22For this is the time of punishment1 in fulfillment2 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 trampled3 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.426Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.527At that time they will see the Son of Man6 coming in a cloud7 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."829
He told them this parable: "Look at the fig tree and all the trees.30When they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is near.31Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God9 is near.32"I tell you the truth, this generationa10 will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.