The Coming of the Son of Man

29 “Immediately after (A)the tribulation of those days (B)the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and (C)the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then (D)will appear in heaven (E)the sign of the Son of Man, and then (F)all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and (G)they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven (H)with power and great glory. 31 And (I)he will send out his angels with a loud (J)trumpet call, and they will (K)gather (L)his elect from (M)the four winds, (N)from one end of heaven to the other.

The Lesson of the Fig Tree

32 “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. 33 So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, (O)at the very gates. 34 (P)Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. 35 (Q)Heaven and earth will pass away, but (R)my words will not pass away.

No One Knows That Day and Hour

36 “But concerning that day and hour (S)no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, (T)nor the Son,[a] (U)but the Father only. 37 (V)For as were the days of Noah, (W)so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 38 (X)For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, (Y)marrying and giving in marriage, until (Z)the day when Noah entered the ark, 39 and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, (AA)so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one left. 41 (AB)Two women will be grinding (AC)at the mill; one will be taken and one left.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 24:36 Some manuscripts omit nor the Son

The Coming of the Son of Man

24 “But in those days, after (A)that tribulation, (B)the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, 25 and (C)the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 26 And then they will see (D)the Son of Man coming in clouds (E)with great power and glory. 27 And then (F)he will send out the angels and (G)gather (H)his elect from (I)the four winds, from (J)the ends of the earth (K)to the ends of heaven.

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, (L)at the very gates. 30 (M)Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. 31 (N)Heaven and earth will pass away, but (O)my words will not pass away.

No One Knows That Day or Hour

32 “But concerning that day or that hour, (P)no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, (Q)nor the Son, (R)but only the Father.

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24 They will fall by the edge of the sword and (A)be led captive among all nations, and (B)Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles, (C)until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

The Coming of the Son of Man

25 “And (D)there will be signs in sun and moon (E)and stars, and on the earth (F)distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, 26 people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For (G)the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 And then they will see (H)the Son of Man coming in a cloud (I)with power and great glory. 28 Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and (J)raise your heads, because (K)your redemption is drawing near.”

The Lesson of the Fig Tree

29 And he told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. 30 As soon as they come out in leaf, you see (L)for yourselves and know that the summer is already near. 31 So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near. 32 (M)Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all has taken place. 33 (N)Heaven and earth will pass away, but (O)my words will not pass away.

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