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Mark 13 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Things to Come

(Mat 24:1, 2; Luk 21:5, 6 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:1 - And as he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, "Look, Teacher, what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!"
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:2 - And Jesus said to him, "Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone upon another, that will not be thrown down."
(Mat 24:3–14; Luk 21:7–19 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:3 - And as he sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:4 - "Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign when these things are all to be accomplished?"
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:5 - And Jesus began to say to them, "Take heed that no one leads you astray.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:6 - Many will come in my name, saying, 'I am he!' and they will lead many astray.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:7 - And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed; this must take place, but the end is not yet.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:8 - For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places, there will be famines; this is but the beginning of the birth-pangs.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:9 - "But take heed to yourselves; for they will deliver you up to councils; and you will be beaten in synagogues; and you will stand before governors and kings for my sake, to bear testimony before them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:10 - And the gospel must first be preached to all nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:11 - And when they bring you to trial and deliver you up, do not be anxious beforehand what you are to say; but say whatever is given you in that hour, for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:12 - And brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:13 - and you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.
(Mat 24:15–28; Luk 21:20–24 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:14 - "But when you see the desolating sacrilege set up where it ought not to be (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:15 - let him who is on the housetop not go down, nor enter his house, to take anything away;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:16 - and let him who is in the field not turn back to take his mantle.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:17 - And alas for those who are with child and for those who give suck in those days!
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:18 - Pray that it may not happen in winter.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:19 - For in those days there will be such tribulation as has not been from the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and never will be.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:20 - And if the Lord had not shortened the days, no human being would be saved; but for the sake of the elect, whom he chose, he shortened the days.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:21 - And then if any one says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or 'Look, there he is!' do not believe it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:22 - False Christs and false prophets will arise and show signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:23 - But take heed; I have told you all things beforehand.

The Return of Christ

(Mat 24:29–31; Luk 21:25–28 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:24 - "But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:25 - and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:26 - And then they will see the Son of man coming in clouds with great power and glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:27 - And then he will send out the angels, and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.
(Mat 24:32–35; Luk 21:29–33 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:28 - "From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:29 - So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:30 - Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away before all these things take place.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:31 - Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
(Mat 24:36–44; Luk 21:34–36 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:32 - "But of that day or that hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:33 - Take heed, watch; for you do not know when the time will come.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:34 - It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:35 - Watch therefore--for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or in the morning--
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:36 - lest he come suddenly and find you asleep.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:37 - And what I say to you I say to all: Watch."

Downloaded from the Oxford Text Archive and used with permission. The following header is required to be posted:

Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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