Luke 21:1-38, NLT
The Widow’s Offering
1While Jesus was in the Temple, he watched the rich people dropping their gifts in the collection box.
3“I tell you the truth,” Jesus said, “this poor widow has given more than all the rest of them.
Jesus Speaks about the Future
5Some of his disciples began talking about the majestic stonework of the Temple and the memorial decorations on the walls. But Jesus said,
7“Teacher,” they asked, “when will all this happen? What sign will show us that these things are about to take place?”
8He replied, “Don’t let anyone mislead you, for many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’*21:8 Greek claiming, ‘I am.’ and saying, ‘The time has come!’ But don’t believe them.
12“But before all this occurs, there will be a time of great persecution. You will be dragged into synagogues and prisons, and you will stand trial before kings and governors because you are my followers.
20“And when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then you will know that the time of its destruction has arrived.
25“And there will be strange signs in the sun, moon, and stars. And here on earth the nations will be in turmoil, perplexed by the roaring seas and strange tides.
29Then he gave them this illustration: “Notice the fig tree, or any other tree.
34“Watch out! Don’t let your hearts be dulled by carousing and drunkenness, and by the worries of this life. Don’t let that day catch you unaware,
37Every day Jesus went to the Temple to teach, and each evening he returned to spend the night on the Mount of Olives.