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Matthew 24 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Signs of Christ’s Return

(Mar 13:1, 2; Luk 21:5, 6 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:1 -

And coming out from the temple, Jesus was going along, and His disciples came up to point out the temple buildings to Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:2 - And He answered and said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Truly I say to you, not one stone here will be left upon another, which will not be torn down.”
(Mar 13:3–13; Luk 21:7–19 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:3 -

Now as He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming and of the [fn]end of the age?”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:4 -

And Jesus answered and said to them, “See to it that no one deceives you.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:5 - “For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the [fn]Christ,’ and will deceive many.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:6 - “And you are going to hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:7 - “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:8 - “But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pains.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:9 -

“Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:10 - “And at that time many will [fn]fall away and will [fn]betray one another and hate one another.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:11 - “Many false prophets will arise and will deceive many.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:12 - “And because lawlessness is multiplied, [fn]most people’s love will grow cold.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:13 - “But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:14 - “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be proclaimed in the whole [fn]world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

Abomination of Desolation and the Tribulation

(Mar 13:14–23; Luk 17:23, 24, 37; 21:20–24 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:15 -

“Therefore when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand),

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:16 - then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:17 - [fn]Whoever is on the housetop must not go down to get the things out that are in his house.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:18 - “And [fn]whoever is in the field must not turn back to get his garment.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:19 - “But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:20 - “But pray that your flight will not be in the winter, or on a Sabbath.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:21 - “For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:22 - “And unless those days had been cut short, no [fn]life would have been saved; but for the sake of the [fn]elect those days will be cut short.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:23 - “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, here is the [fn]Christ,’ or[fn]There He is,’ do not believe him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:24 - “For false christs and false prophets will arise and will [fn]show great [fn]signs and wonders, so as to deceive, if possible, even the [fn]elect.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:25 - “Behold, I have told you in advance.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:26 - “Therefore, if they say to you, ‘Behold, He is in the wilderness,’ do not go out, or, ‘Behold, He is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:27 - “For just as the lightning comes from the east and appears even to the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:28 - “Wherever the corpse is, there the [fn]vultures will gather.

The Coming of the Son of Man

(Mar 13:24–27; Luk 21:25–28 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:29 -

“But immediately after the tribulation of those days THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL FALL from [fn]the sky, and the POWERS OF [fn]THE HEAVENS will be shaken.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:30 - “And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:31 - “And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His [fn]elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the [fn]other.

The Parable of the Fig Tree

(Mar 13:28–31; Luk 21:29–33 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:32 -

“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 BoxMat 24:33 - so, you too, when you see all these things, [fn]recognize that [fn]He is near, right at the [fn]door.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:34 - “Truly I say to you, this [fn]generation will not pass away until all these things take place.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:35 - “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.
(Mar 13:32–37; Luk 17:26, 27, 34, 35; 21:34–36 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:36 -

“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:37 - “For just as the days of Noah were, so the coming of the Son of Man will be.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:38 - “For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:39 - and they did not [fn]understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:40 - “Then there will be two in the field; one [fn]will be taken, and one [fn]will be left.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:41 - “Two women will be grinding grain at the [fn]mill; one [fn]will be taken and one [fn]will be left.

Be Ready for His Coming

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:42 -

“Therefore stay awake, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:43 - “But [fn]be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have allowed his house to be [fn]broken into.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:44 - “For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.
(Luk 12:41–48 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:45 -

“Who then is the faithful and prudent slave whom his [fn]master put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time?

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:46 - “Blessed is that slave whom his [fn]master finds so doing when he comes.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:47 - “Truly I say to you that he will put him in charge of all his possessions.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:48 - “But if that evil slave says in his heart, ‘My [fn]master [fn]is not coming for a long time,’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:49 - and begins to beat his fellow slaves and eat and drink with drunkards;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:50 - the [fn]master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour which he does not know,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:51 - and will [fn]cut him in pieces and [fn]assign him a place with the hypocrites; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
LSB Footnotes
Or consummation
Lit be caused to stumble
Or hand over
Lit the love of many
Lit inhabited earth
Lit He who
Lit He who
Lit flesh
Or chosen ones
Lit Here
Lit give
Or attesting miracles
Or chosen ones
Or eagles
Or heaven
Or heaven
Or chosen ones
Lit their end
Or know
Or it
Lit doors
Or race
Lit know
Lit is
Lit is
Lit is
Lit is
Lit know this
Lit dug through
Or lord
Or lord
Or lord
Lit lingers
Or lord
Or severely scourge him
Lit appoint his portion

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