Bible: Matthew 24:15-30

The Abomination of Desolation

24:15So when you see the abomination of desolation 1 spoken about by Daniel the prophet – standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), 24:16 then those in Judea must flee 2  to the mountains. 24:17 The one on the roof 3  must not come down 4  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 5  to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing their babies in those days! 24:20 Pray 6  that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath. 24:21 For then there will be great suffering 7  unlike anything that has happened 8  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. 24:23 Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ 9  or ‘There he is!’ do not believe him. 24:24 For false messiahs 10  and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 24:25 Remember, 11  I have told you ahead of time. 24:26 So then, if someone 12  says to you, ‘Look, he is in the wilderness,’ 13  do not go out, or ‘Look, he is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe him. 24:27 For just like the lightning 14  comes from the east and flashes to the west, so the coming of the Son of Man will be. 24:28 Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures 15  will gather. 16 

The Arrival of the Son of Man

24:29Immediately 17  after the suffering 18  of those days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven will be shaken. 19  24:30 Then 20  the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, 21  and 22  all the tribes of the earth will mourn. They 23  will see the Son of Man arriving on the clouds of heaven 24  with power and great glory.

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