Luke 21
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The Poor Widow’s Offering
(Mark 12:41–44)

1As he beheld, he sawe the ryche men whiche caste their gyftes into the treasurie. 2He saw also a certaine poore wydowe, which caste in thyther two unites. 3And he sayde, Of a trueth I say vnto you, that this poore wydowe hath put in more then they all. 4For they all haue of their superfluitie added vnto the offerynges of God: but she of her penurie hath cast in al the substaunce that she had.

Temple Destruction and Other Signs
(Matthew 24:1–8; Mark 13:1–8)

5And vnto some, that spake of the temple, howe it was garnisshed with goodlie stones and gyftes, he sayde.

6Are these the thynges whiche ye loke vpo? The dayes wyll come, in ye which there shall not be left one stone vpo another, that shall not be throwen downe.

7And they asked him, saying: Maister when shall these thynges be? and what signe wyll there be, when these thynges shall come to passe? 8And he sayde: Take heede, that ye be not deceaued. For many shall come in my name, saying I am Christe, and the tyme draweth neare. Folowe ye them not therfore. 9But when ye heare of warres, and seditios, be not afraide: For these thinges must first come to passe, but the ende foloweth not by and by.

Witnessing to All Nations
(Matthew 24:9–14; Mark 13:9–13)

10Then sayde he vnto them: Nation shall ryse agaynst nation, & kyngdome agaynst kyngdome. 11And great earthquakes shalbe in diuers places, and hunger, and pestilence, and fearefull thynges, and great signes shall there be from heauen.

12But before all these, they shall laye their handes on you, and persecute you, deliueryng you vp to the synagogues, & into prisons, and shall bryng you vnto kynges and rulers for my names sake. 13And it shall turne to you for a testimoniall. 14Be at a sure poynt therefore in your heartes, not to studie before what ye shall aunswere: 15For I wyll geue you a mouth, and wysedome, where agaynst, all your aduersaries shall not be able to speake nor resist. 16Yea ye shalbe betrayed also of your parentes, and brethren, and kynsfolke, and friendes, and some of you shal they put to death. 17And hated shal ye be of all men for my names sake. 18And there shall not one heere of your head peryshe. 19Possesse ye your soule by patience.

The Destruction of Jerusalem
(Matthew 24:15–25; Mark 13:14–23)

20And whe ye see Hierusalem besieged with an hoast, then be sure that the desolation of the same is nye. 21Then let them which are in Iurie, flee to the mountaynes, and let them which are in the myddes of it, depart out: and let not them that are in other countreys enter therin. 22For these be the dayes of vengeaunce, that all thinges which are written, may be fulfylled. 23But wo vnto the that are with childe, & to them that geue sucke in those days: For there shalbe great distresse in the lande, and wrath ouer this people. 24And they shall fall through the edge of the sworde, and shalbe led away captiue into all nations: And Hierusalem shalbe troden downe of the gentiles, vntyll the tyme of the gentiles be fulfylled.

The Return of the Son of Man
(Matthew 24:26–31; Mark 13:24–27)

25And there shalbe signes in the sunne and in the moone, & in the starres: and vpon the earth trouble among the nations, with perplexitie. The sea and the water shall rore. 26And mens heartes shal fayle them for feare, and for loking after those thinges which shall come on the world: For the powers of heauen shalbe shaken. 27And then shall they see the sonne of man come in a cloude, with power and great glorie. 28And when these thynges begyn to come to passe, then loke vp, and lyft vp your heades, for your redemptio draweth nye.

The Lesson of the Fig Tree
(Matthew 24:32–35; Mark 13:28–31)

29And he shewed them a similitude: Behold the figge tree, & all the trees. 30When they shoote foorth their buddes ye see and knowe of your owne selues that sommer is then nye at hande. 31So likewise ye, when ye see these thinges come to passe, be ye sure that the kyngdome of God is nye. 32Ueryly I say vnto you, this generation shall not passe, tyll all be fulfylled. 33Heauen and earth shall passe, but my wordes shall not passe.

Be Watchful for the Day

34Take heede to your selues, lest at any tyme your heartes be ouercome with surfettyng and dronkennesse, and cares of this lyfe, and so the daye come vpon you vnwares. 35For as a snare shall it come on al them that dwell on the face of ye whole earth. 36Watche ye therfore, and pray continually, that ye may be accompted worthy to escape all these thinges yt shall come, & that ye may stand before ye sonne of man.

37In the day time he taught in the temple: and at nyght he went out, & abode in the mount that is called Oliuete. 38And all the people came in ye mornyng to hym in the temple, for to heare hym.

Bishops' Bible of 1568

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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