24 “But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, 25 and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 26 And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. 27 And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.
The Lesson of the Fig Tree
28 “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. 29 So also, when you see these thingstaking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. 30 Truly, I say to you, thisgeneration will not pass away until all these things take place. 31 Heaven and earthwill pass away, but my words will not pass away.
No One Knows That Day or Hour
32 “But concerning that day or that hour, ino one knows, not even the angels inheaven, jnor the Son, kbut only the Father. 33 lBe on guard, mkeep awake.1 For you donot know when the time will come. 34 nIt is like a man ogoing on a journey, when heleaves home and puts his servants2 in charge, peach with his work, and commandsqthe doorkeeper to stay awake. 35 rTherefore stay awake—for you do not know whenthe master of the house will come, sin the evening, or sat midnight, or twhen therooster crows,3 or uin the morning— 36 lest vhe come suddenly and wfind you asleep.37 And what I say to you I say to all: rStay awake.