22for these are 1days of 2vengeance, to fulfill 3all that is written.234Alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days! For there will be great distress upon the earth and 5wrath against this people.24They will fall by the edge of the sword and 6be led captive among all nations, and 7Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles, 8until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
25"And 9there will be signs in sun and moon 10and stars, and on the earth 11distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves,26people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For 12the powers of the heavens will be shaken.27And then they will see 13the Son of Man coming in a cloud 14with power and great glory.28Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and 15raise your heads, because 16your redemption is drawing near."
And he told them a parable: "Look at the fig tree, and all the trees.30As soon as they come out in leaf, you see 17for yourselves and know that the summer is already near.31So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near.3218Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all has taken place.