Modern Literal Version
[Mark 13]

     {Joh 12:20-50)In the Temple, Tues.}

     {Mar 13:1-23 & Mat 24:1-28 & Luk 21:5-24 Destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. It is best to read Luke 21 first. See also: Luk 19:41-44 & Luk 23:28-31.}

     13:1 And while traveling from the temple, one of his disciples says to him, Teacher, behold, what sort of stones and what sort of buildings are here.

     13:2 And Jesus answered and said to him, Do you see these great buildings? One stone may not be left upon another stone, which may not be torn-down.

     13:3 And while he is sitting at the Mountain of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, 13:4 Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign whenever all these things are about to be completed?

     13:5 But Jesus answered and began to say to them, Beware*, do not let anyone mislead you*. 13:6For* many will be coming in my name, saying, I am he, and will be misleading many. 13:7Now whenever you* hear of wars and reports of wars, do* not be alarmed; for* it is essential for these things to happen, but the end is not yet. 13:8For* nation will be raised against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be earthquakes in different places; there will be famines and disturbances. These things are the beginnings of travails.13:9But you* yourselves, beware*, for*they will be giving you* up to councils, and you* will be whipped in synagogues and you* will be standing in front of governors and kings, because of me, *for a testimony to them.13:10And it is essential for the good-news to first be preached to all the nations. 13:11But whenever they lead you*to judgment and are giving you* up, do* not be anxious beforehand what you* should speak, nor meditate*on an answer, but whatever is given to you* in this hour, speak* that. For* it is not you* who are speaking, but the Holy Spirit. 13:12But brother will be giving up brother to death, and the father against his child, and children will be standing up against parents and will be slaying them. 13:13And you* will be hated by all men because of my name, but he who hasendured to the end, this one will be saved.

     13:14But whenever you* see the abomination of desolation,which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet stopping where it was not essential to be (let the one who is reading perceive), then let*those who are in Judea flee to the mountains; 13:15and let the one who is upon the housetop not go-down into the house, nor let him enter in to take anything out of his house;13:16and let the one who is in the field not turn to the things behind him, that is, to take his garment. 13:17But woe to those who are holding a child in their womb {i.e. pregnant} and to those who are nursing in those days! 13:18Now pray* in order that your* flight might not happen in the winter.13:19For*inthose days will be affliction, such-as there has not happened such from the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and should never happen again.13:20And except that the Lord shortened the days, not any flesh would have been saved, but because of the chosen, whom he chose, he shortened the days. 13:21Then if anyone says to you*, Behold, here is the Christ; or, Behold, there; do* not believe*it;13:22for* false Christs and false prophets will be raised and will be giving signs and wonders to this end, if possible, in order to mislead even the chosen. 13:23But you*, beware*. Behold, I have spoken to you* all things beforehand.

     {Mar 13:24-37 & Mat 24:27, 24:29-31 & Luk 21:25-28 & Acts 1:11 & 1Th 4:13-17 & 2Th 1:7-9 & 1Co 15:51-15:58 & Rev 1:7 Second Coming.}

     13:24But in those days, after that affliction, the sun will be darkened and the moon will not be giving her radiance,13:25and the stars will be falling from the heaven and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 13:26And then they will be seeing the Son of Man coming in the clouds with much power and glory.13:27 And then he will be sending forth his messengers and will be gathering together his chosen from the four winds, from the tip of the earth to the tip of heaven.

     {Mar 13:28-31 & Mat 24:32-35 & Luk 21:29-33 Destruction of Jerusalem AD 70.}

     13:28Now learn* from the fig tree her parable: whenever her branch already becomes tender andwhenever its foliage may spring forth, you* know that the summer is near; 13:29so also you*, whenever you* see these things happening, know* that it is near, even at the doors. 13:30 Assuredly I am saying to you*, This generation should never pass away, till all these things should happen.13:31Heaven and earth will be passing away, but my words should never pass away.

     {Mar 13:32-37 & Mat 24:36-44 & Luk 21:34-36 Second Coming.}

     13:32But no one knows concerning that day or hour, not even the messengers in heaven, neither the Son, except the Father only. 13:33Beware*, watch* and pray*; for* you* do not know when the time is. 13:34It is like a man, going-abroad, having left his house and given authority to his bondservants, and his work to each one, and he commanded the doorkeeper in order that he should watch. 13:35Therefore watch*; for* you* do not know when the lord of the house is coming,whether at evening or midnight or rooster's crowing or in the morning; 13:36lest having come suddenly, he might find you* sleeping.13:37Now what I say to you*, I say to all, Watch*!

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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