Mark 13:21-37 Revised Standard Version

21  And then if any one says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or'Look, there he is!' do not believe it. 22  False Christs and false prophets will arise and show signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect. 23  But take heed; I have told you all things beforehand.

The Coming of the Son of Man

24  "But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, 25  and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 26  And then they will see the Son of man coming in clouds with great power and glory. 27  And then he will send out the angels, and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.

28  "From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. 29  So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. 30  Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away before all these things take place. 31  Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. 32  "But of that day or that hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33  Take heed, watch; for you do not know when the time will come. 34  It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch. 35  Watch therefore--for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or in the morning-- 36  lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. 37  And what I say to you I say to all: Watch."

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