1 As he was leaving the Temple one of his disciples said to him, 'Master, look at the size of those stones! Look at the size of those buildings!'
3 And while he was sitting on the Mount of Olives, facing the Temple, Peter, James, John and Andrew questioned him when they were by themselves,
4 'Tell us, when is this going to happen, and what sign will there be that it is all about to take place?'
5 Then Jesus began to tell them, 'Take care that no one deceives you.
7 When you hear of wars and rumours of wars, do not be alarmed; this is something that must happen, but the end will not be yet.
11 'And when you are taken to be handed over, do not worry beforehand about what to say; no, say whatever is given to you when the time comes, because it is not you who will be speaking; it is the Holy Spirit.
16 if a man is in the fields, he must not turn back to fetch his cloak.
22 for false Christs and false prophets will arise and produce signs and portents to deceive the elect, if that were possible.
29 So with you when you see these things happening: know that he is near, right at the gates.
32 'But as for that day or hour, nobody knows it, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son; no one but the Father.
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The New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) is a Catholic translation of the Bible published in 1985. The New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) has become the most widely used Roman Catholic Bible outside of the United States. It has the imprimatur of Cardinal George Basil Hume.
Like its predecessor, the Jerusalem Bible, the New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) version is translated "directly from the Hebrew, Greek or Aramaic." The 1973 French translation, the Bible de Jerusalem, is followed only "where the text admits to more than one interpretation." Introductions and notes, with some modifications, are taken from the Bible de Jerusalem.
Source: The Very Reverend Dom (Joseph) Henry Wansbrough, OSB, MA (Oxon), STL (Fribourg), LSS (Rome), a monk of Ampleforth Abbey and a biblical scholar. He was General Editor of the New Jerusalem Bible. "New Jerusalem Bible, Regular Edition", pg. v.