Luke 21:5-24 NIV

Signs of the End of the Age

21:5-36pp -- Mt 24; Mk 13 21:12-17pp -- Mt 10:17-22

5 Some of his disciples were remarking about how the temple was adorned with beautiful stones and with gifts dedicated to God. But Jesus said,

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      6 "As for what you see here, the time will come when not one stone will be left on another;1 every one of them will be thrown down."

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      7 "Teacher," they asked, "when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are about to take place?"
      8 He replied: "Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am he,' and, 'The time is near.' Do not follow them.2

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      9 When you hear of wars and revolutions, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away."
      10 Then he said to them: "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.3

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      11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.4

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      12 "But before all this, they will lay hands on you and persecute you. They will deliver you to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name.
      13 This will result in your being witnesses to them.5

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      14 But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves.6

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      15 For I will give you7 words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.

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      16 You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers, relatives and friends,8 and they will put some of you to death.

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      17 All men will hate you because of me.9

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      18 But not a hair of your head will perish.10

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      19 By standing firm you will gain life.11

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      20 "When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies,12 you will know that its desolation is near.

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      21 Then 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.13

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      22 For this is the time of punishment14 in fulfillment15 of all that has been written.

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      23 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.
      24 They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled16 on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

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