31. Teaching concerning the Kingdom of God
and the Rapture of the Overcomers
20 And when He was questioned by the aPharisees as to bwhen the kingdom of God was coming, He answered them and said, The 1ckingdom of God does 2not come with observation;
21 Nor will they say, Behold, ahere it is! or, There! For behold, the 1kingdom of God is in the midst of 2you.
22 And He said to the disciples, The adays will come when you will long to see one of the bdays of the Son of Man, and you will 1not see it.
23 And they will say to you, Behold, there! Behold, here! Do not go away, nor run after them.
24 For just as 1lightning flashing from one end 2of heaven shines to the other end 2of heaven, so will the Son of Man be in His aday.
25 But first He must suffer many things and be arejected by this generation.
26 1aAnd even as it happened in the 2bdays of Noah, so will it be also in the cdays of the Son of Man:
27 They were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were being given in marriage, until the day in which Noah entered into the aark and the bflood came and destroyed them all.
28 Likewise, even as it happened in the adays of bLot: they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building;
29 But on the day in which Lot went out from aSodom, it rained fire and bbrimstone from heaven and destroyed them all.
30 It will be in the same way on the day in which the Son of Man is arevealed.
31 In that day, he who will be on the ahousetop and his goods in the house, let him 1not come down to take them away; and he who is in the field, likewise, let him not turn back to the things behind.
32 Remember 1Lot's wife.
33 Whoever seeks to 1preserve his asoul-life will lose it, and whoever loses it will preserve it alive.
34 1I tell you, In that night there will be atwo on one bed; the one will be 2btaken and the other will be left.
35 There will be two women agrinding together; the one will be taken but the other will be left.
36 1Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other will be left.
37 And they answered and said to Him, Where, Lord? And He said to them, Where the 1body is, there also will the avultures be gathered together.