For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. This is but the beginning of the birth pangs.
"As for yourselves, beware; for they will hand you over to councils; and you will be beaten in synagogues; and you will stand before governors and kings because of me, as a testimony to them.
And the good news a must first be proclaimed to all nations.
When they bring you to trial and hand you over, do not worry beforehand about what you are to say; but say whatever is given you at that time, for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.
Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death;
and you will be hated by all because of my name. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
"But when you see the desolating sacrilege set up where it ought not to be (let the reader understand), then those in Judea must flee to the mountains;
the one on the housetop must not go down or enter the house to take anything away;
the one in the field must not turn back to get a coat.
Woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing infants in those days!
Pray that it may not be in winter.
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