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Luke 21 WNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Looking up He saw the people throwing their gifts into the Treasury--the rich people. 1 As he looked up, Jesus saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury.
2 He also saw a poor widow dropping in two farthings, 2 He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins.
3 and He said, "In truth I tell you that this widow, so poor, has thrown in more than any of them. 3 "I tell you the truth," he said, "this poor widow has put in more than all the others.
4 For from what they could well spare they have all of them contributed to the offerings, but she in her need has thrown in all she had to live on." 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 When some were remarking about the Temple, how it was embellished with beautiful stones and dedicated gifts, 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 to these things which you now admire, the time is coming when there will not be one stone left here upon another which will not be pulled 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 "Rabbi, when will this be?" they asked Him, "and what will be the token given when these things are about 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 "See to it," He replied, "that you are not misled; for many will come assuming my name and professing, `I am He,' or saying, `The time is close at hand.' Do not go and follow 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 But when you hear of wars and turmoils, be not afraid; for these things must happen first, but the end does not come immediately." 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 rise in arms against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 10 Then he said to them: "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
11 And there will be great earthquakes, and in places famines and pestilence; and there will be terrible sights and wonderful tokens 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 these things happen they will lay hands on you and persecute you. They will deliver you up to synagogues and to prison, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my sake. 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 In the end all this will be evidence of your fidelity. 13 This will result in your being witnesses to them.
14 "Make up your minds, however, not to prepare a defence beforehand, 14 But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves.
15 for I will give you utterance and wisdom which none of your opponents will be able to withstand or reply to. 15 For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.
16 You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers, relatives, friends; and some of you they will 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 You will be the objects of universal hatred because you are called by my name; 17 All men will hate you because of me.
18 and yet not a hair of your heads shall perish. 18 But not a hair of your head will perish.
19 By your patient endurance you will purchase your lives. 19 By standing firm you will gain life.
20 "But when you see Jerusalem with armies encamping round her on every side, then be certain that her overthrow is close at hand. 20 "When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near.
21 Then let those who shall be in Judaea escape to the hills; let those who are in the city leave it, and those who are in the country not enter 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 those are the days of vengeance and of fulfilling all that is written. 22 For this is the time of punishment in fulfillment of all that has been written.
23 "Alas for the women who at that time are with child or who have infants; for there will be great distress in the land, and anger towards 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 They will fall by the sword, or be carried off into slavery among all the Gentiles. And Jerusalem will be trampled under foot by the Gentiles, till the appointed times of the Gentiles have expired. 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 "There will be signs in sun, moon, and stars; and on earth anguish among the nations in their bewilderment at the roaring of the sea and its billows; 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 while men's hearts are fainting for fear, and for anxious expectation of what is coming on the world. For the forces which control the heavens will be disordered and disturbed. 26 Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.
27 And then will they see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with great power and glory. 27 At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
28 But when all this is beginning to take place, grieve no longer. Lift up your heads, because your deliverance is drawing 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 spoke a parable to them. "See," He said, "the fig-tree and all the trees. 29 He told them this parable: "Look at the fig tree and all the trees.
30 As soon as they have shot out their leaves, you know at a glance that summer is now near. 30 When they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is near.
31 So also, when you see these things happening, you may be sure 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 I tell you in solemn truth that the present generation will certainly not pass away without all these things having first taken place. 32 "I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.
33 Earth and sky will pass away, but it is certain that my words will not pass away. 33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
34 "But take heed to yourselves, lest your souls be weighed down with self-indulgence and drunkenness or the anxieties of this life, and that day come upon you, suddenly, like a falling trap; 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 it will come on all dwellers on the face of the whole earth. 35 For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth.
36 But beware of slumbering; and every moment pray that you may be fully strengthened to escape from all these coming evils, and to take your stand in the presence of 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 His habit at this time was to teach in the Temple by day, but to go out and spend the night on the Mount called the Oliveyard. 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 to Him in the Temple, early in the morning, to listen to Him. 38 and all the people came early in the morning to hear him at the temple.