and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins.
And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them.
For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”
And while some were speaking of the temple, how it was adorned with noble stones and offerings, he said,
“As for these things that you see, the days will come when there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.”
And they asked him, “Teacher, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when these things are about to take place?”
And when you hear of wars and tumults, do not be terrified, for these things must first take place, but the end will not be at once.”
Settle it therefore in your minds not to meditate beforehand how to answer,
for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict.
You will be delivered up even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and some of you they will put to death.
“But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation has come near.
Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those who are inside the city depart, and let not those who are out in the country enter it,
Alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days! For there will be great distress upon the earth and wrath against this people.
people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
And he told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees.
As soon as they come out in leaf, you see for yourselves and know that the summer is already near.
So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near.
Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all has taken place.
For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth.
And early in the morning all the people came to him in the temple to hear him.