Mark 13:1-20 New American Standard Bible

The Destruction of the Temple and Signs before the End

13 As He was going out of the temple , one of His disciples said to Him, "Teacher , behold what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings !" 2  And Jesus said to him, "Do you see these great buildings ? Not one stone will be left upon another which will not be torn down ." 3  As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple , Peter and James and John and Andrew were questioning Him privately e , 4  "Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when all these things are going to be fulfilled ?"

5  And Jesus began to say to them, "See to it that no one misleads you. 6  "Many will come in My name , saying , ' I am He!' and will mislead many . 7  "When you hear of wars and rumors of wars , do not be frightened ; those things must take place ; but that is not yet the end . 8  "For nation will rise up against nation , and kingdom against kingdom ; there will be earthquakes in various places ; there will also be famines . These things are merely the beginning of birth pangs . 9  "But be on your guard ; for they will deliver you to the courts , and you will be flogged in the synagogues , and you will stand before governors and kings for My sake , as a testimony to them. 10  " The gospel must first be preached to all the nations . 11  " When they arrest you and hand you over, do not worry beforehand about what you are to say , but say whatever e is given you in that hour ; for it is not you who speak , but it is the Holy Spirit . 12  "Brother will betray brother to death , and a father his child ; and children will rise up against parents and have them put to death . 13  " You will be hated by all because of My name , but the one who endures to the end , he will be saved .

14  "But when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION standing where it should not be (let the reader understand ), then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains . 15  " The one who is on the housetop must not go down , or go in to get anything out of his house ; 16  and the one who is in the field must not turn back e to get his coat . 17  "But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days ! 18  "But pray that it may not happen in the winter . 19  "For those days will be a time of tribulation such as has not occurred since the beginning of the creation which God created until now , and never e will. 20  "Unless the Lord had shortened those days , no e life would have been saved ; but for the sake of the elect , whom He chose , He shortened the days .

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