Matthew 24:1-3

The Destruction of the Temple and Signs of the End Times

1 Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings.
2 “Do you see all these things?” he asked. “Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.”
3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”

Matthew 24:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
ESV
1 Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple.
NLT
1 As Jesus was leaving the Temple grounds, his disciples pointed out to him the various Temple buildings.
MSG
1 Jesus then left the Temple. As he walked away, his disciples pointed out how very impressive the Temple architecture was.
CSB
1 As Jesus left and was going out of the temple complex, His disciples came up and called His attention to the temple buildings.

Matthew 24:1-3 In-Context

1 Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings.
2 “Do you see all these things?” he asked. “Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.”
3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”
4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you.
5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many.
6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.
7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.

Cross References 4

  • 1. Luke 19:44
  • 2. S Matthew 21:1
  • 3. S Luke 17:30
  • 4. Matthew 13:39; Matthew 28:20
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