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Luke 21:19–36

19 By your patience possess your souls.

Destruction of Jerusalem

Matt. 24:15–21; Mark 13:14–19

20 wBut 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 aAnd 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.”

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