19By standing firm you will gain life.120"When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies,2 you will know that its desolation is near.21Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those in the city get out, and let those in the country not enter the city.322For this is the time of punishment4 in fulfillment5 of all that has been written.23How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! There will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people.24They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled6 on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.25"There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.726Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.827At that time they will see the Son of Man9 coming in a cloud10 with power and great glory.28When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."1129
He told them this parable: "Look at the fig tree and all the trees.