Matthew 24:30-40 NIV

30 "At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn.1 They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky,2 with power and great glory.

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31 And he will send his angels3 with a loud trumpet call,4 and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

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32 "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.
33 Even so, when you see all these things, you know that ita is near, right at the door.5

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34 I tell you the truth, this generationb will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.6

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35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.7

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The Day and Hour Unknown

24:37-39pp -- Lk 17:26,27 24:45-51pp -- Lk 12:42-46

36 "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,c but only the Father.8

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    • f 24:36 - Some manuscripts do not have "nor the Son."
      37 As it was in the days of Noah,9 so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.

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      38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage,10 up to the day Noah entered the ark;

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      39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.11

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      40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left.12

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