Bible: Matt 24:4-22

24:4 Jesus answered them, 1 Watch out 2  that no one misleads you. 24:5 For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ 3  and they will mislead many. 24:6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. Make sure that you are not alarmed, for this must happen, but the end is still to come. 4  24:7 For nation will rise up in arms 5  against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines 6  and earthquakes 7  in various places. 24:8 All 8  these things are the beginning of birth pains.

Persecution of Disciples

24:9Then they will hand you over to be persecuted and will kill you. You will be hated by all the nations 9  because of my name. 10  24:10 Then many will be led into sin, 11  and they will betray one another and hate one another. 24:11 And many false prophets will appear and deceive 12  many, 24:12 and because lawlessness will increase so much, the love of many will grow cold. 24:13 But the person who endures to the end will be saved. 13  24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the whole inhabited earth as a testimony to all the nations, 14  and then the end will come.

The Abomination of Desolation

24:15So when you see the abomination of desolation 15 spoken about by Daniel the prophet – standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), 24:16 then those in Judea must flee 16  to the mountains. 24:17 The one on the roof 17  must not come down 18  to take anything out of his house, 24:18 and the one in the field must not turn back to get his cloak. 24:19 Woe 19  to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing their babies in those days! 24:20 Pray 20  that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath. 24:21 For then there will be great suffering 21  unlike anything that has happened 22  from the beginning of the world until now, or ever will happen. 24:22 And if those days had not been cut short, no one would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.

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