Bible: Matthew 24:32-44

The Parable of the Fig Tree

24:32Learn 1  this parable from the fig tree: Whenever its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. 24:33 So also you, when you see all these things, know 2  that he is near, right at the door. 24:34 I tell you the truth, 3  this generation 4  will not pass away until all these things take place. 24:35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. 5 

Be Ready!

24:36But as for that day and hour no one knows it – not even the angels in heaven 6  – except the Father alone. 24:37 For just like the days of Noah 7  were, so the coming of the Son of Man will be. 24:38 For in those days before the flood, people 8  were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark. 24:39 And they knew nothing until the flood came and took them all away. 9  It will be the same at the coming of the Son of Man. 10  24:40 Then there will be two men in the field; one will be taken and one left. 11  24:41 There will be two women grinding grain with a mill; 12  one will be taken and one left.

24:42Therefore stay alert, because you do not know on what day 13  your Lord will come. 24:43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief 14  was coming, he would have been alert and would not have let his house be broken into. 24:44 Therefore you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him. 15 

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