Mark 13



1 And as He went·​·out from the temple, one of His disciples says to Him, Teacher, see what·​·manner of stones and what·​·manner buildings are here!

2 And Jesus answering, said to him, Seest thou these great buildings? There shall not be left a stone on a stone, which shall not be undone.

3 And as He sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked Him by themselves,

4 Tell us, when shall these things be? And what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?

5 And Jesus answering them, began to say, Look, lest anyone deceive you;

6 for many shall come in My name, saying, I am. And they shall deceive many.

7 And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, be ye not alarmed; for it must be; but the end is not·​·yet.

8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be earthquakes in various* places, and there shall be famines and disturbances; these are the beginnings of griefs.

9 But look out for yourselves; for they shall deliver you up to councils and to synagogues; you shall be beaten, and shall be brought before governors and kings for My sake, for a testimony against them.

10 And the gospel must first be preached among all nations.

11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver· you ·up, be not anxious beforehand what you shall speak, neither do ye premeditate; but whatever shall be given you in that same hour, that speak ye; for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.

12 And a brother shall deliver up a brother to death, and a father a child; and children shall rise up against parents, and shall put them to death.

13 And you shall be hated of all on account of My name; but he who shall endure to the end, this one shall be saved.

14 And when you shall see the abomination of the desolation declared by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, let him who reads consider; then let those who are in Judea flee into the mountains,

15 and let him who is on the housetop not step·​·down into the house, neither enter to take·​·up anything out·​·of his house,

16 and let him who is in the field not turn back again to take his garment.

17 But woe to those who have in the womb, and to those who nurse, in those days!

18 And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.

19 For those days shall be an affliction, such·​·as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created until now, neither shall be.

20 And except the Lord had shortened the days, all flesh whatever would not have been saved; but for·​·the·​·sake·​·of the chosen, whom He has chosen, He has shortened the days.

21 And then if anyone shall say to you, Behold, here is Christ! or, Behold, there! believe not;

22 for false christs and false prophets shall arise, and shall show signs and miracles, to seduce, if possible, even the chosen.

23 And look; behold, I have foretold you all things.

24 But in those days, after that affliction, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,

25 and the stars of heaven shall be falling, and the powers that are in the heavens shall be shaken.

26 And then shall they see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with much power and glory.

27 And then He shall send His angels, and shall gather·​·together His chosen from the four winds, from the end of the earth up·​·to the end of heaven.

28 And learn the parable from the fig·​·tree: When its branch is already become tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.

29 So you also, when you shall see these·​·things come·​·to·​·pass, know ye that it is near, even at the doors.

30 Amen I say to you that this generation shall not pass·​·away until all these·​·things be·​·done.

31 The heaven and the earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away.

32 But concerning that day and hour no·​·one knows, neither the angels who are in heaven, nor the Son, except the Father.

33 Look ye, be·​·sleepless and pray; for you know not when the time is.

34 It is as a man taking a far journey, leaving his house, and giving authority to his servants, and to every one his work; and he commanded the doorkeeper to watch.

35 Watch ye therefore, for you know not when the Lord of the house comes, at evening, or at midnight, or at the cock-crowing, or in·​·the·​·morning;

36 lest coming suddenly He find you sleeping.

37 But what I say to you, I say to all, Watch.

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Thanks to the Kempton Project for the permission to use this New Church translation of the Word.