27 (A)For just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes as far as the west, so will the (B)coming of the (C)Son of Man [a]be. 28 (D)Wherever the corpse is, there the [b]vultures will gather.

The Glorious Return

29 “But immediately after the (E)tribulation of those days (F)the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and (G)the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 And then (H)the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see (I)the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory. 31 And (J)He will send forth His angels with (K)a great trumpet blast, and they will gather together His [c](L)elect from (M)the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

Parable of the Fig Tree

32 “Now learn the parable from the fig tree: as soon as its branch has become tender and sprouts its leaves, you know that summer is near; 33 so you too, when you see all these things, [d]recognize that [e]He is near, right (N)at the [f]door. 34 Truly I say to you, (O)this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. 35 (P)Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.

36 “But (Q)about that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.

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  1. Matthew 24:27 I.e., be visible everywhere
  2. Matthew 24:28 Or eagles
  3. Matthew 24:31 Or chosen ones
  4. Matthew 24:33 Or know
  5. Matthew 24:33 Or it
  6. Matthew 24:33 Lit doors

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