Luke 21
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1JESUS then looked at the rich men who were casting their offerings into the trea sury. 2And he also saw a poor widow, who cast in two pennies. 3And he said, Truly I say to you, that this poor widow has cast in more than every man. 4For all these cast into the house of the offerings of God of their abundance; but she of her poverty cast in everything she had earned.

5While some men were talking about the temple, that it was adorned with beautiful stones and gift offerings, Jesus said to them, 6These things which you see, the days will come when not a stone will be left upon a stone, which will not be torn down.

7And they asked him, saying, Teacher, when will these things happen? and what is the sign when these things are about to happen? 8He said to them, Be careful that you may not be deceived; for many will come in my name, and say, I am the Christ; and the time is near; but do not follow them. 9And when you hear of wars and revolutions, do not be afraid; for all these things must first come to pass; but the end is not vet.

10For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11And there will be great earthquakes in different places, and famines and plagues; and there will be alarming sights, and great signs will appear from heaven; and the winters will be severe.

12But before all these things, they will lay hands on you, and persecute you, and deliver you to the synagogues and the prisons; and they will bring you before kings and governors for the sake of my name. 13It will be to you for a testimony. 14Treasure it in your heart, and do not try to learn what to answer. 15For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your enemies will not be able to withstand. 16You will be delivered up even by your parents and brothers, and your relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. 17And you will be hated by every man because of my name. 18And yet not a hair of your head will be lost. 19By your patience you will gain your souls.

20But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by an army, then know that its destruction is at hand. 21Then let those who are in Judaea flee to the mountain; and let those who are within it flee; and let those who are in the fields not enter into it. 22For these are the days of vengeance, so that everything which is written must be fulfilled. 23But woe to those who are with child, and to those who give suck in those days! For there will be great distress in the land, and wrath to this people. 24And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and they will be taken captive to every country; and Jerusalem will be trodden under the feet of the Gentiles, until the time of the Gentiles comes to an end.

25And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars; and on earth distress of the nations, and confusion because of the roaring of the sea; 26And upheaval that takes life out of men, because of fear of what is to come on earth; and the powers of the universe will be shaken. 27Then they will see the Son of man coming in the clouds, with a large army and great glory. 28But when these things begin to happen, have courage, and lift up your heads; because your salvation is at hand.

29And he said to them a parable, Look at the fig tree and all the trees; 30When they put forth leaves, you immediately understand by them that the summer is near. 31Even so you also, when you see these things happen, know that the kingdom of God is near. 32Truly I say to you, This generation will not pass away until all these things happen. 33Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

34But take heed to yourselves, that your hearts may not become heavy by extravagance, and drunkenness, and worries of this world, and that day come suddenly upon you. 35For like a downpour it will entrap all those who dwell on the face of all the earth. 36Therefore keep watch all the time and pray, so that you may be worthy to escape all these things which are to happen, and that you may stand before the Son of man.

37During the day he taught in the temple; and at night he went out, and lodged in the mountain, which is called the Home of Olives. 38And all the people came ahead of him to the temple, to hear him.

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

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