20 Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation;21 nor will they say,[a]‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed,the kingdom of God is[b]within you.”
22 Then He said to the disciples, “The days will come when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.23 And they will say to you,[c]‘Look here!’ or ‘Look there!’ Do not go after them or follow them.24 For as the lightning that flashes out of one part under heaven shines to the other part under heaven, so also the Son of Man will be in His day.25 But first He must suffer many things and berejected by this generation.26 And as itwas in thedays ofNoah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man:27 They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until theday that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came anddestroyed them all.28 Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;29 but onthe day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all.30 Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Manis revealed.
31 “In that day, hewho is on the housetop, and his[d]goods are in the house, let him not come down to take them away. And likewise the one who is in the field, let him not turn back.32 Remember Lot’s wife.33 Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.34 I tell you, in that night there will be two[e]men in one bed: the one will be taken and the other will be left.35 Two women will be grinding together: the one will be taken and the other left.36 [f]Two men will be in the field: the one will be taken and the other left.”
37 And they answered and said to Him, “Where, Lord?”
So He said to them, “Wherever the body is, there the eagles will be gathered together.”
1 Thessalonians 5:1-3New King James Version (NKJV)
The Day of the Lord
5 But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. 2 For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. 3 For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.
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