How 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.
They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled1 on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
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"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.2
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Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.3
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At that time they will see the Son of Man4 coming in a cloud5 with power and great glory.
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When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."6
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He told them this parable: "Look at the fig tree and all the trees.
When they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is near.
Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God7 is near.
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"I tell you the truth, this generation8 will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.
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Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.9
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