The Coming of the Kingdom
20 Now having been questioned by the Pharisees as to when the kingdom of God was coming , He answered them and said , "The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed ; 21 nor will they say , 'Look , here it is!' or , 'There it is!' For behold , the kingdom of God is in your midst ." 22 And He said to the disciples , " The days will come when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man , and you will not see it. 23 " They will say to you, 'Look there ! Look here !' Do not go away , and do not run after them. 24 " For just like the lightning , when it flashes out of one part of the sky , shines to the other part of the sky , so will the Son of Man be in His day . 25 " But first He must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation . 26 " And just as it happened in the days of Noah , so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man : 27 they were eating , they were drinking , they were marrying , they were being given in marriage , until the day that Noah entered the ark , and the flood came and destroyed them all . 28 "It was the same as happened in the days of Lot : they were eating , they were drinking , they were buying , they were selling , they were planting , they were building ; 29 but on the day that Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all . 30 "It will be just the same on the day that the Son of Man is revealed . 31 "On that day , the one who is on the housetop and whose goods are in the house must not go down to take them out; and likewise the one who is in the field must not turn back e . 32 " Remember Lot's wife . 33 " Whoever e seeks to keep his life will lose it, and whoever e loses his life will preserve it. 34 "I tell you, on that night there will be two in one bed ; one will be taken and the other will be left . 35 " There will be two women grinding at the same place; one will be taken and the other will be left . 36 [" Two men will be in the field ; one will be taken and the other will be left ."] 37 And answering they said to Him, "Where , Lord ?" And He said to them, " Where the body is, there also the vultures will be gathered ."