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Matthew 24 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Signs of Christ’s Return

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

Jesus left the temple area and was going on His way [fn]when His disciples came up to point out the temple buildings to Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:2 - But He responded 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 -

And 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 [fn]misleads you.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:5 - “For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the [fn]Christ,’ and they will [fn]mislead many people.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:6 - “And you will be hearing 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 there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:8 - “But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pains.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:9 -

“Then they will hand you over to tribulation and 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 they will [fn]betray one another and hate one another.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:11 - “And many false prophets will rise up and [fn]mislead many people.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:12 - “And because lawlessness is increased, [fn]most people’s love will become cold.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:13 - “But the one who endures to the end is the one who will be saved.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:14 - “This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole [fn]world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.

Perilous Times

(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[fn]let the [fn]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 [fn]housetop must not go down to get things out of his house.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:18 - “And [fn]whoever is in the field must not turn back to get his cloak.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:19 - “But woe to those women who are pregnant, and to those who are nursing babies in those days!
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:20 - “Moreover, pray that [fn]when you flee, it 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 again.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:22 - “And if those days had not 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,’ orHe is over here,’ do not believe him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:24 - “For false christs and false prophets will arise and will provide great [fn]signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the [fn]elect.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:25 - “Behold, I have told you in advance.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:26 - “So 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 flashes as far as the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man [fn]be.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:28 - “Wherever the corpse is, there the [fn]vultures will gather.

The Glorious Return

(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 the sky, and the powers of 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 BLAST, and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His [fn]elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

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: as soon as its branch has become tender and sprouts 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 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 about 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 [fn]the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah.
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 - “At that time there will be two men in the field; one [fn]will be taken and one [fn]will be left.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:41 - “Two women will be grinding 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 be on the alert, 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 been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:44 - “For this reason you must be ready as well; 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 sensible slave whom his [fn]master put in charge of his household slaves, 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 he begins to beat his fellow slaves, and he eats and drinks with those habitually drunk;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:50 - then the [fn]master of that slave will come on a day that he does not expect, and at an hour that he does not know,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:51 - and he will [fn]cut him in two and assign [fn]him a place with the hypocrites; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit and
Or consummation
Or deceives
I.e., Messiah
Or deceive
I.e., from the faith
Or hand over
Or deceive
Lit the love of the many
Lit inhabited earth
Or the reader is to understand
I.e., the reader of Daniel
Lit The one who
Housetops were flat living areas
Lit the one who
Lit your flight will not be
Lit flesh
Or chosen ones
I.e., Messiah
I.e., confirming miracles
Or chosen ones
I.e., be visible everywhere
Or eagles
Or chosen ones
Or know
Or it
Lit doors
Lit just like the will be
Lit know
Lit is
Lit is
I.e., handmill
Lit is
Lit is
Lit know that
Or lord
Or lord
Or lord
Lit lingers
Or lord
Possibly referring to other extreme punishment
Lit his portion with

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