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   The Gospel According to Luke.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
XXI
 
 
[1]    AND he looked up, and 1 saw the rich men that were casting their gifts into the treasury.
[2]  And he saw a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.
[3]  And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, This poor widow cast in more than they all:
[4]  for all these did of their superfluity cast in unto the gifts; but she of her want did cast in all the living that she had.
[5]    And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and offerings, he said,
[6]  As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in which there shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
[7]  And they asked him, saying, Teacher, when therefore shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when these things are about to come to pass?
[8]  And he said, Take heed that ye be not led astray: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am he; and, The time is at hand: go ye not after them.
[9]  And when ye shall hear of wars and tumults, be not terrified: for these things must needs come to pass first; but the end is not immediately.
[10]    Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom;
[11]  And there shall be great earthquakes, and in divers places famines and pestilences; and there shall be terrors and great signs from heaven.
[12]  But before all these things, they shall lay their hands on you, and shall persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, bringing 2 you before kings and governors for my name’s sake.
[13]  It shall turn out unto you for a testimony.
[14]  Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate beforehand how to answer:
[15]  for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to withstand or to gainsay.
[16]  But ye shall be delivered 3 up even by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolk, and friends; and some of you shall 4 they cause to be put to death.
[17]  And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake.
[18]  And not a hair of your head shall perish.
[19]  In your patience 5 ye shall win your souls. 6
[20]    But when ye see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that her desolution is at hand.
[21]  Then let them that are in Judæa flee unto the mountains; and let them that are in the midst of her depart out; and let not them that are in the country enter therein.
[22]  For these are days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
[23]  Woe unto them that are with child and to them that give suck in those days! for there shall be great distress upon the land, 7 and wrath unto this people.
[24]  And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led captive into all the nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
[25]    And there shall be signs in sun and moon and stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, in perplexity for the roaring of the sea and the billows;
[26]  men fainting 8 for fear, and for expectation of the things which are coming on the world: 9 for the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.
[27]  And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
[28]  But when these things begin to come to pass, look up, and lift up your heads; because your redemption draweth nigh.
[29]    And he spake to them a parable: Behold the fig tree, and all the trees:
[30]  when they now shoot forth, ye see it and know of your own selves that the summer is now nigh.
[31]  Even so ye also, when ye see these things coming to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh.
[32]  Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
[33]    But take heed to yourselves, lest haply your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that day come on you suddenly as a snare:
[34]  for so shall it come upon all them that dwell on the face of all the earth.
[35]  But watch ye at every season, making supplication, that ye may prevail to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
[36]    And every day he was teaching in the temple; and every night he went out, and lodged in the mount that is called Olivet.
[37]  And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, to hear him.
 
Note 1. Or, and saw them that … treasury, and they were rich. [back]
Note 2. Gr. you being brought. [back]
Note 3. Or, betrayed. [back]
Note 4. Or, shall they put to death. [back]
Note 5. Or, stedfastness. [back]
Note 6. Or, lives. [back]
Note 7. Or, earth. [back]
Note 8. Or, expiring [back]
Note 9. Gr. the inhabited earth [back]
 

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