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Matthew 24 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Jesus Predicts the Destruction of the Temple
Destruction of the Temple Foretold
(Mark 13:1, 2; Luke 21:5, 6 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:1 - Then Jesus went out and departed from the temple, and His disciples came up to show Him the buildings of the temple.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:2 - And Jesus said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”
The Signs of the Times and the End of the Age
(Mark 13:3–13; Luke 21:7–19 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:3 - Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:4 - And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:5 - “For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:6 - “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all[fn] these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:7 - “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences,[fn] and earthquakes in various places.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:8 - “All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:9 - “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:10 - “And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:11 - “Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:12 - “And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:13 - “But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:14 - “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
The Great Tribulation
(Mark 13:14–23; Luke 17:23, 24, 37; 21:20–24 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:15 - “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’[fn] spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand),
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:16 - “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:17 - “Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:18 - “And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:19 - “But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:20 - “And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:21 - “For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:22 - “And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:23 - “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:24 - “For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:25 - “See, I have told you beforehand.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:26 - “Therefore if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:27 - “For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:28 - “For wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together.
The Coming of the Son of Man
(Mark 13:24–27; Luke 21:25–28 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:29 - “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:30 - “Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:31 - “And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
The Parable of the Fig Tree
(Mark 13:28–31; Luke 21:29–33 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:32 - “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:33 - “So you also, when you see all these things, know that it[fn] is near—at the doors!
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:34 - “Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:35 - “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.
No One Knows the Day or Hour
(Mark 13:32–37; Luke 17:26, 27, 34, 35; 21:34–36 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:36 - “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven,[fn] but My Father only.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:37 - “But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:38 - “For as in the 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 did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:40 - “Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:41 - “Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:42 - “Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour[fn] your Lord is coming.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:43 - “But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:44 - “Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
The Faithful Servant and the Evil Servant
(Luke 12:41–48 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:45 - “Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:46 - “Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:47 - “Assuredly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all his goods.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:48 - “But if that evil servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:49 - “and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:50 - “the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him and at an hour that he is not aware of,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:51 - “and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
NKJV Footnotes
NU-Text omits all.
NU-Text omits pestilences.
Daniel 11:31; 12:11
Or He
NU-Text adds nor the Son.
NU-Text reads day.
NU-Text omits his coming.

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