When he was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the talmidim came to him privately. "Tell us," they said, "when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that you are coming, and that the `olam hazeh is ending?"
Yeshua replied: "Watch out! Don't let anyone fool you!
For many will come in my name, saying, `I am the Messiah!' and they will lead many astray.
You will hear the noise of wars nearby and the news of wars far off; see to it that you don't become frightened. Such things must happen, but the end is yet to come.
For peoples will fight each other, nations will fight each other, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various parts of the world;
all this is but the beginning of the `birth pains.'
At that time you will be arrested and handed over to be punished and put to death, and all peoples will hate you because of me.
At that time many will be trapped into betraying and hating each other,
many false prophets will appear and fool many people;
and many people's love will grow cold because of increased distance from Torah.
But whoever holds out till the end will be delivered.