As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives,1 the disciples came to him privately. "Tell us," they said, "when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming2 and of the end of the age?"3
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Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one deceives you.4
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For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ, ' and will deceive many.5
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You 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.
Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.6 There will be famines7 and earthquakes in various places.
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All these are the beginning of birth pains.
"Then you will be handed over to be persecuted8 and put to death,9 and you will be hated by all nations because of me.10
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At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other,
and many false prophets11 will appear and deceive many people.12
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Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,
but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.13
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