As he was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the Temple, Kefa, Ya`akov, Yochanan and Andrew asked him privately,
"Tell us, when will these things happen? And what sign will show when all these things are about to be accomplished?"
Yeshua began speaking to them: "Watch out! Don't let anyone fool you!
Many will come in my name, saying, `I am he!' and they will fool many people.
When you hear the noise of wars nearby and the news of wars far off, don't become frightened. Such things must happen, but the end is yet to come.
For peoples will fight each other, and nations will fight each other, there will be earthquakes in various places, there will be famines; this is but the beginning of the `birth pains.'
"But you, watch yourselves! They will hand you over to the local Sanhedrins, you will be beaten up in synagogues, and on my account you will stand before governors and kings as witnesses to them.
Indeed, the Good News has to be proclaimed first to all the Goyim.
Now when they arrest you and bring you to trial, don't worry beforehand about what to say. Rather, say whatever is given you when the time comes; for it will not be just you speaking, but the Ruach HaKodesh.
Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will turn against their parents and have them put to death;
and everyone will hate you because of me. But whoever holds out till the end will be delivered.