"Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near.
Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that it is near, right at the door.
I tell you the truth, this generation1 will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.2
References for Mark 13:30
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.3
References for Mark 13:31
"No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.4
References for Mark 13:32
Be on guard! Be alert !5 You do not know when that time will come.
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It's like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants6 in charge, each with his assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.
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"Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back--whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn.
If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping.
What I say to you, I say to everyone: 'Watch!' "7
References for Mark 13:37