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Luke 21 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

21 And he beheld, and saw the rich men, that cast their gifts into the treasury;

but he saw also a little poor widow casting two farthings.[a]

And he said, Truly I say to you, that this poor widow cast more than all men.

For why all these of [the] thing that was plenteous to them [For why all these of the abundance, or plenteous, to them] cast into the gifts of God; but this widow of that thing that failed to her, cast all her livelode [sent all her lifelode], that she had.

And when some men said of the temple, that it was appareled with good stones and gifts [that it was adorned with good stones and gifts], he said,

These things that ye see, days shall come, in which a stone shall not be left on a stone, which shall not be destroyed.[b]

And they asked him, and said [saying], Commander, when shall these things be? and what token shall be, when they shall begin to be done?

And he said, See ye, that ye be not deceived; for many shall come in my name, saying, For I am, and the time shall approach [and the time shall nigh]; therefore do not ye go after them.

And when ye shall hear battles and strives within [But when ye shall hear battles and dissensions within], do not ye be afeared; it behooveth first these things to be done, but not yet at once is an end [but not yet anon the end].

10 Then he said to them, Folk shall rise against folk, and realm against realm;

11 and great movings of the earth shall be by places, and pestilences, and hungers, and dreads from heaven, and great tokens shall be.

12 But before all these things they shall set their hands on you, and shall pursue you, betaking into synagogues and keepings, drawing you to kings and to justices[c], for my name;

13 but it shall fall to you into witnessing.

14 Therefore put ye in your hearts, not to think before, how ye shall answer;

15 for I shall give to you mouth and wisdom, to which all your adversaries shall not be able to against-stand, and gainsay [and against-say].

16 And ye shall be taken of father, and mother [Soothly ye shall be betrayed of father, and mother], and brethren, and cousins, and friends, and by death they shall torment [some] of you;

17 and ye shall be in hate to all men for my name. [and ye shall be hated of all men for my name.]

18 And an hair of your head shall not perish;

19 in your patience ye shall wield your souls.

20 But when ye shall see Jerusalem be environed with an host, then know ye, that the desolation of it shall approach. [Forsooth when ye shall see Jerusalem environed of an host of battle, then know ye, that the desolation thereof shall nigh.]

21 Then they that be in Judaea, flee to the mountains; and they that be in the middle of it, go away; and they that be in the countries, enter not into it.

22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things that be written, be fulfilled.

23 And woe to them, that be with child, and nourishing in those days [and nursing in those days]; for a great dis-ease shall be on the earth, and wrath to this people.

24 And they shall fall by the sharpness of sword, and they shall be led prisoners into all folks [and they shall be led captive, or prisoners, into all folks]; and Jerusalem shall be defouled of heathen men [and Jerusalem shall be defouled, or trodden down, of heathen men], till the times of nations be fulfilled.

25 And tokens shall be in the sun, and the moon, and in the stars; and in the earth overlaying of folks, for confusion of the sound of the sea and of floods [for confusion of sound of the sea and waves];

26 for men shall wax dry for dread and abiding that shall come into all the world [men waxing dry for dread and abiding that shall come on all the world]; for virtues of heaven shall be moved.

27 And then they shall see man's Son coming in a cloud, with great power and majesty.

28 And when these things begin to be made, behold ye, and raise ye your heads, for your redemption approacheth.[d]

29 And he said to them a likeness, See ye the fig tree, and all trees,

30 when they bring forth now of themselves fruit [when they bring forth fruit now of them], ye know that summer is nigh;

31 so [also] ye, when ye see these things to be done, know ye, that the kingdom of God is nigh.

32 Truly I say to you, that this generation shall not pass, till all things be done.

33 Heaven and earth shall pass, but my words shall not pass.

34 But take ye heed to yourselves [Forsooth perceive ye, or take heed, to yourselves], lest peradventure your hearts be grieved with gluttony, and drunkenness, and busynesses of this life, and that day come suddenly on you [and that day come sudden upon you];

35 for as a snare it shall come on all men, that sit on the face of all the earth.

36 Therefore wake ye, praying in each time, that ye be had worthy to flee all these things that be to come [that ye be worthy to flee all these things that shall come], and to stand before man's Son.

37 And in days he was teaching in the temple, but in nights he went out, and dwelled in the mount, that is called of Olives.

38 And all the people rose early [And all the people hasted, or came early], to come to him in the temple, for to hear him.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 21:2 forsooth he saw also some little poor widow sending two little moneys/two little minutes, or farthings.
  2. Luke 21:6 These things that ye see, days shall come, in the which a stone shall not be left upon a stone, that shall not be destroyed.
  3. Luke 21:12 betaking into synagogues and keepings, either prisons, drawing to kings and mayors, or justices
  4. Luke 21:28 Soothly these things beginning to be done, behold, and raise your heads, for your redemption nigheth.

Luke 21 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

Christ commends the poor widow. He tells of the destruction of Jerusalem, of false teachers, of the signs and troubles to come, of the end of the world, and of his own coming.

21 As he looked on, he saw the rich, how they cast their offerings into the treasury. And he saw also a certain poor widow who cast in two small coins, and he said, Of a truth I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For they all have added to the offering to God out of their surplus, but she, of her penury, has cast in all the substance that she had.

When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and jewels, Jesus said, The days will come when of these things that you see, there will not be left stone upon stone that shall not be thrown down. And they asked him, saying, Teacher, when will these things be? And what sign will there be when such things are about to happen?

And he said, Take heed that you be not deceived. For many will come in my name, saying, I am he. And the time draws near. You must not follow them therefore. But when you hear of war and dissension, do not be afraid. For these things must come first. But the end will not follow immediately.

10 Then he said to them, Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 And great earthquakes will be in all quarters, and hunger and pestilence, and fearful things. And there will be great signs from heaven. 12 But before all these, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and into prison, and will bring you before kings and rulers for my name’s sake. 13 And this will happen to you for a testimony.

14 Let it therefore stick fast in your hearts not once to concern yourselves beforehand what to answer, 15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom against which none of your adversaries will be able to speak or resist.

16 Yea and you will be betrayed by your fathers and mothers, and by your brethren and kinsmen and friends, and some of you they will put to death. 17 And you will be hated by all men for my name’s sake. 18 Yet not one hair of your heads shall perish. 19 With your patience possess your souls.

20 And when you see Jerusalem besieged with a host, then understand that its desolation is near. 21 Then let the people who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those who are in the city get out. And let not those who are in other countries enter in. 22 For these are the days of vengeance, to fulfil all the things that are written. 23 But woe will be to women who are with child and to those who give suck in those days, for there will be great trouble in the land, and wrath over all this people. 24 And they will fall on the edge of the sword, and will be led captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trodden under foot by the Gentiles, until the time of the Gentiles is fulfilled.

25 And there will be signs in the sun and in the moon and in the stars, and in the earth the people will be in such perplexity that they will not know which way to turn. The sea and the waters will roar, 26 and men’s hearts will fail them for fear, and for the dread of those things which shall come on the earth. For the powers of heaven shall move. 27 And then shall they see the Son of man come in a cloud, with power and great glory. 28 When these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads, for your redemption draws near.

29 And he told them a similitude: Consider the fig tree, and all other trees. 30 When they shoot forth their buds, you see and can tell for your own selves that summer is then nigh at hand. 31 So likewise, when you see these things come to pass, understand that the kingdom of God is near. 32 Truly I say to you, this generation shall not pass till all be fulfilled. 33 Heaven and earth shall pass, but my words shall not pass.

34 Take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be overcome with excess of eating, and drunkenness, and worldly cares, and that day come on you unawares. 35 For as a snare shall it come upon all who sit on the face of the earth. 36 Watch therefore continually, and pray that you may obtain grace to escape all this that is to come, and that you may stand before the Son of man.

37 In the daytime he taught in the temple, and at night he went out and stayed on the Mount of Olives. 38 And all the people came to him in the morning in the temple, to hear him.

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Luke 21 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

21 1 The widow’s liberality above her riches. 5 Of the time of the destruction of the Temple, 19 and Jerusalem. 25 The signs going before the last judgment.

And [a]as he beheld, he saw the rich men which cast their gifts into the treasury.

And he saw also a certain poor widow which cast in thither two mites:

And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all.

For they all have of their superfluity cast into the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.

[b]Now as some spake of the Temple, how it was garnished with goodly stones, and with [c]consecrated things, he said,

Are these the things that ye look upon? the days will come wherein a stone shall not be left upon a stone, that shall not be thrown down.

Then they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign shall there be when these things shall come to pass?

And he said, Take heed, that ye be not deceived: for many will come [d]in my Name, saying, I am Christ, and the time draweth near: follow ye not them therefore.

[e]And when ye hear of wars and seditions, be not afraid: for these things must first come, but the end followeth not by and by.

10 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom,

11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and hunger, and pestilence, and fearful things, and great signs shall there be from heaven.

12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the assemblies, and into prisons, and bring you before Kings and rulers for my Name’s sake.

13 And this shall turn to you, for a [f]testimonial.

14 Lay it up therefore in your hearts, that ye cast not beforehand what ye shall answer.

15 For I will give you a mouth, and wisdom where against all your adversaries shall not be able to speak nor resist.

16 Yea, ye shall be betrayed also of your parents and of your brethren, and kinsmen, and friends, and some of you shall they put to death.

17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my Name’s sake.

18 Yet there shall not one hair of your heads perish.

19 By your patience [g]possess your souls.

20 [h]And when ye see Jerusalem besieged with soldiers, then understand that the desolation thereof is near.

21 Then let them which are in Judea, flee to the mountains: and let them which are in the midst thereof, depart out: and let not them that are in the country, enter therein:

22 For these be the days of vengeance, to fulfill all things that are written.

23 But woe be to them that be with child, and to them that give suck in those days: for there shall be great distress in this land, and [i]wrath over this people,

24 And they shall fall on the [j]edge of the sword, and shall be led captive into all nations, and Jerusalem shall be trodden under foot of the Gentiles, until the time of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

25 [k]Then there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars, and upon the earth trouble among the nations, with perplexity: the sea and the waters shall roar.

26 [l]And men’s hearts shall fail them for fear and for looking after those things which shall come on the world: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

27 And then shall they see the Son of man come in a cloud, with power and great glory.

28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads: for your redemption draweth near.

29 [m]And he spake to them a parable, Behold, the fig tree, and all trees,

30 When they now shoot forth, ye seeing them, know of your own selves, that summer is then near.

31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is near.

32 Verily I say unto you, This age shall not pass, till all these things be done:

33 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

34 Take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be oppressed with surfeiting and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and lest that day come on you at unawares,

35 For as a snare shall it come [n]on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.

36 Watch therefore, and pray continually, that ye may be counted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and that ye may [o]stand before the son of man.

37 ¶ Now in the daytime he taught in the Temple, and at night he went out, and abode in the mount, that is called the mount of Olives.

38 And all the people came in the morning to him, to hear him in the Temple.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 21:1 The poor may exceed in bounty and liberality even the richest, according to God’s judgment.
  2. Luke 21:5 The destruction of the Temple is foretold, that that true spiritual building may be built up, whose head builders must and ought to be circumspect.
  3. Luke 21:5 There were things that were hanged upon walls and pillars.
  4. Luke 21:8 Using my Name.
  5. Luke 21:9 The true Temple of God is built up even in the midst of incredible tumults, and most sharp miseries, through invincible patience, so that the end thereof cannot be but most happy.
  6. Luke 21:13 This shall be the end of your troubles and afflictions, they shall be witnesses both before God and man, as well of the treacherous and cruel dealing of your enemies, as also of your constancy: A noble saying, that the afflictions of the godly and holy men pertains to the witness of the truth.
  7. Luke 21:19 Though you are compassed about on all sides with many miseries, yet notwithstanding be valiant and courageous, and bear out these things manfully.
  8. Luke 21:20 The final destruction of the whole city is foretold.
  9. Luke 21:23 By wrath, those things are meant, which God sendeth when he is displeased.
  10. Luke 21:24 Word for word, mouth, for the Hebrews call the edge of a sword the mouth, because the edge biteth.
  11. Luke 21:25 When the times are expired, appointed for the salvation of the Gentiles and punishment of the Jews: And so he passeth from the destruction of Jerusalem, to the history of the latter judgment.
  12. Luke 21:26 After divers tempests, the Lord will at the length plainly appear to deliver his Church.
  13. Luke 21:29 We must be sober and watchful both day and night for the Lord’s coming, that we be not taken at unawares.
  14. Luke 21:35 On all men wheresoever they be.
  15. Luke 21:36 You may so appear that you will abide the countenance and sentence of the Judge without fear.
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Luke 21 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

21 And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury. And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites. And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all: for all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.

And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said, As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass? And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them. 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 by and by.

10 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: 11 and great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. 12 But before all these, they shall 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 name’s sake. 13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony. 14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: 15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. 16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. 17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake. 18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish. 19 In your patience possess ye your souls.

20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. 21 Then let them which are in Judæa flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. 22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. 23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. 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 of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. 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; 26 men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. 27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; 30 when they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. 31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. 32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. 33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

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. 35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 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.

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. 38 And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, for to hear him.

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