Signs of the End of the Age

“Teacher,” they asked Him, “so when will these things be? And what will be the sign when these things are about to take place?”(A)

Then He said, “Watch out that you are not deceived.(B) For many will come in My name,(C) saying, ‘I am He,’(D) and, ‘The time is near.’ Don’t follow them.(E) When you hear of wars and rebellions,[a] don’t be alarmed. Indeed, these things must take place first, but the end won’t come right away.”

10 Then He told them: “Nation will be raised up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.(F) 11 There will be violent earthquakes,(G) and famines and plagues(H) in various places, and there will be terrifying sights and great signs from heaven.(I) 12 But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you(J) and persecute(K) you. They will hand you over to the synagogues(L) and prisons,(M) and you will be brought before kings and governors(N) because of My name. 13 It will lead to an opportunity for you to witness.[b](O) 14 Therefore make up your minds[c] not to prepare your defense ahead of time,(P) 15 for I will give you such words[d](Q) and a wisdom(R) that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.(S) 16 You will even be betrayed by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends.(T) They will kill some of you. 17 You will be hated by everyone because of My name,(U) 18 but not a hair of your head will be lost.(V)

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 21:9 Or insurrections, or revolutions
  2. Luke 21:13 Lit lead to a testimony for you
  3. Luke 21:14 Lit Therefore place (determine) in your hearts
  4. Luke 21:15 Lit you a mouth

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