Bible: Luke 21:29-38

The Parable of the Fig Tree

21:29 Then 1  he told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the other trees. 2  21:30 When they sprout leaves, you see 3  for yourselves and know that summer is now near. 21:31 So also you, when you see these things happening, know 4  that the kingdom of God 5  is near. 21:32 I tell you the truth, 6  this generation 7  will not pass away until all these things take place. 21:33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. 8 

Be Ready!

21:34But be on your guard 9  so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day close down upon you suddenly like a trap. 10  21:35 For 11  it will overtake 12  all who live on the face of the whole earth. 13  21:36 But stay alert at all times, 14  praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that must 15  happen, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

21:37 So 16  every day Jesus 17  was teaching in the temple courts, 18  but at night he went and stayed 19  on the Mount of Olives. 20  21:38 And all the people 21  came to him early in the morning to listen to him in the temple courts. 22 

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