Luke 21:20-38 New American Standard Bible

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.

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