24:1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the temple.
24:2 And Jesus said to them, Do you not see all these things? truly I say to you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, Tell us when these things shall be? and what shall be the sign of your coming, and of the end of the age?
24:4 And Jesus answered them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am the Christ; and shall deceive many.
24:6 And you shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that you are not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and earthquakes, in various places.
24:8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.
24:9 Then they shall deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and you shall be hated by all nations for my name's sake.
24:10 And then shall many fall away, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall grow cold.
24:13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world as a testimony to all nations; and then the end shall come.
24:15 Therefore, when you shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place, (whoever reads, let him understand:)
24:16 Then let those who are in Judaea flee into the mountains:
24:17 Let him who is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house:
24:18 Neither let him who is in the field turn back to take his cloak.
24:19 And woe to those who are with child, and to those who nurse in those days!
24:20 Pray that your flight may not be in the winter or on the sabbath day:
24:21 For then there shall be great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
24:22 And unless those days had been cut short, no flesh would be saved: but for the sake of the elect those days shall be cut short.
24:23 Then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is the Christ, or there; do not believe it.
24:24 For false Christs shall arise, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; so as to deceive, if it were possible, even the very elect.
24:25 Behold, I have told you beforehand.
24:26 Therefore if they shall say to you, Behold, he is in the desert; do not go forth: behold, he is in the inner rooms; do not believe it.
24:27 For as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines even to the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
24:28 For wherever the body is, there will the vultures be gathered together.
24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give its light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
24:30 And then the sign of the Son of man shall appear in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
24:31 And he shall send out his angels with a great call of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
24:32 Now learn this parable from the fig tree; When its branch becomes tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near:
24:33 So likewise, when you shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
24:34 Truly I say to you, This generation shall not pass away, until all these things are fulfilled.
24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
24:36 But of that day and hour no man knows, no, not the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but my Father only.
24:37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,
24:39 And they did not know until the flood came and took them all away; so shall the coming of the Son of man be.
24:40 Then shall two be in the field; one shall be taken, and the other left.
24:41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; one shall be taken, and the other left.
24:42 Therefore watch: for you do not know on what day your Lord will come.
24:43 But know this, that if the owner of the house had known at what time the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.
24:44 Therefore you must also be ready: for the Son of man will come at an hour you do not expect.
24:45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season?
24:46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord shall find so doing when he comes.
24:47 Truly I say to you, That he shall put him in charge of all his goods.
24:48 But if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delays his coming;
24:49 And shall begin to strike his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
24:50 The lord of that servant shall come on a day when he does not expect him, and at a hour that he is not aware of,
24:51 And shall cut him apart, and assign him a place with the hypocrites: where there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened to ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
25:2 And five of them were foolish, and five were wise.
25:3 Those who were foolish took their lamps, but took no oil with them:
25:4 But the wise took oil in their flasks with their lamps.
25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all became drowsy and slept.
25:6 And at midnight there was a cry, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go out to meet him.
25:7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
25:8 And the foolish said to the wise, Give us some of your oil; for our lamps are going out.
25:9 But the wise answered, saying, No; lest there not be enough for us and you: but rather go to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.
25:10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast: and the door was shut.
25:11 Afterward the other virgins also came, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
25:12 But he answered and said, Truly I say to you, I do not know you.
25:13 Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour [when the Son of man shall come].
25:14 For it is like a man travelling to a far country, who called his servants, and delivered to them his goods.
25:15 To one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his ability; and he went on his journey.
25:16 Then he who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and gained another five talents.
25:17 And likewise, he who had received two, gained two more.
25:18 But he who had received one went and dug in the earth, and hid his lord's money.
25:19 After a long time the lord of those servants came, and settled accounts with them.
25:20 And so he who had received five talents came and brought the other five talents, saying, Lord, you delivered to me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.
25:21 His lord said to him, Well done, you good and faithful servant: you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter into the joy of your lord.
25:22 He also who had received two talents came and said, Lord, you delivered to me two talents: behold, I have gained two more talents.
25:23 His lord said to him, Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter into the joy of your lord.
25:24 Then he who had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew that you are a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed:
25:25 And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the earth: lo, here you have what is yours.
25:26 His lord answered and said to him, You wicked and slothful servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed:
25:27 Then you ought to have put my money in the bank, and then at my coming I should have received it back with interest.
25:28 Take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents.
25:29 For to every one who has shall more be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him who does not have, even that which he has shall be taken away.
25:30 And cast the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: where there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
25:31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
25:32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats:
25:33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, and the goats on the left.
25:34 Then shall the King say to those on his right hand, Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
25:35 For I was hungry, and you gave me food: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in:
25:36 Naked, and you clothed me: I was sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came to me.
25:37 Then the righteous shall answer him, saying, Lord, when did we see you hungry, and feed you? or thirsty, and give you drink?
25:38 When did we see you a stranger, and take you in? or naked, and clothe you?
25:39 Or when did we see you sick, or in prison, and come to you?
25:40 And the King shall answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, as you have done it to one of the least of these, my brethren, you have done it to me.
25:41 Then he shall say to those on the left hand, Depart from me, you cursed, into eternal fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
25:42 For I was hungry, and you gave me no food: I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink:
25:43 I was a stranger, and you did not take me in: naked, and you did not clothe me: sick, and in prison, and you did not visit me.
25:44 Then they also shall answer him, saying, Lord, when did we see you hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister to you?
25:45 Then he shall answer them, saying, Truly I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.
25:46 And these shall go away into eternal punishment: but the righteous into eternal life.
26:1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said to his disciples,
26:2 You know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man will be delivered up to be crucified.
26:3 Then the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders of the people assembled together at the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
26:4 And conspired to take Jesus by stealth, and kill him.
26:5 But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.
26:6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,
26:7 There came to him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head as he reclined at table.
26:8 But when his disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, To what purpose is this waste?
26:9 For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.
26:10 But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, Why do you trouble the woman? for she has done a good work for me.
26:11 For you always have the poor with you; but you do not always have me.
26:12 When she poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial.
26:13 Truly I say to you, Wherever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, what this woman has done shall also be told in memory of her.
26:14 Then one of the twelve, named Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests,
26:15 And said to them, What will you give me if I deliver him to you? And they paid him thirty pieces of silver.
26:16 And from that time on he sought an opportunity to betray him.
26:17 Now on the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying [to him], Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the passover?
26:18 And he said, Go into the city to a certain man, and say to him, The Teacher says, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at your house with my disciples.
26:19 And the disciples did as Jesus had directed them; and they made ready the passover.
26:20 Now when the evening had come, he sat down with the twelve.
26:21 And as they ate, he said, Truly I say to you, that one of you shall betray me.
26:22 And they were exceedingly sorrowful, and every one of them began to say to him, Lord, is it I?
26:23 And he answered and said, He who dipped his hand with me in the dish shall betray me.
26:24 The Son of man goes as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it would have been better for that man if he had not been born.
26:25 Then Judas, who betrayed him, answered and said, Teacher, is it I? He said to him, You have said it.
26:26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and broke it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.
26:27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink of it, all of you;
26:28 For this is my blood of the covenant, which is shed for many for the forgiveness of sins.
26:29 But I say to you, I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it anew with you in my Father's kingdom.
26:30 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the mount of Olives.
26:31 Then Jesus said to them, This night all of you shall fall away because of me: for it is written, I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered.
26:32 But after I have risen, I will go before you into Galilee.
26:33 Peter answered and said to him, Though all fall away because of you, yet I will never fall away.
26:34 Jesus said to him, Truly I say to you, That this night, before the cock crows, you shall deny me thrice.
26:35 Peter said to him, Though I die with you, yet I will not deny you. And all the disciples said the same.
26:36 Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, Sit here, while I go and pray over there.
26:37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very troubled.
26:38 Then he said to them, My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death: remain here, and watch with me.
26:39 And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.
26:40 And he came to the disciples, and found them asleep, and said to Peter, What, could you not watch with me one hour?
26:41 Watch and pray, that you do not enter into temptation: the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
26:42 He went away again, a second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this may not pass away from me, except I drink it, your will be done.
26:43 And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy.
26:44 And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.
26:45 Then he came to his disciples, and said to them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
26:46 Rise, let us be going: behold, he who betrays me is at hand.
26:47 And while he yet spoke, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and elders of the people.
26:48 Now he who betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomever I shall kiss, he is the one: hold him fast.
26:49 And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, Rabbi; and kissed him.
26:50 And Jesus said to him, Friend, do that which you have come for. Then they came, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.
26:51 And, behold, one of those with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.
26:52 Then Jesus said to him, Put your sword back in its place: for all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword.
26:53 Do you think that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall at once give me more than twelve legions of angels?
26:54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that say it must happen this way?
26:55 In that same hour Jesus said to the multitudes, Do you come out to take me with swords and clubs, as if I was a thief ? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and you did not lay hold on me.
26:56 But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.
26:57 And those who had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.
26:58 But Peter followed him from afar to the high priest's courtyard, and went in, and sat with the guards, to see the outcome.
26:59 Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;
26:60 But found none, though many false witnesses came forth. At last two false witnesses came,
26:61 And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.
26:62 And the high priest arose, and said to him, Do you have no answer? what is it which these men testify against you?
26:63 But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said to him, I charge you by the living God, that you tell us whether you are the Christ, the Son of God.
26:64 Jesus said to him, You have said so: nevertheless I say to you, Hereafter you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
26:65 Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He has spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now you have heard his blasphemy.
26:66 What do you think? They answered and said, He is worthy of death.
26:67 Then they spit in his face, and beat him; and others struck him with the palms of their hands,
26:68 Saying, Prophesy to us, you Christ, Who is it who struck you?
26:69 Now Peter sat outside in the courtyard: and a maid came to him, saying, You also were with Jesus of Galilee.
26:70 But he denied it before them all, saying, I know not what your are saying.
26:71 And when he went out to the porch, another maid saw him, and said to those who were there, This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth.
26:72 And again he denied it with an oath, I do not know the man.
26:73 And after a while the bystanders came to him, and said to Peter, Surely you also are one of them; for your speech betrays you.
26:74 Then he began to curse and to swear, saying, I do not know the man. And immediately the cock crowed.
26:75 And Peter remembered the word Jesus said to him, Before the cock crows, you shall deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.