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Mark 13 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Signs of Christ’s Return

(Mat 24:1, 2; Luk 21:5, 6 )
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And as He was going out of the temple, one of His disciples *said to Him, “Teacher, behold [fn]what wonderful stones and [fn]what wonderful buildings!”

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:2 - And Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left upon another which will not be torn down.”
(Mat 24:3–14; Luk 21:7–19 )
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And as He was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew were questioning Him privately,

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:4 - “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the [fn]sign when all these things are going to be fulfilled?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:5 - And Jesus began to say to them, “See to it that no one deceives you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:6 - “Many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He!’ and will mislead many.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:7 - “And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed; those things must take place; but that is not yet the end.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:8 - “For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will also be famines. These things are merely the beginning of birth pains.
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“But see to yourselves; for they will deliver you to the [fn]courts, and you will be beaten in the synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for My sake, as a witness to them.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:10 - “And the gospel must first be proclaimed to all the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:11 - “And when they lead you away, delivering you up, do not worry beforehand about what you are to say, but say whatever is given to you in that hour; for it is not you who speak, but it is the Holy Spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:12 - “And brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and [fn]have them put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:13 - “And you will be hated by all because of My name, but the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.

The Abomination of Desolation and the Tribulation

(Mat 24:15–28; Luk 21:20–24 )
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“But when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION standing where it should not be (let the reader understand), then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:15 - “And the one who is on the housetop must not go down, or go in to get anything out of his house;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:16 - and the one who is in the field must not turn back to get his garment.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:17 - “But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:18 - “But pray that it may not happen in the winter.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:19 - “For those days will be a time of tribulation such as has not occurred since the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and never will.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:20 - “And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no [fn]life would have been saved; but for the sake of the [fn]elect, whom He chose, He shortened the days.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:21 - “And then if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, here is the [fn]Christ’; or, ‘Behold, He is there’; do not believe him;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:22 - for false christs and false prophets will arise, and will show [fn]signs and wonders, in order to lead astray, if possible, the elect.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:23 - “But as for you, see! I have told you everything in advance.

The Coming of the Son of Man

(Mat 24:29–31; Luk 21:25–28 )
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“But in those days, after that tribulation, THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT,

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:25 - AND THE STARS WILL BE FALLING from heaven, AND THE POWERS THAT ARE IN [fn]THE HEAVENS will be shaken.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:26 - “And then they will see THE SON OF MAN COMING IN CLOUDS with great power and glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:27 - “And then He will send forth the angels, and will gather together His [fn]elect from the four winds, from the farthest end of the earth to the farthest end of heaven.

The Parable of the Fig Tree

(Mat 24:32–35; Luk 21:29–33 )
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“Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:29 - “Even so, you too, when you see these things happening, [fn]recognize that [fn]He is near, right at the [fn]door.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:30 - “Truly I say to you, this [fn]generation will not pass away until all these things take place.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:31 - “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.
(Mat 24:36–44; Luk 21:34–36 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:32 - “But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.
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“See to it, keep on the alert; for you do not know when the appointed time [fn]will come.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:34 - It is like a man away on a journey, who, leaving his house and giving authority to his slaves—each one his task, also commanded the doorkeeper to stay awake.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:35 - “Therefore, stay awake—for you do not know when the [fn]master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:36 - lest he come suddenly and find you sleeping.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:37 - “And what I say to you I say to all, ‘Stay awake!’”
LSB Footnotes
Lit how great
Lit how great
Or attesting miracle
Or Sanhedrin, Council
Lit put them to death
Lit flesh
Or chosen ones
Or attesting miracles
Or heaven
Or chosen ones
Or know
Or it
Lit doors
Or race
Lit is
Lit lord
See the LSB Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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