At that time if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ !' or, 'Look, there he is!' do not believe it.1
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For false Christs and false prophets2 will appear and perform signs and miracles3 to deceive the elect--if that were possible.
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So be on your guard;4 I have told you everything ahead of time.
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"But in those days, following that distress, " 'the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light;
the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.'5
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"At that time men will see the Son of Man coming in clouds6 with great power and glory.
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And he will send his angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens.7
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"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.
Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that it is near, right at the door.
I tell you the truth, this generation8 will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.9
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Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.10
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"No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.11
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Be on guard! Be alert !12 You do not know when that time will come.
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It's like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants13 in charge, each with his assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.
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"Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back--whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn.
If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping.
What I say to you, I say to everyone: 'Watch!' "14
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