Luke 21:25-38

The Return of Christ

25 "There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves,
26 men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
27 "1Then they will see 2THE SON OF MAN COMING IN A CLOUD with power and great glory.
28 "But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because 3your redemption is drawing near."
29 Then He told them a parable: "Behold the fig tree and all the trees;
30 as soon * as they put forth leaves, you see it and 4know for yourselves that summer is now near.
31 "So you also, when you see these things happening, recognize that 5the kingdom of God is near.
33 "6Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.
34 "7Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap;
35 for it will come upon all those who dwell on the face of all the earth.
36 "But 8keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to 9stand before the Son of Man."
37 Now during the day He was 10teaching in the temple, but 11at evening He would go out and spend the night on 12the mount that is called Olivet.
38 And all the people would get up 13early in the morning to come to Him in the temple to listen to Him.