11And as he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, "Look, Teacher, what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!"
And Jesus said to him, "Do you see these great buildings? 2There will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down."
Signs of the Close of the Age
3 And as he sat on 3the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, 4Peter and James and John and 5Andrew asked him 6privately,
"Tell us, 7when will these things be, and what will be the sign when all these things are about to be accomplished?"
And Jesus began to say to them, 8"See that no one leads you astray.
9Many will come in my name, saying, 10'I am he!' and they will lead many astray.
And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, 11do not be alarmed. This 12must take place, but the end is not yet.
For 13nation will rise against nation, and 14kingdom against kingdom. There will be 15earthquakes in various places; there will be 16famines. These are but the beginning of the birth pains.
17"But 18be on your guard. For they will deliver you over to councils, and you will be beaten 19in synagogues, and you will stand before 20governors and 21kings for my sake, 22to bear witness before them.
And the gospel must first be proclaimed 23to all nations.
And when they bring you to trial and deliver you over, 24do not be anxious beforehand what you are to say, but say 25whatever is given you in that hour, 26for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.
27And brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death.
28And you will be hated by all for my name's sake. 29But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
The Abomination of Desolation
14"But when you see 30the abomination of desolation standing where he ought not to be (31let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
32Let the one who is on 33the housetop not go down, nor enter his house, to take anything out,
and let the one who is in the field not turn back to take his cloak.
And 34alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days!