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XIII.  And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples says to him: Teacher, see what manner of stones, and what manner of buildings!

2And Jesus said to him: Seest thou these great buildings? There shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

3And as he was sitting on the mount of the Olives, over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately:

4Tell us, when will these things be? And what is the sign when all these things are about to be accomplished.

5And Jesus began to say to them: Take heed lest any one lead you astray.

6For many will come in my name, saying: I am he; and will lead many astray.

7And when ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars, be not troubled, for it must come to pass; but not yet is the end.

8For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there will be earthquakes in divers places, and there will be famines and commotions; these are the beginning of sorrows.

9But do ye take heed to yourselves; for they will deliver you up to councils, and in the synagogues ye will be beaten; and ye will be brought before governors and kings for my sake for a testimony to them.

10And the good news must first be preached among all the nations.

11But when they lead you away to deliver you up, take not thought beforehand what ye shall speak nor premeditate; but whatever shall be given you in that hour, that speak; for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Spirit.

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

13And ye will be hated by all for my name's sake; but he that has endured unto the end, the same shall be saved.

14But when ye see the abomination of desolation standing where it ought not, (let him that reads, mark!) then let those in Judæa flee to the mountains.

15And he that is upon the house, let him not go down into the house, nor enter in to take anything out of his house.

16And he that is in the field, let him not turn back to take his garment.

17But woe to those who are with child, and to those who give suck in those days!

18And pray that it be not in the winter.

19For in those days will be affliction, such as has not been from the beginning of the creation which God created until now, neither shall be.

20And if the Lord had not shortened those days, no flesh would have been saved; but for the sake of the chosen, whom he chose, he shortened the days.

21And then if any one say to you: Lo, here is the Christ, or Lo, there, believe not.

22For false Christs and false prophets will arise, and will show signs and wonders, so as to lead, if possible, even the chosen astray.

23But do ye take heed; I have foretold you all.

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

25and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.

26And then shall they see the Son of man coming in clouds, with great power and glory.

27And then will he send forth the angels, and gather together his chosen from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

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

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

30Verily I say to you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things are done.

31Heaven and earth shall pass away; but my words shall not pass away.

32But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father.

33Take heed, watch; for ye know not when the time is.

34As a man who is abroad, having left his house, and given authority to his servants, to each one his work, also commanded the porter that he should watch;

35watch therefore, for ye know not when the master of the house comes, at evening, or at midnight, or at the cock-crowing, or in the morning;

36lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

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