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1 And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here!

2 And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings? there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,

4 Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?

5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you:

6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.

8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.

9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.

10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations.

11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.

12 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.

13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:

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15 And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house:

16 And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment.

17 But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

18 And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.

19 For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.

20 And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.

21 And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not:

22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.

23 But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.

24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,

25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.

26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.

27 And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:

29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.

30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.

31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.

33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

34 For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.

35 Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:

36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.


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Matthew Henry's Mark Chapter 13 Bible commentary...

The destruction of the temple foretold. (1-4) Christ's prophetic declaration. (5-13) Christ's prophecy. (14-23) His prophetic declarations. (24-27) Watchfulness urged. (28-37)1-4 See how little Christ values outward pomp, where there is not real purity of heart. He looks with pity upon the ruin of precious souls, and weeps over them, but we do not find him look with pity upon the ruin of a fine house. Let us then be reminded how needful it is for us to have a more lasting abode in heaven, and to be prepared for it by the influences of the Holy Spirit, sought in the earnest use of all the means of grace.

5-13 Our Lord Jesus, in reply to the disciples' question, does not so much satisfy their curiosity as direct their consciences. When many are deceived, we should thereby be awakened to look to ourselves. And the disciples of Christ, if it be not their own fault, may enjoy holy security and peace of mind, when all around is in disorder. But they must take heed that they are not drawn away from Christ and their duty to him, by the sufferings they will meet with for his sake. They shall be hated of all men: trouble enough! Yet the work they were called to should be carried on and prosper. Though they may be crushed and borne down, the gospel cannot be. The salvation promised is more than deliverance from evil, it is everlasting blessedness.

14-23 The Jews in rebelling against the Romans, and in persecuting the Christians, hastened their own ruin apace. Here we have a prediction of that ruin which came upon them within less than forty years after this. Such destruction and desolation, that the like cannot be found in any history. Promises of power to persevere, and cautions against falling away, well agree with each other. But the more we consider these things, the more we shall see abundant cause to flee without delay for refuge to Christ, and to renounce every earthly object, for the salvation of our souls.

24-27 The disciples had confounded the destruction of Jerusalem and the end of the world. This mistake Christ set right, and showed that the day of Christ's coming, and the day of judgment, shall be after that tribulation. Here he foretells the final dissolution of the present frame and fabric of the world. Also, the visible appearance of the Lord Jesus coming in the clouds, and the gathering together of all the elect to him.

28-37 We have the application of this prophetic sermon. As to the destruction of Jerusalem, expect it to come very shortly. As to the end of the world, do not inquire when it will come, for of that day and that hour knoweth no man. Christ, as God, could not be ignorant of anything; but the Divine wisdom which dwelt in our Saviour, communicated itself to his human soul according to the Divine pleasure. As to both, our duty is to watch and pray. Our Lord Jesus, when he ascended on high, left something for all his servants to do. We ought to be always upon our watch, in expectation of his return. This applies to Christ's coming to us at our death, as well as to the general judgment. We know not whether our Master will come in the days of youth, or middle age, or old age; but, as soon as we are born, we begin to die, and therefore we must expect death. Our great care must be, that, whenever our Lord comes, he may not find us secure, indulging in ease and sloth, mindless of our work and duty. He says to all, Watch, that you may be found in peace, without spot, and blameless.


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Esla danjuma's Mark Chapter 13 comment on 7/13/2014, 7:12pm...

God is wonderful, let becareful and follow the scripture dance step, and we 'll be save.


Karen Andersen's Mark Chapter 13 comment on 6/25/2014, 6:01am...

This passage of scripture explains to me, that in the last days on earth terrible things would take place, that if your not prayed up, staying in the word of God to know the false prophet 's, people that do know the word but they deceive you. Their like wolves in sheep skin. They appear to be Christlike, but are worshippers of Satan. Even our own children, some will be used by Satan to kill there own parents. Children will disobey parents. Nothing will happen in this world that is already fore told in the bible to prepare us for the last day 's. God wants us to be wise in the things that will come on earth that may seem good, but are evil and comes from Satan. Most of this chapter is for filling itself at this very time in life as I speak. This is just the beginning of sorrows in this world. Some will want to die to escape the fate of trials that will come upon the earth, but the bible says, they will not be able to escape the prophecy told. If you are a child of God, he will rapture us up, from this evil source that will take over the world. The children of God will be hated by many, and so many will be killed because of their belief in Jesus Christ. The bible must fulfill what is written.


George Hartwell's Mark Chapter 13 comment on 6/16/2014, 4:58pm...

I do not understand. This chapter is talking about the end of the world. In verse 30, Jesus is telling his listeners that it will happen in their lifetimes. The end of the world should have come by now but it hasn 't. Could someone clarify this for me, please?


Shoshanna Mashaich's Mark Chapter 13 comment on 6/16/2014, 11:29am...

i think it is referring to the Twin Towers. First let no man deceive you...911 is the deception of our times. Also talking about the great buildings falling and leaving no stone upon another. Real science doesn 't support the official story. We have been deceived.


Lea's Mark Chapter 13 comment on 4/08/2014, 8:59am...

I believe vs 32 is simply that the day Jesus returns to gather his people will be Gods decision. I hope not to offend any because I have seen out and out near "knock down drag outs " concerning the trinity, but I believe that God and Jesus are 2 separate beings, God Jesus and the Holy spirit makes them one. We read that Jesus is in heaven interceding for us, not to himself but to God. I believe when the time is right, the creator of all things God will tell Jesus to come and get us, but he 's not willing that any should perish so he is merciful and waits. I have a nephew and to look at him, is as looking at his father, its hilarious and adorable, but they are 2 separate individuals, i believe that Jesus is so pure and righteous and wonderful like God that they are one in a sense, to see one is to see the other, they share the same mercy the same thoughts the same intent and the same spirit, but I cannot get angered at those that strongly believe in the Trinity, its a waste of strength and time that could be better spent in serving, I simply feel God will make the final decision and his perfect son is in agreement with everything the father wants. its beautiful


Avinash's Mark Chapter 13 comment about verse 30 on 3/07/2014, 3:02pm...

already these things are done at present already the Gods kingdom came to world


Robert's Mark Chapter 13 comment about verse 12 on 2/17/2014, 6:35am...

this is concerning Satan who Christ came to destroy death and the devil


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