The Widow's Offering
21 1 And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury . 2 And He saw a poor widow putting in two small copper coins . 3 And He said , "Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all of them; 4 for they all out of their surplus put into the offering ; but she out of her poverty put in all that she had to live on."
The Destruction of the Temple and Signs before the End
5 And while some were talking about the temple , that it was adorned with beautiful stones and votive gifts , He said , 6 "As for these things which you are looking at, the days will come in which there will not be left one stone upon another which will not be torn down ." 7 They questioned Him, saying , "Teacher , when therefore will these things happen ? And what will be the sign when these things are about to take place ?" 8 And He said , "See to it that you are not misled ; for many will come in My name , saying , ' I am He,' and, 'The time is near .' Do not go after them. 9 "When you hear of wars and disturbances , do not be terrified ; for these things must take place first , but the end does not follow immediately ." 10 Then He continued by saying to them, "Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom , 11 and there will be great earthquakes , and in various places plagues and famines ; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven . 12 "But before all these things , they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you, delivering you to the synagogues and prisons , bringing you before kings and governors for My name's sake . 13 " It will lead to an opportunity for your testimony . 14 " So make up your minds not to prepare beforehand to defend yourselves; 15 for I will give you utterance and wisdom which none of your opponents will be able to resist or refute . 16 "But you will be betrayed even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends , and they will put some of you to death , 17 and you will be hated by all because of My name . 18 "Yet not a hair of your head will perish . 19 " By your endurance you will gain your lives .