Matthew - Chapter 24
1 Jesus left the Temple, and as he was going away his disciples came up to draw his attention to the Temple buildings.
3 And while he was sitting on the Mount of Olives the disciples came and asked him when they were by themselves, 'Tell us, when is this going to happen, and what sign will there be of your coming and of the end of the world?'
4 And Jesus answered them, 'Take care that no one deceives you,
12 and with the increase of lawlessness, love in most people will grow cold;
13 but anyone who stands firm to the end will be saved.
17 if anyone is on the housetop, he must not come down to collect his belongings from the house;
20 Pray that you will not have to make your escape in winter or on a Sabbath.
24 for false Christs and false prophets will arise and provide great signs and portents, enough to deceive even the elect, if that were possible.
28 Wherever the corpse is, that is where the vultures will gather.
30 And then the sign of the Son of man will appear in heaven; then, too, all the peoples of the earth will beat their breasts; and they will see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
33 So with you when you see all these things: know that he is near, right at the gates.
36 But as for that day and hour, nobody knows it, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, no one but the Father alone.
43 You may be quite sure of this, that if the householder had known at what time of the night the burglar would come, he would have stayed awake and would not have allowed anyone to break through the wall of his house.
44 Therefore, you too must stand ready because the Son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
50 his master will come on a day he does not expect and at an hour he does not know.
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