; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken . 27 " Then they will see THE SON OF MAN COMING IN A CLOUD with power and great glory . 28 "But when these things begin to take place , straighten up and lift up your heads , because your redemption is drawing near ."
29 Then He told them a parable : "Behold the fig tree and all the trees ; 30 as soon e as they put forth leaves, you see it and know for yourselves that summer is now near . 31 "So you also , when you see these things happening , recognize that the kingdom of God is near . 32 "Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all things take place . 33 " Heaven and earth will pass away , but My words will not pass away . 34 " Be on guard , so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life , and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap ; 35 for it will come upon all those who dwell on the face of all the earth . 36 "But keep on the alert at all times , praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place , and to stand before the Son of Man ." 37 Now during the day He was teaching in the temple , but at evening He would go out and spend the night on the mount that is called Olivet . 38 And all the people would get up early in the morning to come to Him in the temple to listen to Him.