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Luke 21 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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The Widow’s Gift

(Mar 12:41–44 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:1 -

Now He looked up and saw the wealthy putting their gifts into the temple treasury.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:2 - And He saw a poor widow putting [fn]in two [fn]lepta coins.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:3 - And He said, “Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all of them;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:4 - for they all [fn]contributed to the [fn]offering from their [fn]surplus; but she, from her poverty, put in all [fn]that she had to live on.”
(Mat 24:1, 2; Mar 13:1, 2 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:5 -

And while some were talking about the temple, that it was decorated with beautiful stones and [fn]vowed gifts, He said,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:6 - As for these things which you are observing, the days will come when there will not be left one stone upon [fn]another, which will not be torn down.”
(Mat 24:3–14; Mar 13:3–13 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:7 -

They asked Him questions, saying, “Teacher, when therefore will these things happen? And what will be the [fn]sign when these things are about to take place?”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:8 - And He said, “See to it that you are not misled; for many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and, ‘The time is near.’ Do not go after them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:9 - “And when you hear of wars and revolts, do not be alarmed; for these things must take place first, but the end will not follow immediately.”

Things to Come

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:10 -

Then He continued by saying to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:11 - and there will be [fn]massive earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrible sights and great [fn]signs from heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:12 -

“But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, turning you over to the synagogues and prisons, [fn]bringing you before kings and governors on account of My name.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:13 - “It will lead to [fn]an opportunity for your testimony.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:14 - “So [fn]make up your minds not to prepare beforehand to defend yourselves;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:15 - for I will provide you [fn]eloquence and wisdom which none of your adversaries will be able to oppose or refute.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:16 - “But you will be betrayed even by parents, brothers and sisters, other relatives, and friends, and they will put some of you to death,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:17 - and you will be hated by all people because of My name.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:18 - “And yet not a hair of your head will perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:19 - “By your endurance you will gain your [fn]lives.
(Mat 24:15–28; Mar 13:14–23 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:20 -

“But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then [fn]recognize that her desolation is near.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:21 - “Then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains, and those who are inside [fn]the city must leave, and those who are in the country must not enter [fn]the city;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:22 - because these are days of punishment, so that all things which have been written will be fulfilled.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:23 - “Woe to those women who are pregnant, and to those who are nursing babies in those days; for there will be great distress upon the [fn]land, and wrath to this people;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:24 - and they will fall by the edge of the sword, and will be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

The Return of Christ

(Mat 24:29–31; Mar 13:24–27 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:25 -

“There will be [fn]signs in the sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:26 - people fainting from fear and the expectation of the things that are coming upon the [fn]world; for the powers of [fn]the heavens will be shaken.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:27 - “And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:28 - “But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
(Mat 24:32–35; Mar 13:28–31 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:29 -

And He told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the trees:

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:30 - as soon as they put forth leaves, you see for yourselves and know that summer is now near.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:31 - “So you too, when you see these things happening, [fn]recognize that the kingdom of God is near.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:32 - “Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all things take place.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:33 - “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.
(Mat 24:36–44; Mar 13:32–37 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:34 -

“But be on your guard, so that your hearts will not be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that [fn]this day will not come on you suddenly, like a trap;

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:35 - for it will come upon all those who live on the face of all the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:36 - “But stay alert at all times, praying that you will have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:37 -

Now [fn]during the day He was teaching in the temple, but [fn]at evening He would go out and spend the night on the [fn]mountain that is called [fn]Olivet.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:38 - And all the people would get up very early in the morning to come to Him in the temple to listen to Him.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit there
The smallest Greek copper coin, about 1/128 of a laborer’s daily wage
Lit put into
Lit gifts
Lit abundance
Lit the living that she had
I.e., gifts promised by vows
Lit a stone
I.e., confirming miracle
Lit great
I.e., confirming miracles
Lit being brought
Lit a testimony for you
Lit put in your hearts
Lit a mouth
Lit souls
Lit know
Lit her
Lit her
Or earth
I.e., confirming miracles
Lit inhabited earth
Or heaven
Lit know
Lit that day
Lit days
Lit nights
Or hill
Or Olive Grove

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