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Jesus Uses The Widow’s Offering To Illustrate True Giving

21 And having looked-up, He saw the rich ones throwing their gifts into the treasury[a]. And He saw a certain needy widow throwing two leptos[b] there. And He said, “Truly I say to you that this poor widow threw more than all. For all these ones threw into the gifts out of the money abounding[c] to them. But this one, out of her lack[d], threw all the living[e] which she was having.

Jesus Says The Temple Will Be Destroyed. The Disciples Ask, When?

And while some were talking about the temple— that it has been adorned with beautiful stones and gifts-dedicated-to-God— He said, As to these things which you are observing, days will come during which a stone on a stone will not be left which will not be torn-down[f]”. And they questioned Him, saying, “Teacher, when therefore will these things happen? And what will be the sign when these things are about to take place?”

Do Not Be Deceived By False Christs Or Frightened By Wars And Disturbances

And the One said, “Be watching-out that you may not be deceived. For many will come on the basis of My name, saying ‘I am[g] the One’, and ‘The time has drawn-near’. Do not go after them. And whenever you hear-of wars and disturbances[h], do not be frightened. For these things must take place first, but it is not immediately the end”.

There Will Be Disasters On Earth And Great Signs From Heaven

10 Then He was saying to them, “Nation will arise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 There will be both great earthquakes, and famines and plagues in various places. There will be both fearful[i] things and great signs from heaven.

But Before All This, You Will Be Imprisoned

12 “But before all these things, they will put their hands on you and persecute youthey handing you over to the synagogues and prisons, you being led-away before kings and governors for-the-sake-of [j] My name. 13 It will turn-out for you to be for a testimony. 14 So put in your hearts not to prepare-beforehand to speak-a-defense. 15 For I will give you a mouth, and wisdom which all the ones being opposed to you will not be able to resist or to speak-against[k]. 16 And you will be handed-over even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends. And they will put some of you to death. 17 And you will be being hated by all because of My name. 18 And a hair of your head will by no means be[l] lost. 19 Gain[m] your souls[n] by your endurance.

And You Will See Days of Vengeance And Wrath Against This People

20 “But when you see Jerusalem being surrounded by army-encampments, then recognize that her desolation has drawn-near. 21 Then[o] let the ones in Judea be fleeing to the mountains. And let the ones in the midst of her[p] be going-out. And let the ones in the fields not be entering into her. 22 Because these are days of vengeance, that all the things having been written may be fulfilled. 23 Woe to the ones having a child in the womb, and to the ones nursing in those days. For there will be a great distress[q] upon the land, and wrath against this people. 24 And they will fall by the edge of the sword. And they will be taken-captive to all the nations. And Jerusalem will be being trampled[r] by the Gentiles[s] until which time the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

Then They Will See The Son Coming On The Clouds With Great Glory

25 “And there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and on earth the anguish of nations in perplexity about the roar of the sea and wave-tossing— 26 people fainting[t] from fear and the expectation of the things coming-upon the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 And then[u] they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 Now [when] these things [are] beginning to take place, straighten-up and lift-up your heads, because your redemption is drawing-near”.

The Parable of The Fig Tree: When You See This You Know The Kingdom Is Near

29 And He spoke a parable to them: “Look at the fig-tree, and all the trees. 30 When they already put-forth leaves, seeing it, you know from[v] yourselves that summer is already near. 31 So also you— when you see these things taking place, you know[w] that the kingdom of God is near. 32 Truly I say to you that this generation[x] will by no means pass away until all things take place. 33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by-no-means pass away.

Be Prepared And Keep Alert

34 “But take heed to yourselves that your hearts may not at any time be weighed-down with carousing and drunkenness and anxieties[y] pertaining-to-life, and that unexpected[z] day suddenly-come-upon[aa] you 35 like a snare. For it will come-in-upon all the ones sitting on the face of all the earth. 36 And be keeping-alert[ab] in every season, praying that you may have strength to escape[ac] all these things being about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man”.

Jesus Spends His Days In The Temple and His Nights On The Mount of Olives

37 Now as to the days, He was teaching in the temple. But as to the nights, going out [of Jerusalem], He was spending-the-night on the mountain being called ‘of Olives’. 38 And all the people were arising-very-early[ad] to come to Him in the temple to hear Him.

Footnotes

  1. Luke 21:1 See Mk 12:41.
  2. Luke 21:2 This copper coin was the smallest denomination of Jewish coins, 1/128th of a denarius.
  3. Luke 21:4 Or, overflowing, being left over.
  4. Luke 21:4 Or, shortcoming, deficiency. That is, out of what was already not enough.
  5. Luke 21:4 That is, means-of-living.
  6. Luke 21:6 Or, destroyed, demolished, done-away-with.
  7. Luke 21:8 Or, I am He. That is, I am the Messiah.
  8. Luke 21:9 Or, insurrections, instabilities.
  9. Luke 21:11 Or, terrors, horrors. That is, fearful sights or events.
  10. Luke 21:12 That is, from your point of view. Or, because-of, from the persecutor’s point of view.
  11. Luke 21:15 Or, contradict.
  12. Luke 21:18 Or, perish. That is, eternally; or, without God’s permission.
  13. Luke 21:19 Or, Acquire, Obtain, Get.
  14. Luke 21:19 Or, lives. That is, your eternal lives with God.
  15. Luke 21:21 Or, At that time. See Mt 24:9.
  16. Luke 21:21 That is, Jerusalem.
  17. Luke 21:23 Or, calamity, trouble.
  18. Luke 21:24 Or, tread-on.
  19. Luke 21:24 Or, nations.
  20. Luke 21:26 Or, expiring (dying).
  21. Luke 21:27 Or, at that time.
  22. Luke 21:30 That is, from your own knowledge and experience.
  23. Luke 21:31 Or, know that (a command).
  24. Luke 21:32 See Mt 24:34.
  25. Luke 21:34 Or, worries, cares.
  26. Luke 21:34 Or, unforeseen, sudden.
  27. Luke 21:34 Or, spring-upon.
  28. Luke 21:36 Or, keeping-alert, praying in every season.
  29. Luke 21:36 Or, flee-from.
  30. Luke 21:38 That is, before dawn.