24:1 Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple.
24:1 As Jesus came out of the temple and was going away, his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple.

24:2 But he answered them, "You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another, that will not be thrown down."
24:2 Then he asked them, "You see all these, do you not? Truly I tell you, not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down."

24:3 As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?"
24:3 When he was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?"

24:4 And Jesus answered them, "Take heed that no one leads you astray.
24:4 Jesus answered them, "Beware that no one leads you astray.

24:5 For many will come in my name, saying, `I am the Christ,' and they will lead many astray.
24:5 For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am the Messiah!' and they will lead many astray.

24:6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not alarmed; for this must take place, but the end is not yet.
24:6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not alarmed; for this must take place, but the end is not yet.

24:7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places:
24:7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places:

24:8 all this is but the beginning of the birth-pangs.
24:8 all this is but the beginning of the birthpangs.

24:9 "Then they will deliver you up to tribulation, and put you to death; and you will be hated by all nations for my name's sake.
24:9 "Then they will hand you over to be tortured and will put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of my name.

24:10 And then many will fall away, and betray one another, and hate one another.
24:10 Then many will fall away, and they will betray one another and hate one another.

24:11 And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray.
24:11 And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray.

24:12 And because wickedness is multiplied, most men's love will grow cold.
24:12 And because of the increase of lawlessness, the love of many will grow cold.

24:13 But he who endures to the end will be saved.
24:13 But the one who endures to the end will be saved.

24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, as a testimony to all nations; and then the end will come.
24:14 And this good news of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the world, as a testimony to all the nations; and then the end will come.

24:15 "So when you see the desolating sacrilege spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand),
24:15 "So when you see the desolating sacrilege standing in the holy place, as was spoken of by the prophet Daniel (let the reader understand),

24:16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains;
24:16 then those in Judea must flee to the mountains;

24:17 let him who is on the housetop not go down to take what is in his house;
24:17 the one on the housetop must not go down to take what is in the house;

24:18 and let him who is in the field not turn back to take his mantle.
24:18 the one in the field must not turn back to get a coat.

24:19 And alas for those who are with child and for those who give suck in those days!
24:19 Woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing infants in those days!

24:20 Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a sabbath.
24:20 Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a sabbath.

24:21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be.
24:21 For at that time there will be great suffering, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be.

24:22 And if those days had not been shortened, no human being would be saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.
24:22 And if those days had not been cut short, no one would be saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.

24:23 Then if any one says to you, `Lo, here is the Christ!' or `There he is!' do not believe it.
24:23 Then if anyone says to you, 'Look! Here is the Messiah!' or 'There he is!'--do not believe it.

24:24 For false Christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.
24:24 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and produce great signs and omens, to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.

24:25 Lo, I have told you beforehand.
24:25 Take note, I have told you beforehand.

24:26 So, if they say to you, `Lo, he is in the wilderness,' do not go out; if they say, `Lo, he is in the inner rooms,' do not believe it.
24:26 So, if they say to you, 'Look! He is in the wilderness,' do not go out. If they say, 'Look! He is in the inner rooms,' do not believe it.

24:27 For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of man.
24:27 For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

24:28 Wherever the body is, there the eagles will be gathered together.
24:28 Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.

24:29 "Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken;
24:29 "Immediately after the suffering of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven will be shaken.

24:30 then will appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory;
24:30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see 'the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven' with power and great glory.

24:31 and he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
24:31 And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

24:32 "From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near.
24:32 "From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near.

24:33 So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates.
24:33 So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates.

24:34 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away till all these things take place.
24:34 Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place.

24:35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
24:35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

24:36 "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.
24:36 "But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

24:37 As were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of man.
24:37 For as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

24:38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark,
24:38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark,

24:39 and they did not know until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of man.
24:39 and they knew nothing until the flood came and swept them all away, so too will be the coming of the Son of Man.

24:40 Then two men will be in the field; one is taken and one is left.
24:40 Then two will be in the field; one will be taken and one will be left.

24:41 Two women will be grinding at the mill; one is taken and one is left.
24:41 Two women will be grinding meal together; one will be taken and one will be left.

24:42 Watch therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.
24:42 Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.

24:43 But know this, that if the householder had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have watched and would not have let his house be broken into.
24:43 But understand this: if the owner of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into.

24:44 Therefore you also must be ready; for the Son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
24:44 Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.

24:45 "Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time?
24:45 "Who then is the faithful and wise slave, whom his master has put in charge of his household, to give the other slaves their allowance of food at the proper time?

24:46 Blessed is that servant whom his master when he comes will find so doing.
24:46 Blessed is that slave whom his master will find at work when he arrives.

24:47 Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions.
24:47 Truly I tell you, he will put that one in charge of all his possessions.

24:48 But if that wicked servant says to himself, `My master is delayed,'
24:48 But if that wicked slave says to himself, 'My master is delayed,'

24:49 and begins to beat his fellow servants, and eats and drinks with the drunken,
24:49 and he begins to beat his fellow slaves, and eats and drinks with drunkards,

24:50 the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know,
24:50 the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour that he does not know.

24:51 and will punish him, and put him with the hypocrites; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.
24:51 He will cut him in pieces and put him with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.