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The Gospel According to Luke

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Luke 21

        1Now having looked up, He saw the rich [people] putting their offerings into the treasury [fig., collection boxes]. 2Then He saw also a certain poor widow putting [in] there two lepta [or, two very small copper coins]. 3And He said, “Truly I say to you*, this poor widow put [in] more [than] all. 4For all these out of their abundance [or, surplus] put into the offerings for God, but this [woman] out of her poverty, all her livelihood which she was having, she put [in].”

            5And while some [were] saying about the temple, that it has been adorned with beautiful stones and dedicated offerings, He said, 6“These [things] which you* are looking at--days will come in which a stone will not be left on a stone, which will not be torn down.” 7Then they questioned Him, saying, “Teacher, so when will these [things] be? And what [will be] the sign when these [things] are about to be happening?”

            8So He said, “Be watching [that] you* are not led astray [fig., deceived]. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I Am!,’ and ‘The time has drawn near!’ Therefore, do not go after them. 9But when you* hear of wars and rebellions, do not be terrified, for it is necessary [for] these [things] to happen first, but the end [is] not immediately.” 10Then He was saying to them, “Nation will be raised up against nation and kingdom against kingdom. 11And [there] will be great earthquakes in [various] places and famines and plagues, and [there] will be dreadful events and great signs from heaven.

            12“But before all these [things], they will lay their hands on you* and persecute [you*], handing [you*] over to synagogues and prisons, being brought before kings and governors [or, rulers] for My name’s sake. 13And it will lead to [an opportunity] to you* for a testimony. 14So put [it] in your* hearts [fig., make up your* minds] not to be preparing beforehand to speak in your* own defense, 15for I will give to you* a mouth and wisdom which all the ones opposing you* will not be able to refute nor to resist. 16But you* will be betrayed even by parents and relatives and friends and brothers, and they will put [some] of you* to death. 17And you* will be continually hated by all because of My name. 18And a hair from your* head shall by no means perish. 19In [or, By] your* patient endurance acquire your* souls.

            20“But when you* see Jerusalem having been surrounded by armies, then know that her desolation [or, desecration] has drawn near! 21Then the [ones] in Judea must be fleeing into the mountains, and the [ones] in her midst must depart, and the [ones] in the fields must not come into her. 22Because these are days of vengeance, to be fulfilled all the [things] having been written. 23But how horrible it will be to the ones having in the womb [fig., who are pregnant] and to the ones nursing [babies] in those days! For [there] will be great distress on the land and wrath among this people. 24And they will fall by [the] mouth [fig., edge] of the sword, and they will be led captive into all the nations. And Jerusalem will be continually trampled down by [the] Gentiles until the times of [the] Gentiles are fulfilled.

            25“And [there] will be signs in [the] sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations with perplexity [at the] roaring of [the] sea and waves; [cp. Isaiah 34:4; Joel 2:10; 2:31] 26people fainting [or, ceasing to breathe] from fear and [the] expectation of the [things] coming upon the inhabited earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27And then they will see ‘the Son of Humanity coming in a cloud’ with power and great glory! [Dan 7:13] 28But when these [things] are beginning to happen, straighten up and lift up your* heads, because your* redemption is drawing near!”

            29And He spoke an allegory to them: “See the fig tree and all the trees; 30when they [have] already sprouted [leaves], having seen, you* know for yourselves that the summer is already near. 31In this way also when you* see these [things] happening, be knowing that the kingdom of God is near!

        32“Positively, I say to you*, this generation [or, race] shall by no means pass away until all [things] happen. 33The heaven and the earth will pass away, but My words shall by no means pass away.

            34“But be watching out for yourselves, lest your* hearts be weighed down with hangovers and drunkenness [or, intoxication] and anxieties over [things] pertaining to everyday life, and that day come on you* suddenly [or, unexpectedly]. 35For it will come as a snare on all the ones sitting [fig., living] on [the] face of all the earth. 36Therefore, be staying alert in every season, imploring [in prayer] that you* shall be counted worthy to escape all the [things] about to be happening and to stand before the Son of Humanity.”

            37Now [during] the days He was teaching in the temple, but [during] the nights, going out, He would spend the night on the mount, the one being called Of Olives. 38And all the people would rise very early in the morning [to come] to Him in the temple to hear Him.

Scripture taken from the Analytical-Literal Translation of the New Testament of the Holy Bible: Third Edition.
Copyright 2007 by Gary F. Zeolla of Darkness to Light ministry (www.zeolla.org/christian).
Previously copyrighted 1999, 2001, 2005 by Gary F. Zeolla.


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