21:1 And he looked up, and saw rich men casting their gifts into
21:2 And he saw also a certain poor widow, casting in thither
21:3 And he said, Of a truth I say to you, that this poor widow
hath cast in more than they all.
21:4 For all these have of their abundance cast in to the
offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the
living that she had.
21:5 And as some spoke of the temple, that it was adorned with
goodly stones, and gifts, he said,
21:6 [As for] these things which ye behold, the days will come,
in which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that
will not be thrown down.
21:7 And they asked him, saying, Master, but when will these
things be? and what sign [will there be] when these things
shall come to pass?
21:8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many
will come in my name, saying, I am [Christ]; and the time
draweth near: therefore go ye not after them.
21:9 But when ye shall hear of wars, and commotions, be not
terrified: for these things must first come to pass: but the
end [is] not immediately.
21:10 Then said he to them, Nation will rise against nation, and
kingdom against kingdom:
21:11 And great earthquakes will be in divers places, and
famines, and pestilences: and fearful sights, and great signs
will there be from heaven.
21:12 But before all these they will lay their hands on you, and
persecute [you], delivering [you] up to the synagogues, and
into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my
21:13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
21:14 Settle [it] therefore in your hearts, not to meditate
before what ye shall answer.
21:15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your
adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
21:16 And ye will be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and
kinsmen, and friends; and [some] of you will they cause to be
put to death.
21:17 And ye will be hated by all [men] for my name's sake.
21:18 But there shall not a hair of your head perish.
21:19 In your patience possess ye your souls.
21:20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies,
then know that its desolation is nigh.
21:21 Then let them who are in Judea flee to the mountains; and
let them who are in the midst of it depart [from it]; and let
not them that are in the countries enter into it.
21:22 For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which
are written may be fulfilled.
21:23 But woe to them that are with child, and to them that
nurse infants in those days! for there shall be great distress
in the land, and wrath upon this people.
21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be
led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be
trodden down by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles
shall be fulfilled.
21:25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and
in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with
perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
21:26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for apprehension
of those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers
of heaven shall be shaken.
21:27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud,
with power and great glory.
21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up,
and lift up your heads: for your redemption draweth nigh.
21:29 And he spoke to them a parable; Behold the fig-tree, and
all the trees;
21:30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your
ownselves that summer is now nigh at hand.
21:31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass,
know that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
21:32 Verily I say to you, This generation shall not pass away,
till all be fulfilled.
21:33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my word shall not
21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts
be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness, and cares of
this life, and [so] that day come upon you unawares.
21:35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the
face of the whole earth.
21:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be
accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to
pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
21:37 And in the day-time he was teaching in the temple; and at
night he went out, and abode in the mount that is called [the
mount] of Olives.
21:38 And all the people came early in the morning to him in the
temple, to hear him.