When Jesus was leaving the temple, one of his disciples said, `Look Master, see those big stones and the wonderful houses!'
2Jesus said, `You see these big houses? I tell you, not one stone here will be left on top of another. They will all be thrown down! `
3Afterwards, he was sitting on the hill called the Mount of Olives, near the temple. Peter, James, John, and Andrew came to him alone.
4They said, `Tell us, when will this happen? What will be the sign when these things are going to be done?'
5Then Jesus began to talk to them. He said, `Take care. Do not let anyone fool you.
6Many men will come in my name. They will say, "I am Christ." They will fool many people.
7You will hear about wars. You will hear that war is coming. But do not fear. These things must happen, but that is not yet the end.
8One tribe will fight against another tribe. And one country will fight against another country. The earth will shake in many different places. People will have no food to eat. These troubles are only the beginning of the troubles that will come.
9`But you must take care. Men will take you to court. They will beat you in their meeting houses. They will take you to rulers and kings because you are true to me. You will talk to them about me.
10The good news must first be told to all people.
11When men take you to court, do not be troubled about what you will say. Say whatever comes to your mind at that time. It is not you who speak, but it is the Holy Spirit.
12A brother will take his brother to be killed. A father will take his child. The children will talk against their father and mother and have them killed.
13All people will hate you because you are true to me. But the person who keeps on being true to me until the end will be saved.