The Lesson of the Fig Tree

28 “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. 29 So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, (A)at the very gates. 30 (B)Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. 31 (C)Heaven and earth will pass away, but (D)my words will not pass away.

No One Knows That Day or Hour

32 “But concerning that day or that hour, (E)no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, (F)nor the Son, (G)but only the Father. 33 (H)Be on guard, (I)keep awake.[a] For you do not know when the time will come. 34 (J)It is like a man (K)going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants[b] in charge, (L)each with his work, and commands (M)the doorkeeper to stay awake. 35 (N)Therefore stay awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, (O)in the evening, or (P)at midnight, or (Q)when the rooster crows,[c] or (R)in the morning— 36 lest (S)he come suddenly and (T)find you asleep. 37 And what I say to you I say to all: (U)Stay awake.”

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 13:33 Some manuscripts add and pray
  2. Mark 13:34 Or bondservants
  3. Mark 13:35 That is, the third watch of the night, between midnight and 3 a.m.

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