As Jesus was going out of the temple courtyard, one of his disciples said to him, "Teacher, look at these huge stones and these beautiful buildings!"
Jesus said to him, "Do you see these large buildings? Not one of these stones will be left on top of another. Each one will be torn down."
As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives facing the temple buildings, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him privately,
"Tell us, when will this happen? What will be the sign when all this will come to an end?"
Jesus answered them, "Be careful not to let anyone deceive you.
Many will come using my name. They will say, 'I am he,' and they will deceive many people.
"When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, don't be alarmed! These things must happen, but they don't mean that the end has come.
Nation will fight against nation and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes and famines in various places. These are only the beginning pains [of the end].
"Be on your guard! People will hand you over to the Jewish courts and whip you in their synagogues. You will stand in front of governors and kings to testify to them because of me.