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Luke 21 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Widow’s Two Mites
The Return of Christ in Judgment
(Mark 12:41–44 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:1 - And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:2 - and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:3 - So He said, “Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:4 - “for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God,[fn] but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had.”
Jesus Predicts the Destruction of the Temple
(Matt. 24:1, 2; Mark 13:1, 2 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:5 - Then, as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and donations, He said,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:6 - “These things which you see—the days will come in which not one stone shall be left upon another that shall not be thrown down.”
The Signs of the Times and the End of the Age
(Matt. 24:3–14; Mark 13:3–13 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:7 - So they asked Him, saying, “Teacher, but when will these things be? And what sign will there be when these things are about to take place?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:8 - And He said: “Take heed that you not be deceived. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and, ‘The time has drawn near.’ Therefore[fn] do not go after them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:9 - “But when you hear of wars and commotions, do not be terrified; for these things must come to pass first, but the end will not come immediately.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:10 - Then He said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:11 - “And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:12 - “But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and rulers for My name’s sake.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:13 - “But it will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:14 - “Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:15 - “for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:16 - “You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:17 - “And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:18 - “But not a hair of your head shall be lost.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:19 - “By your patience possess your souls.
The Destruction of Jerusalem
(Matt. 24:15–28; Mark 13:14–23 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:20 - “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:21 - “Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:22 - “For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:23 - “But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! For there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:24 - “And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
The Coming of the Son of Man
(Matt. 24:29–31; Mark 13:24–27 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:25 - “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:26 - “men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:27 - “Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:28 - “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”
The Parable of the Fig Tree
(Matt. 24:32–35; Mark 13:28–31 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:29 - Then He spoke to them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:30 - “When they are already budding, you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:31 - “So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:32 - “Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:33 - “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.
The Importance of Watching
(Matt. 24:36–44; Mark 13:32–37 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:34 - “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:35 - “For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:36 - “Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy[fn] to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:37 - And in the daytime He was teaching in the temple, but at night He went out and stayed on the mountain called Olivet.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:38 - Then early in the morning all the people came to Him in the temple to hear Him.
NKJV Footnotes
NU-Text omits for God.
NU-Text omits Therefore.
NU-Text reads may have strength.

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