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Luke 21 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And looking up, he saw the men of wealth putting their offerings in the money-box. 1 As he looked up, Jesus saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury.
2 And he saw a certain poor widow putting in a farthing. 2 He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins.
3 And he said, Truly I say to you, This poor widow has given more than all of them: 3 "I tell you the truth," he said, "this poor widow has put in more than all the others.
4 For they gave out of their wealth, having more than enough for themselves: but she, even out of her need, has put in all her living. 4 All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on."
5 And some were talking about the Temple, how it was made fair with beautiful stones and with offerings, but he said, 5 Some of his disciples were remarking about how the temple was adorned with beautiful stones and with gifts dedicated to God. But Jesus said,
6 As for these things which you see, the days will come when not one stone will be resting on another, but all will be broken down. 6 "As for what you see here, the time will come when not one stone will be left on another; every one of them will be thrown down."
7 And they said to him, Master, when will these things be? and what sign will there be when these events are to take place? 7 "Teacher," they asked, "when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are about to take place?"
8 And he said, Take care that you are not tricked: for a number of people will come in my name, saying, I am he; and, The time is near: do not go after them. 8 He replied: "Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am he,' and, 'The time is near.' Do not follow them.
9 And when news of wars and troubled times comes to your ears, have no fear; for these things have to be, but the end will not be now. 9 When you hear of wars and revolutions, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away."
10 Then he said to them, Nation will be moved against nation and kingdom against kingdom: 10 Then he said to them: "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
11 There will be great earth-shocks and outbursts of disease in a number of places, and men will be without food; and there will be wonders and great signs from heaven. 11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.
12 But before all this, they will take you and be very cruel to you, giving you up to the Synagogues and to prisons, taking you before kings and rulers, because of my name. 12 "But before all this, they will lay hands on you and persecute you. They will deliver you to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name.
13 And it will be turned to a witness for you. 13 This will result in your being witnesses to them.
14 So take care not to be troubled before the time comes, about what answers you will give: 14 But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves.
15 For I will give you words and wisdom, so that not one of those who are against you will be able to get the better of you, or to put you in the wrong. 15 For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.
16 But you will be given up even by your fathers and mothers, your brothers and relations and friends; and some of you will be put to death. 16 You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death.
17 And you will be hated by all men, because of me. 17 All men will hate you because of me.
18 But not a hair of your head will come to destruction. 18 But not a hair of your head will perish.
19 By going through all these things, you will keep your lives. 19 By standing firm you will gain life.
20 But when you see armies all round about Jerusalem, then be certain that her destruction is near. 20 "When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near.
21 Then let those who are in Judaea go in flight to the mountains; and those who are in the middle of the town go out; and let not those who are in the country come in. 21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those in the city get out, and let those in the country not enter the city.
22 For these are the days of punishment, in which all the things in the Writings will be put into effect. 22 For this is the time of punishment in fulfillment of all that has been written.
23 It will be hard for women who are with child, and for her with a baby at the breast, in those days. For great trouble will come on the land, and wrath on this people. 23 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! There will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people.
24 And they will be put to death with the sword, and will be taken as prisoners into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be crushed under the feet of the Gentiles, till the times of the Gentiles are complete. 24 They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
25 And there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars; and on the earth, fear among the nations and doubt because of the loud noise of the sea and the waves; 25 "There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.
26 Men's strength will go from them in fear and in waiting for the things which are coming on the earth; for the powers of the heavens will be moved. 26 Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.
27 And then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud, with power and great glory. 27 At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
28 But when these things come about, let your heads be lifted up, because your salvation is near. 28 When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."
29 And he made a story for them: See the fig-tree, and all the trees; 29 He told them this parable: "Look at the fig tree and all the trees.
30 When they put out their young leaves, you take note of it, and it is clear to you that summer is coming. 30 When they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is near.
31 In the same way, when you see these things taking place you may be certain that the kingdom of God is near. 31 Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near.
32 Truly I say to you, This generation will not come to an end till all things are complete. 32 "I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.
33 Heaven and earth will come to an end, but my words will not come to an end. 33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
34 But give attention to yourselves, for fear that your hearts become over-full of the pleasures of food and wine, and the cares of this life, and that day may come on you suddenly, and take you as in a net: 34 "Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap.
35 For so it will come on all those who are living on the face of all the earth. 35 For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth.
36 But keep watch at all times with prayer, that you may be strong enough to come through all these things and take your place before the Son of man. 36 Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man."
37 And every day he was teaching in the Temple and every night he went out to the mountain which is named the Mountain of Olives to take his rest. 37 Each day Jesus was teaching at the temple, and each evening he went out to spend the night on the hill called the Mount of Olives,
38 And all the people came early in the morning to give ear to his words in the Temple. 38 and all the people came early in the morning to hear him at the temple.