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24 · kai When Jesus Iēsous had left exerchomai · ho the ho temple hieron and was walking poreuō away , · kai his autos disciples mathētēs came proserchomai · ho up to call epideiknymi his autos attention to the ho buildings oikodomē of the ho temple hieron. And de he ho responded apokrinomai to them autos, saying legō, “ You see blepō all pas these houtos things , do you not ou? I tell legō you hymeis the truth amēn, not even one ou stone lithos will be left aphiēmi here hōde upon epi another lithos that hos will not ou be thrown katalyō down .” And de when he autos was seated kathēmai on epi the ho Mount oros of ho Olives elaia, the ho disciples mathētēs came proserchomai to him autos privately kata idios, saying legō, “ Tell legō us hēmeis, when pote are these houtos things to take place eimi, and kai what tis will be the ho sign sēmeion of ho your sos coming parousia and kai the consummation synteleia of the ho age aiōn?”

And kai Jesus Iēsous answered apokrinomai · ho them autos, saying legō, “ Take blepō care that no one tis leads you hymeis astray planaō. For gar many polys will come erchomai in epi · ho my egō name onoma, saying legō, ‘ I egō am eimi the ho Christ Christos,’ and kai they will lead many polys astray planaō. And de you will mellō hear akouō of wars polemos and kai rumors akoē of wars polemos. See horaō that you are not alarmed throeō, for gar this must dei take ginomai place but alla the ho end telos is eimi not oupō yet . For gar nation ethnos will rise egeirō up against epi nation ethnos and kai kingdom basileia against epi kingdom basileia, and kai there will be eimi famines limos and kai earthquakes seismos in kata various places topos. But de all pas these houtos things are only the beginning archē of birth ōdin pangs . Then tote they will hand paradidōmi you hymeis over to eis be persecuted thlipsis and kai will kill apokteinō you hymeis, and kai you will be eimi hated miseō by hypo all pas · ho nations ethnos because dia of · ho my egō name onoma. 10 · kai At tote that time many polys will fall skandalizō away and kai will betray paradidōmi one another allēlōn and kai hate miseō one another allēlōn. 11 And kai many polys false pseudoprophētēs prophets will arise egeirō and kai lead planaō many polys astray; 12 and kai because dia lawlessness anomia will be increased plēthunō, · ho the ho love agapē of ho many polys will grow cold psychō. 13 But de the ho one who endures hypomenō to eis the end telos will be saved sōzō. 14 And kai this houtos · ho gospel euangelion of the ho kingdom basileia will be proclaimed kēryssō in en all holos the ho world oikoumenē as eis a testimony martyrion to every pas · ho nation ethnos, and kai then tote the ho end telos will come hēkō.

15  Therefore oun when hotan you see the ho abomination bdelygma of ho desolation erēmōsis · ho spoken legō of by dia the ho prophet prophētēs Daniel Daniēl, standing histēmi in en the holy hagios place topos ( let the ho reader anaginōskō understand noeō), 16 then tote those ho who are in en · ho Judea Ioudaia must flee pheugō to eis the ho mountains oros, 17 the ho one on epi the ho housetop dōma must not go katabainō down to gather airō up what ho is in ek · ho his autos house oikia, 18 and kai the ho one in en the ho field agros must not go epistrephō back opisō to pick airō up · ho his autos coat himation. 19 But de woe ouai to ho women who are echō pregnant en gastēr and kai to ho mothers who are nursing thēlazō babies in en those ekeinos · ho days hēmera! 20 And de pray proseuchomai that hina your hymeis flight phygē will not be ginomai · ho in winter cheimōn or mēde on a Sabbath sabbaton. 21 For gar then tote there will be eimi great megas suffering thlipsis, such hoios as has not ou been ginomai from apo the beginning archē of the world kosmos until heōs · ho now nyn, and oude will never ou mē be ginomai again. 22 And kai unless ei mē those ekeinos days hēmera were shortened koloboō, · ho no ou human being sarx would an survive sōzō. But de for dia the sake of the ho elect eklektos those ekeinos days hēmera will be shortened koloboō. · ho 23 Then tote if ean anyone tis says legō to you hymeis, ‘ Look idou, here hōde is the ho Christ Christos!’ or ē, ‘ There hōde he is!’ Do not believe pisteuō him. 24 For gar false pseudochristos messiahs and kai false pseudoprophētēs prophets will appear egeirō, and kai they will perform didōmi great megas signs sēmeion and kai wonders teras so hōste as to lead planaō astray , if ei that were possible dynatos, even kai the ho elect eklektos. 25 Mark idou well , I have warned you hymeis in advance. 26 So oun, if ean they say legō to you hymeis, ‘ There idou he is eimi, out in en the ho wilderness erēmos!’ do not go exerchomai out ; or, ‘ Here idou he is, in en the ho inner tameion rooms !’ do not believe pisteuō it. 27 For gar as hōsper the ho lightning astrapē comes exerchomai from apo the east anatolē and kai flashes phainō to heōs the west dysmē, so houtōs will eimi the ho coming parousia of the ho Son hyios of ho Man anthrōpos be. 28 Wherever hopou ean the ho corpse ptōma is eimi, there ekei the ho vultures aetos will gather synagō.

29  Immediately eutheōs · de after meta the ho suffering thlipsis of ho those ekeinos days hēmera, the ho sun hēlios will be darkened and kai the ho moon selēnē will not ou give didōmi · ho its autos light phengos, and kai the ho stars astēr will fall piptō from apo the ho sky ouranos and kai the ho powers dynamis of the ho heavens ouranos will be shaken saleuō. 30 And kai then tote the ho sign sēmeion of the ho Son hyios of ho Man anthrōpos will appear phainō in en the sky ouranos, and kai then tote all pas the ho tribes phylē of the ho earth will mourn koptō, and kai they will see horaō the ho Son hyios of ho Man anthrōpos coming erchomai on epi the ho clouds nephelē of the ho sky ouranos with meta power dynamis and kai great polys glory doxa. 31 And kai he will send apostellō · ho his autos angels angelos with meta a loud megas trumpet salpinx call , and kai they will gather episynagō · ho his autos elect eklektos from ek the ho four tessares winds anemos, from apo one end akron of the heavens ouranos to heōs the ho other akron.

32  Learn manthanō this ho parable parabolē from apo · de the ho fig sykē tree : as soon as hotan · ho its autos branch klados becomes ginomai tender hapalos and kai puts out ekphyō its ho leaves phyllon, you know ginōskō that hoti summer theros is near engys. · ho 33 So houtōs also kai, when hotan you hymeis see all pas these houtos things , you know ginōskō that hoti it is eimi near engys, at epi the very door thura. 34 I tell legō you hymeis the truth amēn, this houtos generation genea will not ou mē pass parerchomai away · ho until heōs an all pas these houtos things take ginomai place . 35 · ho Heaven ouranos and kai · ho earth will pass parerchomai away , · ho but de my egō words logos will never ou mē pass parerchomai away .

36  But de concerning peri · ho that ekeinos day hēmera and kai hour hōra, no oudeis one knows oida, neither oude the ho angels angelos of ho heaven ouranos nor oude the ho Son hyios, but ei mē the ho Father patēr only monos. 37 For gar as hōsper were the ho days hēmera of ho Noah Nōe, so houtōs will be eimi the ho coming parousia of the ho Son hyios of ho Man anthrōpos. 38 For gar as hōs in en the ho days hēmera · ho before pro the ho flood kataklysmos people were eimi eating trōgō and kai drinking pinō, marrying gameō and kai giving gamizō in marriage , until achri the hos day hēmera Noah Nōe entered eiserchomai the ho ark kibōtos, 39 and kai they knew ginōskō nothing ou until heōs the ho flood kataklysmos came erchomai and kai took airō them all hapas away, so houtōs will eimi · kai the ho coming parousia of the ho Son hyios of ho Man anthrōpos be. 40 At that time tote two dyo men will be eimi in en the ho field agros; one heis will be taken paralambanō and kai the other heis left aphiēmi. 41 Two dyo women will be grinding alēthō at en the ho mill mylos; one heis will be taken paralambanō and kai the other heis left aphiēmi. 42 Therefore oun be alert grēgoreō, because hoti you do not ou know oida on what poios day hēmera · ho your hymeis Lord kyrios will come erchomai. 43 But de understand ginōskō this ekeinos: if ei the ho owner of the house oikodespotēs had known oida at what time poios of night phylakē the ho thief kleptēs was coming erchomai, he would an have been on the alert grēgoreō and kai would an not ou have allowed eaō his autos house oikia to be broken dioryssō into . · ho 44 For dia this houtos reason you hymeis also kai must be ginomai ready hetoimos, because hoti the ho Son hyios of ho Man anthrōpos will come erchomai at hos an hour hōra you do not ou expect dokeō.

45  Who tis then ara is eimi the ho faithful pistos and kai wise phronimos servant whom hos his ho master kyrios has put kathistēmi in charge of epi · ho his autos household oiketeia to ho give didōmi other autos servants their ho food trophē at en the proper kairos time ? 46 Blessed makarios is · ho that ekeinos servant whom hos · ho his autos master kyrios will find heuriskō so houtōs doing poieō when he returns erchomai. 47 I tell legō you hymeis the truth amēn, he will put kathistēmi that servant autos in charge kathistēmi of epi all pas · ho his autos possessions hyparchō. 48 But de suppose ean that ekeinos servant is wicked kakos and says legō · ho in en · ho his autos heart kardia, ‘ My egō master kyrios is slow chronizō to return ,’ · ho 49 and kai begins archō to beat typtō · ho his autos fellow syndoulos servants , and de eats esthiō and kai drinks pinō with meta · ho drunkards methyō; 50 the ho master kyrios of ho that ekeinos servant will come hēkō on en a day hēmera when hos he does not ou expect prosdokaō and kai at en an hour hōra that hos he does not ou know ginōskō, 51 and kai will cut dichotomeō him autos in pieces and kai assign tithēmi him autos a ho place meros with meta the ho hypocrites hypokritēs, where there ekei will be eimi · ho weeping klauthmos and kai · ho gnashing brygmos of ho teeth odous.

The Destruction of the Temple and Signs of the End Times(A)

24 Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. “Do you see all these things?” he asked. “Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another;(B) every one will be thrown down.”

As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives,(C) the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming(D) and of the end of the age?”(E)

Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you.(F) For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many.(G) You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.(H) There will be famines(I) and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.

“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted(J) and put to death,(K) and you will be hated by all nations because of me.(L) 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets(M) will appear and deceive many people.(N) 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.(O) 14 And this gospel of the kingdom(P) will be preached in the whole world(Q) as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

15 “So when you see standing in the holy place(R) ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’[a](S) spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let no one on the housetop(T) go down to take anything out of the house. 18 Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak. 19 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers!(U) 20 Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.(V)

22 “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect(W) those days will be shortened. 23 At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it.(X) 24 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders(Y) to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you ahead of time.

26 “So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. 27 For as lightning(Z) that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming(AA) of the Son of Man.(AB) 28 Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.(AC)

29 “Immediately after the distress of those days

“‘the sun will be darkened,
    and the moon will not give its light;
the stars will fall from the sky,
    and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’[b](AD)

30 “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth[c] will mourn(AE) when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven,(AF) with power and great glory.[d] 31 And he will send his angels(AG) with a loud trumpet call,(AH) and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

32 “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 33 Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it[e] is near, right at the door.(AI) 34 Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.(AJ) 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.(AK)

The Day and Hour Unknown(AL)(AM)

36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,[f] but only the Father.(AN) 37 As it was in the days of Noah,(AO) so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage,(AP) up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.(AQ) 40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left.(AR) 41 Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.(AS)

42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.(AT) 43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming,(AU) he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready,(AV) because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

45 “Who then is the faithful and wise servant,(AW) whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? 46 It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns.(AX) 47 Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions.(AY) 48 But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’ 49 and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards.(AZ) 50 The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. 51 He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.(BA)


  1. Matthew 24:15 Daniel 9:27; 11:31; 12:11
  2. Matthew 24:29 Isaiah 13:10; 34:4
  3. Matthew 24:30 Or the tribes of the land
  4. Matthew 24:30 See Daniel 7:13-14.
  5. Matthew 24:33 Or he
  6. Matthew 24:36 Some manuscripts do not have nor the Son.