For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ, ' and will deceive many.1
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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.2 There will be famines3 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 persecuted4 and put to death,5 and you will be hated by all nations because of me.6
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At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other,
and many false prophets7 will appear and deceive many people.8
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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.9
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And this gospel of the kingdom10 will be preached in the whole world11 as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
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"So when you see standing in the holy place12 'the abomination that causes desolation,'13 spoken of through the prophet Daniel--let the reader understand--
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