Jesus Predicts the Destruction of the Temple(A)

13 Then (B)as He went out of the temple, one of His disciples said to Him, “Teacher, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here!

And Jesus answered and said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? (C)Not one stone shall be left upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”

The Signs of the Times and the End of the Age(D)

Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, (E)Peter, (F)James, (G)John, and (H)Andrew asked Him privately, (I)“Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign when all these things will be fulfilled?”

And Jesus, answering them, began to say: (J)“Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and will deceive many. But when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be troubled; for such things must happen, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and (K)kingdom against kingdom. And there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines [a]and troubles. (L)These are the beginnings of [b]sorrows.

“But (M)watch out for yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils, and you will be beaten in the synagogues. You will [c]be brought before rulers and kings for My sake, for a testimony to them. 10 And (N)the gospel must first be preached to all the nations. 11 (O)But when they arrest you and deliver you up, do not worry beforehand, [d]or premeditate what you will speak. But whatever is given you in that hour, speak that; for it is not you who speak, (P)but the Holy Spirit. 12 Now (Q)brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. 13 (R)And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But (S)he who [e]endures to the end shall be saved.

The Great Tribulation(T)

14 (U)“So when you see the (V)‘abomination of desolation,’ [f]spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not” (let the reader understand), “then (W)let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 15 Let him who is on the housetop not go down into the house, nor enter to take anything out of his house. 16 And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. 17 (X)But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 18 And pray that your flight may not be in winter. 19 (Y)For in those days there will be tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the creation which God created until this time, nor ever shall be. 20 And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake, whom He chose, He shortened the days.

21 (Z)“Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or, ‘Look, He is there!’ do not believe it. 22 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show signs and (AA)wonders to deceive, if possible, even the [g]elect. 23 But (AB)take heed; see, I have told you all things beforehand.

The Coming of the Son of Man(AC)

24 (AD)“But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; 25 the stars of heaven will fall, and the powers in the heavens will be (AE)shaken. 26 (AF)Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. 27 And then He will send His angels, and gather together His [h]elect from the four winds, from the farthest part of earth to the farthest part of heaven.

The Parable of the Fig Tree(AG)

28 (AH)“Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. 29 So you also, when you see these things happening, know that [i]it is near—at the doors! 30 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. 31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but (AI)My words will by no means pass away.

No One Knows the Day or Hour(AJ)

32 “But of that day and hour (AK)no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the (AL)Father. 33 (AM)Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is. 34 (AN)It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave (AO)authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch. 35 (AP)Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming—in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning— 36 lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. 37 And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!”

Footnotes

  1. Mark 13:8 NU omits and troubles
  2. Mark 13:8 Lit. birth pangs
  3. Mark 13:9 NU, M stand
  4. Mark 13:11 NU omits or premeditate
  5. Mark 13:13 bears patiently
  6. Mark 13:14 NU omits spoken of by Daniel the prophet
  7. Mark 13:22 chosen ones
  8. Mark 13:27 chosen ones
  9. Mark 13:29 Or He

The Signs of the Times and the End of the Age(A)

Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, (B)the disciples came to Him privately, saying, (C)“Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”

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The Holy Spirit Promised

(A)And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have (B)heard from Me; (C)for John truly baptized with water, (D)but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” And He said to them, (E)“It is not for you to (F)know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. (G)But you shall receive power (H)when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and (I)you shall be [a]witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and (J)Samaria, and to the (K)end of the earth.”

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 1:8 NU My witnesses

27 (A)And as it is appointed for men to die once, (B)but after this the judgment, 28 so (C)Christ was (D)offered once to bear the sins (E)of many. To those who (F)eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.

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For you yourselves know perfectly that (A)the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night.

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Spiritual Gifts at Corinth

(A)I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given to you by Christ Jesus, that you were enriched in everything by Him (B)in all [a]utterance and all knowledge, even as (C)the testimony of Christ was confirmed [b]in you, so that you come short in no gift, eagerly (D)waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, (E)who will also confirm you to the end, (F)that you may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 1:5 speech
  2. 1 Corinthians 1:6 Or among

20 For (A)our citizenship is in heaven, (B)from which we also (C)eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

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40 (A)Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”

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Trained by Saving Grace

11 For (A)the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, 12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, 13 (B)looking for the blessed (C)hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,

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The Children of God

28 And now, little children, abide in Him, that [a]when He appears, we may have (A)confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming. 29 (B)If you know that He is righteous, you know that (C)everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him.

The Command to Love

Behold (D)what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that (E)we should be called children of [b]God! Therefore the world does not know [c]us, (F)because it did not know Him. Beloved, (G)now we are children of God; and (H)it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, (I)we shall be like Him, for (J)we shall see Him as He is. (K)And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

Footnotes

  1. 1 John 2:28 NU if
  2. 1 John 3:1 NU adds And we are.
  3. 1 John 3:1 M you

The Great Apostasy

Now, brethren, (A)concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (B)and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, (C)not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of [a]Christ had come. Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come (D)unless the falling away comes first, and (E)the man of [b]sin is revealed, (F)the son of perdition, who opposes and (G)exalts himself (H)above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits [c]as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. For (I)the [d]mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only [e]He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, (J)whom the Lord will consume (K)with the breath of His mouth and destroy (L)with the brightness of His coming. The coming of the lawless one is (M)according to the working of Satan, with all power, (N)signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among (O)those who perish, because they did not receive (P)the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Thessalonians 2:2 NU the Lord
  2. 2 Thessalonians 2:3 NU lawlessness
  3. 2 Thessalonians 2:4 NU omits as God
  4. 2 Thessalonians 2:7 hidden truth
  5. 2 Thessalonians 2:7 Or he