Mark 13:1-20 New King James Version

The Destruction of the Temple and Signs before the End

13 Then as He went out of the temple, one of His disciples said to Him, "Teacher, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here!" 2  And Jesus answered and said to him, "Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone shall be left upon another, that shall not be thrown down." 3  Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked Him privately, 4  "Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign when all these things will be fulfilled?"

5  And Jesus, answering them, began to say: "Take heed that no one deceives you. 6  For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am He,' and will deceive many. 7  But when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be troubled; for such things must happen, but the end is not yet. 8  For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and troubles. These are the beginnings of sorrows. 9  But watch out for yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils, and you will be beaten in the synagogues. You will be brought before rulers and kings for My sake, for a testimony to them. 10  And the gospel must first be preached to all the nations. 11  But when they arrest you and deliver you up, do not worry beforehand, or premeditate what you will speak. But whatever is given you in that hour, speak that; for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit. 12  Now brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. 13  And you will be hated by all for My name's sake. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.

14  "So when you see the 'abomination of desolation,' spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not" (let the reader understand), "then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 15  Let him who is on the housetop not go down into the house, nor enter to take anything out of his house. 16  And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. 17  But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 18  And pray that your flight may not be in winter. 19  For in those days there will be tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the creation which God created until this time, nor ever shall be. 20  And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect's sake, whom He chose, He shortened the days.

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