The Destruction of the Temple Predicted

1 And [as] he was going out of the temple [courts], one of his disciples said to him, "Teacher, look! What great stones and what wonderful buildings!"
References for Mark 13:1
    • a 13:1 - *Here "[as]" is supplied as a component of the temporal genitive absolute participle ("was going out")
    • b 13:1 - *Here "[courts]" is supplied to distinguish this area from the interior of the temple building itself
      2 And Jesus said to him, "Do you see these great buildings? Not [one] stone will be left here on [another] stone that will not be thrown down!"

      Signs of the End of the Age

      3 And [as] he was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,
      References for Mark 13:3
        • c 13:3 - *Here "[as]" is supplied as a component of the temporal genitive absolute participle ("was sitting")
          4 "Tell us, when will these [things] happen, and what [will be] the sign when all these [things] are about to be accomplished?"
          5 So Jesus began to say to them, "Watch out that no one deceives you!
          6 Many will come in my name, saying, 'I am [he],' and they will deceive many.
          7 And when you hear about wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. This must happen, but the end [is] not yet.
          8 For nation will rise up against nation and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in [various] places. There will be famines. These [things] [are] the beginning of birth pains.

          Persecution of Disciples Predicted

          9 "But you, watch out for yourselves! They will hand you over to councils and you will be beaten in the synagogues and will have to stand before governors and kings because of me, for a witness to them.
          References for Mark 13:9
              10 And the gospel must first be proclaimed to all the nations.
              References for Mark 13:10
                • d 13:10 - Or "Gentiles"; the same Greek word can be translated "nations" or "Gentiles" depending on the context
                  11 And when they arrest you [and] hand you over, do not be anxious beforehand what you should say, but whatever is given to you at that hour, say this. For you are not the ones who are speaking, but the Holy Spirit.
                  References for Mark 13:11
                    • e 13:11 - *Here "[and]" is supplied because the participle ("hand you over") has been translated as a finite verb in keeping with English style
                      12 And brother will hand over brother to death, and a father [his] child, and children will rise up against parents and have them put to death.
                      References for Mark 13:12
                        • f 13:12 - *The word "[his]" is not in the Greek text but is implied
                          13 And you will be hated by all because of my name. But the one who endures to the end--this one will be saved.

                          The Abomination of Desolation

                          14 "But when you see the abomination of desolation standing where it should not be" (let the one who reads understand), "then those in Judea must flee to the mountains!
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                              15 The one who is on his housetop must not come down or go inside to take anything out of his house,
                              References for Mark 13:15
                                • g 13:15 - Some manuscripts have "And the one"
                                • h 13:15 - Literally "the"; the Greek article is used here as a possessive pronoun
                                  16 and the one who is in the field must not turn back to pick up his cloak.
                                  17 And woe to those {who are pregnant} and to those who are nursing [their babies] in those days!
                                  References for Mark 13:17
                                    • i 13:17 - Literally "who have in the womb"
                                    • j 13:17 - *The words "[their babies]" are not in the Greek text but are supplied as a necessary clarification
                                      18 But pray that it will not happen in winter.
                                      19 For [in] those days there will be tribulation of such a kind as has not happened from the beginning of the creation that God created until now, and never will happen.
                                      20 And if the Lord had not shortened the days, {no human being would be saved}. But for the sake of the elect, whom he chose, he has shortened the days.
                                      References for Mark 13:20
                                        • k 13:20 - Literally "every flesh would not be saved"
                                          21 "And at that time if anyone should say to you, "Behold, here [is] the Christ,' 'Behold, there [he is],' do not believe [him]!
                                          References for Mark 13:21
                                            • l 13:21 - *Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
                                              22 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear, and will produce signs and wonders in order to mislead, if possible, the elect.
                                              23 But you, watch out! I have told you everything ahead of time!

                                              The Arrival 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,
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                                                  25 and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.'
                                                  References for Mark 13:25
                                                    • m 13:25 - A quotation from Isa 13:10; 34:4
                                                      26 And then they will see the Son of Man arriving in the clouds with great power and glory.
                                                      27 And then he will send out the angels, and will gather the elect together from the four winds, from the end of the earth to the end of heaven.
                                                      References for Mark 13:27
                                                        • n 13:27 - Some manuscripts have "his"

                                                          The Parable of the Fig Tree

                                                          28 "Now learn the parable from the fig tree: Whenever its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near.
                                                          References for Mark 13:28
                                                            • o 13:28 - Literally "the"; the Greek article is used here as a possessive pronoun
                                                              29 So also you, when you see these [things] happening, know that he is near, at the door.
                                                              References for Mark 13:29
                                                                • p 13:29 - Or "you know"
                                                                  30 Truly I say to you that this generation will never pass away until all these [things] take place!
                                                                  31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

                                                                  The Unknown Day and Hour

                                                                  32 "But concerning that day or hour no one knows--not even the angels in heaven nor the Son--except the Father.
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                                                                      33 Watch out! Be alert, because you do not know when the time is!
                                                                      34 It is like a man away on a journey, who left his house and gave his slaves authority--to each one his work--and to the doorkeeper he gave orders that he should be on the alert.
                                                                      35 Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming--whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or early in the morning--
                                                                      36 lest he arrive suddenly [and] find you sleeping.
                                                                      References for Mark 13:36
                                                                        • q 13:36 - *Here "[and]" is supplied because the previous participle ("arrive") has been translated as a finite verb
                                                                          37 And what I say to you, I say to everyone: Be on the alert!"