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Mark 13 :: New International Version (NIV)

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The Destruction of the Temple and Signs of the End Times

(Mat 24:1, 2; Luk 21:5, 6 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:1 - As Jesus was leaving the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher! What massive stones! What magnificent buildings!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:2 - “Do you see all these great buildings?” replied Jesus. “Not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.”
(Mat 24:3–14; Luk 21:7–19 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:3 - As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John and Andrew asked him privately,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:4 - “Tell us, when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are all about to be fulfilled?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:5 - Jesus said to them: “Watch out that no one deceives you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:6 - Many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and will deceive many.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:7 - When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:8 - Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:9 - “You must be on your guard. You will be handed over to the local councils and flogged in the synagogues. On account of me you will stand before governors and kings as witnesses to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:10 - And the gospel must first be preached to all nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:11 - Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:12 - “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:13 - Everyone will hate you because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.
(Mat 24:15–28; Luk 21:20–24 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:14 - “When you see ‘the abomination that causes desolation’[fn] standing where it[fn] does not belong—let the reader understand—then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:15 - Let no one on the housetop go down or enter the house to take anything out.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:16 - Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:17 - How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers!
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:18 - Pray that this will not take place in winter,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:19 - because those will be days of distress unequaled from the beginning, when God created the world, until now—and never to be equaled again.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:20 - “If the Lord had not cut short those days, no one would survive. But for the sake of the elect, whom he has chosen, he has shortened them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:21 - At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘Look, there he is!’ do not believe it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:22 - For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:23 - So be on your guard; I have told you everything ahead of time.
(Mat 24:29–31; Luk 21:25–28 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:24 - “But in those days, following that distress, “ ‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:25 - the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:26 - “At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:27 - And he will send his angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens.
(Mat 24:32–35; Luk 21:29–33 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:28 - “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:29 - Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that it[fn] is near, right at the door.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:30 - Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:31 - Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

The Day and Hour Unknown

(Mat 24:36–44; Luk 21:34–36 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:32 - “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:33 - Be on guard! Be alert[fn]! You do not know when that time will come.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:34 - It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:35 - “Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:36 - If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:37 - What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’ ”
NIV Footnotes
Daniel 9:27; 11:31; 12:11
Or he
Isaiah 13:10; 34:4
Or he
Some manuscripts alert and pray

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