1As Jesus left the temple, one of his disciples said to him, "Teacher, look! What awesome stones and buildings!"2Jesus responded, "Do you see these enormous buildings? Not even one stone will be left upon another. All will be demolished."3Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives across from the temple. Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him privately,4"Tell us, when will these things happen? What sign will show that all these things are about to come to an end?"5Jesus said, “Watch out that no one deceives you. 6Many people will come in my name, saying, ‘I'm the one!' They will deceive many people. 7When you hear of wars and reports of wars, don't be alarmed. These things must happen, but this isn't the end yet. 8Nations and kingdoms will fight against each other, and there will be earthquakes and famines in all sorts of places. These things are just the beginning of the sufferings associated with the end.
24“In those days, after the suffering of that time, the sun will become dark, and the moon won't give its light. 25The stars will fall from the sky, and the planets and other heavenly bodies will be shaken. 26Then they will see the Human One coming in the clouds with great power and splendor. 27Then he will send the angels and gather together his chosen people from the four corners of the earth, from the end of the earth to the end of heaven. 28“Learn this parable from the fig tree. After its branch becomes tender and it sprouts new leaves, you know that summer is near. 29In the same way, when you see these things happening, you know that he's near, at the door. 30I assure you that this generation won't pass away until all these things happen. 31Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will certainly not pass away. 32"But nobody knows when that day or hour will come, not the angels in heaven and not the Son. Only the Father knows.33 Watch out! Stay alert! You don't know when the time is coming.34 It is as if someone took a trip, left the household behind, and put the servants in charge, giving each one a job to do, and told the doorkeeper to stay alert.35 Therefore, stay alert! You don't know when the head of the household will come, whether in the evening or at midnight, or when the rooster crows in the early morning or at daybreak.36 Don't let him show up when you weren't expecting and find you sleeping.37 What I say to you, I say to all: Stay alert!"