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The New King James Version

Luke 21:1–38

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Christ Teaches on the Widow’s Mites

Mark 12:41–44

21 And He looked up aand saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, and He saw also a certain bpoor widow putting in two cmites. 1 So He said, “Truly I say to you dthat this poor widow has put in more than all; for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings 2for God, but she out of her poverty put in eall the livelihood that she had.”

The Disciples’ Two Questions

Matt. 24:1–3; Mark 13:1–4

fThen, as some spoke of the temple, how it was 3adorned with beautiful stones and donations, He said, “These things which you see—the days will come in which gnot one stone shall be left upon another that shall not be thrown down.”

So they asked Him, saying, “Teacher, but when will these things be? And what sign will there be when these things are about to take place?”

Signs of Christ’s Coming

Matt. 24:4–13; Mark 13:5–13

And He said: h“Take heed that you not be deceived. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and, ‘The time has drawn near.’ 4Therefore do not 5go after them. But when you hear of iwars and commotions, do not be terrified; for these things must come to pass first, but the end will not come immediately.”

10 jThen He said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 And there will be great kearthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven. 12 lBut before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and mprisons. nYou will be brought before kings and rulers ofor My name’s sake. 13 But pit will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony. 14 qTherefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will 6answer; 15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom rwhich all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or 7resist. 16 sYou will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put tsome of you to death. 17 And uyou will be hated by all for My name’s sake. 18 vBut not a hair of your head shall be lost. 19 By your patience possess your souls.

Destruction of Jerusalem

Matt. 24:15–21; Mark 13:14–19

20 w“But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. 21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her. 22 For these are the days of vengeance, that xall things which are written may be fulfilled. 23 yBut woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! For there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people. 24 And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles zuntil the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

The Second Coming

Matt. 24:29–31; Mark 13:24–27

25 a“And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; 26 men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, bfor the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 Then they will see the Son of Man ccoming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because dyour redemption draws near.”

Parable of the Fig Tree

Matt. 24:32–35; Mark 13:28–31

29 eThen He spoke to them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. 30 When they are already budding, you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near. 31 So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. 32 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place. 33 fHeaven and earth will pass away, but My gwords will by no means pass away.

Warning to Watch for His Coming

Matt. 24:36–44; Mark 13:32–37

34 “But htake heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with 8carousing, drunkenness, and icares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. 35 For jit will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 kWatch therefore, and lpray always that you may 9be counted mworthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and nto stand before the Son of Man.”

37 oAnd in the daytime He was teaching in the temple, but pat night He went out and stayed on the mountain called Olivet. 38 Then early in the morning all the people came to Him in the temple to hear Him.

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