For (A)nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be (B)famines, [a]pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.

(C)“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. 11 Then (D)many false prophets will rise up and (E)deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow (F)cold. 13 (G)But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this (H)gospel of the kingdom (I)will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

The Great Tribulation(J)

15 (K)“Therefore when you see the (L)‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (M)(whoever reads, let him understand), 16 “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house. 18 And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. 19 But (N)woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 20 And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For (O)then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; (P)but for the [b]elect’s sake those days will be shortened.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 24:7 NU omits pestilences
  2. Matthew 24:22 chosen ones’