Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings.
2"Do you see all these things?" he asked. "I tell you the truth, not one stone here will be left on another;1 every one will be thrown down."3
As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives,2 the disciples came to him privately. "Tell us," they said, "when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming3 and of the end of the age?"44
Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one deceives you.55For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ,a ' and will deceive many.66You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.7Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.7 There will be famines8 and earthquakes in various places.8All these are the beginning of birth pains.9"Then you will be handed over to be persecuted9 and put to death,10 and you will be hated by all nations because of me.1110At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other,11and many false prophets12 will appear and deceive many people.1312Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,13but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.1414And this gospel of the kingdom15 will be preached in the whole world16 as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.