The Mountain of the Lord(A)

This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem:(B)

In the last days(C)

the mountain(D) of the Lord’s temple will be established
    as the highest of the mountains;(E)
it will be exalted(F) above the hills,
    and all nations will stream to it.(G)

Many peoples(H) will come and say,

“Come, let us go(I) up to the mountain(J) of the Lord,
    to the temple of the God of Jacob.
He will teach us his ways,
    so that we may walk in his paths.”
The law(K) will go out from Zion,
    the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.(L)
He will judge(M) between the nations
    and will settle disputes(N) for many peoples.
They will beat their swords into plowshares
    and their spears into pruning hooks.(O)
Nation will not take up sword against nation,(P)
    nor will they train for war anymore.

Come, descendants of Jacob,(Q)
    let us walk in the light(R) of the Lord.

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30 “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth[a] will mourn(A) when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven,(B) with power and great glory.[b] 31 And he will send his angels(C) with a loud trumpet call,(D) and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

32 “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 33 Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it[c] is near, right at the door.(E) 34 Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.(F) 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.(G)

The Day and Hour Unknown(H)(I)

36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,[d] but only the Father.(J) 37 As it was in the days of Noah,(K) so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage,(L) up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.(M) 40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left.(N) 41 Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.(O)

42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.(P) 43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming,(Q) he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready,(R) because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

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  1. Matthew 24:30 Or the tribes of the land
  2. Matthew 24:30 See Daniel 7:13-14.
  3. Matthew 24:33 Or he
  4. Matthew 24:36 Some manuscripts do not have nor the Son.

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