THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
6. Praising the Poor Widow
1 And He looked up and 1saw the arich bcasting their 2gifts into the ctreasury.
2 And He saw a certain 1impoverished widow casting there two alepta.
3 And He said, Truly I tell you that this apoor widow has cast in more than all of them,
4 For all these out of their surplus have cast in something into the gifts, but she out of her lack has cast in all the aliving that she had.
E. Preparing the Disciples for His Death
1. Telling Them of Things to Come
a. The Destruction of the Temple
5 1And as some were speaking about the atemple, that it was adorned with 2beautiful stones and 3consecrated offerings, He said,
6 As for these things which you are looking at, the days will come in which there will not be left a astone upon a stone which will not be thrown down.
b. The Plagues between His Ascension
and the Great Tribulation
7 And they questioned Him, saying, Teacher, when therefore will these things be? And what will be the sign awhen these things are about to take place?
8 And He said, aSee that you are not led astray, for many will come in My bname, saying, I am the Christ! and, The time has drawn near! Do not go after them.
9 And when you hear of wars and revolutions, do not be terrified, for these things must take place first; but the end does not come immediately.
10 Then He said to them, Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom;
11 And there will be great aearthquakes, and in various places bfamines and pestilences; and there will be terrors and great csigns from heaven.
c. The Persecution of His Disciples in the Church Age
12 But before all these things they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, adelivering you up to the synagogues and bprisons, cbringing you before dkings and governors for the sake of My name.
13 It will turn out to you for a testimony.
14 Settle it therefore in your hearts not to atake thought beforehand how to reply in defense,
15 For I will give you a amouth and wisdom which all those opposing you will not be able to bresist or refute.
16 And you will be 1delivered up even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death.
17 And you will be ahated by all because of My name,
18 Yet a ahair of your head shall by no means perish.
19 In your aendurance you will 1possess your souls.
d. The Great Tribulation and His Coming
20 1But when you asee Jerusalem bsurrounded by armies, then know that her desolation has drawn near.
21 Then let those in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those in her midst get out, and let not those in the country enter into her,
22 Because these are days of avengeance, that all the things written may be fulfilled.
23 Woe to those who are apregnant and to those nursing babies in those days, for there will be great 1distress upon the land and bwrath to this people.
24 And they will fall by the edge of the sword and will be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be atrampled by the 1Gentiles until the times of the 1Gentiles are bfulfilled.
25 And there will be signs in the asun and moon and stars, and upon the earth anguish of nations in perplexity at the broaring of the sea and the billows,
26 Men 1fainting from fear and expectation of the things coming upon the 2inhabited earth, for the powers of the heavens will be ashaken.
27 And then they will see the aSon of Man bcoming in a cloud with power and great cglory.
e. The Disciples' Redemption and
the Overcomers' Rapture
28 And when these things begin to happen, stand erect and lift up your heads, because your aredemption is drawing near.
29 1And He told them a parable: Look at the afig tree and all the trees.
30 As soon as they sprout leaves, you see it and know of yourselves that the summer is already near.
31 So also you, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near.
32 Truly I tell you that athis generation shall by no means pass away until all things happen.
33 Heaven and earth shall apass away, but My bwords shall by no means pass away.
34 But atake heed to yourselves lest perhaps your hearts be weighed down with 1debauchery and bdrunkenness and the canxieties of life, and that day come upon you 2suddenly as a dsnare.
35 For it will come in upon all those 1adwelling on the face of all the earth.
36 But be awatchful at every time, bbeseeching that you would 1prevail to 2escape 3all these things which are about to happen and 4cstand before the Son of Man.
2. Teaching Daily in the Temple
37 Now during the day He was in the temple ateaching, but during the night He bwent out and stayed on the mountain called cOlivet.
38 And all the people would come early in the amorning to Him in the temple to hear Him.