Matthew 24:29-51 New American Standard Bible

The Coming of the Son of Man

29  "But immediately after the tribulation of those days THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED , AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT , AND THE STARS WILL FALL from the sky , and the powers of the heavens will be shaken . 30  "And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky , and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn , and they will see the SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory . 31  "And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His elect from the four winds , from one end of the sky to the other .

32  "Now learn the parable from the fig tree : when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves , you know that summer is near ; 33  so , you too , when you see all these things , recognize that He is near , right at the door . 34  "Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place . 35  " Heaven and earth will pass away , but My words will not pass away .

No Man Knoweth the Day and Hour

36  "But of that day and hour no one knows , not even the angels of heaven , nor the Son , but the Father alone . 37  "For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah . 38  "For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking , marrying and giving in marriage , until the day that Noah entered the ark , 39  and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away ; so will the coming of the Son of Man be. 40  "Then there will be two men in the field ; one will be taken and one will be left . 41  " Two women will be grinding at the mill ; one will be taken and one will be left . 42  "Therefore be on the alert , for you do not know which day your Lord is coming . 43  "But be sure of this , that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming , he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. 44  "For this reason you also must be ready ; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.

The Unfaithful Servant

45  " Who then is the faithful and sensible slave whom his master put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time ? 46  "Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes . 47  "Truly I say to you that he will put him in charge of all his possessions . 48  "But if that evil slave says in his heart , 'My master is not coming for a long time ,' 49  and begins to beat his fellow slaves and eat and drink with drunkards ; 50  the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour which he does not know , 51  and will cut him in pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites ; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth .

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