The Geneva Bible 1587 Edition
one of the most historically significant translations of the Bible into the English language,
preceding the King James translation by 51 years.
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1 And According to the judgment of God, the poor may even exceed the rich in generosity and liberality. he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.
2 And he sawe also a certaine poore widowe which cast in thither two mites:
3 And he sayd, Of a trueth I say vnto you, that this poore widowe hath cast in more then they all.
4 For they all haue of their superfluitie cast into the offerings of God: but she of her penurie hath cast in all the liuing that she had.
5 The destruction of the temple is foretold so that the true spiritual building may be built, whose chief builders must and ought to be cautious. And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and These were things that were hung up on walls and pillars. gifts, he said,
6 Are these ye things that ye looke vpon? the dayes will come wherein a stone shall not be left vpon a stone, that shall not be throwen downe.
7 Then they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what signe shall there be when these things shall come to passe?
8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come Using my name. in my name, saying, I am [Christ]; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
9 The true temple of God is built up even in the midst of incredible tumults and most severe miseries, and this through invincible patience, so that the end result can be nothing else but most happy. But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end [is] not by and by.
10 Then said hee vnto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdome against kingdome,
11 And great earthquakes shall be in diuers places, and hunger, and pestilence, and fearefull things, & great signes shall there be from heauen.
12 But before all these, they shal lay their hands on you, and persecute you, deliuering you vp to the assemblies, and into prisons, and bring you before Kings and rulers for my Names sake.
13 And it shall turn to you for This will be the result of your troubles and afflictions: they will be witnesses both before God and man of the treacherous and cruel dealing of your enemies, as well as of your steadfastness: A noble saying, that the afflictions of the godly and holy men pertain to the witness of the truth. a testimony.
14 Lay it vp therefore in your heartes, that ye cast not before hand, what ye shall answere.
15 For I will giue you a mouth and wisdome, where against all your aduersaries shall not be able to speake, nor resist.
16 Yea, ye shalbe betrayed also of your parents, and of your brethren, and kinsmen, and friendes, and some of you shall they put to death.
17 And ye shall bee hated of all men for my Names sake.
18 Yet there shall not one heare of your heads perish.
19 In your patience Though you are surrounded on all sides with many miseries, yet nonetheless be valiant and courageous, and bear out these things bravely. possess ye your souls.
20 The final destruction of the whole city is foretold. And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
21 Then let them which are in Iudea, flee to the mountaines: and let them which are in the middes thereof, depart out: and let not them that are in the countrey, enter therein.
22 For these be the dayes of vengeance, to fulfill all things that are written.
23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and By «wrath» are meant those things which God sends when he is displeased. wrath upon this people.
24 And they shall fall by the Literally, «mouth», for the Hebrews call the edge of a sword the mouth because the edge of the sword bites. edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
25 When the times have expired which are appointed for the salvation of the Gentiles and the punishment of the Jews: And so he changes topics from the destruction of Jerusalem to the history of the latter judgment. And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
26 After various severe trials the Lord will at last plainly appear to deliver his Church. Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
27 And then shall they see the Sonne of man come in a cloude, with power and great glory.
28 And when these things beginne to come to passe, then looke vp, and lift vp your heades: for your redemption draweth neere.
29 We must be sober and watchful both day and night for the Lord's coming, so that we are not taken unexpectedly. And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;
30 When they nowe shoote foorth, ye seeing them, knowe of your owne selues, that sommer is then neere.
31 So likewise yee, when yee see these thinges come to passe, knowe ye that the kingdome of God is neere.
32 Verely I say vnto you, This age shall not passe, till all these things be done:
33 Heauen and earth shall passe away, but my wordes shall not passe away.
34 Take heede to your selues, lest at any time your hearts be oppressed with surfeting and drunkennesse, and cares of this life, and least that day come on you at vnwares.
35 For as a snare shall it come On all men wherever they may be. on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to You will appear before him in a condition such that you will abide the presence and sentence of the Judge without fear. stand before the Son of man.
37 Nowe in the day time hee taught in the Temple, and at night hee went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount of Oliues.
38 And all the people came in the morning to him, to heare him in the Temple.Presented by The Common Man's Prospective. Copyright© 1999-2012 Ernest C. Marsh