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Luke 21 :: New International Version (NIV)

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The Widow’s Offering

(Mar 12:41–44 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:1 - As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:2 - He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:3 - “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:4 - All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”

The Destruction of the Temple and Signs of the End Times

(Mat 24:1, 2; Mar 13:1, 2 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:5 - Some of his disciples were remarking about how the temple was adorned with beautiful stones and with gifts dedicated to God. But Jesus said,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:6 - “As for what you see here, the time will come when not one stone will be left on another; every one of them will be thrown down.”
(Mat 24:3–14; Mar 13:3–13 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:7 - “Teacher,” they asked, “when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are about to take place?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:8 - He replied: “Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and, ‘The time is near.’ Do not follow them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:9 - When you hear of wars and uprisings, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:10 - Then he said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:11 - There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:12 - “But before all this, they will seize you and persecute you. They will hand you over to synagogues and put you in prison, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:13 - And so you will bear testimony to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:14 - But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:15 - For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:16 - You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:17 - Everyone will hate you because of me.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:18 - But not a hair of your head will perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:19 - Stand firm, and you will win life.
(Mat 24:15–28; Mar 13:14–23 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:20 - “When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:21 - Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those in the city get out, and let those in the country not enter the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:22 - For this is the time of punishment in fulfillment of all that has been written.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:23 - How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! There will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:24 - They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
(Mat 24:29–31; Mar 13:24–27 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:25 - “There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:26 - People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:27 - At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:28 - When these things begin to take place, stand 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 - He told them this parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the trees.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:30 - When they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is near.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:31 - Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:32 - “Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:33 - Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
(Mat 24:36–44; Mar 13:32–37 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:34 - “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:35 - For it will come on all those who live on the face of the whole earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:36 - Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:37 - Each day Jesus was teaching at the temple, and each evening he went out to spend the night on the hill called the Mount of Olives,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:38 - and all the people came early in the morning to hear him at the temple.

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