When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, Jesus said, â€˜As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left upon another; all will be thrown down.â€™
They asked him, â€˜Teacher, when will this be, and what will be the sign that this is about to take place?â€™ And he said, â€˜Beware that you are not led astray; for many will come in my name and say, â€œI am he!â€ and, â€œThe time is near!â€ Do not go after them.
â€˜When you hear of wars and insurrections, do not be terrified; for these things must take place first, but the end will not follow immediately.â€™ Then he said to them, â€˜Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and plagues; and there will be dreadful portents and great signs from heaven.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.