November 17, 2013, Gospel

Luke   21: 5-19

21:5 And when some of them were saying, about the temple, that it was adorned with excellent stones and gifts, he said,

21:6 “These things that you see, the days will arrive when there will not be left behind stone upon stone, which is not thrown down.”

21:7 Then they questioned him, saying: “Teacher, when will these things be? And what will be the sign when these things will happen?”

21:8 And he said: “Be cautious, lest you be seduced. For many will come in my name, saying: ‘For I am he,’ and, ‘The time has drawn near.’ And so, do not choose to go after them.

21:9 And when you will have heard of battles and seditions, do not be terrified. These things must happen first. But the end is not so soon.”

21:10 Then he said to them: “People will rise up against people, and kingdom against kingdom.

21:11 And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and pestilences, and famines, and terrors from heaven; and there will be great signs.

21:12 But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, handing you over to synagogues and into custody, dragging you before kings and governors, because of my name.

21:13 And this will be an opportunity for you to give testimony.

21:14 Therefore, set this in your hearts: that you should not consider in advance how you might respond.

21:15 For I will give to you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries will not be able to resist or contradict.

21:16 And you will be handed over by your parents, and brothers, and relatives, and friends. And they will bring about the death of some of you.

21:17 And you will be hated by all because of my name.

21:18 And yet, not a hair of your head will perish.

21:19 By your patience, you shall possess your souls. – 

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